Member of the popular British-Irish boy band One Direction , who won three Teen Choice Awards in 2012 and then eight more in 2014. He was originally joined in One Direction by Harry Styles , Liam Payne , Zayn Malik and Niall Horan .
He studied at a Barnsley acting school, failed his classes at Hayfield School, and spent a brief period working for Toys R Us.
He appeared in the drama If I Had You, as well as the TV series Fat Friends and BBC's TV drama Waterloo Road .
He is the son of Johannah Poulston and Troy Austin. He has four half sisters named Lottie , Daisy , Phoebe and Felicite . He began dating Eleanor Calder in 2011. He and Eleanor split for about two years before getting back together in 2017. In January 2016, he became a father with the birth of his son Freddie to Briana Jungwirth .
His band One Direction was signed to Simon Cowell 's record label in 2010.