Billie Eilish’s Mom Is From Fruita + Went to Fruita High School
Billie Eilish is an international superstar, who had the best-performing album of 2019 (When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?). She won five Grammys, making her the youngest person to ever win 'Big 4' Grammy categories.
Billie Eilish was born and raised in Los Angeles and has lots of experience acting, singing, songwriting, and making music. Both of her parents as well as her brother, Finneas, are all musicians. Billie Eilish's mom and her brother inspired her to make music and her brother writes and produces music with her.
Her mom, Maggie Baird, is an actress, singer-songwriter and screenwriter. She's been in the X-Files, Bones, Ice Age, the video games Mass Effect 2 and 3, and was Melissa McCarthy's first improv teacher. Billie Eilish's connection to the Western Slope is through her mom.
Billie Eilish's mom was born in Fruita in 1959 and lived there for 18 years. Maggie Bard, Billie Eilish's mom, went to Fruita Monument High School and graduated in 1977. She then went to the University of Utah, where she studied theater and dance.
Maggie Bard gave birth to Finneas Baird O'Connell on July 30, 1997. Finneas has experiencing acting (he's been in Glee and Modern Family) and he's released his own music and written and produced music for others. (Like his sister Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez and Camilla Cabello.)
She wrote her first song when she was 11-years-old. She accidentally became famous when she released her song 'Ocean Eyes' on SoundCloud in 2015. Her brother wrote and produced the song and they recorded it for their dance teacher, who asked them to record a song for a dance routine.
It's obvious that Billie Eilish's whole family is extremely talented and we can't wait to see what else they come up with.