Allen was born in Hammersmith, west London, little girl of Keith Allen, a Welsh-born comedian, as well as hollywood producer Alison Owen. She has an older sibling, Sarah; a younger bro, star Alfie (who was the topic of her tune “Alfie”); and a younger sibling, Rebecca. She is the goddaughter of Wild Colonials vocalist Angela McCluskey.
At age 3 Allen appeared on The Comic Strip Offers … episode “The Yob”, which her daddy had actually co-written. When she was four, her dad left the family.During her early youth, Allen dealt with her household on a council estate.
They later settled in Islington. Temporarily, the family members dealt with comedian Harry Enfield while her mom dated him. The Clash vocalist and also guitarist Joe Strummer was close to Allen.
She went to 13 institutions in all, including Prince Charles’s junior university, Hill Residence Institution, Millfield, Bedales Institution as well as was gotten rid of from numerous of them for drinking and smoking.When Allen was 11, former University of Victoria songs pupil Rachel Santesso overheard Allen singing “Wonderwall” by Oasis in the college’s play area; amazed, Santesso, that later became a prize-winning soprano and author, called Allen right into her office the following day and started giving her lunchtime vocal singing lessons. This brought about Allen vocal singing “Infant Mine” from Disney’s Dumbo at an institution concert.
Allen told Loveline that the viewers was “given splits at the view of a troubled girl doing something excellent”. Then Allen claimed she understood that songs was something she had to do either as a long-lasting job or to purchase it from her system. She played piano to quality 5 standard and also accomplished Grade 8 in singing. She played violin, guitar as well as trumpet and was a member of a chamber choir. Her very first solo was “In the Bleak Midwinter”. She looked like a lady-in-waiting in the 1998 hollywood Elizabeth, which was co-produced by her mother. She dropped out of college at age fifteen, not intending to “invest a third of her life preparing to help the following third of her life, to set herself up with a pension for the following third of her life.”.