Carrie Underwood is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She first gained fame for appearing on and winning American Idol in 2005. She is a multi-platinum selling recording artist who has won multiple Grammy Awards and Academy of Country Music awards. She has appeared on several television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Sesame Street, and The Buried Life. Her first appearance on the big screen will be on April 8, 2011, in Soul Surfer, in which she co-stars with AnnaSophia Robb and Dennis Quaid. EDUinReview will now take a look at Underwood’s education background.
Underwood was born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Underwood first began performing at the Robbins Memorial Talent Show and Free Will Baptist Church. She graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 and was a salutatorian. She then attended Northeastern State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication, emphasis in journalism, in 2006. While in college, Underwood was an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. She was also selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004 and performed in several school productions, such as Northeastern State University’s Downtown Country show.
In 2004, Underwood auditioned for American Idol and won the contest on May 25, 2005. Simon Cowell, who is notoriously hard to impress, predicted that she would win the show during the top 12 girls night early on in the contest. Her first album, Some Hearts, as released on November 15, 2005 and made it to number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Some of Underwood’s famous songs include Inside Your Heaven, Jesus, Take the Wheel, Some Hearts, Before He Cheats, Cowboy Casanova, and Temporary Home.
On a personal note, Underwood married Mike Fisher, an Ottawa Senators hockey player on July 10, 2010. The couple met at one of Underwood’s concerts in 2008 and became engaged in December 2009. More than 250 people attended the lavish wedding ceremony, including Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, and various country-music artists.
Underwood has appeared on several television shows as a guest star. However, she has never appeared on the big screen until now. To see her first role as Sarah Hill in the film, Soul Surfer, head to the theaters on April 8, 2011.