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Full Name: Michael Trent Reznor
Birthdate: May 17, 1965, at 7:30 a.m. EDST
Height: About 5'6" or 5'7"
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark brown, dyed jet black every six weeks
Status: Single
Pets: Female Golden Labrador Retriever 'Emmy Lou'
	Female Weimariner 'Daisy'
Home: Mercer, Pennsylvania U.S.A., later moved to
	Cleveland, Ohio
Current Home: Garden District - New Orleans, LA
Religion: Brought up Protestant
Fav. Color: Green
Fav. Candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Creamy
Tattoos: None
Education: 1 year at Allegheny College before
	dropping out in 1984 
Majors: Computer Engineering & Music
Piercing: Ears and for about a year he had his septum pierced
	but it 'was a nightmare when I had a cold'

Mother: Nancy Clark (Homemaker)
Father: Mike Reznor (Interior Designer/Amateur Bluegrass Musician)
Sister: Tera (Born: @1971, Mother of 2)
Grandfather: Bill Clark (Semi-Retired Furniture Salesman)

Early childhood:

	When Trent's parents divorced in the early 1970s, Trent stayed 
with his maternal Grandparents (who raised him) and Tera stayed with her
mother. As a child, Trent was in the Boy Scouts, skateboarded, built 
model planes, and played the piano (according to his grandfather). 
Trent's piano teacher (Rita Beglin) compared Trent's piano playing to 
Harry Connick Jr. In high school Trent was clean cut, handsome and 
popular. He played the tenor sax and keyboards in his high school jazz
and marching bands. He was also voted best in drama by classmates and 
performed in local rock bands.

	No, he was not abused as a child, and has never claimed to be
(even though it seems to be the fashionable thing to do among people these 

Additional Info

Former Bands: Option 30, keyboardist for Erotic Birds 

Parents: His dad sold acoustic instruments for a living.
	He gave Reznor his first guitar lessons 

Influences: Pink Floyd's The Wall, Kiss, David Bowie, Brian Eno 

Currently likes: Tori Amos, Pantera, Live, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, 
	The Cure, Aphex Twin, Marilyn Manson 

Other Occupations: Engineer in a recording studio, salesman in
	electronic instrument store in Cleveland 

Hobbies: Collects Vintage arcade games 

First Song written: "Down In It" 

First Musical Experiance: Took piano lessons starting at age 5.
	Later he took saxophone, trumpet and guitar lessons briefly.
	Learned to play the Moog synthesizer while in high school. 

Early Glimpse: Reznor appears briefly in the film Light of Day
	from 1987 

(some parts are taken from the NIN FAQ)
young trent
Young Trent

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