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Lars Ulrich is mainly known as the drummer from world-famous heavy metal band Metallica and is also one of its founding members. Ulrich was born in Denmark and a very talented tennis player in his young years. He originally moved to the United States, not to pursue a career in music, but to play tennis. However, Ulrich started to get interested in playing the drums and met James Hetfield through an advertisement in a local Los Angeles newspaper. These two would later form the foundation of Metallica.
Metallica was founded in 1981 and Ulrich became famous for his unique drum beats. These beats can be heard clearly on their earlier songs. Lars Ulrich definitely contributed to the success of Metallica and also tried his luck in other business ventures. Ulrich started a record label with Tim Duffy, who was the accountant for Metallica. Unfortunately the business was not a great success and the company failed in the spring of 2002.
Ulrich also tried acting and appeared in the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn, which was released in May 2012. Lars Ulrich also starred in Get Him to the Greek, playing himself.
His personal life is just as interesting as his professional career. Ulrich has been married twice. His first marriage was to Debbie Jones, a British woman he bet while touring with Metallica. The couple got married in 1988, but divorced only two years later due to his busy time schedule. His second marriage to Skylar Satenstein happened in 1997. The couple has two children, Miles who was born in 1998 and Layne born in 2001. Ulrich’s son Myles, seems to be stepping into his father footsteps, as he plays drums in his own band My Missing Half.
Ulrich also dated actress Connie Nielsen for eight years and they also had a son, Bryce Ulrich-Nielsen. The couple eventually broke up in 2012. Ulrich is currently engaged to famous model Jessica Miller.