Robert Pattinson's family tree is English going back generations, with many of his ancestors having lived in the north of England.
Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England, the United Kingdom. Pattinson is the youngest of three children and the only son born to Robert and Clare Pattinson. One sister, Lizzy, is a personal assistant and singer and participated in the talent show The X Factor UK 2014 and reached the top six in her category. The other, Victoria, works in advertising. During his childhood, his father ran a car-importing business, and his mother worked for a modeling agency.
He discovered his love for music long before acting and started learning the guitar and piano at the age of four. Despite his sometimes shy personality, Robert Pattinson wanted to be a performer from an early age, first as a musician like his older sister Lizzy. It was his father who strongly encouraged him to try out acting.