Nickolas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. He is a member of the musical group The Backstreet Boys and the older brother of Aaron Carter.
Carter was born in Jamestown, New York,[1] the son of Jane E.(née Spaulding) and Robert Gene Carter. His siblings include Angel, Leslie, Bobbie Jean (nickname: BJ), and singer Aaron. He also has an older half-sister named Ginger from his father's first marriage. Carter's father, Robert Eugene Carter, is a Jewish American and his mother, Jane E. Spaulding, is a Mayflower descendant of Welsh, Irish, German, English and 1/4 Blackfoot ancestry.
Several years later, the family moved to Ruskin, Florida and managed a retirement home where they added his younger siblings to their family.[2] Carter began auditioning for acting roles in the early 1990s, and appeared in many commercials. He later made a tiny background appearance in Edward Scissorhands (1990). Look for him, he's the kid on the slip and slide. It is said that in several auditions, Nick met AJ McLean and Howie Dorough and they became friends.
Later, the three friends formed a mini-vocal group and started seeking a manager. As they found him, Lou Pearlman, he thought it most appropriate to seek for a fourth member. This was the chance for Kevin Richardson, who brought his cousin Brian with him. At the beginning, there was no success in the United States, even though the first single had been a hit on Orlando radio stations. Lou then marketed the Backstreet Boys in Europe, where they became commercially successful in 1996.
The Backstreet Boys became hugely popular in Europe and the United States in the late 1990s, and Carter gained fame, becoming known as the "heartthrob" of the group. He is the youngest, joining the group at twelve years old.
In 1999, he was ranked #1 on the list of "Hottest Teen People Under 21" by Teen People magazine and was named "The Biggest Teen Idol" by Teen People magazine. He was also named one of People magazines "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 2000, and voted CosmoGirl's Sexiest Man in the World" in 2002.

Carter attempted a career as a solo artist in 2002, when he released Now Or Never. The album reached #17 on Billboard 200 and was certified gold. That same year, Carter was named "The Sexiest Man in the World" in a CosmoGirl Magazine poll conducted by its readers. Carter has also returned to his acting career. He appeared opposite Kevin Zegers in the 2004 horror film, The Hollow, made two appearances on the TV show "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter", and also appeared on "American Dreams".

Nick Carter began work on his second solo album in 2003, but the recordings were aborted when the Backstreet Boys returned to the studio. One of the tracks from the earlier recording sessions was used as the theme song to the House of Carters. "Let It Go" was written by Nick Carter, Matthew Gerrard, and Bridget Louise Benenate.[3] He is now back in the studio in Nashville, and working on his second album. Nick is working with songwriter Toby Gad responsable for the worldwide hit Big Girls Don't Cry. No release date was announced.

Carter and his siblings starred in a reality television show, House of Carters, which premiered in October 2006 on E!. The series features all five Carter siblings reuniting to live in the same house, as well as feature in-depth moments of their ups and downs.[4] The first season of HoC had 8 episodes, and Carter has since said the show will not seek another season.
Carter is currently (May 2007) filming independent movie Fast Glass with Brandon Quinn, Andrew Keegan, Natalia Cigliuti, Greg Grunberg, and Reno Wilson. The movie is directed by Kim Bass and produced by Dave Riggs and Desiree Jellerette.[5] It's slated for release in 2008.

Nick Carter was announced as the new Special Ambassador for the Year of the Dolphin (YoD) on May 17, 2007. He was to record a new song and video with all proceeds going to this project, and also make a public service announcement and appear at local schools.

Carter has dated and been linked with many famous and infamous women in the entertainment industry, including Asun Ortega, Isabell Filling, Angi Taylor, Paris Hilton, Dalene Kurtis, Lexi Marie, Kaya Jones, Julie Bornemann, and Ashlee Simpson and a long term relationship with Julia Kocanski.
On September 29, 2006, Carter claimed on The Howard Stern Show that he lost his virginity to Debra Lafave when they were classmates.[7]
On June 12, 2007, Kathy Griffin discussed her date with Nick Carter on Tyra. She jokingly alleged that he was illiterate and they showed him not being able to read the menu. However, he has been photographed reading books like The Da Vinci Code, and notes James Redfield's classic bestseller "The Celestine Prophecy" as one of his favorites.
Nicholas Gene Carter (Született: 1980. január 28), amerikai színész, zenész és pop énekes. Tagja a Backstreet Boys együttesnek, Aaron Carter bátyja.

Nick a New York állambeli Jamestownban született,[1] Jane Spaulding és Robert Gene Carter fia. Testvérei: Bobbie Jean (beceneve: BJ), Leslie, és az ikrek Aaron és Angel. Féltestvére: Ginger, édesapja első házasságából. Néhány évvel később a család a floridai Ruskinba költözött, ahol a szülők egy idősek otthonát vezettek. [2] Már kiskorában is szeretett szerepelni. Első szereplése Az operaház fantomjának főszerepe volt.[3] Megnyert néhány tehetségkutató versenyt, és énekelt a Tampa Bay Buccaneers futballjátékokon. Játszott TV reklámokban. Első filmszerepét az Ollókezű Edward című filmben kapta 1990-ben. Nemsokára találkozott AJ Mcleannel és Howie Dorough-al akikkel hamar összebarátkozott.

Később a három barát egy A capella csapatot alapított. Lou Pearlman menedzselte őket. Kis idő elteltével csatlakozott a csapathoz Kevin Richardson, aki magával hozta unokatestvérét Brian Littrellt. Kezdetben nem arattak nagy sikert az Egyesült Államokban, de menedzserük javaslatára 1996-ban Európában kezdtek koncertezni, ahol hatalmas rajóngótáboruk lett.

2002-ben szóló karrierbe kezdett és megjelent Now or Never című albuma, amely a Billboard 200-as listán a 17. helyig tornászta fel magát. Még ugyan ebben az évben elnyerte a "Legszexisebb férfi a Világon" címet a Cosmogirl magazin olvasói jóvoltából. Visszatért színészi karrierjéhez is. Kevin Zegers rendezte "The Hollow" című horror filmben játszotta Brody szerepét.

Nick belekezdett második lemeze felvételeibe, de ez félbeszakadt, mivel a Backstreet Boys újra összeállt és stúdióba vonult.

Nick és testvérei elindítottak egy valóságshow-t Carterék háza címmel, amit 2006 októberében kezdte vetíteni az amerikai E! csatorna. A show 1 évadból állt, ami 8 részt tartalmazott. Szerepet kapott a "Fast Glass" című filmben, amit 2007-ben kezdtek forgatni. Olyan neves színészekkel játszik együtt, mint Brandon Quinn, Andrew Keegan, Natalia Cigliuti, Greg Grunberg, és Reno Wilson. A filmet Kim Bass rendezte, a producerek Dave Riggs és Desiree Jellerette voltak.

Nicknek sok barátnője volt a szórakoztatóiparból, köztük Willa Ford, Asun Ortega, Paris Hilton, Dalene Curtis és Ashlee Simpson.
2006 szeptember 29-én a "The Howard Stern Show"-ban elmesélte, hogyan vesztette el szüzességét Debra LaFavé-vel, aki az osztálytársa volt.