Frontman and founder of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. The band released their debut album Pretty Hate Machine in 1989, followed by 1994's The Downward Spiral. He is also known for scoring multiple David Fincher films, including 2010's The Social Network, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Score.
He was declared Best in Drama by his high school classmates for his role in school plays. He played saxophone and tuba in high school.
He and Nine Inch Nails won Grammy Awards for their songs "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery."
He married Mariqueen Maandig on October 17, 2009 and they have five children together.
Longtime guitarist Twiggy Ramirez has been a touring member of Nine Inch Nails.