Who is Ester Dean?

Ester Dean is a famous American singer, songwriter, record producer and an actress who has written numerous Top 10 hits including number 1 hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry which earned her the name of ‘The Song Factory.’ She has also appeared as Cynthia-Rose in the Pitch Perfect movie franchise and has also lent her voice for two of the characters in the movie ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ She also wrote the song ‘We Are (Family)’ for the same movie.

Quick Info
Full NameEsther Renay ‘Ester’ Dean
Birth DateApril 15, 1986
Birth PlaceMuskogee, Oklahoma
Age34 years old
Height5 feet and 3 inches (160cm/1.6m)
Weight67kgs (144.7lbs
EyesDark Brown
Body Measurement42-34-40 inches
Net Worth$24 million


Esther Renay ‘Ester’ Dean was born on April 15, 1986, in Muskogee, Oklahoma to single mother Hester in a low-income household. She was later raised and brought up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ester is said to have learnt how to channel her emotions into writings and songs from a very young age. She later went on to connect herself even deeper in the world of music writing for numerous local rappers and producers. She is currently 34 years old with a birth sign of Aries.

Ester Dean

Nationality and Physical Stats

Ester Dean holds an American nationality and her religious views and her ethnicity are unknown. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 3 inches (160cm/1.6m) tall and weighs around 67kgs (144.7lbs). She has a pair of dark brown coloured eyes with black hair colour. Her body measurements are 42-34-40 inches respectively.

Early Life/ Education

Ester Dean was born and raised in a low-income single mother family. She was the youngest among the five-sibling family. She used to write down her emotions and feelings into creative writings and songs since a very young age which made her realize her talents and creativity. Creative writings were her method of self-therapy and this helped her dig deeper into the world of music. She left Omaha with only $500 with her to make herself a career in music. Talking about her education, Ester attended the Omaha North High Magnet School.

Personal Life

Like many other celebrities and famous personalities, Ester Dean chooses to keep her personal life and love life a private. She has left us with very little information as to who she is currently engaged with. As of information till 2020, she is possibly single. According to the internet, she has not been previously engaged nor does she have any children.

Ester Dean


Ester Dean is active on Instagram (@esterdean) with 345 thousand followers and on Twitter (@EsterDean) with 151.1 thousand followers. She has a verified Facebook page (@EsterDean) with 74.8 thousand likes and 82.2 thousand followers. She also has a YouTube channel (EsterDeanVEVO) with 99.2 thousand subscribers.



Ester started building herself a name in the songwriting industry. There she was introduced to American record producer, rapper and songwriter Jamal Fincher Jones or Polow da Don who later signed her to Zone 4 Records/Interscope Records.

Following this path, Ester later went on to release her first single ‘Drop It Low’ in 2009. The breakthrough in her career arrived when she collaborated her skills with record producing and songwriting team Stargate which provided her with opportunities of writing for Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ which went on to be her first number-one single.

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She also wrote Rihanna’s ‘What’s My Name’, ‘Where Have You Been’ and several other hits. Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Pills and Potions’ were also some of Ester’s writings. Ester also contributed her music to the movie industry by writing for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Rio’ in 2011 and ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ in 2012. Ester was named ‘The Song Machine’ by John Seabrook in 2012 because of her songwriting skills which landed in Top 40 hits for scores of numerous artists including Lil Wayne, Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Drake, The Pussycat Dolls and many more.


Apart from music, Ester has also contributed herself in the movie industry. She auditioned for the role of Cynthia-Rose Adams in the Pitch Perfect franchise. She successfully landed the role and portrayed herself in ‘Pitch Perfect’ (2012), ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ (2015) and ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ (2017). Apart from this, she has also contributed her voice to animated movies. She voiced the Boy in Gondola in ‘Rio’ (2011), Sloth Siren and Gutt’s Siren in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ (2012) and Legally in ‘Trolls World Tour’ (2020).


In the year 2016, Ester appeared as Vanessa in an episode of the TV series ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’. She also appeared as a Guest Judge in the eighth season of an American reality series ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. From 2019 till date, Ester has portrayed herself as a producer host of the American songwriting competition series on NBC alongside OneRepublic’s Grammy-winning lead singer Ryan Tedder and Grammy-winning songwriter Shane McAnally.


Ester Dean nominated for the Album of the Year Awards by Grammy Awards in the year 2012. She later nominated in Annie Awards for Music in an Animated Feature Production for her work in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ in 2013. The same year, Ester nominated and won the MTV Movie + TV Awards for the Best Musical Moment award for her work in ‘Pitch Perfect’.

Net Worth

Ester Dean earns mostly from her professional music career. She has collaborated with numerous popular artists and landed with super hits earning her huge name, fame and money. As of 2020, Ester has an estimated net worth of around $24 million.