Copperfield got his start with magic at the age of 12, when he became the youngest person to gain admission into the Society of American Magicians.
By age 16, he was teaching a course in magic at New York University and performing under the name David Copperfield, after the popular Charles Dickens novel.
He worked with author Ray Bradbury on David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible.
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A perfectionist who admits to spending "an average of five years" in preparing his shows, he has invested a huge amount of time and money in creating his tropical paradise.
"Because of my work I have the privilege of living in extraordinary places around the world," he explains, "and I wanted to recreate the details of those experiences here – from the water pressure in the shower to the thread count in the towels." SEE THE FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN HELLO!
After having a child together about three years ago, David finally got down on one knee (or maybe levitated on one knee?
Now I'm engaged and in a committed relationship with Chloe in my mind and my heart." And Chloe is clearly just as enamoured of her beau. It's as if he doesn’t realise how smart he is, the talent that he has." Few are as dedicated to their art as David, who having grossed over billion is the most successful solo entertainer in history. "The greatest compliment I receive is when my magic inspires people to go for their dreams – to make magic with their own lives," he tells us.Copperfield's most popular illusions include walking through the Great Wall of China, making the Statue of Liberty disappear and escaping from a flaming raft over Niagara Falls.Over his long career, Copperfield has garnered 21 Emmy Awards, been named "Magician of the Century" and "Magician of the Millennium," received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame awarded to a living magician, and received the prestigious U. Library of Congress' Living Legend Award (other award recipients include Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Colin Powell).The program is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is used in hospitals across the globe.
Copperfield also opened the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is dedicated to preserving the history and art of magic, and holds the world's largest magical artifact collection (among the artifacts housed at the museum are Orson Welles's Buzz Saw illusion and Houdini's water torture cell).
Gosselin is the mother of the magician's 3-year-old daughter, Sky.