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Stephen Colbert Biography and Wiki
Stephen Colbert is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted the satirical Comedy Central show The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014, and he began hosting the CBS talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in September 2015.
Stephen Colbert Education
He enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia to study philosophy but found the curriculum challenging. He majored in theatre at Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in 1986.
Stephen Colbert’s Age and Birthday
How old is Stephen? He is 58 years old as of 2022. He was born Stephen Tyrone Colbert on 13 May 1964 in Washington, D.C., United States.
Stephen Colbert Height
He stands at a height of 5’11” (180 cm). ALSO READ: Brenda Strong
Stephen Colbert’s Nationality and Ethnicity
He belongs to the German, British, Irish, and American ethnicity/heritage. he was born and raised in Washington, D.C, United States. he holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He has 15/16ths Irish ancestry, and one of his paternal great-great-grandmothers was of German and English ancestry.
Stephen Colbert Family and Mother
Stephen Colbert was born in the city of Washington, D.C. Lorna Colbert and James William Colbert, Jr. James, Edward, Mary, William, Margo, Thomas, Jay, Elizabeth, Paul, Peter, and Stephen were his eleven siblings. Lorna was a stay-at-home mom while James was a doctor and medical school dean at Yale University, and later at Washington University and the Medical University of South Carolina. His father and two brothers were killed in an airplane crash when he was ten years old. His family moved to Charleston, where he attended the Episcopal Porter-Gaud School.
Stephen Colbert Wife and Daughter
Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert, the daughter of prominent Charleston civil litigator Joseph McGee, is Colbert’s wife. In 1993, the couple married. His wife appeared alongside him in Strangers with Candy as his mother, as well as in the film (as his wife Clair). They have three children. They are Montclair, New Jersey residents.
Stephen Colbert’s Career
When he was offered a job at the Second City box office, he enrolled in their free improvisation classes and was hired to perform with their touring company in 1988, where he became close friends with comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. He left Second City in 1995 and relocated to New York to collaborate with Sedaris and Dinello on the television comedy show ‘Exit 57.’ Despite receiving positive reviews, the series only lasted 12 episodes. In 1996, he appeared as a cast member and writer on ‘The Dana Carvey Show,’ alongside Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, and Dina Stamatopoulos, but the series was canceled due to the satire. Only one of his humorous correspondent segments was aired while working for ‘Good Morning America,’ but he was hired by Madeline Smithberg.
He collaborated with Sedaris and Dinello on a new Comedy Central comedy series called Strangers with Candy. It was a cult show that aired 32 episodes between 1999 and 2000. In 2003, he co-wrote a satirical novel, Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not, with Sedaris and Dinero, about a small town threatened by the impending destruction of a dam. As the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006, his satire targeted President Bush and the media. He stunned the audience to silence, but he went on to become an internet and media sensation. He ran for the Democratic ticket in South Carolina in 2007, but his application was denied because he was not a serious candidate, so he dropped out.
Stephen Colbert Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Stephen Colbert TV Shows and Movies
- 1997 Shock Asylum
- 2003 Nobody Knows Anything!
- 2005 The Great New Wonderful
- 2006 Strangers with Candy
- 2008 The Love Guru
- 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
- 2011 Company
- 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
- 2017 Too Funny to Fail
- 2020 In & Of Itself
- 1993 Missing Persons
- 1995–1996 Exit 57
- 1996 The Dana Carvey Show
- 1996–2011 Saturday Night Live
- 1997 Apartment 2F
- 1997–2005 The Daily Show
- 1999 Late Night with Conan O’Brien Violin Player
- 1999–2000 Strangers with Candy
- 2001–2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
- 2002 The New York Friars Roast of Chevy Chase
- 2002 Crank Yankers
- 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm Tourist Man
- 2015 The Venture Bros.
- 2005 American Dad! Dr.
- 2005–2014 The Colbert Report
- 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- 2007 The Simpsons
- 2008 A Colbert Christmas:
- 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear