Stephen Tyrone Colbert (born May 13, 1964) is a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host from the United States. From 2005 to 2014, he hosted the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report, and beginning in September 2015, he hosted the CBS talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Colbert trained as a dramatic actor before discovering improvisational theater at Northwestern University, where he met Second City director Del Close. Colbert began his professional career as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago, where he met Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he co-created the sketch comedy series Exit 57. He wrote and performed on The Dana Carvey Show before returning to Strangers with Candy to work with Sedaris and Dinello. He rose to prominence for his role on the latter as openly gay history teacher Chuck Noblet.
Colbert rose to prominence as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s news-parody series The Daily Show. He left The Daily Show in 2005 to host The Colbert Report. The Colbert Report was a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O’Reilly Factor, in which he portrayed a caricatured version of conservative political pundits, earning Colbert an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006, which he did in character.
This occurrence resulted in the series becoming one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated shows. Following the conclusion of The Colbert Report, he was hired in 2015 to succeed retiring David Letterman as host of CBS’s Late Show. In September 2017, he hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Colbert has received nine Primetime Emmys, two Grammys, and three Peabody Awards. In 2006 and 2012, Colbert was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. In 2007, Colbert’s book I Am America (And So Can You!) debuted at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list.
Stephen Colbert Wife
Colbert is married to Evelyn McGee-Colbert since 1993. The couple first met at a showing of a musical and wed in October 1993, before the talk show host became a household name.
In the years following, Colbert and Evelyn welcomed three children and have also collaborated on a few projects, as his wife Evelyn is a talented producer. The couple has three children named Peter Colbert, Madeline Colbert, and John Colbert, and they live in Montclair, New Jersey.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert Age
Evelyn McGee hails from South Carolina, USA. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on July 23, 1963. She has been celebrating her birthday every year on July 23. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert Parents
Evelyn McGee’s father, Joseph McGee, owns the law firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee. Joseph is a well-known litigator and politician. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives for six years.
Her mother is not publicly known.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert Education
Evelyn McGee went to the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences to study English and Theater. In 1985, she got her degree from college.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert Occupation
Evelyn McGee is an actress and producer. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is one of the movies she worked on (2013). In 1999, she was on the critically acclaimed TV show Strangers With Candy. In 2005, she was in the movie version of the show, also called Strangers With Candy.
Evelyn has also helped her husband succeed in his work over the years. She helped her husband change from the character he played for ten years on The Colbert Report to his job as a top TV show host.
After Stephen left The Colbert Report and joined CBS in 2015, he had trouble switching from the character he played on his Comedy Central show to the personality he needed to be the host of CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Some people even said that James Corden should take his place. Evelyn helped her husband get used to his new job after he got it. After his successful interview with then-Vice President Joe Biden, her husband became the host of The Late Show.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert Net Worth
Evelyn McGee is estimated to have a net worth of $2.8 million dollars at present. She has accumulated her net worth with the versatility she has shown in each field she has worked in.
Her main source of earnings is her career as a producer and an actress. As she progresses in her career, her net worth is projected to rise.
Stephen Colbert Children
Colbert is a father of three children named Peter Colbert, Madeline Colbert, and John Colbert.
Madeline Colbert is the only daughter of Stephen Colbert and his wife, Evelyn McGee-Colbert.
Peter Colbert is an American actor who starred in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as a Lake-town Spy. He is Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee’s second child.
John Colbert is an American actor who appeared in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as a Lake-town spy. He is Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee’s youngest child.