Stephen Tyrone Colbert famed as Stephen Colbert is political commentator, Television Personality, Comedian and Actor of American Nationality. He is well known as presenter of The Colbert Report which is aired on Comedy Central. He was born as son to father James William Colbert Jr. and house wife mother Lorna Colbert. He is youngest amongst 11 children of his parents. When he was 11 years old he lost his father and two brothers as they died in Plane Crash. He attended Episcopal Porter-Gaud School where he was active in school dramas and School Magazines. His dream of reading Marine Biology was disastrous as his ear was damaged while doing the repair surgery of his Perforated Eardrum. After completing his graduation from Hampden- Sydney College he went to Northwestern University to study Theatre. He wanted to become dramatic actor and acted in plays in his university days.
Exploring his proficient life, after his graduation in 1986 he was offered the job as telephone answerer. After a while he was asked to act alongside Second City’s touring company. He later collaborated with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello to start comedy series HBO Downtown Productions. Later he left the show to start his own comedy show Exit 57. The show debuted on Comedy Central and was aired only for 12 episodes. The show gathered good public response and was in the nomination list in five CableACE Awards. After working for different production house he joined the cast of The Daily Show in the year 1997. He gave his best while working for The Daily Show and his work was acknowledged well. He reported Democratic National Convention as well as Republican National Convention, Presidential Election of 2000 and 2004. In 2005 he was given his own show The Colbert Report. The show did good debut with 1.2 Million Viewers and had strong ratings. The Comedy Central signed multiyear contract with The Colbert Report as it emerged as one of the highest rated shows of the channel. In 2006 he was named as Entertainer for the 2006 White House Correspondents Association Dinner. He was standing near President Bush when he targeted Bush Administration and White House Press Corps with his Satire. He got mixed response for his comment but was not criticized as his work was to entertain. After the comment the rating for the show increased by 37% and viewers by 1.5 million per episode. He in 2007 announced his candidacy on President. He urged his fans to give him votes by donating to DonorsChoose.org which is an online charity organization. He raised more than million dollars which he used to aid underprivileged children. His candidacy was refused by Democratic Party as they stated he was not serious with his Candidacy. He in 2009 went to Baghdad to film documentary based on U.S. troops namely Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando. He showed his Solidarity as he saved his hair in military style and wore military dress. His support was liked by army as well as by U.S. People. Apart from this he is seen acting in movie Bewitched as well as in some TV series like Curb your enthusiasm, Spin City as well as Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He till date has earned the net worth of 45 million with the help of his annual salary of 6 million dollar.
Knowing his personal life, Stephen Colbert is married to his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert after long time dating. This couple has three children. He is happy with his relationship with his wife and is not planning to get divorce. He currently lives in Montclair with his family. Once he was rumored to be gay but the confirmation about this is still to come. He strictly follows Catholic religion as he was born in the family who follow Catholic.
He also is an author who has published many books and his books are named as New York Best Sellers. He is the recipients of three Emmy Awards. He till date has won many awards and honors and some of them are Peabody Awards, Spike TV Guys Choice Award, Associated Press Celebrity of the Year, Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album. NASA in his honor named the treadmill after his name Colbert which is used by Astronauts and Cosmonauts who are in Space Station to maintain their body in Zero gravity Situation. This media personality has earned the name and fame which he deserves. He is very clean and has not been into controversy till date and is liked by everyone. He is very strict in his personal as well as in his professional life. Standing at the height of 5 feet 10 inch he looks very smart in on and off camera.
More about him can be found in wiki and in his personal site. His biography is available in information sites and is read most. He can also be followed in social networking sites.
- May 13, 1964 (age 49)
- Washington, D.C., United States
- 45 Million USD
- 6 Million USD Annually
- Evelyn McGee-Colbert
- Stephen Colbert
- Northwestern University, Hampden-Sydney College
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