Stephen Colbert Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Comedy, Net Worth, TV Shows

Stephen Colbert Biography

Stephen Colbert is well known an American stand-up comedian, producer, writer, actor, political commentator, and television host. In addition, he is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014 and also the CBS talk program The Late Show along with Stephen Colbert since September 2015

How old is Stephen Colbert? – Age

The stand-up comedian is 59 years old as of 2023. He was born 13 May 1964, in Washington, D.C., United States, and grew up in Charleston suburb of James Island, South Carolina.

How tall is Stephen Colbert? – Height

Colbert is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) tall.

Stephen Colbert Mother, Father – Family

Colbert was born to James William Colbert, Jr. and Lorna Colbert in Washington, D.C., United States. His father was an immunologist and also medical school dean at Yale University, Saint Louis University, and later at the Medical University of South Carolina, where, from 1969, he worked as the school’s first vice president of academic affairs. Likewise, his mother, was a homemaker. He was raised up along with his siblings; Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Paul Colbert, Thomas Colbert

Stephen Colbert Education

The comedian went to Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School, where he participated in many school plays and also contributed to the school newspaper but became not highly motivated academically. At his younger age, he had wished to study marine biology, but surgery as well intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum caused him inner ear damage severe enough to preclude a career including scuba diving, and as well leaving him deaf in his right ear

Is Stephen Colbert Married? – Wife

Since 1993, Colbert has been married to Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert. Likewise, his wife is the daughter of prominent Charleston civil litigator Joseph McGee, of the firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee. The wife as well appeared with him in an episode of Strangers with Candy as his mother. They are as well blessed with three children; Peter Colbert, Madeline Colbert, and John Colbert

Comedian and Actor Stephen Colbert photo
Comedian and Actor Stephen Colbert photo

Comedy Career

At Northwestern, Colbert studied along with the intent of becoming a dramatic actor; mostly he performed in experimental plays and became uninterested in comedy. In addition, he started performing improvisation while in college, both in the campus improv team No Fun Mud Piranhas and also at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago as a part of Del Close’s ImprovOlympic at a time when the project became long-form improvisation, focused on competitive, rather than improvisational comedy.

In 1986, after Colbert graduated, however, he was in need of a job. Likewise, a friend who was employed at Second City’s box office offered him work answering phones and as well selling souvenirs. Moreover, Colbert accepted and as well discovered that Second City employees were entitled to take classes at their training center free of charge. In spite of his earlier aversion to the comedy group, he signed up for improvisation classes and as well enjoyed the experience greatly.

Television career

Adding to the cancelation of Exit 57, Colbert workedserved for six months as a cast member and writer on The Dana Carvey Show, together with former Second City castmate Steve Carell, and Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman, Louis C.K., and Dino Stamatopoulos, and many others. Besides, the series, described by one reviewer as (kamikaze satire) in (borderline-questionable taste), had sponsors pull out after its first episode premiered and became canceled after seven episodes.Besides, he then served briefly as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live with Robert Smigel.

Smigel came with his animated sketch, The Ambiguously Gay Duo, to SNL from The Dana Carvey Show; he provided the voice of Ace on both series, opposite Steve Carell known as Gary. Adding money, he as well served as a script consultant for VH1 and MTV, prior to taking a job filming humorous correspondent segments for Good Morning America. Besides, only two of the segments he proposed were ever produced and only one premiered, but the job led his agent to refer him to The Daily Show’s producer, Madeline Smithberg, who hired him on a trial basis in 1997.


  • Shock Asylum Dr. Dewalt
  • Nobody Knows Anything!
  • The Great New Wonderful
  • Bewitched Stu Robison
  • Strangers with Candy
  • The Love Guru Jay Kell
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Company
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Too Funny to Fail
  • In & Of Itself

Stephen Colbert Net Worth

Citing his career, Colbert sits at an estimated net worth of $75 million.

Stephen Colbert Instagram

You can find and follow Stephen on Instagram using the account name: @Colbert

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