Stephen Colbert is simply the best in everything he does. He is best known as a comedian and television host among his fans; besides, he's also the best selling author. With the growing popularity and success, how can his family life be out of reach of his fans?
Colbert is, of course, a married man. He is living a happy family life with Evelyn McGee-Colbert for more than 24 years. Let's get details about his personal life in today's session.
Stephen Colbert's Married Life With Evelyn McGee-Colbert
Stephen Colbert, 53, knew instantly Evelyn McGee-Colbert was "the one" with whom he can spend his whole life. He shared the story during a live taping of 'The Late Show' in 2016.
He saw the gorgeous lady for the first time in a theater lobby and thought, "Her. That's your wife. You're going to marry her."
Colbert is living a happy married life with McGee since the year 1993. His wife performed the role of his mother in an episode of Strangers with Candy.
The couple shares an amazing bond together. In February 2017, Colbert brought his wife on stage in an episode of The Late Show and gave her a big kiss in front of the mass and guest Leslie Mann.
We cannot miss the two attending the Met Gala on Monday night in May 2017. She gushed about her husband via Instagram and wrote:
"He’s so sexy. And he taught me the importance of being silly. Being silly is so important. Silly is the opposite of grief. It’s throwing yourself into a moment without care."
"You can’t always maintain your status as a dignified person — it gives you blinders. When you always expect the world to fulfill your expectations, it wears you down. It closes you off. So sexy."
The couple has three children; Madeleine Colbert (1995), Peter Colbert (1998), and John Colberrt (2002).
When asked about his parenting skills, the star gushed,
"That’s my parenting style — ‘Go watch the TV.’ I’m one of 11 children, and my mother’s parenting style was ‘There’s the TV. Go watch it. Mommy’s got 10 other people to take care of.’"
"Conversations with your kids. Just having a conversation about what interests them, or them asking you about something that interests you … You know, coming home, pouring yourself a glass of wine, and sitting there and having a conversation with your kid about how their day was. It’s not dramatic, it doesn’t seem exciting, but it’s probably the nicest part of it."
Colbert and his family live together in Montclair, New Jersey.
Stephen Colbert's Career As a Comedian and TV Host
Colbert is best known among his fans for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report and the CBS talk program The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
He was initially interested to be a dramatic actor but gained interest in theatres while attending Northwestern University.
He developed the sketch comedy series, Exit 57 with Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris. Before working in the TV series Strangers with Candy, he wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show.
He worked as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show. He hosted his own TV show, The Colbert Report; a daily show spin-off that parodied the TV news broadcasting in October 2005.
In September 2017, he hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. He grabbed nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and two Grammys.
He was declared one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012.
Not only an accomplished host and TV personality, Colbert is also an author. He is a co-author of the satirical text-and-picture novel Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not published in 2003.
His book, I Am America (And So Can You!) was listed on number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2007.
Stephen Colbert: Quick Facts
- Born on 13 May 1964 in Washington, D.C.
- He is American Nationality; belongs to white ethnicity.
- He stands at a height of 5.9 feet (1.8m).
- He studied at Yale University, Saint Louis University; also at the Medical University of South Carolina.
- He suffered from depression and anxiety when he was younger.
- He completed his graduation from Northwestern's School of Communication in 1986.
- His first dream was to become a marine biologist.
- He had a tumor as a kid.
- He is a longtime supporter of the charity Autism Speaks.
- He has an estimated net worth of about $45 million.