James Corden is famous for hosting, The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS. Corden also co-created, co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010) for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance.In 2015, he received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
Early Life and Education Of James Corden
James Kimberley Corden famously known as James Corden was born on 22 August 1978 in Hillingdon, London, England to father Malcolm Corden, a musician and former member of Royal Air Force band and mother, Margaret, a social worker. He grew up in Buckinghamshire.
He has two sisters namely Andrea Henry, elder sister and Ruth Corden, younger sister. James grew up in the Salvation Army church, but now he doesn’t consider himself a Christian.
Corden attended Jackie Palmer Stage School where he studied drama. Later, he joined Holmer Green Upper School. But Corden was not much interested in academic and turned to an acting career.
James Corden's Career
At the age of 18, James made his first stage appearance, but with only one line to say in 1996 musical Martin Guerre. Later he appeared in Boyz Unlimited and an advertisement for Tango in 1998. Corden was also in Hollyoaks playing a small part.
In 2004 he made guest appearances on Little Britain and Dalziel and Pascoe. His early movies include Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?, Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing, Heartlands and Cruise of the Gods.
He gained fame from the series Fat Friends where he played the role of Jamie Rymer from 2000 to 2005. For his performance, he won a nomination for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award in the category of Network Newcomer On Screen.
In 2004 portrayed Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys. Not only that he also appeared in the Broadway, Wellington, Sydney and Hong Kong productions and radio and 2006 film adaption version of the play.
Corden after fame co-starred in his own series, the BBC Three sitcom Gavin & Stacey from 2007 to 2010. He wrote the series along with his co-star of Fat Friends Ruth Jones.
The show won Best New British Television Comedy, British Comedy Awards, Most Popular Comedy Programme at the National Television Awards and the BAFTA’s Audience Award for Programme of the Year. James also was awarded Best Male Comedy Performer and BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance.
James’ professional endeavors besides the series were somewhat chequered. He guest hosted BigBrother’s Big Mouth along with Mathew Horne in August 2007.
The following year he appeared in Toby Young’s autobiography How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. In 2009 he collaborated with Horne in a comedy show named Horne & Corden. He played a lead role in the film Lesbian Vampire Killers, however, was not that successful.
In March 2010 Corden hosted the Sky1 comedy/sports panel show A League of Their Own with Jamie Redknapp and Andrew Flintoff. In March 2010, Corden took part in Channels 4's Comedy Gala, a show held for the benefit in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, which was at the O2 Arena in London.
He also performed in England World Cup single with Dizzee Rascal on the finale of Britain's Got Talent on 5 June 2010.
Corden played a lead role on 2011 hit comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors. The play was also cast worldwide as a part of National Theatre Live and assigned from National Theatre to the West End and received widespread critical recognition. The show also won Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for 2011.
Later, Corden with a friend and fellow Gavin & Stacey star Mathew Baynton create and write and starred in The Wrong Mans, a six-part comedy-thriller for BBC Two, which premiered on 24 September 2013.
CBS announced on September 8, 2014, that James would be replacing Craig Ferguson and hosting the American late-night talk show The Late Late Show. Corden's Carpool Karaoke video with pop singer Adele became one of the biggest viral video 2016 with 135 million views.
Other famous artists that appeared on Carpool Karaoke are One Direction, Justin Beiber, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Sia, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and so on. On February 12 James was given the privilege to host the Grammy Awards. He has previously hosted Brits awards back in his home country.
James Corden's Personal Life
James Corden is a married man. He married Julia Carey, an actress and television producer. The couple first met through a mutual friend, Dominic Cooper on September of 2009.
After several years of dating, the couple finally tied the knot on 15 September 2012 on the 40th birthday of Jimmy Car's in a lavish £250,000 wedding ceremony with family members and some celebrity guests including Lara Stone, Gary Lightbody, David Williams and so on. James and his wife have been married for 5 years now and are going strong.
The duo has three children together, son Max Corden, born 22 March 2011 and daughter Carey Corden, born, 27 October 2014. The couple was expecting their third child in December of 2017.
Carey gave birth to Charlotte Corden on 12 December 2017. The History Boys co-star Dominic Cooper is Max's godfather. During an interview, Corden mentioned that raising three kids is 'just a nightmare'.
However, he also stated that fatherhood is an amazing thing on earth.
James Corden's Net Worth
As of 2018, James Corden net worth is estimated to be around $10 million with an annual salary of about $5 million. James currently resides in LA with his wife and kids where he lives in a mansion costing around $24 million.
The house consists of seven bathrooms, six bedrooms, a pool, and a private gym. He owns an Aston Martin Vanquish worth $309, 775, which according to him is his favorite car.