Eddie Izzard is a comedic comedian, voice actor, and TV series star known for her whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime. She has won two Emmys and was nominated for a Tony Award. She completed 43 marathons for Sport Relief and 27 in South Africa.
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Edward John Izzard, born in 1962, is a British stand-up, actor, and activist. Born in Aden to English parents, she moved to Northern Ireland and Wales, where she built a model railway after her mother's cancer diagnosis. Izzard discovered her transgender identity at four and pursued acting at seven. She studied drama at the University of Sheffield.
Izzard's comedic style is characterized by whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime. Eddie Izzard, a transgender artist, first publicly identified as transvestite at 23. She believes her gender is genetic and has had her genome sequenced. Izzard keeps her romantic life private, dating Irish singer Sarah Townsend. They have openly discussed their non-binary gender identity and advocated for LGBTQ+ rights, raising awareness and promoting inclusivity.
She is an atheist, supports Crystal Palace, and is a train model.
Eddie Izzard, a London-based stand-up comedian, gained fame in the 1980s for their unique style and witty humor. Their breakthrough came in the 1990s with their critically acclaimed show “Live at the Ambassadors,” which led to a successful West End run and a subsequent tour. They released comedy specials, such as “Dress to Kill” in 1998, which won them two Emmy Awards. Eddie Izzard has also made a mark in acting, appearing in films like “Velvet Goldmine,” “Ocean's Twelve,” and “Valkyrie.”
She made her West End drama debut in 1994 with the lead role in David Mamet's The Cryptogram. She later starred in David Beaird's black comedy 900 Oneonta and portrayed the title character in Christopher Marlowe's Edward II. Izzard briefly appeared with Monty Python in 1998, and in 2013 portrayed comedian Lenny Bruce in Julian Barry's 1971 play Lenny.
Eddie also starred in Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the Comedy Theatre. Izzard has appeared in numerous films, including The Secret Agent, and has appeared as various real-life individuals. She has received numerous honorary doctorates for her work in promoting modern languages and cultural tolerance and for establishing the Alternative Productions Society in Sheffield.