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Ricky Gervais Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Children, Net Worth

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Ricky Gervais

is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director known for his roles in British sitcoms The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad, Life's Too Short, Derek, and After Life. He has won numerous awards, including seven BAFTAs, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and the Rose d'Or twice.

Ricky Gervais Biography

Born on June 25, 1961, began his career in the music industry, initially pursuing a career in pop with Seona Dancing. His father, Lawrence Raymond “Jerry” Gervais, was a Franco-Ontarian of French Canadian and Iroquois descent. Gervais met his English mother, Eva Sophia, during a blackout and settled in Whitley, Reading, with four children. Ricky, the youngest, has three older siblings: schoolteacher Larry, Marsha, and painter-decorator Bob.

Gervais transitioned to comedy, gaining recognition on The 11 O'Clock Show from 1998 to 2000. His breakthrough came in 2001 with the BBC series The Office, followed by Extras in 2005. In the late 1990s, Gervais ventured into stand-up, embarking on five multinational comedy tours and creating The Ricky Gervais Show podcast. His filmography includes projects like David Brent: Life on the Road, For Your Consideration, the Night at the Museum trilogy, Ghost Town, Muppets Most Wanted, The Invention of Lying, and Special Correspondents.

In addition to his entertainment career, Gervais engaged in charitable activities, participating in a 2002 charity boxing match for Comic Relief and contributing his prize money to train a Macmillan nurse. He pledged to leave his fortune to animal charities and actively supports causes combating illegal wildlife trade. His philanthropic efforts earned him accolades, including the Lord Houghton Award for Service to Animal Welfare in 2017 and the Humane Society International Cecil Award in 2018.

In 2021, Gervais joined the Rewriting Extinction campaign, collaborating on the comic story “Bullfight” to address climate and biodiversity issues. His distinctive comedic style combines offense, observation, and satire, inspired by John Cleese's decision to conclude Fawlty Towers at its creative peak.

Ricky Gervais Age

As of December 2023, he was 62 years old.

Ricky Gervais Parents

The names of his parents are Lawrence Raymond Gervais and Eva Sophia M Gervais.

Ricky Gervais Wife

He is not married, but he has a partner. Her name is Jane Fallon and they have been together since 1982.

Ricky Gervais Children

He and his partner have no children, and they were reported to have said that they see no point in giving birth because there are a lot of children in the world.

Ricky Gervais Net Worth

His estimated net worth is around $160 million.

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