Stephen Merchant, who is best known for his work in “The Office,” “Extras,” “Life Is Too Short” and “The Ricky Gervais” to name a few, is an English writer/director/actor/presenter who has been active in the industry since 1997. He is also the co-creator of “Lip Sync Battle.”
|Full Name||Stephen James Merchant|
|Date of Birth||November 24, 1974|
|Birth Place||Hanham, Bristol, UK|
Ronald John Merchant
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, Writer, Drector|
|Net Worth||US $50 million|
Stephen Merchant’s full name is Stephen James Merchant. He was born to parents Jane Elaine and Ronald John Merchant on November 23, 1974, in Hanham, a suburb in Bristol, from a mother who worked as a nursery teacher, and his father worked as a plumber. He completed his high school education at Hanham High School. From 1993 to 1996, he studied at the University of Warwick and acquired a 2:1 BA in film and literature from the University of Warwick. While at Warwick, he was a film reviewer at Radio Warwick.
Stephen started his film career in 2007 with the film “Hot Fuzz,” in which he acted as Peter Ian Staker. The same year, he also appeared in “Run Fatboy Run.” In 2009, he appeared in the film “The Invention of Lying.” In 2010, he appeared in four films. He acted as Tracy in “Tooth Fairy.” He served as Dougie Boden in “Cemetery Junction,” which he also wrote, co-director, and produced. The same year, he also voiced Tom in “Jackboots on Whitehall” and acted as Holyrood Footman in “Burke and Hate.”
In 2011, he voiced Paris in “Gnomeo and Juliet” and acted as Gary Putney in “Hall Pass.” In 2013, he appeared in two films, namely, “I Give It a Year,” in which he acted as Danny and “Movie 43,” in which he served as Donald. In 2017, he appeared as Caliban in “Logan” and Walter Thimble in “Table 19“. The following year, Stephen Merchant acted as Paris in “Sherlock Gnomes” and Frans Balder in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” He served in “Fighting with My Family” as Hugh in 2019. The same year, he appeared as Claude in “Good Boys” and Captain Deertz in “Jojo Rabbit.”
In 1999, Stephen Merchant made his TV debut with “Comedy Lab,” in which he appeared as James in the episode titled “Golden Years,” which he also wrote. In 2000, he appeared in several roles in “Meet Ricky Gervais,” which he also wrote. From 2001 to 2003, Stephen appeared as Nathan in three episodes of “The Office (UK).” He was also the co-creator, writer, and director of the mockumentary.
In 2005, Stephen Merchant appeared in 13 episodes of “Bromwell High,” in which he voiced Mr. Phillips. From 2005 to 2007, he appeared as Darren Lamb in 11 episodes of “Extras,” for which he was also the writer, director, co-creator, and executive producer. From 2005 to 2013, Stephen did “The Office(US).” He co-created and produced “The Ricky Gervais Show,” He voiced himself for 39 episodes from 2010 to 2012.
From 2016, he started playing the role of T.E.R.R.Y. in “Dream Corp, LLC.” Stephen Merchant is also an executive producer of the show and has appeared in 20 episodes to date. In 2019, he acted as Stephen Port in the drama series titled “Four Lives.” He is to appear in the upcoming comedy miniseries titled “Home Movie: The Princess Bride.”
Stephen is in a long-term relationship with Mircea Monroe, who is an American actress and a model. He currently owns the house that Ellen DeGeneres previously owned in LA. Stephen also has a home in London. He lives together with Mircea. As of October 2020, he doesn’t have any children.
Height, Weight, And Age
Stephen Merchant stands 2.01 meters tall and weighs approximately 90 kg, and as of 2020, he is 45 years old.
Stephen Merchant is active on Instagram. On Instagram, he has 392k followers and follows 73 accounts as of October 2020.
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Stephen Merchant’s net worth is valued to be almost US$ 50 million as of October 2020. He makes most of his fortune from acting in films and TV shows, being a comedian, presenting on TV & radio, and being a writer.