Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born on May 13, 1964, in Washington, DC. He is the eldest of eleven children. He grew up in Washington, Maryland, before moving to James Island, South Carolina, with his family. On September 11, 1974, his father, James William Colbert Jr., and two brothers, Peter and Paul, died in the Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crash. His mother relocated the family to Charleston, South Carolina, after the crash.
He planned to study marine biology at first, but surgery to treat a perforated eardrum resulted in inner ear damage. As a result, he lost his hearing in his right ear and was unable to pursue a diving career. In 1982, he enrolled at Virginia’s Hampden-Sydney College, where he studied in philosophy and began to appear in plays.
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Stephen Colbert is a $75 million dollar American comedian, writer, actor, writer, and talk show presenter. From 2005 to 2014, he hosted the Comedy Central show “The Anderson Report,” and since 2015, he has hosted the CBS talk show “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Colbert, together with long-time collaborators Sedaris and Dinello, co-wrote the humorous novel “Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not” (2003). He’s also appeared as a guest star on shows including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Spin City,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” as well as in the film “Bewitched” (2005). “The Venture Bros.,” “Crank Yankers,” “American Dad!” and “The Simpson” have all included Colbert as a voice actor.
On Comedy Central, he also aired “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” a Christmas comedy spectacular November 2008.
Colbert has pursued a variety of interests and enterprises outside of television. He performed at the 2006 White House News anchors’ Association Dinner as the featured artist. He satirized the George W. Bush government and the White House Press Corps in character, reflecting his conservative persona from “The Colbert Report.”
Despite the fact that his performance was mostly met with quiet at the event, the video of it became an online and press phenomenon, and ratings for “The Colbert Report” increased by 37% in the week after it.
Since 1993, Colbert has been married to Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert. Madeleine (born 1995), Peter (born 1998), and John born 2000 are their three children born 2002. Morristown, New Jersey is where the family calls home. He is a practicing Roman Catholic and a self-identified Democrat. He is also a Universal Life Church Monastery ordained minister.
She also had an uncredited cameo as a nurse in the pilot episode of the show and a credited cameo in the film (as his wife Clair). McGee-Colbert first met Jon Stewart in 1990, before meeting her future husband. They met at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston for the world premiere of Hydrogen Jukebox.
Colbert subsequently recalled his first meeting with Evie as a “love at first sight” event; nevertheless, they both recognized they had grown up seconds later. They lived in Charleston together and shared a lot of mutual friends. The couple is the parents of three children. They reside in the town of Montclair, New Jersey.
Colbert was diagnosed with depression and anxiety during his undergraduate and Second City years, for which he was prescribed.: