Ricky Gervais is a popular English comedian, actor, and writer. The multi-talented personality has also worked as a producer, director, and singer as well. Initially, he has begun his career as the singer (pop) in 1980. Before becoming a comedian, he worked as the manager and singer.
Ricky started doing stand up comedy from late 1990 and went on five national stand-up comedy tour. He has also written many books that include a book series on “Flanimals”. Gervais has created a podcast “The Ricky Gervais show” in 2010 along with two comedian personalities Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. Let us scroll down to know more about the details of the comedian.
Ricky Gervais: Bio, Family, Education
Gervais was born on 25 June 1961, in Reading, Berkshire, England as Ricky Dene Gervais. He was born as the youngest son to the parents Lawrence Raymond Gervais and mother Eva Sophia. He grew up in Whitley along with his three older siblings. They are brother Larry(1945), sister Marsha(1948), and brother Robert(1950). He belongs to the ethnicity of French and Canadian.
Looking at his education, he had attended the Whitley Park Infants and Junior schools. Later, he completed his secondary education from Ashmead Comprehensive School. In 1980, he got his degree from University College London in philosophy.
Ricky Gervais: Profession & Achievements
Gervais initially started his career with the music at his final year of University. Later, he diverted to make a career in comedy stand up in late 1990. He had done his first successful show at the Cafe Royal that has been part of 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Gervais rose to fame through his Stand-up tours and gained critics too. Most recently, he is seen doing the Netflix “Humanity” which has finished it 146 episodes.
He debuted in television with the show “The Jim Tavare Show” as a writer. In 2001, British television mockumentary sitcom “The Office” broadcasted on BBC Two. The show was created, directed, written by, and starred Gervais. Also another British comedy show “Derek” was aired in April 2012.
His career has also included small roles in the movies. It includes studio executive in “For Your Consideration”, and as museum director Dr. Mcphee in the movie series of “Night at the Museum”. Also, his direction, written, and producing includes movies like “The Invention of Lying” and “Cemetry Junction”. For his creation and hard-working, he has won three Golden Globe Awards, Seven BAFTA Awards, and two Emmy Awards, among others.
Ricky Gervais: Personal Life & Girlfriend
Gervais has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Jane Fallon since 1982. Jane is an English author of many best-selling novels. Also, she is a former television producer as well. Gervais says that they choose not to marry because there is no point to marry before the eyes of God, there is no God. Or having children because they didn’t fancy dedicating 16 years of their life.
Furthermore, he defines himself as an atheist and a humanist. Also states that he has abandoned Christianity at the age of 8. Gervais has written the book “The Wall Street Journal” in 2010 where he defines himself as atheism. Moreover, He is a staunch supporter of gay rights and promotes same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
Caption: Ricky Gervais and his girlfriend Jane Fallon
Ricky Gervais: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Being a famous comedian celebrity, he has earned a huge net worth from his career. He has been writing, creating, and producing several top shows that have earned millions of profit for him. Moreover, he also starred in the shows that he has created. Despite that, he has a successful career in stand-up comedy as well. Therefore, he has a net worth of $29 million. His other income sources are his podcast along with other members and his best selling books.
Gervais is a big supporter of the animal rights and he had stated that he will leave his fortune to animal charities. In 2013, he received the title “Person of the Year” by PETA. In 2015, he donated a signed acoustic guitar to help raise funds for the story book farm. I 2017, he received Lord Houghton award from Animal Defenders International.
Gravis is highly active on social media platforms, especially on Twitter. On Twitter, he goes by the handle @rickygervais with 13.1 million followers. He has the account @rickygervais on Instagram with 1.4 million followers. Also on Facebook, he uses the account @rickygervais with over 3.5 million followers.
Ricky Gervais: Body Measurements
The comedian has a fit body that stands to the height of 5 feet 8 inches. His body weight weighs to 82 kg and has a shoe size of 10 US. He has dark brown hair and a pair of eyes.