Eddie Izzard

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Edward John Izzard
  • Birth Place: Aden, Yemen
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/07/1962, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; producer; writer
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Eddie Izzard Fast Facts:
  • As a child, he broke a tooth and gave it to his brother inside a homemade cufflink.
  • Began cross-dressing as a child and went public as a transvestite in his early 20s.
  • Discovered his comedic inspiration, Peter Sellers, via his father's records.
  • Won the British Comedy Award for Top Stand-up Comedian in 1993 and '96.
  • In 2006, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield, where he once studied accounting and finance management for one year.
  • Despite having no prior history of long-distance running, he ran more than 1110 miles in 51 days, raising more than £1.8 million for the charity Sport Relief in 2009; he was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his achievements.
  • Has been called the "Lost Python" by Monty Python star John Cleese, one of his comedy idols.
  • Is fluent in French and German.
  • Eddie Izzard Relationships:
  • Sarah Townsend - Ex-significant Other
  • John Izzard - Father
  • Dorothy Ella Izzard - Mother
  • Mark Izzard - Brother
  • Eddie Izzard Awards:
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2003 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

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