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Birth Place: Birmingham, England

Birthday: March 29, 1977,

Profession: Actor, Comedian

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Fast Facts

  • Was vice president of the Cambridge Footlights theatrical club in the late 1990s.
  • Moved to New York to become a writer and correspondent on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart in 2006
  • First movie role was the character Dick Pants in the Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru (2008).
  • Joined the cast of Community in 2009, playing college professor Duncan on the NBC sitcom.

Awards

  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Winner
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Winner
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kate Norley — Fiancée

College

  • University of Cambridge, Christ's College, Cambridge, England