John Oliver

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  • Birth Name: John William Oliver
  • Birth Place: Erdington, England
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Was vice president (under Richard Ayoade as 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.
  • Met his wife, Iraqi war vet Kate Norley, at the 2008 Republican national convention, where he was filming and she was attending as part of a veterans' advocacy group.
  • Received a green card in 2009; staffers at Comedy Central celebrated by giving him apple pie, Budweiser and an American flag.
  • Sat in as a guest host of The Daily Show during the summer of 2013 while Stewart was off directing Rosewater (2014).

Awards

  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album: Winner
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: 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
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Jim Oliver — Father
  • Kate Norley — Wife
  • Hudson — Son
  • Carole Oliver — Mother
  • Stephen Oliver — Uncle

College

  • University of Cambridge, Christ's College, Cambridge, England (1998)

Details

  • Birth Name: John William Oliver
  • Birth Place: Erdington, England
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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