Jon Stewart

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  • Birth Name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
  • Birth Place: New Jersey
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/28/1962, Sagittarius
  • Profession: TV talk-show host; writer; actor; producer
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Having grown up in New Jersey, Stewart moved to New York in his mid-twenties to join the downtown comedy scene. He got his first TV exposure in the early '90s as the host of Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater. After two eponymous short-lived talk shows and a recurring role on The Larry Sanders Show as himself, he finally struck big in 1999. At the age of 37, he took over hosting duties on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. The satirical news series earned numerous accolades and developed a cult following, making Stewart a go-to source for witty and engaging commentary on the idiosyncratic goings-on in politics, media, entertainment and current events. As his popularity grew, the famous and the influential flocked to be guests on his show. The 2004 presidential campaign increased the reach of The Daily Show, and people watched not just to be amused but to be informed about the candidates and issues. Once his reputation was cemented, he helped launch the careers of pals like Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as many others. With his career rising upward, he spends his downtime enjoying a peaceful personal life as a doting husband and father.Jon Stewart Fast Facts:
  • Big break came when he landed a gig opening for singer Sheena Easton in Las Vegas.
  • Authored two books, Naked Pictures of Famous People in 1998 and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction in 2004.
  • Hosted the Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2002.
  • During a celebrated 2004 appearance on CNN's Crossfire, called co-hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala "partisan hacks."
  • In 2006 and 2007, he hosted the Academy Awards.
  • Was named an Entertainer of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly in 2009.
  • Jon Stewart Relationships:
  • Maggie Rose Stewart - Daughter
  • Donald Leibowitz - Father
  • Marion Leibowitz - Mother
  • Larry Leibowitz - Brother
  • Nathan Thomas Stewart - Son
  • Tracey McShane Stewart - Wife
  • Jon Stewart Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Comedy Album - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (BA in Psychology, 1984)

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