Ricky Gervais

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Ricky Dene Gervais
  • Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/25/1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; writer; director; producer
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Ricky Gervais Fast Facts:
  • Fronted the band Seona Dancing in the early '80s and briefly managed the rock group Suede.
  • Met frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant while working at the London radio station XFM.
  • Authored a series of children's books, including 2004's Flanimals, 2005's More Flanimals, 2006's Flanimals of the Deep and 2010's Flanimals Pop Up.
  • Wrote and starred in the BBC Two series The Office. While the first six episodes of the show drew little fanfare, word-of-mouth made the following half dozen episodes one of the highest-rated series in the history of the station.
  • In 2006, he became the first Englishman to write an episode of The Simpsons.
  • Appeared on Time magazine's list of the World's Most Influential People in 2010.
  • A passionate supporter of animal rights.
  • Ricky Gervais Relationships:
  • Jane Fallon - Significant Other
  • Eva Gervais - Mother
  • Jerry Gervais - Father
  • Ricky Gervais Awards:
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Programs - Nominee
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • University College London, London, England (Philosophy, 1982)

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