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John Oliver Biography

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

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

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: winner
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: winner
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: winner
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated

Relationships

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