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Mackenzie Crook Biography

Birth Name:
Paul Mackenzie Crook
Birth Place:
Maidstone, Kent, England

Fast Facts

  • Injected steroids as a child to combat a growth-hormone deficiency
  • Planned on attending art school, but was never accepted
  • Performed stand-up for a decade before his breakthrough in The Office
  • Purchased Peter Sellers' former north London home
  • Wrote and illustrated the children's book The Windvale Sprites
  • Inherited a pair of breeding tortoises when he was a teenager and continued to raise them; several of his tortoises were featured in his play Jerusalem


  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Scripted Comedy: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Scout Elizabeth Crook -- Daughter
  • Michael Crook -- Father
  • Sheila Crook -- Mother
  • Stephanie -- Sister
  • Zoe -- Sister
  • Jude Michael Crook -- Son
  • Lindsay Crook -- Wife