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Mike Myers Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Myers
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Profession
Actor, comedian, writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in commercials as a child; played Gilda Radner's son in a British Columbia Hydroelectric ad at age 10
  • In the eighth grade, wrote an essay about Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels
  • Joined the Second City comedy troupe right after high school
  • Named and modeled his Saturday Night Live "Coffee Talk" character Linda Richman after his then mother-in-law
  • Was inspired to create Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery after hearing Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love" on the radio
  • Wrote the script in three weeks
  • Originally voiced Shrek with a Canadian accent before trying a Scottish brogue that "just felt right
  • " Awarded a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame; and has a street named after him (Mike Myers Drive) in Scarborough, Ontario

Awards

  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1991MTV Movie Awards-Best On-Screen Duo: winner
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner

Relationships

  • Paul Myers -- Brother
  • Peter Myers -- Brother
  • Paulina Kathleen Myers -- Daughter
  • Sunday Molly Myers -- Daughter
  • Robin Ruzan -- Ex-wife
  • Eric Myers -- Father
  • Alice Myers -- Mother
  • Spike Myers -- Son
  • Kelly Tisdale -- Wife