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Ricky Gervais Biography

Birth Name:
Ricky Dene Gervais
Birth Place:
Reading, Berkshire, England
Profession
Actor, writer, director, producer

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

Awards

  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Programs: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Animated Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2002BAFTA Television Awards-Best Situation Comedy: winner

Relationships

  • Jerry Gervais -- Father
  • Eva Gervais -- Mother
  • Jane Fallon -- Significant Other