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Stephen Merchant Biography

Birth Name:
Stephen James Merchant
Birth Place:
Bristol, England
Profession
Actor, writer, director, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Started in show business as Ricky Gervais' assistant on his XFM radio program
  • Was a 1998 finalist in the Daily Telegraph's comedy competition, the Open Mic Awards
  • Made a guest appearance on the original British version of The Office as a character called the Ogg Monster
  • Admires John Cleese
  • Cocreator of The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Animated Program: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: nominated
  • 2002BAFTA Television Awards-Best Situation Comedy: winner