Stephen Colbert Bio, Age, Wife, The Late Show, Career, Net Worth

Stephen Colbert Biography

Stephen Colbert is an American famous comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He has gained public recognition for hosting the CBS talk show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015.

Also, he is known for being a host at the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014.

Stephen Colbert Age/Birthday

Colbert is a famous comedian who was born on May 13, 1964, in Washington, D.C., U.S. He is 57 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on the 14th of May every year since 1964.

Stephen Colbert Height

Colbert is a famous guy who stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8). Unfortunately, information about his weight and other body measurements is not available. We will update this information on the page when we get it.

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Stephen Colbert Family


Colbert was born in Washington, D.C and later, he was raised by his parents in the Charleston suburb of James Island, South Carolina. James William Colbert Jr., his father, was an immunologist and medical school dean at Yale University, Saint Louis University, and, lastly, the Medical University of South Carolina, where he served as the school’s first vice president of academic affairs from 1969 to 1969. On the other hand, his mother, Lorna Elizabeth, was a homemaker.


Colbert is the youngest in his family. They are a family of eleven children, nine brothers, and 2 sisters. He was raised alongside his siblings: James III, Edward, Mary, William, Margo, Thomas, Jay, Elizabeth, Paul, and Peter. His sister, Elizabeth is an economist and politician. She is also the Director of Business Development at Clemson University’s Restoration Institute.

unfortunately, his father and his two brothers, Peter and Paul, died in an accident. It sadly happened on September 11, 1974, in the crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 while it was attempting to land in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stephen Colbert Wife/Children

Colbert is a married man who has been married to his beautiful wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert since 1993. Evelyn is known to be the daughter of prominent Charleston civil litigator Joseph McGee, of the firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee. She is also an actress and they have appeared together in an episode of Strangers with Candy as his mother.


The couple resides in Montclair, New Jersey, together with their three children. Their children are Madeline, John, and Peter.

Stephen Colbert Education

After high school, Colbert enrolled at Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia. At the beginning of the year 1982, he decided to major in philosophy as he continued to participate in plays. However, after two years, in 1984, he transferred to Northwestern University as a theater major to study performance, emboldened by the realization that he loved performing, even if no one was coming to shows. Later after two years, he graduated from Northwestern’s School of Communication in 1986.

Stephen Colbert Career

The Late Show (since 2015)

CBS announced on January 12, 2015, that Colbert would take over as host of the Late Show on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. George Clooney was the new Late Show’s first guest. Compared to David Letterman’s Late Show, the show is far more political. Colbert hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 17, 2017, during his term as host of The Late Show.

The Dana Carvey Show

Colbert was a cast member and writer on The Dana Carvey Show for six months. Before obtaining a position filming comedic pieces for Good Morning America, he worked as a screenplay consultant for VH1 and MTV. Madeline Smithberg, the producer of The Daily Show, hired him in 1997.

Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)

Strangers with Candy, which Colbert developed with David Sedaris and Dinello for Comedy Central, is a new comedy series. Colbert had already started working on The Daily Show when the show was canceled in 1998. He then repeated his role in the series’ cinematic adaptation.

The Daily Show (1997–2005)

In 1997, when The Daily Show was in its second season, Colbert joined the cast. Later, in 2004, 2005, and 2006, Colbert won three Emmys as a writer for The Daily Show. In the “This Week in God” segments, Colbert’s voice is still used as the sound effect for the God Machine. Under the name “Klassic Kolbert,” later programs repurposed prior Colbert pieces.

The Colbert Report (2005–2014)

From October 17, 2005, to December 18, 2014, Colbert hosted his own television show, The Colbert Report. The show mocked television news broadcasting conventions, especially cable-personality political talk shows like The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, and Glenn Beck.

Stephen Colbert Net Worth

Colbert is a famous and hard-working man with an estimated net worth of about $75 million. His monthly income is still under review.

Twitter and Instagram

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