Stephen Merchant is funny, talented and doesn’t get the recognition he truly deserves. The very talented comedian has been in the industry since 1998 and he is known for his frequent collaborations with Karl Pilkington and Ricky Gervais. Stephen is perhaps best known for co-creating, co-directing and co-writing the international hit show The Office. He also co-wrote and starred in the British comedy series, Extras.
Stephen has also notably co-hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in all the show’s formats – the show has adopted multiple formats over the years including a podcast, television series, radio, and audiobook.
His other credits include Life’s Too Short, The Simpsons, The Mentalists, Drunk History, An Idiot Abroad, American Dad, Robot Chicken, Modern Family and he voiced the character, Wheatley, in the Portal 2 video game.
The Mentalist by Richard Bean was Stephen’s first play and it was performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London from July to August 2015. Speaking of firsts, Stephen is mostly known for his comedy roles but his first dramatic role – which was as Caliban in 2017’s superhero film, Logan – was met with critical acclaim and appreciation.
Stephen Merchant’s height and unique look ensure that he isn’t one you can miss in a crowd, which works perfectly well because he is outstanding and should have no reason to ever fade into the background. In other words, he deserves all the recognition he gets.
The comedian has won a Primetime Emmy, three British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards and four British comedy awards so far in his career.
Stephen Merchant’s Bio & Age
Stephen James Merchant was born on the 24th of November, 1974, in Hanham, Avon. His mother, Jane was a nursery nurse while his father, Ronald, was an insurance representative.
For his secondary education, he attended Hanham High School and then went on to attend the University of Warwick, where he graduated from with a degree in Film and Literature in 1996. Stephen got his broadcasting career started when he began reviewing films on Radio Warwick – the student radio station.
Stephen Merchant has an impressive total net worth of $40 million which is not surprising when you consider the fact that he has been an actor, podcaster, comedian, radio show host, director, producer, and screenwriter for over two decades.
Some of his roles include appearances in Hot Fuzz, Run Fatboy Run, Green Wing, The Invention of Lying, Tooth Fairy, Gnomeo And Juliet, Hall Pass, Bromwell High, Movie 43, Girl In The Spider’s Web, Logan, Fighting With My Family, Hello Ladies and Dream Corps, LLC.
With the actor’s track record, there is no doubt that we’ll see this number go up in the years to come.
Is Stephen Merchant Married to a Wife?
The talented actor is currently unmarried but he has expressed the desire to settle down. Though the actor is not yet wed, he has been in a few several relationships that have caught the public’s eyes. It remains to be seen when the actor will eventually settle down but we’re sure that when he does, his wedding will be a star-studded affair.
Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Stephen was previously in a relationship with a British producer named Claire Jones. The Two were together from 2007-2009. He also later dated Christine Marzano, a beautiful American actress and former model.
You’d be pleasantly surprised to hear that the British actor is currently not single. He is actually in a relationship with actress, Mircea Monroe. The two keep a low profile and mostly keep their relationship out of the public, which is why you’d be surprised to learn that either one of them was even in a relationship, to begin with. Presently, the actor is happy with his beautiful girlfriend and they are both content in seeing where things go.
He was also once rumored to be in a relationship with the Marvel Cinematic Universe actress – Hayley Atwell.
Height & Weight
Stephen Merchant is easily one of the tallest working actors today. He stands tall at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) with very few other actors surpassing this benchmark. His weight is also recorded to be 90 kilos (198 lbs). His other body measurements are currently not known.
If the actor works out or eats healthy to stay in shape, he has not disclosed that to the public yet. Although, we assume that he does some form of fitness maintenance.