Stephen Merchant is funny, talented, and doesn’t get the recognition he really deserves. The very talented comedian has been in the business since 1998 and is known for his frequent collaborations with Karl Pilkington and Ricky Gervais. Stephen is perhaps best known for his co-creation, co-direction, and co-writing of the international hit show The Office. He was also a co-writer and leading actor in the British comedy series Extras.
Stephen has also co-hosted the Ricky Gervais Show in all formats of the show – the show has adopted several formats over the years, including a podcast, a television series, a radio, and an 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 sang the character, Wheatley, on the video game Portal 2.
The Mentalist by Richard Bean was Stephen’s first play and was performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London from July to August 2015. Speaking of premieres: Stephen is best known for his comedic roles, but his first dramatic role – as Caliban in Logan, the superhero movie of 2017 – was met with critical acclaim and recognition.
Stephen Merchant’s size and unique looks ensure that he cannot be overlooked in the crowd. This works perfectly because he is outstanding and should have no reason to ever take a back seat. In other words, he deserves all the recognition he gets.
In his career to date, the comedian has won a primetime Emmy, three British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, and four British comedy prizes.
Stephen Merchant’s Bio & Age
Stephen James Merchant was born on November 24, 1974, in Hanham, Avon. His mother Jane was a kindergarten teacher, while his father Ronald was an insurance salesman.
He attended Hanham High School for his secondary education and then went to the University of Warwick where he graduated in 1996 with a degree in Film and Literature. Stephen began his career in radio 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 that he has been an actor, podcaster, comedian, radio 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.
Given the actor’s track record, there is no doubt that this number will increase in the coming years.
Is Stephen Merchant Married to a Wife?
The talented actor is currently unmarried, but he has expressed a desire to settle down. Although the actor is not yet married, he has lived in a few relationships that have attracted public attention. It remains to be seen when the actor will finally settle down, but we are sure that his wedding when he settles down, 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. Later he also dated Christine Marzano, a beautiful American actress, and former model.
You would be pleasantly surprised to hear that the British actor is currently not single. He is actually in a relationship with the actress Mircea Monroe. The two of them keep a low profile and keep their relationship mostly out of the public eye, so you would be surprised to learn that one of them has had a relationship at all. At the moment the actor is happy with his beautiful girlfriend and both are happy to see how things go on.
There was also a rumor that he was once in a relationship with Marvel Cinematic Universe actress Hayley Atwell.
Height & Weight
Stephen Merchant is by far one of the greatest actors working today. He is 6 ft 7 inches tall and very few other actors surpass this standard. His weight is also stated as 90 kilos (198 lbs). His other body measurements are currently unknown.
If the actor does sports or eats a healthy diet to stay in shape, he has not yet disclosed this to the public. However, we assume that he maintains his fitness in some form.