Evelyn McGee’s Biography. Who is Stephen Colbert’s wife?

Who is Evelyn McGee-Colbert?

Evelyn Brabham Colbert – nee McGee – was born on 23 July 1963 under the sign of Cancer, in Charleston, South Carolina USA, so of American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity. Although she is a 56-year-old experienced actress, Evelyn is probably better known for being the wife of Stephen Colbert, a famous comedian and TV host.

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How rich is she, as of now?

Evelyn McGee-Colbert’s net worth is over $1 million, earned from working in the film industry. She also likely shares the wealth of her famous husband, which is over $45 million.

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Early Life, Father, Ethnicity, Nationality, Education

Evelyn was raised in her hometown of Charleston by her parents – her father, Joseph McGee, served as a civil litigator in his own company, Buist Smythe McGee, and was also active in South Carolina’s House of Representatives. Upon matriculation, Evelyn enrolled in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Virginia, majoring in both Drama and English, and graduated in 1985.

Professional Career as an Actress

Evelyn’s acting career started in 1999, when she debuted by appearing in a small role in the Comedy Central’s comedy series “Strangers With Candy”.

In 2005, she starred in the role of Clair Noblet in its prequel of the same name directed by Paul Dinello, featuring her husband Stephen Colbert. Her next notable role came in 2013, when she portrayed a Laketown spy in the epic high fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug”, directed by Peter Jackson and based on JRR Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit”. It represents the prequel of the highly popular film trilogy “The Lord Of The Rings”, and achieved enormous success since it became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year 2013.

Evelyn McGee and Stephen Colbert

In 2014 Evelyn guest-starred in two episodes of the Prime Video’s political satire web series “Alpha House”. Moreover, she appeared in her husband’s talk show “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the following year. Most recently, she started serving as an executive producer alongside her husband on the Showtime upcoming biographical film “Hello Nancy”. It is based on John Dickerson’s book about his mother, “On Her Trail, My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News’ First Woman Star”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long wavy dark brown hair
  • light brown eyes
  • Smart, regular figure, from all her photographs

Personal Life: Popularity through Her Marriage to Stephen Colbert

Growing up just two blocks from each other, Evelyn McGee and Stephen Colbert didn’t meet each other until 1990, when they were attending the Spoleto Festival in their hometown. They soon started dating, and three years later the couple tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held on 9 October. The family currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey.


Evelyn and Stephen have three children. She gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Madeleine Colbert, in 1995. Three years later, the couple welcomed a son they named Peter, while their third child, a son named John Colbert, was born in 2002.

Who is her husband? Stephen Colbert Short Wiki/Bio

Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born on 13 May 1964 under the sign of Taurus in Washington, DC USA, the youngest of 11 children. His father was James William Colbert Jr., an immunologist who served as dean of the Medical University of South Carolina, Saint Louis University, and Yale University, while his mother, Lorna Elizabeth Colbert, was a housewife. He went to Episcopal Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, and then attended Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia; however, he transferred to the School of Communication at Northwestern University two years later, and graduated in 1986.

Professional Career

Stephen started his career as an understudy, working for Steve Carell. He then met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, and together they launched the Comedy Central’s comedy sketch series “Exit 57” (1995-1996). Thereafter, he worked as a writer for “The Dana Carvey Show” and then reunited with Sedaris and Dinello to work on “Strangers With Candy”, in which he portrayed Chuck Noblet. The trio published the satirical novel “Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not” in 2003.

He served as a correspondent on “The Daily Show”, which he left in 2005 since he got a chance to work on his own show, entitled “The Colbert Report”, was aired on the Comedy Central network between 2005 and 2014. Following the retirement of David Letterman, Stephen started hosting the CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”. Moreover, Stephen produced “The 1 Second Film” and wrote the 2007 satirical book “I Am America (And So Can You!)”, which topped on The New York Times Best Seller list. His hard work and success earned him nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and two Grammy Awards. He was even listed twice as one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine.

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