Stephen Merchant is a versatile English actor. He is known for his work as co-director and co-author of the famous British sitcom The Office (2001-2003). Stephen is known for his work as a radio presenter and comedian. The critique widely appreciates his voice role as Wheatley for video game Portal2 in 2011. Let’s find out more about how much is the net worth of Stephen Merchant in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Stephen was born on 24 November 1974 in Hanham, a suburb of Bristol, England. His mother’s name is Jane Elaine and father’s name is Ronald John Merchant. His father worked as Insurance Representative. He did his education from Hanham High School. The foundation of his successful career in the field of art was laid during his graduation days. Stephen did his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Literature from the University of Warwick. During his graduation, he reviewed films on the student radio station “Radio Warwick.” He started his broadcasting career from the student radio station, Radio Warwick.
Stephen lives in the home once owned by Ellen DeGeneres. It is in Nichols Canyon, California. He has another residence in London. Stephen Merchant has not married yet. The reason for this is his height. His 6 ft 7 inches height make any girl tiny in front of him. However, he has been in the relationship with many girls.
He dated Claire Jones, a British producer in 2007. They separated in May 2009. His sense of humor attracted Christine Marzano, an American-Irish actor, and model. Both have confirmed their dating in 2015. Recently, in March 2018, he was found dating with Mircea Monroe, an American model, and actress is known for his role on TV series.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Stephen Merchant started his carrier as a stand-up comedian at Bristol’s Comedy Box. He even worked as a DJ for Radio Caroline for a short time. His fortune gradually started changing when he met Ricky Gervais. Gervais hired him as his assistant. They hosted a Saturday afternoon show from January to August 1998 at XFM radio station, London.
He started a production course at BBC. During his coursework, he seeks the help of Gervais to perform in a short film “Seedy Boss.” This short film becomes the inspiration for the famous sitcom “The Office.” The show was aired in the year 2001 on BBC Two and received low-ratings initially. He returned to the XFM for making “The Ricky Gervais show.” There he met producer Karl Pilkington. The third season of office aired in the U.S. in the year 2004. The show received critical acclaim. The show went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series- Musical or Comedy.
Stephen has written and acted in many successful TV sitcoms like “The Extras (2005-2007).” He also co-writes, and co-directed BBC series “Life’s is Too Short (2011-2013).” The man of a versatile career won many Awards. He earned three BAFTA Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and four British Comedy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
How much will be the wealth of a person who has produced and written many hit television shows? He is indeed a man who is known for giving many favorite sitcoms to the world. With this, he has been successful enough to make a net worth of over $50 million. He has performed in many stage shows as a stand-up comedian. Stephen also acted as an actor in the superhero film Logan released in 2017. He has lent his voice in the 2011 video game Portal2.
Stephen Merchant is a man of inspiration for many who are struggling in their art career. His hard work and dedication established him as a great writer, director, and an actor. His stunning sense of humor has a great fan following throughout the world.