Ricky Gervais - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 2, 2022

Ricky Gervais
Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Musician, Singer, Actor
Best Known For: The Ricky Gervais Show (TV show)
Salary: $40 million
Net Worth: $140 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 25, 1961 (age 61)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ricky Dene Gervais
Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Lawrence Raymond Gervais
Mother's Name: Eva Sophia Gervais
Siblings: 3

Larry Gervais (brother)
Robert Gervais (brother)
Marsha Gervais (sister)

High School: Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools , Ashmead Comprehensive School
University: University College London
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (French, Canadian)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Jane Fallon

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Olive Green
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ricky Gervais?

Ricky Gervais is a multi-talented celebrity. His name is embroidered with music, singing, and acting. In addition, the Englishman is also a director, producer, writer, and stand-up comedian. Here are the must-know facts about the beloved humanitarian.

Source: Variety (Ricky Gervais)

Ricky Gervais – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ricky Gervais was born Ricky Dene Gervais on 25 June 1961 in Reading, Berkshire, England. His father’s name is Lawrence Raymond Gervais and his mother’s name is Eva Sophia Gervais. Lawrence was of Franco-Ontarian (French-Canadian) descent and Eva was of English descent. They had met at a blackout. 

Gervais's siblings are brothers Larry (born 1945), Robert (born 1950), and sister Marsha (born 1948). He is the youngest of all 4 siblings.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Gervais attended Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools and later joined Ashmead Comprehensive School for his secondary education. In 1980, he attended University College London previously intending to study biology. But after 2 weeks, he changed to philosophy. 

His ethnicity includes French, and Canadian.

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Ricky Gervais – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Gervais and Jane Fallon met during his college days at University College London. They began dating in 1982 and have been together ever since. But as of 2023, they are not married.

Taking about his views on marriage, he said, “there's no point in us having an actual ceremony before the eyes of God because there is no God". 

Gervais identifies himself as an atheist and a humanitarian and even had written an editorial for The Wall Street JournalHe is also a strong supporter of animal rights, gay rights, and same-sex marriages.

The couple has never had any children too. Speaking of his desire to not have children, he said, “didn't fancy dedicating 16 years of our lives. And there are too many children, of course".

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Source: Bustle (Ricky Gervais with partner Jane Fallon)

Ricky Gervais – Career

Early Days

Gervais started his career during his college days. In 1983, he and his and college friend Bill Macrae formed Seona Dancing, a pop duo. With the rise in their fame, they were signed by London Records and released two singles through it. In 2013, his live tour took place with the band "Foregone Conclusion". In 2016, he released the David Brent Songbook containing 15 songs. 

During his time at University, he worked as an assistant events manager and later worked at the alternative radio station Xfm. He also has hosted radio shows such as Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius on Sirius XM. Gervais’ podcast includes The Ricky Gervais Show, and The Podfather Trilogy.

TV Shows, Films, Comedy

In Television, Gervais has worked in The Sketch ShowGolden Years, The 11 O'Clock Show (1999), The OfficeMeet Ricky GervaisExtrasLife's Too ShortAn Idiot AbroadDerek.

He has also done stand-up comedy and first started in this field in the 1990s. His stand-up shows include Rubbernecker. His Comedy shows and tours are Animals, Politics, FameScience, Humanity, among othersIn 2018, he announced that his next tour and Netflix special are soon to be released.

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Source: Time Magazine (Ricky Gervais)


His published children’s book includes Flanimals (2004), More Flanimals (2005), Flanimals of the Deep (2006), Flanimals: The Day of the Bletchling (2007), Flanimals: Pop Up (2009).

Ricky Gervais – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Gervais are estimated to be around $140 million and $40 million respectively.

Ricky Gervais – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Ricky Gervais is followed by millions of followers. He also has an official website- rickygervais.com.

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