Ricky Gervais - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 15, 2020

Ricky Gervais
Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Musician, Singer, Actor
Best Known For: Meet Ricky Gervais, The Ricky Gervais Show
Salary: $40 million
Net Worth: $130 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 25, 1961 (age 60)
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

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: -
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, acting. In addition, the Englishman is also a director, producer, writer, and a 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 as 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 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, 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 has been together ever since. But as of 2018, they are not married.

Source: Bustle (Ricky Gervais with partner Jane Fallon)

Taking about his views in 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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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 in University, he worked as 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 including The Ricky Gervais ShowThe 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)

Books

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 annul salary of Gervais is estimated to be around $130 million and $40 million respectively.

Ricky Gervais: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

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

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