Biography - Ricky Gervais

Last Modified: 5th May, 2024
Ricky Gervais
Best Known For
The Ricky Gervais Show (TV show)
Net Worth
$160.00M Under Review
$40.00M Under Review
Social Media Presence
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Ricky Dene Gervais N/A
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June 25, 1961 (age 62)
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Lawrence Raymond Gervais
Lawrence Raymond Gervais
Marsha Gervais
Marsha Gervais
Eva Sophia Gervais
Eva Sophia Gervais
Jane Fallon
Robert Gervais
Robert Gervais
Larry Gervais
Larry Gervais
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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 Gervais (born 1945), and Robert Gervais (born 1950), and sister Marsha Gervais (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, English, and Canadian.

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Ricky Gervais – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

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 2024, he and his girlfriend 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 has written an editorial for The Wall Street Journal. He is also a strong supporter of animal rights, gay rights, and same-sex marriages.

The couple has never had any children either. 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".

Since Gervais has never married, is sans wife, and divorce is out of context.

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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 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 Show, Golden Years, The 11 O'Clock Show (1999), The Office, Meet Ricky Gervais, Extras, Life's Too Short, An Idiot Abroad, Derek.

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, Fame, Science, 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), and Flanimals: Pop Up (2009).

Ricky Gervais – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Gervais are estimated to be around $160 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-

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