Fans of comedian Stephen Colbert and viewers of his shows; the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report (2005-2014) and the CBS talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015-present), would have heard him talk about his wife, Evelyn McGee-Colbert on numerous occasions.
According to him, the mother of his three kids is the best thing to have ever happened to him as she provided the support he needed to make it as a successful comedian, with nine Primetime Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards to his name. Read on to find out all there is to know about his wife, including how they met and her other endeavors.
Evelyn Mcgee-Colbert’s Age and Bio
Evelyn McGee-Colbert was welcomed into the world as Evelyn Brabham McGee on the 23rd of July 1963 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the daughter of South Carolinian politician, Joseph H. McGee Jr., a renowned civil litigator, and partner at the firm – Buist Moore Smythe McGee. Her father also served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1963 to 1968, representing Charleston County, South Carolina.
Other than the above information about her father, nothing else is known about her family, including the identity of her mother and whether or not she has siblings or is an only child. With regards to her education, details about where Evelyn received her elementary and high school education is not known, however, she is known to have attended the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences where she had a double major in Drama and English before graduating in 1985.
Marriage to Stephen Colbert
Evelyn McGee-Colbert wedded her famous husband on the 9th of October, 1993. If her husband’s description of their first meeting is anything to go by, the encounter was love at first sight for Stephen. The two first met each other at the world premiere of Hydrogen Jukebox at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston in 1990. After talking for about two hours, they realized that they had grown up just two blocks away from each other in Charleston and that they had many mutual friends. They also realized that their parents knew each other, signs that indicated it to be a match possibly made in heaven.
Stephen and Evelyn soon embarked on a three-year relationship that culminated in them becoming man and wife in 1993. Their marriage went on to produce three beautiful kids; first, a daughter named Madeleine in 1995, then a son named Peter in 1998, and another son they named John in 2002.
Being married to someone who makes a living in front of the camera often inspires the other partner to try their hand at it. This is exactly what has happened in the Colbert family as Evelyn McGee-Colbert went on to try her hand at acting after marrying Stephen. It was a plus for her that she had taken a major in Drama and English in college, a combination that usually serves well for an upcoming actor.
Having spent some time showcasing her talent at the Heritage Repertory Theatre, she was able to make a handful of appearances in a number of television series and films. Her first role was that of Nurse Chestnut in Strangers with Candy (1999). She later reprised her role on the show in 2005, appearing alongside her husband as mother and son. Other projects in which she appeared in include Alpha House (2013), and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013). In 2012, she and her husband appeared on an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
Stephen Colbert, on the other hand, has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, both as himself and as fictional characters. Some of his most notable roles include the character Chuck Noblet in Strangers with Candy (1999-2000), the characters Phil Ken Sebben and Myron Reducto in the animated series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2001-2007), and Jake Kell in The Love Guru (2008).
Unlike her husband who is known to have a net worth of about $45 million, Evelyn McGee-Colbert’s net worth is not public knowledge. Nevertheless, the actress appears to have done quite well for herself, thanks to her career in front of the camera.