is unarguably one of America’s most notable comedians. From his satirical show, The Colbert Report, to the enviable awards he has under his belt, the multi-talented showbiz veteran has been a major influence to many people within and outside the show business circle. You probably know about Stephen’s intimidating career timeline and his great sense of humor but how much do you know about the woman behind the man, Evelyn McGee-Colbert?
Colbert’s has been a wonderful wife as well as an amazing mother to their children. She is said to have played vital roles in making her husband rise to the peak of his career. Apart from supporting her husband’s thriving career, Eve has attended several star-studded events with him and they always look amazing and incredible together. She has an interesting personality that is worth knowing about and we are glad to share all the facts about Colbert’s wife with you. Keep reading!
Who is Evelyn McGee-Colbert, Stephen Colbert’s Wife?
She is a beautiful American woman who rose to an immense popularity due to her relationship with her famous husband, who is not just only a comedian but also an author, actor, television host, and producer. Here are other things to know about Evelyn Mc-Gee-Colbert.
1. Early Life and Age
Colbert’s wife was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on 23rd July 1963, as Evelyn Brabham McGee. The name of her father is Joseph McGee, a renowned Charleston civil litigator, and owner of the firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee. Although McGee has been in the spotlight for many years, not much is known about her family background. That is why the names of her mother, siblings, as well as her ancestry are missing on her profile.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert spent her college years at the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she double majored in Drama and English. She graduated in 1985 with good grades. However, the name of the high school she attended is hard to come by.
3. Her Family – Husband and Kids
Getting married to one of the showbiz’s heavyweights is apparently one of the best things that have happened to Eve. Stephen Colbert officially became McGee’s husband in the year 1993. Did we mention that they grew up in the same area? Yes, the comedian lived two blocks away from his wife in South Carolina. But they didn’t meet until 1990 when their paths crossed at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Stephen and Evelyn later became friends and eventually took the big step of love on 9th October 1993. Ever since they started spending their lives together as husband and wife, the well-loved couple has continued to inspire the younger generation with their love for each other.
Their marital relationship has produced three wonderful children. Stephen and Evelyn welcomed their first offspring, a daughter named Madeleine Colbert, in the year 1995 while their second and third children arrived the world in 1998 and 2002 respectively. Their names are Peter Colbert and John Colbert. The comedian and his family currently live in Montclair, New Jersey.
McGee’s husband was born as the 11th child of his parents on 13th May 1964, in Washington, DC. His full name is Stephen Tyrone Colbert while the names of his siblings are William, Jay, Peter, Paul, Mary, James III, Margo, Edward, Elizabeth, and Thomas. Born into a staunch Catholic family, Stephen spent his early years in Bethesda, Maryland and later moved to James Island, South Carolina, with his family. His mom, Lorna Elizabeth Colbert, was a homemaker and his dad was an immunologist. He also served in Saint Louis University and Yale University’s medical schools as their dean and also as the vice president for academic affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina.
4. On-Screen Stints
Colbert’s wife is not a stay-at-home mom but rather an independent woman who has carved her own niche in the industry. As a go-getter in the entertainment hub, she has made a handful of on-screen appearances in movies such as Alpha House (2013), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and Strangers with Candy (as Nurse Chestnut, 1999, 2005), which is actually her first TV show. The series was brought back in 2005 and she appeared again as the fictional character Nurse Chestnut.
5. Net Worth
Evelyn McGee-Colbert’s net worth is currently under review, just like her body measurements but she makes a sizeable sum of income from her roles in movies. Her husband, however, has made an eye-popping fortune from his career, which he launched in 1984. His net worth is estimated to be $45 million. Stephen is obviously one of the richest comedians in the world right now.