Eddie Izzard is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his unique style of comedy that combines satire, irony, and absurdism.
He has been performing stand-up comedy since the 1980s and has released several comedy albums and specials.
Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen. His parents were English, and his father was an accountant who worked for British Petroleum.
When Izzard was just a few months old, his family moved to Northern Ireland, and then to Wales. When he was six, his mother passed away from cancer. This tragic event had a profound impact on his life and influenced his later work.
Izzard attended boarding school at St. John's School in Porthcawl, South Wales. He struggled with dyslexia and was often bullied at school.
After leaving school, he briefly attended Sheffield University before dropping out to pursue a career in street performing.
Izzard's career began in the late 1980s when he started performing stand-up comedy on the streets of London. He soon gained a following and began performing at comedy clubs across the city. In 1991, he made his television debut on the comedy show “Live at the Apollo.”
Izzard's breakthrough came in 1993 with his one-man show “Definite Article.” The show was a critical and commercial success and led to several more successful shows, including “Dress to Kill” and “Glorious.”
In addition to his stand-up comedy career, Izzard has also had success as an actor. He has appeared in several films, including “Ocean's Twelve,” “Valkyrie,” and “Victoria & Abdul.” He has also appeared in television shows such as “Hannibal” and “The Riches.”
Izzard is an openly transgender individual and has spoken publicly about his gender identity. He identifies as a transvestite and prefers to use the pronouns “he” and “him” when in male mode, and “she” and “her” when in female mode.
He has been married twice, first to Sarah Townsend from 1989 to 1997, and then to producer Robyn Slovo from 2010 to 2017.
Eddie Izzard Net Worth
As of 2023, Eddie Izzard's net worth is estimated to be $18 million. His wealth comes from his successful career as a comedian and actor.
Eddie Izzard Children
Eddie Izzard does not have any children.
Eddie Izzard Parents
Izzard's father, Harold Izzard, passed away in 1968. His mother, Dorothy Ella Izzard, passed away in 1968 when he was just six years old.
Eddie Izzard Awards and Honors
Izzard has won several awards and honors throughout his career. In 2000, he won two Emmy Awards for his comedy special “Dress to Kill.” In 2009, he received a special Tony Award for his Broadway show “Eddie Izzard: Stripped.” In 2013, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Sheffield.
Eddie Izzard Political Views
Izzard is also known for his political activism. He is a supporter of the Labour Party in the UK and has campaigned for various political causes, including the European Union. In 2022, he announced that he would run for Parliament as a Labour Party candidate in the next general election.