American actress Evelyn McGee-Colbert is widely known for being the wife of the Late Night Show host, Stephen Colbert. Apart from this, she is known for her contribution as an actress in the movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The couple’s romance is around for a very long time and is still going strong. Evelyn and Stephen share three children together and often appear together in events and movies as well
Evelyn McGee-Colbert’s Bio: Family, Career
Evelyn’s full name is Evelyn Brabham McGee, and she was born on 23 July 1963 in Charleston, South Carolina. Evelyn, aged 55, was born to a well-established family although the personal life of the star in not sharing the same light as her career. Her father, Joseph McGee was a litigator from the firm Buist Smythe McGee. Apart from this, no any relevant information about her family life is released yet.
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The actress graduated from the University of Virginia's College of Arts and Science in 1985 with a double major in English and Drama. In the year 1999, she appeared in the TV series, Strangers with Candy portraying the role of Nurse Chestnut.
Again in 2005, the television show was brought back, and she was still cast as Nurse Chestnut. In 2012, she appeared in the hit sequel series of The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Smaug.
The actress played some uncredited parts as a nurse in the series pilot and a credited one as Colbert's wife in the film.
24-Years Later, McGee-Colbert Still Going Strong!
Evelyn and Stephen Colbert are married since 13 October 1993. The couple met interestingly, and Stephen narrated the story on such an emotional level. The two lived close by but did not meet each other until 1990.
Stephen had returned to his hometown Charleston, South Carolina because he was in a dilemma. He loved his then-girlfriend but did not know if he wanted to marry her or not, so to think about it he went to his mom. His mom advised him not to and later went to Spoleto Festival where Stephen saw Evelyn and said to himself that he was going to marry her. And, three years later, in 1993, he married Evelyn.
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As of now, the couple lives together in Montclair, New Jersey. They are blessed with three children, Madeleine born in 1995, Peter in 1998, and John born in 2002. Colbert personally did not prefer his children watching his show, The Colbert Report, because kids cannot understand irony and humor and did not want his kids to think he is paranoid.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert and her husband Stephen Colbert attending Met Gala on 7 May 2018. (Photo: Tumblr)
The couple recently attended Met Gala, and Evelyn had nothing but praises for her husband. A reporter interviewed them, and Evelyn stated how sexy her husband is and that he taught her the importance of being silly. This shows that even after 24 years of their marriage, the duo is still going strong!
Who Is Her Husband, Stephen Colbert?
Stephen Tyrone Colbert, who was born on 13 May 1964, is an American comedian, as well as the television host. He is popularly known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program, The Colbert Report (2005 to 2014), and also the CBS talk program, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015).
Brought up on James Island, South Carolina, he is the youngest of eleven children in a Catholic family. He attended Hampden-Sydney College before transferring to Northwestern University to study performance art.
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Stephen started his career at the ImprovOlympic’s Annoyance Theater where he performed long-form improvisation before moving on to Second City where he made friends and connections that led to his first television gig, the Comedy Central sketch show Exit 57.
Colbert has appeared in various television and film titles, Stranger with Candy, The Dana Carvey Show, and The Daily Show, all of which he also wrote for.
Stephen has once struggled with crippling anxiety.
In an interview with Rolling Stone on 29 August 2018, he revealed that he was once suffered from anxiety and used to take Xanax as a child. He also opened up about his nervous breakdown after his marriage with his wife, Evelyn in 1993, and also recalled how he would walk in circles around his couch after marriage.
However, later on, he eventually realized that performing helped curb his anxiety, and opted to focus on that rather than taking medication; and also stopped taking Xanax.