- Real nameJohn William Oliver
- Date of birthApril 23, 1977
- Age45 years
- Zodiac signTaurus
- BirthplaceErdington, Birmingham, England, UK
Parents and family
- Father Jim Oliver
- Mother Carole Oliver
He has a sister
John Oliver wife
John Oliver 2 kids
John Oliver is most famed for his comedian and writing skills as well as for his frequent television appearances. He is the winner of 14 Primetime Emmys, 6 Writers Guild of America Awards plus some other accolades.
Hailing from Erdington, England, John was raised by Jim Oliver, a school headmaster, and his spouse Carole, who taught music. He also has a younger sister who currently resides in Australia.
Having graduated from Cambridge University, Oliver commenced his career with standup comedy in the early 2000s and in 2006, he joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He served as a correspondent and wrote scripts before trying his hand at hosting in 2013. Afterwards, John embarked on some other projects, including the radio series Political Animal, comedy podcast The Bugle plus John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. In 2014, he launched Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, his most successful show to date.
Furthermore, John Oliver deals with acting. He appeared in The Love Guru film along with Green Wing, Community and The Detour television series. He also had many voice parts, among which are the ones in The Smurfs, Wonder Park and The Lion King.
In October 2011, Oliver tied knots with military medic Kate Norley. They have two sons, Hudson, born in 2015, and Marlowe, who drew his first breath in 2018. Source
A curious fact: Russell Crowe named koala chlamydia treatment ward in Australia after Oliver. The thing is that John bought several items from Crowe’s divorce auction aspiring to battle Alaskan Blockbuster video stores. Subsequently, the movie star decided to donate that money for koala treatment.