Birth name Stephen Tyrone Colbert NationalityUSA Birth 13 may 1964 (56 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA) Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
Stephen Tyrone Colbert (/koʊlˈbɛər/, né: /ˈkoʊlbərt/; born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, media critic, and television host. He currently hosts the late-night television talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS.
Colbert had originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the sketch comedy series Exit 57.
Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. His work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show first introduced him to a wide audience.
In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show 's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report was a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor, in which Colbert portrayed a caricatured version of conservative political pundits. The series established itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Peabody Awards. He was named one of Time 's 100 most influential people in 2006 and 2012. His book I Am America (And So Can You!) was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Colbert succeeded David Letterman as the host of The Late Show on CBS, beginning his tenure on September 8, 2015.
Although, by his own account, he was not particularly political before joining the cast of The Daily Show, Colbert has described himself as a Democrat according to a 2004 interview. In an interview at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Institute of Politics, he stated that he has "no problems with Republicans, just Republican policies." Colbert is a practicing Roman Catholic and a Sunday school teacher, as well as an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery.
Colbert lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Evelyn McGee-Colbert, who appeared with him in an episode of Strangers with Candy as his mother. She also had an uncredited cameo as a nurse in the series pilot and a credited one (as his wife, Clair) in the film. McGee-Colbert actually met Jon Stewart, later a good friend of Colbert, before she met her husband in 1990. She is the daughter of prominent Charleston civil litigator Joseph McGee, of the firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee. The couple has three children: Madeleine, Peter, and John. Colbert preferred that his children not watch his show The Colbert Report, saying that "kids can't understand irony or sarcasm, and I don't want them to perceive me as insincere." Colbert took the Myers Briggs personality test during a segment of his "The Late Show" which resulted in him being an INFP.
Colbert's mother died at the age of 92 on June 12, 2013, after a period of ill health.
, 2h41 Directed byPeter Jackson OriginUSA GenresDrama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure ThemesFilms about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films ActorsIan McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace Roles Laketown Spy Rating77% Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
, 1h28 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ThemesSports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver ActorsMike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer Roles Jay Kell Rating38% The film begins in a little Indian village, where we are introduced to Guru Pitka talking into his recorder which allows him to sound like a man, a woman, or Morgan Freeman. He is the #2 Guru in the world, next to Deepak Chopra. A flashback shows us that Pitka is an orphan of missionaries in India. Both Pitka and Chopra were taught by Guru Tugginmypudha. Pitka says he wants to become a Guru so that girls will love him, so Tugginmypudha puts a chastity belt on him until he can learn that loving himself is more important than being loved by others.
, 1h37 Directed byPaul Dinello OriginUSA GenresComedy ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Musical films ActorsDan Hedaya, Joseph Cross, Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Deborah Rush, Maria Thayer Roles Chuck Noblet Rating59% Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), a 46-year-old former high school dropout and self-described "junkie whore", is released from prison and returns to her childhood home. She discovers her mother has died, her father, Guy (Dan Hedaya), has remarried to the hateful Sara Blank (Deborah Rush), and she has an arrogant half-brother Derrick (Joseph Cross). To make matters worse, her father is in a "stress-induced coma". Taking the suggestion of the family doctor (Ian Holm) literally, Jerri decides to pick her life back up where she left it, beginning her high school all over again as a freshman at Flatpoint High.
, 1h30 Directed byAdam Marcus GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsKipp Marcus, Bernadette Peters, Larry Pine, Henry Simmons, Judith Malina, Miriam Shor Rating61% James Ellis (Kipp Marcus) meets and falls in love with Sarah (Alice Dylan) during time off for snow days while in high school. James, however, has commitment issues, and Sarah eventually winds up engaged to Peter (Peter Giles). His grandmother (Judith Malina) had warned him about the family curse, that the "men always leave and the women go crazy", which causes James to be reluctant to commit. Over the next few years, James searches for his true self, ending up at "The CIA" – the Culinary Institute of America.