Tim Minchin is a Actor and Scriptwriter Australien born on 10 july 1975 at Northampton (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Timothy David MinchinNationality AustralieBirth 10 july 1975
(43 years) at Northampton (United-kingdom
Laurence Olivier Award
Timothy David "Tim" Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, and musician. He was born in Northampton, England, but raised in Perth, Western Australia.
Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, including six CDs, five DVDs, and live comedy shows that he has performed internationally. He has appeared on television in Australia, Britain, and the United States. After growing up in Perth, he attended the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), before moving to Melbourne in 2002. His show Darkside launched him into the public eye, achieving critical success at the 2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013, Minchin played the role of rock star Atticus Fetch on Showtime's Californication.
Minchin has a background in theatre and has appeared in various stage productions, in addition to some small acting roles on Australian TV. A documentary film about Minchin, Rock N Roll Nerd (directed by Rhian Skirving), was released theatrically in 2008 and broadcast by ABC1 in 2009. He is the composer and lyricist of the Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated show Matilda the Musical, based on the Roald Dahl book Matilda.
In 2013, UWA awarded Minchin the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters for his contribution to the arts, recognising his outstanding achievements and worldwide acclaim as a leading composer, lyricist, actor, writer, and comedian.
Minchin was born in Northampton, England, to Australian parents and raised in Perth, Western Australia. His father David Ellison Minchin and grandfather Max Ellison Minchin were surgeons in Perth, descendants of R. E. Minchin, founding director of Adelaide Zoo.
He was educated at the private Christ Church Grammar School and started learning piano at the age of eight, but gave it up after three years because he did not enjoy the discipline. He redeveloped an interest in the instrument after he started writing music with his brother Dan Minchin, a guitarist, but still describes himself as a "hack pianist... a 'more you practise, the better you get' kind of guy". Minchin graduated from UWA in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre, and from WAAPA in 1998 with a Diploma of Music (Commercial Music). In 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from UWA.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sarah. They have two children: a daughter, Violet, and a son, Caspar. Minchin often refers to his relationships in his songs and stand-up routines.