Evelyn McGee-Colbert is a well-known American actress who is the wife of Late Night Show host Stephen Colbert. Aside from that, she is well-known for her role as an actress in the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The couple’s romance has been going on for a long time and is still going strong. Evelyn and Stephen have three children together and are frequently seen together at events and in movies.
Evelyn McGee-Colbert: Family, Career
Evelyn’s full name is Evelyn Brabham McGee, and she was born in Charleston, South Carolina on July 23, 1963. Evelyn, 55, was born into a well-established family, though her personal life is not as well-known as her career. Joseph McGee, a litigator with the firm Buist Smythe McGee, was her father. Aside from that, no information about her family life has been released.
The actress earned a double major in English and drama from the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1985. In the year 1999, she played Nurse Chestnut in the television series Strangers with Candy.
The television show was revived in 2005, and she was still cast as Nurse Chestnut. She starred in The Lord of the Rings: The Desolation of Smaug, a hit sequel series, in 2012.
In the pilot for the series, she played an uncredited nurse, and in the film, she played Colbert’s wife.
Relationship Status: Single?
Evelyn and Stephen Colbert have been married since October 13, 1993. The couple met in an unusual way, and Stephen narrated the story with such emotion. They lived close together but did not meet until 1990.
Stephen had returned to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, due to a conflict. He loved his then-girlfriend but wasn’t sure if he wanted to marry her, so he went to his mother to think about it. His mother advised him not to, and he later went to the Spoleto Festival, where he saw Evelyn and told himself he was going to marry her. He married Evelyn three years later, in 1993.
The couple currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey. They have three children: Madeleine, born in 1995, Peter, born in 1998, and John, born in 2002. Colbert did not want his children to see his show, The Colbert Report, because children do not understand irony and humor, and he did not want his children to think he is paranoid.
Evelyn recently attended the Met Gala, and she had nothing but praise for her husband. When a reporter interviewed them, Evelyn mentioned how sexy her husband is and how he taught her the value of being silly. This demonstrates that the couple is still going strong after 24 years of marriage!
About Her Husband Stephen Colbert
Stephen Tyrone Colbert, born on May 13, 1964, is an American comedian and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central show The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014, as well as the CBS talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015).
He was raised in a Catholic family on James Island, South Carolina, as the youngest of eleven children. He studied performance art at Northwestern University after attending Hampden-Sydney College.
Stephen began 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 appearance, on the Comedy Central sketch show Exit 57.
Colbert has appeared in several television and film projects, including Stranger with Candy, The Dana Carvey Show, and The Daily Show, for which he also wrote.
In an interview with Rolling Stone on August 29, 2018, he revealed that as a child, he suffered from anxiety and used to take Xanax. He also talked about his nervous breakdown after his marriage to Evelyn in 1993, and how he used to walk in circles around his couch after that.
However, he later realized that performing helped him cope with his anxiety and chose to focus on that rather than taking medication; he also stopped taking Xanax.