Evelyn McGee-Colbert Biography

Evelyn McGee-Colbert is an actress who is married to Stephen Colbert. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: July 23, 1963

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Evelyn Brabham McGee

Born in: Charleston, South Carolina

Famous as: Actress

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Spouse/Ex-: Stephen Colbert (m. 1993)

father: Joseph McGee

children: John Colbert, Madeline Colbert, Peter Colbert

U.S. State: South Carolina

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education: University of Virginia

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Evelyn McGee-Colbert is an American actress who is married to comedian, actor, host, and producer, Stephen Colbert. The couple has been married for over 25 years and has three children. As an actress, Evelyn has appeared in the TV show ‘Strangers with Candy’ as well as in the movie ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. Her acting credits prove that she is more than just a celebrity wife and has earned recognition on her own as well. Born to a renowned Charleston civil litigator, Evelyn is a well-educated and intelligent lady. As a family woman, she is caring and supportive. She understands the constant work pressure her husband faces and is always by his side to provide moral support. She often accompanies him to the film industry’s award functions and other events.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Evelyn McGee-Colbert was born as Evelyn Brabham McGee on 23rd July 1963 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Her father, Joseph McGee, is a renowned civil litigator who worked for South Carolina’s House of Representatives. He also owns a firm called Buist Moore Smythe McGee.
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  • Evelyn McGee-Colbert is an occasional actress who has contributed to a number of good film and TV projects.
  • In 1999, she first appeared in the TV series ‘Strangers with Candy,’ where she played Nurse Chestnut while her husband portrayed the character of Chuck. She reprised the role when a film based on the series was made in 2005.
  • In 2012, Evelyn and her husband were featured in an episode of the TV series "Oprah's Next Chapter.” Evelyn also acted in the hit film ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ in 2013. The same year, she had a role in the flick ‘Alpha House’ as well.
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Relationship with Stephen Colbert
  • Evelyn McGee and Stephen Colbert were raised in same city and their parents even knew each other. However, the two didn’t meet each other until 1990. McGee met her future-husband at the "Spoleto Festival" and both instantly fell in love.
  • According to Colbert, at the time, he was in a relationship with a woman named Ann but was not sure whether he wanted to marry her. He decided to call it quits with her. Around this time, the actor went to a musical and saw Evelyn in the line to get snacks at the show. When he first saw her, he said to himself: “That's your wife. You're going to marry her. You will kick yourself for the rest of your life if you do not turn around and say hello to her!”
  • When Colbert finally approached Evelyn, they realized that they had a deep connection. They kept looking at each other and talked for two hours straight. At that time, they both knew that they were made for each other. Shorty after, the two began dating and finally got married on October 9, 1993. Today, Evelyn and Colbert have been married for more than 25 years and their love is still as strong as ever. They have three children: John, Peter, and Madeline.

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- January 10, 2019
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