Eddie Izzard


Date Of Birth

.February 7, 1962 (1962-02-07) (age 46)


Eddie Izzard Biography:

British comedian and actor Edward John “Eddie” Izzard was born on February 7, 1962 in Aden, Yemen. To avoid the dangers of the political crises during the 1960’s, his family relocated frequently, finally settling down in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England. Izzard attended Eastbourne College, and in 1968, lost his mother to cancer. His mother’s death deeply affected Izzard, but he was able to find some comfort in the comedy stylings of Monty Python, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and Benny Hill. While he was an accountancy major at the University of Sheffield, Izzard worked as a stand-up comedian. When Izzard was expelled from the university, he became a street performer and eventually went back to doing stand-up in 1987. He attained international success with and earned two Emmy awards for his work on Dress to Kill and in 2003, he garnered a Tony award for Best Leading Actor for his work on a revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Currently, Izzard is appearing as a regular on the FX series, The Riches.

Wayne Malloy is portrayed by Eddie Izzard on the show The Riches. Wayne and his wife, Dahlia, have spent most of their married life living in their RV and teaching their kids how to become ruthless con artists. When they accidentally kill Doug and Cherien Rich in a vehicular accident, Wayne gets his family to pretend that they are the Riches, and in the process gains unlimited access to the wealthy, but dead, couple’s money and properties.

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Place of Birth

Aden, Yemen

Birth Name

Eddie Izzard



Fun Facts



.Won Emmy Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
for: Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (V)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
for: Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (V)

Nominated Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
for: Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (V)
Shared with:
Charlie Swanson
Lawrence Jordan

Nominated Satellite Award Best Actor in a Series, Drama
for: "The Riches" (2007)

Teen Choice Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2007 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Chemistry
for: Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Shared with:
George Clooney
Casey Affleck
Scott Caan
Don Cheadle
Matt Damon
Elliott Gould
Eddie Jemison
Bernie Mac
Brad Pitt
Shaobo Qin
Carl Reiner
Andy Garcia






.5' 7" (1.70 m)


."I'd be happy to be taken as a woman -- and that's what I was initially trying to do when I started throwing on dresses and stuff. But that wasn't going to happen because everyone kept calling me sir. So I thought I'd change the method and just start wearing what I wanted to wear."

"I can go from blokey to girlie in 15 minutes and then I'm out the door. But that's the fastest I can do it. Becoming a woman takes work."

"I definitely have breast envy. When teenage girls were saying 'I wish I had breasts', I was thinking the same thing."

"My sexuality is straight transvestite or male lesbian. It seems we are beyond the idea that I am gay and hiding it. If I had to describe how I feel in my head, I'd say I'm a complete boy plus half a girl. I don't seem to have the sixth sense that women have or their stronger senses of taste and smell. Gay men can also have it but straight men don't."

"When I first came out, I thought, I want to walk like a real woman, I don't want to do mincing steps. And there was some girl I saw walking up Holloway Road in Islington who had this long languid walk and I thought, that's what I like, so I incorporated her walk into mine."

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