Is John Oliver married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Kate Norley who is noted for being a US Army veteran who served as Army Medic during Iraq America war. The couple came to know each other in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the 2008 Republican Convention. At that time, Kate was engaged in the Vets For Freedom campaign whereas Oliver was working for The Daily Show.
Oliver and his crew members were helped by Kate and her fellow veterans hide from security after getting snucked in a restricted area. They became very close and ended their moment by exchanging each other’s email address. They started dating which lasted for a couple of years. Finally, they tied their knot in October 2011.
John Oliver and his wife Kate Norley welcomed their first child as a son named Hudson in 2015. Hudson was born prematurely after a difficult pregnancy phase suffered by his mother. However, he has been able to grow as a healthy child and is medically fit and fine.
The couple welcomed their second child as a son in 2018. The family of four currently resides in New York City. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of John Oliver:
Who is John Oliver?
Born as John William Oliver, he landed the planet on 23 April 1977, which makes his age be 33 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an English comedian, producer, writer, television host, actor as well as a successful political commentator. He has gained a huge success in the industry which he started from being a stand-up comedian.
From his initial stand-up comedian career, he started working both in the United States as well as in the United Kingdom. Ge gained more popularity after being the part of late-night satire television series called The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its senior British correspondent. Being the writer of The Daily Show, he amassed three Primetime Emmy Awards in his name.
Oliver is also credited for being the co-host with Andy Zaltzman for the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle. As an actor, Oliver has appeared in various television programs including his recurring role on the NBC sitcom Community as Ian Duncan. On the movies side, he is noted for appearing in The Smurfs (2011) and its further sequel.
Oliver has been serving as the host for the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver since 2014. He earned six Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards for his contribution to Last Week Tonight.
Early Life and Education
Oliver was born in 1977 and his place of birth is in Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. He was born to the parents named Jim Oliver (father) and Carole Oliver (mother). Talking more about his family background, his father was a school headmaster and a social worker as well. Likewise, Oliver’s mother used to work as a math teacher.
His nationality is English and regarding his ancestral background, he carries both English and Irish ancestry. He is the grandson of Osborne George Oliver and Charlotte Hester Girdlestone who were electricity board officials and a religious education adviser respectively. Likewise, his uncle Stephen Oliver is none other than the popular English composer for the operas.
Moving to his mother’s side, he is The Rev. William Boyd Carpenter’s great-great-grandson. His family used to produce various clergies of the Church of England. From his early days, Oliver developed an interest in sports where he is an avid fan of Liverpool FC. Regarding his education, he was enrolled at the Mark Rutherford School in Bedford.
He attended Christ’s College, Cambridge after completion of his secondary-level graduation. Oliver was one of the members of the theatrical club named Cambridge Footlights which was run by Cambridge University’s students. He turned as the club’s vice president in 1997. The following year, he completed his graduation with a degree in English from Christ’s College.
Career and Professional Life
In 2001, Oliver appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he played the role of an oleaginous journalist. He often worked together with other members of Chocolate Milk Gang including Russell Howard, David O’Doherty, Daniel Kitson and Alun Cochrane. In 2002, he was seen in performing in his first solo show. In collaboration with Andy Zaltzman, he was seen on a double act and co-hosting Political Animal in 2004 and 2005.
He moved to The Daily Show after moving to New York City. He started performing in small clubs in the city and eventually grabbed the opportunity to work for big ventures. His first stand-up special was named John Oliver: Terrifying Times in 2008 which was later released in the form of DVD.
In 2010, he started hosting hn Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and has already completed four seasons. He moved to Afghanistan in 2013 on a USO tour where he performed for the troops there.
Before joining The Daily Show, he has made a contribution to British television as a panelist on Mock the Week, a popular satirical news quiz. In 2005 and 2006, he frequently appeared in the series as a guest where he made his appearance in 7 episodes out of 11.
In July 2006, he became Senior British Correspondent for The Daily Show. On the recommendation of comedian Ricky Gervais, he was interviewed for the show. He secured the job after a couple of weeks after his interview. In 2009, 2011 and 2012, he was able to earn Emmy Awards for outstanding writing.
He also co-hosted a weekly satirical comedy podcast called The Bugle from October 2007 to May 2015. It was originally produced by The Times of London and later turned as an independent project in the year 2012. The 200th episode was telecasted on 13 July 2012.
Oliver is also credited for being the part of stand-up comedy television series named John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show which he joined in 2009. He also turned as an executive producer for the show alongside Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday, David Martin and James Taylor.
He started hosting late-night talk show host Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that presents the satirical look at various current events, politics and news. The show was honored a Peabody Award in 2018 at the 77th Annual Peabody Awards.
Moving towards his television acting career, he made an appealing recurring role on the NBC comedy Community where he portrayed the role of a psychology professor named Ian Duncan. At the same time, he was working for The Daily Show and therefore he has yo decline the offer of appearing regularly on the series.
For the FOX animated television series The Simpsons, Oliver made a guest appearance in the 25th season episode as Booth Wilkes-John. Regarding his film career, he first made his appearance in The Love Guru as Dick Pants in 2008. For The Smurfs film and its sequel, he voiced as Vanity Smurf.
John Oliver is married to US Army veteran Kate Norley. They celebrated their wedding in October 2011 after dating for two years. From their conjugal life, the duo has welcomed two sons, one born in 2015 and next in 2018. No past relationship records have been exploring about Oliver.
It seems like, the couple is very serious about their love life and therefore, the chance of getting them separated is very rare. They often allocate time together for the family out of their busy schedules.
Moving towards his body measurement, Oliver stands at a tall height of 6 feet and his weight is about 77 kilograms. This makes him carry a perfect BMI calculation and the credit might go to his healthy lifestyle. This man who has brown eyes and dark brown hair mostly carries a smile in his face.
Salary and Net worth
The English comedian John Oliver has an estimated net worth of 5 million USD. He is a versatile man who has been making an impressive amount of earnings through his multi-profession in the entertainment industry. He is a writer, producer, actor, political commentator as well as a television host, in addition to being a stand-up comedian.
Oliver has made a number of awards and nominations into his account including Primetime Emmy Award (2009, 2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018), Writers Guild of America Award (2010), Writers Guild of America Award (2015), Dorian Award (2015), GLAAD Media Award (2015), Critics’ Choice Television Award (2016), Producers Guild of America Award (2016), TCA Award (2018) and so on.
Wiki and Facts
One can find the biography of comedian Oliver in most of the recognized wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. He is also active on various social media including Instagram @iamjohnoliver where he has retained over 90k followers now. His Twitter profile is reachable @iamjohnoliver where he has been followed by over 5.21 million people.