Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, perhaps best known for creating, writing, and acting in the British TV series The Office (2001–03). Gervais has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007, he was voted the 11th-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd-greatest stand-up comic. In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.
|Full name at birth||
Ricky Dene Gervais
|Claim to fame||
Life's Too Short
|Date of birth||
25 June 1961
|Place of birth||
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Actor, Comic, Director, Producer, Musician
5' 8" (173 cm)
Ashmead Comprehensive Boys School, Reading, Berkshire, England
University College London for a Degree in Philosophy
United Agents Ltd
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