Who is Evelyn McGee-Colbert?
Evelyn Brabham McGee was born on 23 July 1963, in Charleston, South Carolina USA, and is an actress, having appeared in several projects, including the film “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. However, she is perhaps better known for being the wife of comedian as well as television host Stephen Colbert.
The Net Worth of Evelyn McGee-Colbert
How rich is Evelyn McGee? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has also very likely been increased significantly thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated at $45 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
While little is known about Evelyn’s childhood, it has been shared that she was born into a well-established family; her father worked for the firm Buist Smythe McGee as a litigator. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Science in hopes of pursuing a career in performing. She took a double major in English and Drama, graduating in 1985.
However, she didn’t really get any big acting opportunities as things turned out differently for her. It wasn’t until the year 1999 that she was cast in “Strangers with Candy”, a series that would become a cult hit, and follows the story of a 46 year-old who returns to high school as a freshman. In the series, she played the role of Nurse Chestnut, and would later reprise her role when a prequel was filmed in 2005, also starring her husband Stephen Colbert.
Husband – Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is an actor, writer, producer, and comedian, but best known for being the host of the show “The Colbert Report”, which ran from 2005 up to 2014, and afterwards hosting “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” the following year. He initially wanted to become an actor, but became highly interested in improvisational theatre, working as an understudy for Steve Carrell. He became a writer and performer before appearing in the series “Strangers with Candy”, which allowed him to make his mark with his first prominent role as the closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet.
When he joined the cast of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, he gained a lot of popularity and acclaim as a correspondent. He left during the peak of his popularity to host “The Colbert Report”, which had a similar format to that of his previous show, and became one of the network’s highest rated series, earning him an invitation to perform during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He has won multiple awards, including nine Primetime Emmys, two Peabodys, and two Grammy Awards. One of his latest projects was hosting the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017.
Relationship and Marriage
According to interviews, Colbert met McGee at the world premiere of “Hydrogen Jukebox” in Charleston during the Spoleto Festival USA. He described the encounter as love at first sight, with the two later realizing that they grew up in the same area, and had many mutual friends. Contrary to popular belief, she actually met Jon Stewart first before she was introduced to her future husband in 1990. Evelyn and Stephen married in 1993, and now have three children together. The family reside in Montclair, New Jersey.
It is not known if she follows the same beliefs as her husband, but many sources believe that it is likely the case. He is known to be a Democrat having stated it in an interview, but mentioned that he has no problems with Republicans, just with Republican policies. He is also a practicing Roman Catholic, and is an ordained minister at the Universal Life Church Monastery, having also taught Sunday school. He lost a bet in 2017 which led to a strict vegan diet for seven months, but returned to eating fish, although will no longer eat anything with a hoof.
Recent Endeavors and Social Media
In 2012, Evelyn was cast in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, which is the second installment of “The Hobbit” film trilogy. The three films serve as a prequel to Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, with Jackson also directing the prequel films, based on the novel entitled “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film received positive reviews and was the fourth highest grossing film of 2013, surpassing “The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Two Towers”.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through social media having an account on Twitter. However, she only posts a few times a year, mostly in support of her husband’s advocacies. Her husband on the other hand is highly active online, promoting his show as well as his opinions on politics. His show also has its own YouTube channel, which regularly posts segments taken from taped episodes. His activity online is similar to most late night talk show hosts, many of whom have expanded their reach to the internet.