Evelyn McGee-Colbert Wiki: 5 Facts to Know About Stephen Colbert's Wife

Get to know the beautiful and brilliant Evelyn McGee-Colbert, the wife of television host Stephen Colbert. This woman is someone you'd love to get to know!

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Evelyn McGee-Colbert Wiki: 5 Facts to Know About Stephen Colbert's Wife

Who is Evelyn McGee-Colbert?

They say, "behind every great man is a greater woman." This statement is true of the prominent husband and wife pair, Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert. The two were married in 1993 and have three children. Evelyn McGee-Colbert is much more than a stay-at-home-mom. She is an independent woman who has had her own successes in the entertainment industry, thus proving that she is her own woman.

From Wife to Actress

Stephen Colbert has had a plethora of success over the years. What some may not know, is that his wife is also a go-getter in the entertainment industry. She is much more than a stay-at-home mom. She is also independent and strong. She certainly doesn't lean on her husband for fame, she has acquired her own fame all on her own. In 1999, she first appeared on the television show "Strangers with Candy," where she portrayed Nurse Chestnut. The television show was brought back in 2005 and she appeared again as Nurse Chestnut. In 2012, the husband and wife duo appeared on an episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," watch the video below for a peak at their time with Oprah. In 2012, Evelyn McGee-Colbert appeared in the hit movie, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." This movie was the second in the three prequels to "The Lord of The Rings." The first prequel, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide. The movie following "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," is called "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." These three movies acted as the prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy which included: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Evelyn McGee-Colbert portrayed a Lake town spy. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" grossed around 958 million dollars. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies are based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. The first book "The Hobbit," was written in 1932, and is still on the minds of millions of fans. Tolkien went on the write a sequel to "The Hobbit" called "Lord of the Rings." Originally, "The Lord of The Rings" book was meant to be much shorter, but as Tolkien was writing the book, he realized that the world he was creating was much more than just one story.

Stephen Colbert and Evelyn-McGee Colbert grew up only a few blocks from her future husband

As Evelyn McGee-Colbert was growing up and enjoying her youth, Stephen Colbert was doing the same. They did not meet until much later. Their parents new each other, and the future husband and wife pair went to different schools. They finally met while Stephen Colbert was trying to figure out if he should marry his then girlfriend. She either wanted him to get married to her, or break up. He realized that he was so unsure of the situation, that they ended up breaking up. That week, Stephen Colbert went to a musical "Hydrogen Jukebox," by Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg. Stephen Colbert saw his future wife in the line to get food at the show. He knew right at that moment that he was looking at his future wife. As the pair was coming of age, they never knew the beautiful love they would one day have. Thank goodness Stephen Colbert had the nerve to say hello to Evelyn McGee-Colbert. The pair talked for two hours, and Stephen Colbert was getting nervous, as he wasn't sure that Evelyn McGee-Colbert was feeling what he was feeling. Turns out, she felt the same way. The pair had their wedding in 1993. The wedding lead to a beautiful family. The pair now has three kids: Madeline, John, and Peter.

“You will kick yourself for the rest of your life if you do not turn around and say hello to her.”

-Stephen Colbert on meeting his future bride

Net Worth and Home

Stephen Colbert's age is 53; his birthday is May 13th. Even after all these years, he is still growing his career. He took over "The Late Show" in 2015. Previously, David Letterman was the host of the show. He hosted "The Late Show" for 22 years - he arrived at the show in 1993. Before taking over "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert had a show called "The Colbert Report." The move to "The Late Show," was a huge step forward in his career. Because of his huge success as a writer, comedian, and TV show host, his net worth has grown quite a bit. Stephen Colbert's net worth is 45 million dollars, providing himself, his children, and of course Evelyn McGee-Colbert. The sweet, happy family has celebrated years of birthdays from their lovely home in Montclair, New Jersey. The family is happy as a clam. After 24 years of marriage, the couple has created a beautiful and strong family. The family practices Roman Catholicism. In fact, Stephen Colbert is an ordained minister. He also does not make jokes about religion on his show out of respect. Evelyn McGee-Colbert is truly the rock of this wonderful family. She has contributed to the career of Stephen Colbert by being a strong and supportive wife. Their three children are growing up quickly, and the couple keeps them out of the public eye so that they can have a normal life. The children do not even watch Stephen Colbert when he is acting in his satirical character. He does not want the children to think that who he is on TV is actually real. The Colbert family is a true American family, and Evelyn McGee-Colbert is the rockstar of their lives.

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