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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 February 1964Avonmouth, Bristol, England, UK
Nickname Monkey Boy
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lee Evans was born on February 25, 1964 in Avonmouth, Bristol, England. He is an actor and writer, known for There's Something About Mary (1998), The Fifth Element (1997) and Mousehunt (1997). He has been married to Heather Nudds since September 22, 1984. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Heather Nudds (22 September 1984 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Sweat and energy - his stand-up routines are so manic that his suits last barely a couple of dates. Only stage props are a towel and occasionally a microphone stand.
Constantly apologizes during his stand-up routines
Creates music for shows himself, and usually performs his own song for an encore

Trivia (24)

Father to Mollie Joan Evans (b. 1993).
Married wife Heather at age 20.
Once played in a band called 'The Forgotten Five'
Says that character 'Malcolm' often refered to in stand-up shows (the man who seems to always work in different jobs like outside McDonalds and as a trolley collector) was created based on a man he saw in a service station. He was a man cleaning the floor with a v-mop he describes the man as looking like 'a lobotomy patient wearing skis on a pebble beach at high tide'.
Son of entertainer Dave Evans
Spent two years at art school in Essex
Won the Perrier Comedy award in 1993
Had a spell as a boxer
Quit boxing at the age of 21
His break came in 1988 at the Edinburgh Festival
For his role as a paranoid murder suspect in "Freeze Frame", he had to shave off all his body hair including his eyebrows, despite warnings that they might not grow back.
Shares birthday with his namesake, sprinter Lee Evans who won the 400m run at the México Olympics in 1968.
Wanted to live in Los Angeles after he won a comedians competition, very early in his career.
Lives in Billericay, Essex, England.
Younger brother of Wayne Evans (b. 1962).
His then-fiancée Heather fell pregnant by him in the summer of 1982 whilst they were living in Scarborough; she went on to suffer an ectopic pregnancy. As a result of the tragedy they did not consider trying for another baby until 10 years later, resulting in their daughter Mollie.
Was originally going to named Cassius Clay.
Was named after Rock'n'Roll singer Jerry Lee Lewis.
Was born with a hole in his heart.
The Producers, London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane - playing Leo Bloom opposite Nathan Lane (who co-starred with Lee in "Mousehunt") as Max Bialystock. Previews from: 22 October 2004, Opening night: 9 November 2004, Booking until: 23 April 2005 [October 2004]
He will be returning to live stand-up comedy in autumn 2005 with his "XL" tour of major British cities, ending at Wembley Stadium. [October 2005]
On his Big Tour of 2008. Touring around Britain. [October 2008]
Albery Theatre, London: received smash reviews in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, playing the crippled servant of Michael Gambon's Hamm [March 2004]
Wired and Wonderful UK tour

Personal Quotes (2)

I started doing physical comedy, because I was like a moving target. You know what British audiences are like - 'he's shit, kill him!' My upbringing taught me to keep moving.
When asked for advice for younger comics: "Breathe! 'Cause if you're still breathing, you've still got a chance! That's the only advice I can offer because as for the rest... it's a nightmare!"

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