Who is Stephen Colbert’s Wife Evelyn McGee?

Stephen Colbert is a distinct face in mainstream entertainment. A late-night show host, Stephen headlines his own show, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Even though Stephen is a high-profile entertainment host, he rarely talks about his personal life on air. In the hundreds of interviews Colbert has given, he prefers to keep personal details under wraps. This might be one of the reasons, why his marriage to Evelyn McGee has been so successful. While Evelyn is an actress with few credits to her name, she is not as established in mainstream media as Colbert. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Evelyn McGee.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameEvelyn Brabham McGee
Date of birthJuly 23, 1963
Place of birthCharleston, South Carolina, USA
Zodiac signLeo
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BA in English and Theater)
OccupationActress, producer, cinematographer
Debut filmStrangers with Candy (2005)
Debut TV showStrangers with Candy (1999)
Other notable worksThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Chronicles of Amber (TV series, executive producer), Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself (2020, executive producer)
SpouseStephen Tyrone Colbert (m. 1993 – present)
ChildrenMadeline Colbert (b. 1995), Peter Colbert (b. 1998), John Colbert (b. 2002)
ResidenceMontclair, New Jersey, USA
HobbiesReading, traveling, gardening
Favorite bookN/A
Favorite movieN/A
Favorite TV showN/A
Favorite music genreN/A
Favorite bandN/A
Favorite colorBlue
Pet nameBenny (a rescue dog)
Charity involvementMontclair Film Festival, DonorsChoose.org, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Autism Speaks
Actress Evelyn McGee-Colbert with his husband Stephen Colbert.
Actress Evelyn McGee-Colbert and her husband Stephen Colbert.

Upbringing & Education

Evelyn McGee was born on July 23, 1963, in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Joseph McGee, a prominent lawyer and politician who served in the state legislature and founded a prestigious law firm. She grew up in a cultured and educated family and pursued early education in her hometown. After completing high school, Evelyn decided to enroll at the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Science in hopes of pursuing a career in performing. She graduated in 1985 with a double major in English and Drama. After college, McGee decided to pursue her career as a performing actor.

Professional Career

Even after graduating from college, Evelyn did not get a chance to appear in major movies or TV series. She finally got her big break in 1999, when she was cast in “Strangers with Candy”. The series was a cult hit and helped Evelyn secure more roles down the line. She played the role of Nurse Chestnut and later reprised her role in the 2005 prequel movie. While Evelyn worked on several projects down the line, she also got a chance to star in the hit movie, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. Roles died down for Evelyn, who started focusing on supporting her husband and family.

Meeting Stephen Colbert

In an episode of The Late Show, Colbert went into detail about how he met his wife. As it happened, Colbert’s ex-girlfriend was pressuring Colbert for marriage, but Colbert was not too sure about it. To calm things down and get his head in the clear, Colbert decided to make the trip to Charleston, South Carolina. After realizing that he did not want to get married at all, Colbert was gearing up for his way back.
However, he was invited by his mother to accompany her to the Spoleto Festival. During the festival, Colbert first met Evelyn. Evelyn who was dressed in black linen caught Colbert’s eyes and the pair spent time eyeing each other across the room. Colbert finally took the courage and talked to Evelyn, only to realize that she was from the same part of the town. As Colbert put it,

“We realized we had grown up with each other, but hadn’t gone to the same school. She’d gone to the all-girls school and I’d gone to, essentially, the all-boys school. We knew so many people in common we were suddenly incredibly embarrassed because we thought, ‘Oh, our friends are gonna find out from stories that we were flirting with [each other] across a room at a party.’”

Marriage and Children

Evelyn and Stephen got married in 1993 and have three children: Madeline, Peter, and John. Since, they have been married for almost 30 years and have maintained a strong and loving relationship throughout their careers and family life.

Evelyn has supported Stephen in his various endeavors, from his comedy show Strangers with Candy to his late-night talk show The Late Show. She has also pursued her own interests as an actress, a producer, and a board member of several organizations. She has appeared in some of Stephen’s projects, such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, where they played Laketown spies along with their sons. She has also worked behind the scenes as the vice president of Spartina Productions, Stephen’s production company.

Evelyn and Stephen live in Montclair, New Jersey, where they are active members of the community. They are involved in the Montclair Film Festival, which Evelyn serves as the president of the board of trustees. They also support various causes and charities, such as DonorsChoose.org, which funds classroom projects for teachers. They are devout Catholics who attend church regularly and practice their faith.

Net Worth- How Rich are Evelyn and Stephen Colbert?

Evelyn McGee has a net worth of over $1 million. Stephen Colbert, on the other hand, has a net worth of $75 million, making him one of the highest-paid TV hosts in the world. Together, Evelyn McGee and Stephen Colbert have a combined net worth of over $76 million. This means that they are richer than many celebrities such as Emily Ratajkowski ($8 million), Megan Fox ($8 million), and Becky G ($17 million.

Controversies surrounding Evelyn McGee

Evelyn has not been involved in any major controversies or scandals in her personal or professional life. She has maintained a low profile and a positive reputation in the media. She is mostly known for her love story with Stephen, her involvement in the film industry, and her philanthropic work. Evelyn is widely regarded as a successful, talented, and graceful woman who balances her career and family with ease.

Evelyn McGee Physical Traits

Physical TraitDescription
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel Brown
Skin toneFair
Face shapeOval
Nose shapeStraight
Lip shapeThin
Eyebrow shapeArched


Is Evelyn McGee an actress?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee married to Stephen Colbert?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee from South Carolina?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee older than Stephen Colbert?No
Is Evelyn McGee related to Joseph McGee?No
Is Evelyn McGee a producer?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee a nurse?No
Is Evelyn McGee a spy?No
Is Evelyn McGee a mother of three children?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee a vegetarian?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a fan of Lord of the Rings?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a lawyer?No
Is Evelyn McGee a singer?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a Democrat?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a Catholic?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee a redhead?No
Is Evelyn McGee a graduate of Yale University?No
Is Evelyn McGee a friend of Amy Sedaris?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a supporter of UNICEF?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a dog lover?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee a co-host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert?No
Is Evelyn McGee a contributor to The Colbert Report?No
Is Evelyn McGee a member of the Monty Python comedy group?No
Is Evelyn McGee a fan of Harry Potter?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a philanthropist?Yes
Is Evelyn McGee a writer?No
Is Evelyn McGee a director?No
Is Evelyn McGee a teacher?No
Is Evelyn McGee a painter?Unknown
Is Evelyn McGee a gamer?Unknown

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