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.
Evelyn Brabham McGee was born on 23 July 1963, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Born and raised in Charleston, Evelyn’s father for the firm Buist Smythe McGee as a litigator. After graduating from 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 graduating from college, McGee decided to pursue her career as a performing actor.
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 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.’”
The pair began dating soon after and tied the knot in 1993. The pair have been married for 27-years and are proud parents to three lovely children, Peter Colbert, John Colbert, and Madeline Colbert.