Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard

actress, producer, writer

Eddie Izzard was born on Feb 07, 1962 in Yemen. Eddie Izzard's big-screen debut came with Open Fire directed by Paul Greengrass in 1994. Eddie Izzard is known for The Kids in the Hall directed by Kelly Makin, David Foley stars as 8 episodes, 2022 and Bruce McCulloch as 8 episodes, 2022. Eddie Izzard has got 3 awards and 7 nominations so far. The most recent award Eddie Izzard achieved is International Emmy Awards. The upcoming new movie Eddie Izzard plays is The Almond and the Seahorse which will be released on Dec 16, 2022.

Best-known for her surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where her English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.Izzard worked as a street performer and in smaller comedy venues throughout the mid-to-late 1980s; her big break came when she appeared in Hysteria III, a 1991 AIDS fundraiser held at the London Palladium, and did her now-famous "Raised by wolves" sketch. After that, she drew bigger and bigger audiences, and in 1993 hired the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End for the first of many successful one-man shows. With Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors (1993), she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award (outstanding achievement) and won her first British Comedy Award for top stand-up comedian. She returned to the West End the next year with her second one-man show, Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable (1994), and soon thereafter made her West End debut in a drama, as the lead in the world premiere of David Mamet's "The Cryptogram" with Lindsay Duncan; her success led to her second starring role, in "900 Oneonta".Izzard appeared in 1995 as the title character in Christopher Marlowe's groundbreaking "Edward II". In 1996, she made her big-screen debut alongside Bob Hoskins and Robin Williams in L'agent secret (1996); she also staged another one-man show, Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996), for which she received her second British Comedy Award. She then took "Definite Article" to major cities outside the UK, including New York, and returned to the West End with a new show, Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997), which included a month in New York City at PS122.In 1998, Izzard appeared in another film, Velvet Goldmine (1998), with Ewan McGregor, and also staged her breakthrough one-man U.S. show, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) which aired on HBO and earned Izzard two Emmy Awards. Izzard next took on the challenge of appearing as Lenny Bruce in Peter Hall's West End production of "Lenny."Izzard started 2000 touring the world with Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) and continued to act in films, among them The Criminal (1999); L'ombre du vampire (2000) with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe; and Peter Bogdanovich's Un parfum de meurtre (2001), in which she played Charles Chaplin. She returned to the stage, in London and later in New York (her Broadway debut), with A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (2002), a version of which was televised.In 2003, Izzard was seen on the big screen in Alex Cox's Revengers Tragedy (2002) and on the small screen in a BBC mini-series _40 (2002)(TV)_. Her other films include Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir (1998), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ma super ex (2006), Ocean's 13 (2007) and Walkyrie (2008), and she has voiced roles in a handful of movies, including The Wild (2006), Le Monde de Narnia : Chapitre 2 - Le Prince Caspian (2008) and Cars 2 (2011).Izzard also has appeared in several television series, including a starring role in The Riches (2007), which lasted for two seasons on FX (from 2007-2008), and recurring roles in Hannibal (2013) and United States of Tara (2009).

  • Birthday

    Feb 07, 1962
  • Place of Birth

    Aden, Yemen
  • Also known


Known For


3 wins & 7 nominations

International Emmy Awards
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
Winner - Emmy
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Winner - Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Winner - Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Winner - Primetime Emmy

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows