Ricky Gervais Wife, Age, Movies, Net Worth, Stand Up and Quotes

Ricky Gervais Biography

Ricky Gervais (Full Name: Ricky Dene Gervais) is a popular English comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. Besides, he co-created, co-wrote, and acted in the British television sitcoms The Office (2001–2003), Extras (2005–2007), and Life’s Too Short (2011–2013) alongside Stephen Merchant. Ricky also created, wrote, and appeared in Derek (2012–2014) and After Life (2019–2022).

In 2003, The Observer named him one of the 50 funniest performers in British comedy. In 2010, Ricky was included in the Time 100 list of Globe’s Most Influential People. He initially served in the music industry. He attempted a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing and managed the then-unknown band Suede prior to turning to comedy.

Ricky appeared on The 11 O’Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000, garnering a reputation as an outspoken and sharp-witted social provocateur. In 2000, he was given a Channel 4 spoof talk show, Meet Ricky Gervais. He achieved greater mainstream fame the next year with his BBC television mock documentary series The Office, followed by Extras in 2005. Ricky also wrote the Flanimals book series.

Quick Facts

Age 63 years old (born June 25, 1961)
Net Worth $160 million
Wife Jane Fallon (dating)
Show The Ricky Gervais Show
Occupation Comedian and actor
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Ricky Gervais Age

Ricky is 63 years old. He was born on June 25, 1961, in Reading, Berkshire, England. Ricky celebrates his birthday on June 25, every year.

Early Life And Education

Ricky was born in Battle Hospital in Reading, Berkshire to parents Eva Sophia (née House; 1925–2000) and Lawrence Raymond “Jerry” Gervais (1919–2002). His father is a Franco-Ontarian of French Canadian and Iroquois descent. He has three siblings named schoolteacher Larry (1945–2019), Marsha, a teacher for special needs children (1948–), and painter–decorator Bob (1950–).

He attended Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools and earned his secondary education at Ashmead Comprehensive School. Following a gap year that he spent serving as a gardener at the University of Reading, Ricky attended University College London (UCL) in 1980. He intended to study biology but changed to philosophy following two weeks, and was awarded an upper second-class honours degree in the subject from University College London in 1983.

Ricky Gervais Wife

Ricky has been dating Jane Fallon since 1982. Jane Fallon is an English author of four bestselling novels, such as Getting Rid of Matthew (2007) and Got You Back (2008).

Ricky Gervais Actor

He is an actor whose mainstream TV on-screen debut came in September 1998 as part of Channel 4’s Comedy Lab series of pilots. Ricky’s one-off show Golden Years focused on a David Bowie-obsessed character called Clive Meadows. He then came to much wider national attention with an obnoxious, cutting persona featured in a topical slot that replaced Ali G’s segments on the satirical Channel 4 comedy program The 11 O’Clock Show in early 1999, in which his role used as many expletives as was possible and produced an inordinate number of politically incorrect statements.

Among the other regular featured comedians on the show was Mackenzie Crook, later a co-star of The Office. Two years later, Ricky went on to present his comedy chat show for Channel 4 called Meet Ricky Gervais. It was poorly welcomed and has since been mocked by him himself. Throughout this time, he also wrote for the BBC sketch show Bruiser and The Jim Tavare Show.

Movies And TV Shows


– Dog Eat Dog (2001) as Bouncer.

– Valiant (2005) as Bugsy.

– Stardust (2007) as Ferdy the Fence.

– Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) as Dr. McPhee.

– The Invention of Lying (2009) as Mark Bellison.

– Escape from Planet Earth (2013) as Mr. James Bing.

– The Little Prince (2015) as The Conceited Man.

– David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) as David Brent.

– Save Ralph (2021).

Tv Shows

– The Jim Tavaré Show (1999).

– Comedy Lab (1999).

– Meet Ricky Gervais (2000)

– Spaced (2001).

– The Office (2001-2003).

– Happiness (2003) as himself

– Extras (2005-2007)

– The Office (U.S.) (2005-2013)

– The Simpsons (2006, 2011)

– Family Guy (2012).


Ricky’s comedy special, Armageddon, was released on Netflix on December 25, 2023. Armageddon faced controversy for making a joke on cancer patients. Armageddon afterward won for “Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television” at the 81st Golden Globe Awards, but Ricky didn’t attend the ceremony.

Golden Globe Awards

– Stand-Up Comedy on Television (2024).

– Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2004).


In 2008, Ricky appeared as Dr. Bertram Pincus in the 2008 American fantasy comedy movie Ghost Town.


Ricky, Karl Pilkington, and Stephen Merchant created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. Over January and February 2006 the podcast was consistently ranked the position 1 podcast in the world. The podcast appeared in the 2007 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most downloaded podcast, with an average of 261, 670 downloads per episode during its first month.


Ricky toured the UK in 2003 with his stand-up show Animals. The Politics tour followed a year after his fourth show was entitled Science, and ended with an eleven-date tour in August 2009 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.


On May 9, 2018, it was reported that Netflix had given a production order for the first season of the comedy-drama After Life. It was developed and directed by Ricky, who also appeared in it and executive-produced it with Duncan Hayes, with Charlie Hanson as producer; the series debuted on March 8, 2019.

On April 3, 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season, which launched on April 24, 2020. In May 2020 it was reported that Ricky had signed a new deal with Netflix, such as a third season of After Life.

Stand Up

Ricky is a stand-up comedian. He started his stand-up career in the late 1990s. He has performed on five multi-national stand-up comedy tours. Ricky, Merchant, and Karl Pilkington created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned many spin-offs such as An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012), starring Pilkington and produced by Ricky and Merchant. In 2016, he wrote, directed, and appeared in the comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road.

He has also appeared in the Hollywood films For Your Consideration (2006), the Night at the Museum film series trilogy (2006–2014), Ghost Town (2008), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). Ricky wrote, directed, and appeared in the 2009 romantic comedy film The Invention of Lying and the 2016 Netflix-released comedy film Special Correspondents.


Ricky has the best response to people calling on him to host the Oscars.


Ricky earned greater mainstream fame the following year with his BBC television mock documentary series The Office, followed by Extras in 2005. He also wrote the Flanimals book series.


– “Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.”

– “You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.”

– “The best advice I’ve ever received is, ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.”

– “Remember, when you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It is only painful for others.

– “Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.”

– “Beliefs do not change facts. Facts, if one is rational, should change beliefs.”

– “You do your own thing and you see if you survive.”

– “No one wants to see cool people doing brilliantly. I want to see the struggle. That’s the fun bit.”

Comedy Shows

– After Life (2019-2022).

– The Office (2001–2003).

– Life’s Too Short (2011–2013).

– An Idiot Abroad (2012).

– Extras (2005-200).


Ricky is a man of average stature who stands at a height of  5 ft 8 in (approx. 1.73 m).

Net Worth

Ricky has been a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director for over three decades. He has garnered a decent fortune over the years. Ricky’s net worth is $160 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Is Ricky Gervais Worth?

As an actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker, Ricky is worth $160 million

How Much Did Ricky Gervais Make From The Office?

He has made history following raking in a whopping £1.41 million for just one stand-up show.

How Rich Is Ricky Gervais?

Ricky is worth $160 million.

How Wealthy Is Ricky Gervais?

Ricky has been an actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker who has a net worth of $160 million.

Social Media Accounts

Twitter –@rickygervais

Instagram – rickygervais