Ricky Gervais

Occupation: Actor, Comedian

Nationality: British

Born: June 25, 1961 (54)

Ricky Dene Gervais is a well known British actor and comedian. He began his career in stand-up comedy in the 1990s to mixed reactions.

Gervais came to fame on The Office which he wrote, produced and starred in alongside Stephen Merchant, MacKenzie Crook and Martin Freeman. His next show Extras was also a critical success.

More recently, Gervais has starred in films such as Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying and has hosted the Golden Globes three times. He starred opposite Warwick Davis in Life's Too Short, and will soon be seen in Muppets Most Wanted alongside Tina Fey and Ty Burrell.

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