Stephen Merchant Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Aug, 2021
Facts of Stephen Merchant
Date of Birth: 1974 , November-24
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Name Stephen Merchant
Birth Name Stephen James Merchant
Nick Name Smerch, Spud
Father Ronald John Merchant
Mother Jane Elaine Hibbs
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Hanham, Bristol, England
Profession Actor, Comedian, Writer, Director, TV Presenter
Net Worth $40 Million
Girlfriend Mircea Monroe
Education Hanham High School, University of Warwick
Awards British Academy Television Award, British Comedy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, British Comedy Award, Broadcasting Press Guild Award, CinEuphoria Award, Women's Image Network Award, Writers Guild of America Award
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram, Official Site
Movies Hot Fuzz, Run Fatboy Run, Tooth Fairy, Hall Pass, Movie 43, Logan, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Fighting with My Family, Good Boys, Jojo Rabbit, Locked Down
TV Show The Office (UK), Bromwell High, Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show, An Idiot Abroad, Life's Too Short, Hello Ladies, Drunk History, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Lip Sync Battle, Dream Corp, LLC
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Stephen Merchant is an English actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and presenter. He was the co-writer and co-director of the British sitcom The Office and an executive producer on the US version alongside Ricky Gervais. He is also the co-creator of Lip Sync Battle and has starred in sitcoms like Extras and Life's Too Short. 

How Old Is Stephen Merchant? What Is His Height?

Stephen Merchant was born Stephen James Merchant on November 24, 1974, to plumber-builder Ronald John Merchant and nursery nurse Jane Elaine Hibbs. The 46-year-old is known for his towering height, standing at 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters).  

Born and raised in Hanham, Bristol, England, Merchant attended Hanham High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Literature from the University of Warwick in 1996.  

Who Is Stephen Merchant's Girlfriend? 

Stephen Merchant lives with his partner, Mircea Monroe, an American actress known for movies like Cellular, House of the Dead 2, Just Friends, The Change-Up, and Magic Mike, and TV series like Episodes, Hart of Dixie, Impastor, and Sing It!

Stephen Merchant and his partner Mircea Monroe SOURCE: Getty Images

They have been linked together since as far back as 2017 and split their time between  Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, California, and London, England.    

What Is Stephen Merchant Known For?

Stephen Merchant began his career as a stand-up comic. In 1997, he met Ricky Gervais who offered him a position as his secretary.  

They co-wrote and co-directed the British mockumentary sitcom The Office. They have since been frequent collaborators, co-hosting the award-winning podcast The Ricky Gervais Show and executive producing the US adaptation of The Office starring Steve Carell.   

Merchant went on to co-write, co-direct, and co-star alongside Gervais in the sitcoms Extras and Life's Too Short, both on BBC/HBO. He was the brain behind what would be Lip Synch Battle

Stephen Merchant as Caliban in Logan SOURCE: Film

On the big screens, he has most notably played the mutant Caliban in the 2017 superhero movie Logan starring Hugh Jackman and Hugh in the retired WWE wrestler Paige's biopic Fighting with My Family

Other notable film roles include Peter Ian Staker in Hot Fuzz, Donald in Movie 43, Claude in Good Boys, and Captain Deertz in Jojo Rabbit.        

How Much Is Stephen Merchant Worth in 2021?

According to, Stephen Merchant has a net worth of $40 million as of March 2021. He currently resides in a $3.16 million Beverly Hills mansion that was previously owned by Ellen DeGeneres.