Susie Dent Biography

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Facts of Susie Dent
Date of Birth: 1964 , November-19
Age:53 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
NameSusie Dent
Birth NameSusie Dent
Nick NameSusie
Birth Place/CityWoking
Working ForTelevision
Net Worth$7 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Face ColorWhite
Famous forTelevision host
Married toPaul Atkins
EducationSomerville College, Oxford, Princeton University, University of Oxford
TV ShowCountdown
BooksHow to Talk Like a Local: From Cockney to Geordie, a National Companion
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Susie Dent is a talented person. She is a lexicographer and etymologist, best recognized for her appearance in Dictionary Corner on the Channel 4's game show named Countdown. She is an author as well and has published several of books in her career.

Early Life

Susie Dent was born on 19th November 1964 in Woking, United Kingdom. She is an etymologist and also a lexicographer. She is better known for her work in a British game show named Countdown’s ‘Dictionary Corner’ which airs on Channel 4.

Susie is a British by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.

Education and career

Susie Dent attended an independent Roman Catholic day school named Marist Convent in Ascot. She has completed her B.A in modern language from the Somerville College, Oxford.

She completed her master’s degree in German from the Princeton University. After leaving the University Susie had worked as a language teacher in the USA and also for a German publisher.

Until around 2000 Susie has worked for the Oxford University Press. On the Channel 4’s long-running game show Susie Dent is better known as the resident adjudicator as well as the lexicographer.

On the show’s current team, she has become one of the longest-serving members. Susie has first started the show in the year 1992 and over the time she has made over 2500 appearances.

She was replaced as a lexicographer by Alison Heard when she took maternity leave over the winter of the year 2007 to 2008. Susie Dent has also worked on a spin-off show named 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.


From the year 2003 to 2007 for the Oxford University Press (OUP), Susie Dent worked as the author of a series of annual Language Reports. It was first simply entitled as The Language Report then was followed by the Larpers and Shroomers in the year 2004, Fanboys and Overdogs in the year 2005, Language Reports for Real in the year 2006, The Like and The Language Report: English on the Move 2000-2007 in the year 2007.  

In the year 2008, the format of the publication got revised as an A-Z collection of the new and newly regenerated words. In October 2008, it got published as the Words of the Year. The same publisher issued Winning Ways in the year 2005 and the What Made the Crocodile Cry? 101 question about the English language (ISBN 1905211791) in the year 2009.

Susie Dent’s book about dialects entitled How to Talk Like a Local was published in the year 2010 March.

Personal life

Dent is a married woman and has two children. She has earned popularity as an author and through her television works.

Susie Dent is a married to Paul Atkins. Her husband is a CEO of Patomak Global Partners LLC. She has two children, daughters namely Thea Atkins and Lucy Atkins.

Net worth

The estimated net worth of Susie is $7 million and her salary and earning in the year 2016 was estimated about $440,000. Susie Dent revealed on the Countdown that she is a vegan.