Lee Evans

Actor, Comedian, Boxer
Lee Evans garnered recognition in the early 1990s with his outlandish, physical style of stand-up comedy. Evans's act often ended with him dripping in sweat and winded, due to his extremely active, high-intensity ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1964 in Avonmouth, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (17)

Stealing Bess 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doctor Who 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magic Roundabout 2005 (Movie)

Train (Voice)

Undertaking Betty 2005 (Movie)

Delbert (Actor)

Freeze Frame 2004 (Movie)

Sean Veil (Actor)

The Medallion 2003 (Movie)

Arthur Watson (Actor)

Lee Evans: So What Now? 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martins 2001 (Movie)

Robert Martin (Actor)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

Lars Smuntz (Actor)

The Fifth Element 1997 (Movie)

Fog (Actor)

Brooms 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Funny Bones 1995 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinotopia (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

Lee Evans garnered recognition in the early 1990s with his outlandish, physical style of stand-up comedy. Evans's act often ended with him dripping in sweat and winded, due to his extremely active, high-intensity observational comedy routine. Evans became so highly regarded as a comic that he was honored with the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993-- the most prestigious comedy honor in the United Kingdom. Winning the Perrier propelled Evans into television. He was given his own series in 1995, entitled "The World of Lee Evans", which he starred in, wrote, and composed music for. The series was short-lived but it did allow for more exposure, which led to comedic character roles in films. Evans saw an increasing number of film roles in the 1990s, with parts in the sci-fi action film "The Fifth Element", the gross out comedy "There's Something About Mary", and a co-lead alongside Nathan Lane in the family comedy "Mousehunt". He continued to act in the 2000s, but never really gained any more significant leading roles, aside from a recurring voice acting part in the adventure mini-series "Dinotopia". Despite never being able to parlay his British success to American fame, Evans managed to develop a devout cult following in his native England, and even landed a guest spot on the wildly popular series "Doctor Who" in 2009.

Relationships

Heather Evans

Wife

Dave Evans

Father

Molly Evans

Daughter
born c. 1989

Wayne Evans

Brother
older

EDUCATION

dropped out of school at age 16

Milestones

2004

Starred as a paranoid murder suspect who films himself round the clock to provide an alibi in "Freeze Frame"

2000

Cast in the comedy "The Ladies Man" with Tim Meadows

1998

Cast opposite Cameron Diaz in the film "Something About Mary"

1998

Starred in the stand-up tour of the UK, "Don't Try This At Home"

1997

Made unsold sitcom pilot for NBC

1997

Co-starred with Nathan Lane in "Mousehunt"

1997

Had small role of a busboy in Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element"

1995

Film acting debut as a circus entertainer in "Funny Bones"

1995

Appeared in the Oscar-nominated short "Brooms", featuring Stomp

1993

Starred in the British TV production "An Evening with Lee Evans"

1993

Had his own British TV series on Channel 4, "The World of Lee Evans"

1991

Began career as a comedian at age 17

1975

Moved with family to Billericay in Essex (date approximate)

Raised on a council estate near the Bristol docks

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