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Stephen Merchant

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24, 1974
Hanham, England
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24, 1974 (age 45)
Hanham, England


English actor, screenwriter and producer who earned eight Primetime Emmy nominations for his contributions to the popular NBC sitcom The Office. His other television writing credits include Life's Too Short and Hello Ladies, the latter of which he also starred in. He also appeared as the character Caliban in the 2017 film Logan

Before Fame

He had his first entertainment job as a broadcaster on the University of Warwick's radio station. His earliest screenwriting work includes The 11 O'Clock Show and an episode of Comedy Lab.


He wrote for the award-nominated Ricky Gervais Show as well as for Extras.

Family Life

He was born in Bristol, England to plumber-turned-actor Ron Merchant. His sister, Alexandra Merchant, became an art director. He dated actress Christine Marzano.

Associated With

He and Ricky Gervais co-starred on Extras with Ashley Jensen.