|Net worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of birth:||February 25, 1964 (58 Years Old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8in (1.75m)|
|Profession:||Musician, actor, screenwriter, comedian, film score composer|
How much is Lee Evans worth?
Lee Evans, a comedian, actor and screenwriter, has a net worth in excess of $30 million. Lee Evans was a comedian who earned the highest income and was one of the most recognizable in the world at his peak. He rose to prominence in the 1990s and enjoyed major success in the 2000s, with his Roadrunner, Big, and Monsters comedy tours. Evans is also an actor and has been seen in films such as “Funny Bones”, “The Fifth Element,”” “Mouse Hunt”, “There’s Something About Mary” and “Freeze Frame.”
Lee set a world record for the biggest audience watching a solo act. In November 2005, he performed to 10,108 people at Manchester Evening News Arena. Other comedians have since broken that record. His 2008 UK tour, “Big”, featured 59 dates. It was attended by more than 500,000 people.
Lee Evans was born in Bristol, England on February 25, 1964 to Dave (Welsh) and Shirley (Irish). Wayne is his older brother. The family moved from Bristol, England to Essex in 1975. Evans attended the Billericay School, and then the Thurrock Art College. After moving to Scarborough in North Yorkshire, Evans became a drummer for the punk rock group The Forgotten Five.
Stand Up Comedy
Evans was a comedian who rose to fame in the 1990s thanks to his caustic and hilarious stage shows. These performances were characterized by observational comedy as well as slapstick humor. He won the Perrier Comedy Award in 1993 for his performance at the Edinburgh Festival. Evans’ popularity grew steadily throughout the decade, before it reached its peak in the 2000s. He set a world record for the largest comedy audience for a solo act in late 2005 with 10,108 people at the Manchester Arena. Evans’ Big Tour, in which he performed before more than 500,000 people on 59 dates, was another huge success. Over one million copies were sold for the DVD of Evans’ performance at London’s O2 Arena.
Evans was back on the road in 2011 with his Roadrunner comedy tour through the UK. The tour visited Dublin, Ireland twice, and included dates in all major UK cities. The Roadrunner tour became a huge success. On the first day of ticket sales, Evans had sold tickets worth PS7,000,000. Evans began his Monsters tour in the summer 2014. This would be his last comedy tour. Later that year, he released a DVD featuring his performance at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.
Film and Television Acting
Evans started acting on television and film as his reputation for being a stand-up comedian was being established in the 1990s. He made his feature film debut with the dramedy “Funny Bones” in 1995. It starred Jerry Lewis, Oliver Platt and Leslie Caron. In the same year, Evans also created “The World of Lee Evans,” a television comedy series that aired four episodes. He appeared in three major Hollywood films. Evans played a supporting part in “The Fifth Element,” the 1997 science-fiction movie starring Gary Oldman, Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. He also starred alongside Nathan Lane in “Mouse Hunt,” a black comedy in which he played a pair playing brothers who wage war against a stubborn mouse living in their mansion that their father had inherited. Evans’ last film was 1998’s romcom “There’s Something About Mary”, in which he played a pizza delivery guy who uses deceptions to get to Cameron Diaz’s title character.
Evans was a supporting actor in “The Ladies Man”, a sex comedy film starring Tim Meadows, to kick off the new millennium. This was followed by a lead role in “The Martins”, starring Kathy Burke. Evans also created the BBC sitcom “So What Now?” in that same year. He starred with Sophie Thompson and Steven O’Donnell. The series aired eight episodes. Evans played the role of Zippo in “Dinotopia,” and was part of the ensemble cast in “Undertaking Betty,” a black comedy film. He played the role of an Interpol agent in Jackie Chan’s action-comedy, “The Medallion” the following year. Evans was then cast as a paranoid, triple-homicide victim in “Freeze Frame”, a 2004 psychological thriller. Evans also starred in a TV adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The History of Mr. Polly” and appeared in a 2009 episode of “Doctor Who.”
Evans is a well-respected stage actor who has acted on the screen and in movies. In 2004, Evans made his stage debut in the production of Samuel Beckett’s play “Endgame.” Evans was reunited with Nathan Lane, his “Mouse Hunt”, to perform Leo Bloom in “The Producers” in London. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in Musical. In 2007, Evans was the part of Gus in a 50th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter”. He played the role of Darnley in “Barking in Essex” from 2013 to 2014.
Evans married Heather Nudds in 1984. They had been together since they were 17. They have a daughter, Mollie, who is an illustrator. They reside in Billericay (Essex).