English stand-up comedian, actor, and activist Edward John Izzard. Her[a] comedy technique consists of self-referential pantomime and rambling, quirky monologues.
Live at the Ambassadors (1993), Definite Article (1996), Glorious (1997), Dress to Kill (1998), Circle (2000), Stripped (2009), Force Majeure (2013), and Wunderbar were some of Izzard’s stand-up comedy tours (2022). She played the lead in the 2007 TV show The Riches and has a long list of credits, including Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat’s Meow, and Valkyrie.
Izzard has also acted as a voice actor in movies including Green Eggs and Ham, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Abominable, and Five Children and It. She received a number of honors, including two Primetime Emmys for Dress to Kill and a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal on Broadway in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
Despite never having raced long distances, Izzard completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief in 2009. She raised £1.35 million in 2016 by completing 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa in memory of Nelson Mandela. She routinely does stand-up in Arabic, French, German, Russian, and Spanish in addition to her native language of English, and she actively supports Europeanism and the European Union.
She twice sought unsuccessfully for the party’s National Executive Committee but temporarily joined as Christine Shawcroft’s replacement after her resignation in March 2018. A devoted Labour Party activist.
Eddie Izzard Net Worth
A British stand-up comedian named Eddie Izzard has a $20 million fortune. In Yemen’s Colony of Aden, on February 7, 1962, Eddie Izzard was born. Izzard was inspired by Monty Python’s Flying Circus at a young age. Prior to going viral with stand-up comedy videos, he performed in comedy clubs and on the street.
The son of English parents Dorothy Ella Izzard (1927-1968) and Harold John Michael Izzard (1928-2018), Edward John Izzard was born in Aden (then in the Aden Colony and now in Yemen) on February 7, 1962. Her last name is of Huguenot descent from France.
Her father was an accountant who was employed by British Petroleum in Aden at the time of her birth, and her mother was a midwife and nurse. Mark, her two years older brother, is one of her siblings. The family relocated to Northern Ireland when Izzard was a year old, settling in Bangor, where they remained until Izzard was five. After that, the family relocated to Wales and settled in Skewen.
Izzard lost his mother to cancer when he was six years old. In order to pass the time while their mother was ill, she and her brother constructed a model railroad, which they eventually gave to Bexhill Museum in 2016. Izzard attended Eastbourne College, St. Bede’s Prep School in Eastbourne, and the independent St. John’s School in Newton after the passing of her mother.
She has claimed that after witnessing a boy being made to wear a dress by his sisters when she was four years old, she realized she was transgender. She also claims that at the age of seven, she decided she wanted to be an actor. She attended the University of Sheffield to study drama.
Izzard claimed she became aware of her atheism during the 2008 Stripped tour. She stated: “In New York, as I was practicing the material, I suddenly realized that I didn’t believe in God at all. Simply put, I didn’t believe anyone was upstairs.” I don’t believe in the person upstairs, I believe in us, she said after describing herself as a spiritual atheist.
Izzard refuses to provide anything about her romantic relationships on her show, citing the wishes of her friends. She dated Irish singer Sarah Townsend, whom Eddie Izzard first met in 1989 while managing a Fringe venue at the Edinburgh Festival and who later produced the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story.
Izzard is a fan of Crystal Palace FC and joined the organization as an associate director on July 16, 2012. She is a skilled train modeler, as well.
Izzard describes herself as “somewhat boy-ish and slightly girl-ish” and is genderqueer. She refers to all of these people as “transgender.” Izzard replied, “either ‘he’ or’she’,” explaining, “If I am in boy mode, then ‘he’, or girl mode,’she’,” when asked what pronouns she preferred in 2019. She stated that she wanted “to be based in girl mode from now on” when she asked for “she/her” pronouns for a 2020 appearance on the television program Portrait Artist of the Year.
Izzard formerly identified as a transgender person and has also described herself as “a whole boy plus half girl” and “a lesbian stuck in a man’s body.” In her autobiography Believe Me, Izzard claims that at the age of 23, with the assistance of a lesbian friend, she went cross-dressing for the first time in public. This experience resulted in a verbal altercation with three 13-year-old girls who had followed Izzard home from a public restroom. As early as 1992, she began to openly identify as a transvestite in places like the Edinburgh Festival.
According to her, how she dresses is neither a performance element nor a sexual fetish: “I don’t refer to it as drag or even cross-dressing. It’s simply putting on a dress. Artifice is not at issue. It’s simply me being myself, really.”
In Unrepeatable, she writes, “Women wear what they want, and so do I.” She has gone so far as to get her own genome sequenced, expressing a personal faith that being transgender is caused by genetics and that this will one day be scientifically verified.