Who is Stephen Merchant?

Stephen Merchant is an English actor, a comedian, a writer, and a director who is well-known for playing the role of Darren Lamb in the British sitcom, ‘Extras’ in which he is also the co-writer and the co-director. He has also co-written and co-directed the British television mockumentary sitcom, ‘The Office’. He is also known for his role in ‘Life’s Too Short’, another British sitcom mockumentary from the year 2011 to the year 2013.

Quick Infos
Full NameStephen James Merchant
Date of birthNovember 24, 1974
Birth PlaceHanham, Bristol, United Kingdom
Parent(s)Ronald John Merchant
Jane Elaine Hibbs
OccupationActor, Comedian, Writer, Director, Presenter
Partner(s) Mircea Monroe
Net worth$40 million

Stephen Merchant


Stephen Merchant’s full name is Stephen James Merchant. He was born on 24 November 1974 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England to mother, Jane Elaine Hibbs who was a nursery nurse, and to father, Ronald John Merchant who was a plumber and a builder. Besides this, he is currently 46 years old with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.


Nationality, Height, and Age

Stephen Merchant holds an English nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. He is an atheist and does not believe in any religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet and 7 inches (2.01m/201cms) tall and weighs around 90kgs (198lbs). Moreover, he has an athletic body type with a pair of blue colored eyes with blonde hair.



Stephen Merchant studied in the Hanham High School, an 11-16 mixed, secondary school located in Hanham, Gloucestershire, England. For further studies, he studied at the University of Warwick, a public research university located in Coventry, West Midlands, Warwickshire, England from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Literature.


Personal Life, Wife, and Girlfriend

Stephen Merchant is in a relationship with Mircea Monroe, an American model, and actress since the year 2017. He has not had any children to date.


Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Stephen Merchant is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@stephenmerchant) has over 394 thousand followers and his official Twitter account (@StephenMerchant) has over 644 thousand followers. Moreover, he has over 48 thousand likes on his Facebook page (Stephen James Merchant) but the page has not been verified yet.

Stephen Merchant


Movies, Logan Facts, and IMDb

Stephen Merchant gave his debut performance when he played the role of Peter Ian Staker in the 2007 action-comedy movie, ‘Hot Fuzz’. He also played a small role in the British-American comedy movie, ‘Run Fat Boy Run’ in the same year.

Following these roles, he played another small role in the 2009 American speculative romantic comedy movie, ‘The Invention of Lying’ and then in movies like ‘Tooth Fairy’ and ‘Burke and Hare’ in the year 2010, ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ in the year 2011, ‘I Give It a Year’ in the year 2013 and ‘Logan’, ‘Table 19’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in the year 2017. Likewise, he has also appeared in movies like ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ where he lent his voice for the role of Paris, and ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ where he played the role of Frans Balder both in the year 2018.

He also worked as the director, writer, and executive producer and also starred in the 2019 biographical sports comedy-drama movie, ‘Fighting with My Family’ where he played the role of Hugh. The same year, he played the role of Claude in the American coming-of-age comedy movie, ‘Good Boys’ and the role of Captain Deertz in the comedy-drama movie, ‘Jojo Rabbit’.

Furthermore, he is also said to star in the upcoming American romantic comedy heist movie of 2021, ‘Locked Down’ where he stars as Eric, and the British Christmas fantasy movie, ‘A Boy Call Christmas’ where he will be lending his voice for the role of Miika the Mouse.


Television Shows, The Office Facts, and Extras

Stephen Merchant gave his debut performance on television when he lent his voice for the role of James in the 1999 British television series, ‘Comedy Lab’. Later, he went on to star in series like ‘Meet Ricky Gervais’ in the year 2000, ‘The Office (UK)’ in the year 2001, and ‘Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace’ and ‘Green Wing’ in the year 2004. He also lent his voice for the role of Mr. Philips for 13 episodes of the British-Canadian adult animated series, ‘Bromwell High’ in the year 2005 and also played the role of Darren Lamb for 11 episodes and also helped write, direct and produce the British sitcom, ‘Extras’.

Stephen Merchant

In the year 2007, Stephen Merchant played the role of a CTU Technician for an episode of the American action-drama television series, ‘24’ before appearing as himself for 39 episodes of ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’ in the year 2010 to the year 2012. In addition to this, he has appeared as himself in series like ‘An Idiot Abroad’ in the year 2010 and ‘Life’s Too Short’ and ‘Ronnie Corbett’s Comedy Britain’ in the year 2011.

Likewise, he has also appeared in series like ‘Modern Family’ in the year 2014, ‘The Simpsons’ in the year 2016, and ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’ and ‘The Good Place’ in the year 2018. Stephen Merchant also played the role of Stephen Port in the BBC drama series, ‘Four Lives’ and an episode of ‘Travel Man’ where he appeared as himself. Furthermore, he is also said to star in the upcoming American comedy miniseries, ‘Home Movie: The Princess Bride’.


Achievements and Awards

Stephen Merchant won the Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Comedy Series in the year 2006 shared with the cast of ‘The Office’ and the Hawaii Film Critics Society’s Best First Film award for his work in ‘Fighting with My Family’ in the year 2020. Moreover, he has been awarded 14 other awards and accolades throughout his entire career.


Stephen Merchant Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Stephen Merchant has an approximate net worth of $40 million.