About this actor
Lee Evans (born 25 February 1964) is an English stand-up comedian, writer, actor and musician. Lee Evans was born in Avonmouth, Bristol, England, the son of Dave Evans, a nightclub performer. He went to The Billericay School in Billericay, Essex. After a spell as a boxer and two years at Thurrock art college in Essex, he followed his father into entertainment. In his teens he moved to Rhyl, Wales, and played drums in a punk rock band called The Forgotten Five. In 1984, he married Heather Nudds with whom he has a daughter, Mollie (born 1993). They live in Billericay, Essex. Evans rose to fame during the 1990s with loud, hot, sweaty, energetic stage performances and physical observational comedy. His slapstick humour has led to comparisons with Norman Wisdom, though Evans does not regard Wisdom as an influence. In his earlier work, he used a dysfunctional character called Malcolm to illustrate unusual characters. In 1993, Evans won the Perrier Comedy Award for his work at the Edinburgh...