FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
STEPHEN MERCHANT (Writer, Director, Producer) is an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden
Globe winning actor, comedian, writer, director and producer and one of the most
talents in television and film.
Merchant most recently appeared in the crime thriller The Girl in the Spider's
Web opposite Claire Foy and has wrapped production on the war satire film Jojo
Rabbit opposite Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson.
In 2017 Merchant was widely lauded for his performance as the mutant Caliban in
international blockbuster movie Logan, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
that Merchant was star, co-creator, co-writer and director of HBO's Hello
Ladies, a sitcom based
on his live stand-up show of the same name. The series ended with a
special and received two nominations at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Merchant first shot to prominence as co-creator (alongside Ricky Gervais) of
Office and Extras, both of which were critically acclaimed, earning multiple
awards, including three BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Golden
Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award. Additionally, Merchant
British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor for his role in Extras and, in
their Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award alongside Gervais.
Merchant also served as an executive producer on the long-running U.S.
of The Office, which received five Primetime Emmy Awards and 42 nominations
during its run
He and Gervais appeared alongside Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad, a highly
successful live-action travelogue series which Merchant also co-produced.
Gervais both appeared in Life's Too Short, a pseudo-documentary on BBC/HBO,
jointly wrote and directed, and in 2010, the two directed their first feature
film, a 1970s-set
comedy-drama titled Cemetery Junction. Merchant's additional film credits and
include Table 19, I Give It A Year, Hall Pass, Tooth Fairy and Hot Fuzz.
Merchant continues to serve as executive producer on Paramount Network's
Emmy-nominated hit series Lip Sync Battle and Adult Swim's surreal comedy Dream
He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the UK in 1997 and shortly
became co-host of XFM London's The Ricky Gervais Show. In 2005, the program was
reformatted as a weekly podcast that went on to be consistently ranked as number
one in the
world and was certified as the most downloaded podcast of all time by the
Guinness Book of
World Records. The program was later adapted into an animated version of the
same name for
HBO and Channel 4.
Aside from his on-screen work, Merchant has also travelled the globe as a
comedian. He toured the U.S., UK, Australia, and New Zealand with his stand-up
show, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies.
He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and London.
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