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Also Known As: Stephen John Coogan Died:
Born: October 14, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Greater Manchester, England, GB Profession: actor, comedian

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

As a comedic star in his native England, actor Steve Coogan never had to worry much about his appearance. But once the actor turned to Hollywood blockbusters like "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004), co-starring martial arts guru Jackie Chan, Coogan suddenly found himself doing crunches on his hotel room floor - strange for the creator of the paunched and poorly-dressed Alan Partridge of BBC fame. But like all great comedic talents, Coogan managed to mask his true self, whether through physical appearance, exaggerated personality or dead-on impression. A natural performer since childhood, Coogan lived behind a mask in a world of his own creation, which allowed him to transform himself in such diverse fare like "24 Hour Party People" (2002), "Marie Antoinette" (2006) and "Night at the Museum" (2006), making Coogan one of the most interesting and promising comedic talents to cross the Atlantic.

As a comedic star in his native England, actor Steve Coogan never had to worry much about his appearance. But once the actor turned to Hollywood blockbusters like "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004), co-starring martial arts guru Jackie Chan, Coogan suddenly found himself doing crunches on his hotel room floor - strange for the creator of the paunched and poorly-dressed Alan Partridge of BBC fame. But like all great comedic talents, Coogan managed to mask his true self, whether through physical appearance, exaggerated personality or dead-on impression. A natural performer since childhood, Coogan lived behind a mask in a world of his own creation, which allowed him to transform himself in such diverse fare like "24 Hour Party People" (2002), "Marie Antoinette" (2006) and "Night at the Museum" (2006), making Coogan one of the most interesting and promising comedic talents to cross the Atlantic.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Despicable Me 2 (2013)
3.
 Philomena (2013)
4.
5.
 What Maisie Knew (2013)
6.
 Northern Soul (2012)
7.
 Ruby Sparks (2012)
8.
 Trip, The (2011)
9.
10.
 Marmaduke (2010)
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Milestones close milestones

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Began performing stand-up comedy while still an undergraduate
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Appeared on British variety shows
1989:
Made film debut in "Resurrected"
1991:
Provided voices for the puppets on the British satirical puppet show "Spitting Image"; most notably for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
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Worked on the BBC radio show "On the Hour"; introduced signature character of Alan Partridge
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Starred in the radio show "Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge"
1993:
Played the title character, an outspoken denizen of Manchester, in the TV special "Paul Calf's Video Diary"; also played the plus-sized Pauline Calf
1994:
Debuted TV version of "Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge" (BBC)
1995:
Appeared as the British medic in "The Indian in the Cupboard"
1995:
Featured as a series of odd characters on the BBC sitcom "Coogan's Run"
1997:
Cast as Mole in the film adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows"
1997:
Starred on the British series "I'm Alan Partridge" (BBC)
1997:
Created the alter ego, cabaret singer Tony Ferrino in "Introducing Tony Ferrino: Who and Why? A Quest"
1998:
Played the Gnat in "Alice Through the Looking Glass"
1998:
Released the video "Steve Coogan Live ¿ The Man Who Thinks He's It"
2001:
Co-wrote first film, the British comedy feature "The Parole Officer"
2002:
Portrayed pop impressario Tony Wilson in Michael Winterbottom's "24 Hour Party People"
2003:
Appeared in one of the vignettes of Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes" alongside Alfred Molina
2004:
Starred as Phileas Fogg in the Disney live action feature "Around the World in 80 Days"
2005:
Co-starred in "Happy Endings," a comedic drama about the ups and downs of relationships
2005:
Starred in Michael Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story"
2006:
Cast in writer-director Sofia Coppola's stylistic drama "Marie Antoinette"
2006:
Played Roman general Octavius in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller
2008:
Directed by Stiller in the ensemble comedy "Tropic Thunder"
2008:
Played the lead role in the comedy "Hamlet 2"
2009:
Re-teamed with Stiller for the sequel "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"
2009:
Co-starred with Hilary Duff in the independent comedy "What Goes Up"
2010:
Cast as Hades, Lord of the Dead, in the film adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"
2010:
Voiced the character of Raisin in the live-action film based on the comic strip "Marmaduke"
2010:
Cast opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in the action comedy "The Other Guys"
2011:
Cast alongside Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel in the comedy "Our Idiot Brother"
2012:
Appeared in the indie drama "What Maisie Knew"
2013:
Starred in the feature comedy "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa"
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Education

Cardinal Langley RC High School: -
Manchester Polytechnic: -

Notes

"American comedies are about smart people, and when they're being funny it's because they're being witty, whereas British comedy is about people who don't know they're being witty. They're just obnoxious or stupid, and that's funny"---Coogan on the difference between American and British shows to GQ July 2004

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Brendan Coogan. TV host.
brother:
Martin Coogan. Singer. Performed with band Mock Turtles.
daughter:
Claire Coogan.

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