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Born: February 25, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Avonmouth, England, GB Profession: actor, comedian, boxer

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Lee Evans garnered recognition in the early 1990s with his outlandish, physical style of stand-up comedy. Evans's act often ended with him dripping in sweat and winded, due to his extremely active, high-intensity observational comedy routine. Evans became so highly regarded as a comic that he was honored with the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993-- the most prestigious comedy honor in the United Kingdom. Winning the Perrier propelled Evans into television. He was given his own series in 1995, entitled "The World of Lee Evans," which he starred in, wrote, and composed music for. The series was short-lived but it did allow for more exposure, which led to comedic character roles in films. Evans saw an increasing number of film roles in the 1990s, with parts in the sci-fi action film "The Fifth Element," the gross out comedy "There's Something About Mary," and a co-lead alongside Nathan Lane in the family comedy "Mousehunt." He continued to act in the 2000s, but never really gained any more significant leading roles, aside from a recurring voice acting part in the adventure mini-series "Dinotopia." Despite never being able to parlay his British success to American fame, Evans managed...

Lee Evans garnered recognition in the early 1990s with his outlandish, physical style of stand-up comedy. Evans's act often ended with him dripping in sweat and winded, due to his extremely active, high-intensity observational comedy routine. Evans became so highly regarded as a comic that he was honored with the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993-- the most prestigious comedy honor in the United Kingdom. Winning the Perrier propelled Evans into television. He was given his own series in 1995, entitled "The World of Lee Evans," which he starred in, wrote, and composed music for. The series was short-lived but it did allow for more exposure, which led to comedic character roles in films. Evans saw an increasing number of film roles in the 1990s, with parts in the sci-fi action film "The Fifth Element," the gross out comedy "There's Something About Mary," and a co-lead alongside Nathan Lane in the family comedy "Mousehunt." He continued to act in the 2000s, but never really gained any more significant leading roles, aside from a recurring voice acting part in the adventure mini-series "Dinotopia." Despite never being able to parlay his British success to American fame, Evans managed to develop a devout cult following in his native England, and even landed a guest spot on the wildly popular series "Doctor Who" in 2009.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Undertaking Betty (2005) Delbert
2.
 Freeze Frame (2004) Sean Veil
3.
 Medallion, The (2003) Arthur Watson
4.
 Martins, The (2001) Robert Martin
5.
 Ladies Man, The (2000) Barney
6.
7.
 Fifth Element, The (1997) Fog
8.
 Mouse Hunt (1997) Lars Smuntz
10.
 Funny Bones (1995) Jack
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1991:
Began career as a comedian at age 17
1993:
Had his own British TV series on Channel 4, "The World of Lee Evans"
2000:
Cast in the comedy "The Ladies Man" with Tim Meadows
1997:
Made unsold sitcom pilot for NBC
1975:
Moved with family to Billericay in Essex (date approximate)
1998:
Cast opposite Cameron Diaz in the film "Something About Mary"
1995:
Film acting debut as a circus entertainer in "Funny Bones"
1997:
Had small role of a busboy in Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element"
:
Raised on a council estate near the Bristol docks
1993:
Starred in the British TV production "An Evening with Lee Evans"
1998:
Starred in the stand-up tour of the UK, "Don't Try This At Home"
1995:
Appeared in the Oscar-nominated short "Brooms", featuring Stomp
1997:
Co-starred with Nathan Lane in "Mousehunt"
2004:
Starred as a paranoid murder suspect who films himself round the clock to provide an alibi in "Freeze Frame"
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wife:
Heather Evans.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Dave Evans. Nightclub performer.
brother:
Wayne Evans. Older.
daughter:
Molly Evans. Born c. 1989.

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