Evelyn McGee-Colbert Biography

Evelyn McGee-Colbert is South Carolina-born American personality. She is professionally an actress and best known for being the wife of the famous actor, producer, host, and comedian, Stephen Colbert. As an actress, she has appeared in various TV shows, and films and has also held the position of a director, and has also been involved in certain nonprofits. She is an actress and her acting career proves that she is more than just the celebrity wife and the mother of the celebrity’s children. Her birth name is Evelyn Brabham McGee.

Early Life

Evelyn McGee-Colbert, aka, Evelyn Brabham McGee was born on 23rd July 1963 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. her father’s name is Joseph McGee. Her father was professionally a civil litigator who worked for South Carolina’s House of Representatives. He was also the owner of the firm (developed by him) called Buist Moore Smythe McGee.

Evelyn McGee-Colbert Career

As An Actress

Evelyn McGee-Colbert has always been an occasional actress but it is not that she quit Hollywood. She has done a far good number of films, and television shows. Back in 1999, she appeared in the TV series called ‘Strangers with Candy,’ where she portrayed the role of Nurse Chestnut and her husband had the role of the character Chuck. She was also featured in another major role based on the series made in 2005.

Together, the husband and the wife have appeared in various TV shows and one great example is the TV series “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” among other films and TV series, she also acted in the hit film ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ in 2013. The same year she got featured in another role in the flick (or a cinema film) ‘Alpha House’.

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As A Director and Founding Member

Evelyn McGee Colbert has also been featured or highlighted by Montclair State University, where she has been called an entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Circle in the Square Theater School. As per her bio on the University’s website, she inclined to another side of the footlight and worked for many years with theatre nonprofits while maintaining her acting career.

She also held the position of director of development for both the Drama League of New York and the Remains Theater of Chicago. As per the bio, she is also known to be the founding board member of Montclair Film and holds the position of the President of its Board of Directors. Among other positions, she is also a member of the board of the International African American Museum in Charleston, S.C., an independent producer, and also the vice president of Spartina Productions.

Social Media

She might be available on different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But we doubt if she is available by any unverified account or profile.

Evelyn McGee-Colbert Biography

Real Name Evelyn McGee-Colbert
Birth Date 23 July 1963
Age (as of 2023) 59 Years
Birth Place South Carolina, U.S.
Profession Actress
College University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Joseph McGee
Mother Evelyn Moore

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Stephen Colbert 
Children three (Peter, Madeline & John Colbert)
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Personal Life

Evelyn McGee and her future husband, Stephen Colbert grew up in the same city and even in the same area, almost two blocks apart. They were not known to each other until 1990 and the two met each other for the first time at the “Spoleto Festival” and both instantly fell in love. At that time, Stephen Colbert was in a love relationship with another woman named Ann but he was not sure about having any commitments with her like marriage.

Therefore, he decided to quit his relationship and carry his another relationship with Evelyn. Around the time when they just met each other, Stephen Colbert went to a musical and saw Evelyn in the queue for snacks. When he first met her, he had the call in his mind and he decided,

“….That’s your wife. You’re going to marry her….turn around and say hello to her….”

And when Colbert finally approached Evelyn, the couple found that they had a deep connection with each other somewhere in their hearts, which may be because of the unusual meetings they had in the past. For the first time, they kept looking at each other and for the straight two hours, they kept on talking.

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The couple got the instinct that they were made for each other and shortly after dating for a while, they got married in October 1993. Since or after their marriage, the couple has produced three young and beautiful children named John (son), Peter (son), and Madeline (daughter).

Evelyn McGee-Colbert Net Worth

Evelyn McGee Colbert is surely having a reputed and strong base salary but we are not sure about her salary breakage. She has not given any detail regarding her net worth but her husband Stephen is earning well. He is known to have a net worth of $75 million with a salary of $15 million.


  • Evelyn McGee Colbert and her husband Stephen Colbert both had seen their childhood in the same area and were only two blocks apart.
  • The couple did not know each other until they met at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina in 1990.

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