If there is one word that perfectly captures Victoria Coren Mitchell, it is multitalented. This gorgeous English lady is not just a renowned TV presenter and author, but also an accomplished poker player. Mitchell is also the wife of popular British actor, David Mitchell. The couple has been together for nearly a decade and constitutes one of the most visible power couples on British TV. Find out more about Mitchell here including details about her family background, early life, career, and net worth.
Who Is Victoria Coren Mitchell?
Victoria Elizabeth Coren Mitchell was born on the 18th of August 1972 in Hammersmith, London. She was endowed with an above-average intelligence as a child and performed excellently in her studies. She also started penning short stories at the age of 14 and by 15, become a regular columnist on teenage life for The Daily Telegraph. The young lady, however, did not allow this early success to derail her academics. She completed her secondary school education in flying colors. She also studied English at St. John College, Oxford, and graduated with first-class honors. Since leaving college, Victoria Coren Mitchell has built a career as an author as well as a TV presenter.
She has penned articles for various publications including GQ and The Observer. She has also written several books as well as a screenplay. They include Love 16, Once More, with Feeling (co-authored with Charlie Skelton), A Lump in My Throat and For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker.
Mitchell has also enjoyed a successful career on the small screen. She has presented several TV shows such as Goodbye Television Center, The Secret Life of Mary Poppins: A Culture Show Special, Balderdash and Piffle, and Only Connect. Only Connect is a BBC game show which features two teams competing to find connections between seemingly-unrelated clues. The show debuted in 2008 and Mitchell has presented it ever since then, endearing herself to audiences with her dry, sarcastic humor.
How She Met and Got Married to David Mitchell
Mitchell is married to a popular British comic/TV presenter, David Mitchell. Born on the 14th of July 1974, David grew up in Oxford and dabbled into comedy during his undergraduate days at Cambridge. He later joined hands with his college pal, Robert Webb, to form the highly-successful comedy duo, Mitchell & Webb. The duo has featured in several sketch shows and sitcoms including the cult series, Peep Show.
Mitchell first met her future husband at a movie premiere in the year 2007. They were introduced to each other by comedian David Baddiel and fell for each other at first sight. They subsequently commenced a relationship but broke up a few months later. This predestined lovers, however, found their way back to each other in 2010. They got engaged in March 2012 and tied the knot seven months later. Mitchell and her husband have since welcomed a daughter named Barbara. She was born in May 2015. The couple also enjoys a stable union and regularly attends industry events together.
What Is Victoria Coren Mitchell’s Net Worth?
Victoria Coren Mitchell has a net worth of $2 million. The lion’s share of this sum does not stem from her day job but rather, from poker. Mitchell is a highly-skilled professional poker player. She has won several tournaments including Celebrity Poker Club 2005, the European Poker Tour London 2006, and European Poker Tour Sanremo 2014. The TV personality-cum-author has also made history as the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour. She is as well, the first player to win a televised professional event and a televised celebrity tournament. Mitchell has thus far accumulated more than $2.5 million in prize earnings and was inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2016.
Who Is Her Father?
Victoria Coren Mitchell hails from a family of four comprised of her mother Anne Kasriel, her father Alan Coren, and her older brother, Giles. Mitchell’s mom is a medical doctor while her late father was a renowned satirist. Alan wrote for several publications including The Sunday Express, Daily Mail, The Times, and The New Yorker. He also served as the editor-in-chief of Punch from 1977 to 1987. Rounding up this accomplished family unit is Mitchell’s brother. Giles is also a journalist as well as a renowned food critic. He has written for publications such as The Times, Tattler, GQ, Esquire, and Time Out. He has also received several awards including restaurant writer of the year at the 2016 Fortnum and Mason Awards.