It feels like British comedian James Corden became a headling act overnight thanks to his viral Carpool Karaoke series that has featured A-list celebrities like Adele, and his hosting of the late-night television talk show, ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ on CBS.
However, the talented funnyman has come a long way. He once shared an apartment with actor Dominic Cooper but is now regarded as one of the big shots of Hollywood. James is also an actor, a writer, producer, and singer.
Corden was born James Kimberley Corden, the second of three children to Margaret and Malcolm Corden on the 22nd of August 1978 in Hillingdon, Greater London. He was, however, raised in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, where he attended Park Middle School and Holmer Green Upper School.
While growing up, Corden was inspired by his father who was a musician in the Royal Air Force band to become a singer. He also had a knack for entertaining people, prompting him to pursue a career in show business. After having a number of bit part roles here and there, and working as a reporter for BBC’s ‘Good Morning with Anne and Nick’, Corden eventually got his big break in 2000 when he was cast in the British series ‘Fat Friends’. This earned him a Royal Television Society Award nomination for best newcomer.
James Corden went on to land the role of Timms in the stage production of Alan Bennett’s play titled ‘The History Boys’ (2004) which he further reprised in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions as well as the movie adaptation. Other works in which he appeared in include ‘Starter for 10’ (2006) and the critically acclaimed ‘Gavin & Stacey’ (2007 – 2010).
Despite all the onscreen success he enjoyed, Corden continued to stay true to stage acting and by 2011, he featured in yet another commercially successful and critically acclaimed play, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’. He played the lead role in the comedy and received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.
In 2015, James Corden replaced Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson as the host of ‘The Late Late Show’ and the rest became history.
What Is His Net Worth / Salary?
Despite being the host of a Late Late Show, when most people are supposedly asleep, James Corden has risen to become one of the most talked about late-night television show hosts in the past few years.
This definitely translates to a robust income as he earns a handsome annual salary of about $5 million. In general, his net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
Does James Corden Have A Wife or Is He Gay?
James Corden is not gay although many people might believe he is because of his antics. The comedian, who has been fortunate to twice host one of the most coveted award ceremonies around, the Grammy Awards, is famed for kissing other men regardless of their sexual orientation. Some of the people Corden has kissed either on his show or on stage include Harry Styles, Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw, and comedian David Walliams.
Corden has also been said to display “queer behavior” because of his Carpool Karaoke and Crosswalk the Musical series where he sings and snaps his fingers with guests in a car in the former and sings in traffic in the middle of the road in the latter. He has even gone as far as having to strip naked to entertain his audience.
James Corden is married to former actress and television producer, Julia Carey. He met her through actor Dominic Cooper. Not much is known about Mrs. Corden as she likes to keep her life private. Nonetheless, it is said that she appeared in the following television series before switching to off-camera roles – “A Bunch of Fives”, “Within These Walls”, and “Wings”.
The couple exchanged vows at a ceremony in Babington House, United Kingdom, sometime in 2012 before moving to the United States due to her husband’s work. The two, along with their three children; Max, born in March 2011, Carey, born in October 2014, and Charlotte, born in December 2017, currently reside in Malibu, California.