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What's Richard Ayoade's Claim to Fame?

The Lowdown on Richard Ayoade

The man of 2021 - Richard Ayoade is everywhere!

Hitting our screens as part of the team in TVs The IT Crowd, the English actor, presenter, and comedian is immediately recognizable by the socially awkward character he's created. Ayoade's first role, however, was in a stage play he'd written for the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight, for which he was nominated for a Perrier Award. Sharing the limelight with co-star Matthew Holness, the pair went on to write and star in several other Garth Merenghi shows, with the spoof horror-comedies gaining a cult following.

Ayoade's rise to stardom continued with a substantial portfolio of TV shows including The Crystal Maze, The Vicar of Dibley, and The Mandalorian. His film role call lists, among others,  The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, The Lego Movie, and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. It has even been rumored that Ayoade is in line to play the next Dr. Who.

Born in London in the spring of 1977, Ayoade's father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade, is of Nigerian descent, while his mother, Dagny Amalie, is Norwegian. The family left the busy city for the quieter life of the Suffolk town of Ipswich while he was still young, and his love for the silver screen became apparent in his teenage years, with Fellini and Woody Allen among his idols. 1995 saw Ayoade studying Law at Cambridge University where he joined the famous Footlights theatre group. Past members include Eric Idle, Clive Anderson, Stephen Fry, and Sue Perkins, and the majority have gone on to enjoy illustrious careers in the entertainment industry.


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Where did Richard Ayoade and Lydia Fox meet?

Although the couple are notoriously quiet about their relationship, we can reveal that Ayoade and Fox met at a theatre performance at her university - Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Ayoade was performing on stage and Fox was part of the enthusiastic audience.

Where does Richard Ayoade live?

Richard Ayoade, his wife, and their three kids reside in East Dulwich, which is a borough in South London.

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What Is Richard Ayoade’s nationality?

Richard Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, West London, making him English. His mother is from Norway and his father is Nigerian.  Ayoade is now 46 years old.

Is Richard Ayoade single or married?

Since 2007, Richard Ayoade has been married to the actress Lydia Fox. From the famous Fox family of thespians, her brothers are actors Laurence, Jack, and James Fox, and her cousins, Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox, and Freddie Fox.


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How many kids does Richard Ayoade have?

Richard Ayoade has three children with Lydia Fox. His two daughters are Esme Bibi Ayoade and Ida Ayoade. However, his youngest child's name has been kept out of the media, as are most of the details about his family.

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How tall is Richard Ayoade and how much does he weigh?

Richard Ayoade is a tall man, standing at 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm tall. He weighs around 180 pounds or 81 kg.

What is Richard Ayoade’s estimated net worth?

Richard Ayoade’s estimated net worth is around $5 million, which he has earned this from his hugely successful film and TV career.

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