Facts of Craig Ferguson
|Full Name:||Craig Ferguson|
|Birth Date:||May 17, 1962|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)|
|Married||Megan Wallace Cunningham|
|Divorce||Anne Hogarth (1983), Sascha Ferguson (2004)|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Birth Place||Spring burn, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Mother||mother Janet Ferguson|
|Siblings||Lynn Ferguson,Scott Ferguson and Janice Ferguson|
|Kids||Milo Hamish Ferguson and Liam James Ferguson|
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Who is Craig Ferguson?
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, author, comedian, and actor. He was best known for the host of the award-winning show ‘The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.’ His directional debut ‘I’ll be There’ garner the audience award for Best Film at the Aspen, Dallas, and Valencia film festivals.
His show ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ receive the prestigious Peabody Award in 2010 for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His debut novel ‘Between the Bridge and the River’ made it to the best-seller list in 2006.
Craig Ferguson’s Childhood and Lifestyle
Craig Ferguson was born on 17 May 1962 in Spring burn, Glasgow, Scotland. He was born to father, Robert Ferguson and mother Janet Ferguson. Craig belongs to American British nationality and holds white ethnicity. He has two sisters and one Brother Lynn Ferguson, Janice Ferguson and Scott Ferguson. His sister Lynn Ferguson is also a successful comedian and writer.
Ferguson stands at height 6 feet 1 inch. Craig grew up as a Scottish Presbyterian and attended Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld High School. He dropped out of high school ‘mainly to drink’ at the age of 16.
Craig Ferguson’s Professional Career
Craig Ferguson started his career in show business as a drummer in a punk band called ‘The Bastards from Hell.’ He worked as a bartender in a local Glasgow pub. Also, he was introduced to Michael Boyd, the artistic director of The Tron Theatre in Glasgow who inspired him to give acting a chance. In 1989, his first television appearance was ‘Confidence’ in an episode of sitcom ‘Red Dwarf’.
Craig hosted ’The Ferguson theory’ in 1993 which showcased his stand-up acts with filmed sketches. In 1993, Craig presented his series on Scottish archaeology, titled ‘Dirt Detective’, which focused on historical sites throughout Scotland. Ferguson was chosen for the role of Nigel Wick, the evil but lovable boss in ‘The Drew Carey Show’.
He played the role from 1996 to 2003. In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles, US and got the first role as a baker in the short-lived company ‘Maybe this Time’ which starred Betty White and Marie Osmond. Crag wrote and featured in 3 films, directing one of them: ‘The Big Tease’ (1999), ‘Saving Grace’ (2000) and “I’ll Be There’ (2003).
In December 2004, he succeeded Craig Kilborn as the host on CBS’s ‘The Late Late Show’. In 2006, he made his debut as a writer and published his novel ‘Between the Bridge and the River’. He was also the part of the voice cast of ‘Brave’, a computer-animated award-winning fantasy comedy released in 2012.
Craig Ferguson’s Net worth and Salary
Craig Ferguson has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He receives $8.5 million as an annual salary. Needless to say, Ferguson earns well from his films and television roles. Nonetheless, his primary source of income is the sale of a novel and a book that he has published.
Craig Ferguson’s Personal Life
Craig Ferguson is a married man. He was married to Anne Hogarth in 1983. Three years later in 1986, they ended a relationship in divorce. In 1988, Craig married Sascha Ferguson and remained in relation for 6 years.
After getting divorced with her Ferguson married to Megan Wallace Cunningham in 2008. The couple is blessed with two sons Milo Hamish Ferguson and Liam James Ferguson.
Craig Ferguson’s Social media profile
Craig Ferguson is currently active on social networking sites- Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has 39.2k followers on Instagram. He has 3 million followers on Twitter. Craig has 21,194 likes and 21,952 followers on Facebook.