James Corden has a net worth of $70 million and is an English actor, comedian, writer, producer, and presenter. After achieving fame and fortune in the United Kingdom, James Corden became the host of The Late Late Show in March 2015, bringing him more widespread, international recognition.
James Corden has shown remarkable versatility as an actor outside of The Late Late Show, excelling in a variety of theater, film, and television roles.
James Corden was born on August 22, 1978, in New York City. Corden grew up in the community of Hazelmere, although being born in Hillingdon, London.
His mother worked as a social worker, while his father worked as a musician before selling bibles. James Corden’s artistic abilities were quickly noticed, and by the age of 18, he was booking one-liners in films such as Martin Guerre.
Corden began his career as a TV reporter in his early twenties, featuring in shows such as Boyz Unlimited, Teachers, Hollyoaks, Little Britain, and others. Corden began to book high-profile advertisements as he established himself in the performing industry.
Corden landed roles in films including Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?, All or Nothing, Heartlands, and Cruise of the Gods as the industry began to take him seriously.
For several years, Corden shared an apartment with Dominic Cooper, his co-star in The History Boys. Cooper introduced Corden to Julia Carey, his future wife, whom Cooper had known for a long time. On September 15, 2012, Corden married Carey. The Cordens are the parents of three children. Corden is a fan of West Ham United, a Premier League football team.
In the 2015 New Year Honours, Corden was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama. On June 25, 2015, Princess Anne presented him with the award during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Corden and his family live in Los Angeles, California. He has homes in London’s Belsize Park and Wargrave, Berkshire’s Templecombe House.
During the COVID-19 outbreak in April 2020, Corden funded furloughed staffers’ salary on the Late Late Show.
He also started a Feed the Children fundraising effort with the NBA. Corden said that he had tested positive with COVID-19 on January 6, 2022. He stated that he was OK and that he had already received all of his vaccinations and booster shots.
James bought $10 million for a property in Los Angeles’ Brentwood district in October 2017. Steve Levitan, the creator of “Modern Family,” was the buyer.
Career After Gavin & Stacey
Prior to 2010, James Corden had struggled to find work outside of Gavin & Stacey, despite his newfound stardom.
While the actor attempted to stretch out and try new things while the program was on the air, the majority of his efforts were met with disapproval and were ultimately unsuccessful.
James Corden was free to focus more on other ventures when Gavin & Stacey ended, and these were more serious.
In his show A League of Their Own, James Corden combined humor and sports journalism. The series was centered on football in the United Kingdom.
In a number of skits, James Corden has worked with the English national soccer squad. Fans of Doctor Who will recall his appearances as Craig Owens in several episodes.
He received a leading role in the film Gulliver’s Travels in 2010. He landed another important film part in 2011, this time in The Three Muskateers.
In the same year, James Corden landed the main part in One Man, Two Guvnors, a smash hit play. The play earned rave reviews from reviewers and was surely one of Corden’s career highlights.
Success in the Mainstream
Although Corden had been gradually pursuing an amazing acting career, it was only in the 2000s that he finally rose to popularity. Fat Friends was a significant step forward for him, and his performance earned him a Royal Television Society Award nomination.
Corden’s fame was greatly boosted by his performance in the 2004 stage version of The History Boys, which led to an appearance in the film adaptation of the play.
When James Corden co-wrote and co-starred in his own original sitcom, Gavin & Stacey, he took control of his own career. The sitcom was a huge hit, with critics giving it high marks. Corden was nominated for honors once more, but this time he won.
The actor received a BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performer and a British Comedy Award for a similar performance. Throughout its tenure, the show received multiple honors. Gavin & Stacey was cancelled in 2010.