Craig Ferguson knows how to tickle the funny bone. The famous Scottish American comedian is also an author, television host and an actor. The 2-time Daytime Emmy Award winner has done quite well in his life. Read to know the funny man’s life in words.
Birth, childhood, family, education, Odd jobs
Craig Ferguson was born on 17 May 1 962 in the Springburn district of Glasgow, Scotland. His father was Robert Ferguson and mother was Janet Ferguson. At the age of only 6 months, chubby Craig relocated to Cumbernauld with his family. There he grew up to be a fine gentleman. He has two sisters, Janice and Lynn and an older brother, Scott. Lynn Ferguson Tweddle, his younger sister is also a successful comedian, presenter, and actress. His childhood days in detail is still unknown to the public.
He received his primary education from Muirfield Primary School. He then enrolled in Cumbernauld High School. But at the age of 16, he left his high school to begin an apprenticeship to be an electronics technician at a local factory.
His first visit to The United States was in 1975. He was just 13 years old at the time and had gone there to visit his uncle. His uncle used to live on Long Island, near the New York City. Craig has been known to have worked several odd jobs in his youth. He even worked as a bouncer and also in construction.
Craig’s nationality is dual- British and American. The show host’s ethnicity is Caucasian.
Apart from doing several odd jobs, he played drums. He was in a rock band called Exposure. His taste in music did extend as well. He was also a band member of the punk band called The Bastards from Hell, later renamed Dreamboys.
His Television career grew slowly and steadily. In the UK, his character “Bing Hitler” was a hit in the 1980s. After initial success, he appeared in several shows such as Red Dwarf, One foot in Algarve among others.
After he was suggested by Rick Siegel, his soon to be agent he moved to Los Angeles in November of 1994. In the US, his breakthrough came in 1996 as he was cast on the Drew Carey Show. He played the role in the show till 2003. There are other numerous shows in which he was cast.
In The Late Late Show, he was selected as the host in December of 2004. There he impressed both the viewers and the program board members. There were praises claiming” he has already made a mark”. After almost a decade in the show, he declared he would be leaving the Late show On April 28, 2014.
Girlfriends, marriage, wife, affair
He has been married thrice and divorced twice. He described his failed marriages as “relationship issues”.
His first wife was Anne Hogarth whom he wed in 1983. They spent their married life in New York City. But after 3 years into the marriage, their relationship crumbled. The couple divorced in 1986.
Soon he was in a relationship with Sascha Corwin. Eventually, their relationship turned to marriage in 1998. Their happiness topped off the roof when they discovered that they were expecting. And wife Sascha gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2001- Milo Hamish Ferguson. But like his first marriage, his relationship crumbled. Their divorce was finalized in the year 2004.
His third marriage is to Megan Wallace Cunningham. They tied the knot on 21 December 2008 in a private and happy ceremony in Chester, Vermont. Around 1 and a half years later, Craig had a happy news to share with the fans. They were expecting! He wrote:
“Holy crackers! Mrs F is pregnant. How did that happen? … oh yeah I know how. Another Ferguson arrives in 2011. The world trembles.”
And on 31 January 2011, Megan delivered a baby boy. They named their son Liam James.
Till date, there are no rumors about Craig having affairs. He is faithful to his wife Megan. They are happily married and are raising their only son the best they can.