James Kimberley Corden is an English comedian, actor, singer, writer, producer, and TV host. He was born on August 22, 1978. Despite being a Hillingdon native, Corden spent his formative years in the town of Hazelmere. His father was a singer who eventually sold bibles, while his mother was a social worker.
James Corden’s creative abilities were quickly acknowledged, and by the time he was 18 years old, he was booking one-liners for films like Martin Guerre.
In his early 20s, while acting in shows including Boyz Unlimited, Teachers, Hollyoaks, Little Britain, and others, Corden investigated chances as a TV reporter. As Corden gained experience as an actor, he was able to secure prominent commercials.
Corden landed parts in films including Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?, All or Nothing, Heartlands, and Cruise of the Gods as the industry started to take him seriously.
Ben Turner, who helped start Fulwell 73 with James Corden, says that after “The Late Late Show” ends next spring, Corden will go back to the U.K. Turner, a founding partner of Corden’s production company, told Variety that he’s “really excited to get James back in the U.K.”
Although Corden had been steadily building a great acting career, it wasn’t until the 2000s that he really started to gain notoriety.
His part in the television series Fat Friends was a significant step forward for him, and it led to his nomination for a Royal Television Society Award.
The History Boys’ stage staging in 2004 also boosted Corden’s profile, and this stage performance led to a cameo in the play’s movie adaptation.
When he co-wrote and co-starred in his own original sitcom, Gavin & Stacey, James Corden grabbed control of his career. The sitcom received favorable reviews from reviewers and enjoyed great success.
Again, Corden was nominated for accolades, but this time he took home the prize. The actor received a BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performer and a British Comedy Award for a related achievement.
Over the course of its run, the show garnered various accolades. Gavin & Stacey came to an end in 2010.
Career After Gavin & Stacey
James Corden has not been able to use his newfound stardom to get work outside of Gavin & Stacey before 2010. Even though the actor tried to experiment and try new things while the show was on, most of his attempts were unsuccessful.
James Corden was free to concentrate more on other ventures once Gavin & Stacey ended, and these were bigger. The comedy-sports journalism hybrid A League of Their Own by James Corden. The series was primarily about British football.
James Corden has worked on several skits with the English national soccer squad. Fans of Doctor Who will recognize him from several episodes as Craig Owens. He was cast in the lead role of the movie Gulliver’s Travels in 2010.
He landed another significant role in a movie in 2011, this time in The Three Muskateers. James Corden secured the lead part in the popular play One Man, Two Guvnors the same year.
The Late Late Show
After taking over for Craig Ferguson as presenter of The Late Late Show, Corden got to know a wider worldwide audience. The actor has received tremendous media acclaim and many Emmy nominations for his work as a host.
Corden’s contract was extended in 2019, despite claims that he had grown weary of the “daily grind” of hosting chat shows.
According to reports, the actor’s contract called for a compensation of between $4 million and $5 million. He now makes about $9 million a year from all of his endeavors.
Since 2011, James Corden has been a part of the Carpool Karaoke series, despite its first debuting as a Gavin & Stacey-related comedic sketch. In the show, Corden and famous musicians perform karaoke while moving through traffic.
Corden revived the joke and utilized it as a frequent segment after taking over as host of The Late Late Show. Adele was a participant in one of the most well-liked episodes of Carpool Karaoke.
Over 200 million people have watched the episode on YouTube as of 2020. Additionally, it was 2016’s most watched viral YouTube video.
The Late Late Show has featured a number of notable superstars on Carpool Karaoke, including Mariah Carey, Elton John, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, and countless others.
In 2016, Apple Music and a third party agreed to license the rights to a Carpool Karaoke adaptation for their own distribution. The adaptation is said to have been written by Corden, who also acts as executive producer.
Apple’s Carpool Karaoke, unlike the segment on The Late Late Show, has a different host for each episode even if the concept is the same.
When specific details concerning Carpool Karaoke were made public, James Corden was the center of some controversy.
Even while Corden pretends to be driving the automobile while the scenario is being filmed, behind-the-scenes photos have revealed that this is not the case.
Additionally, Corden does not use a carpool to get to work in the real world, and the roads where the piece was shot do not have carpool lanes.
The automobile was towed for most of the broadcast as Corden later explained that he is unable to drive it for the duration of the segment owing to safety concerns.
Julia Carey and James Corden have been wed since 2012. Their mutual buddy, the fellow actor Dominic Cooper, introduced them. The couple welcomed their son as their first child in 2011.
Two daughters were also born to them in 2014 and 2017. The family relocated to Los Angeles once the host of The Late Late Show took over.
James spent $10 million on a property in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles in October 2017. Steve Levitan, the creator of “Modern Family,” was the seller.
James Corden’s Net Worth
With a net worth of $70 million, James Corden is an English actor, comedian, writer, producer, and presenter.
James Corden earned more extensive, global popularity after taking the helm of The Late Late Show in March 2015 after becoming well-known and wealthy in the UK.
James Corden has demonstrated considerable versatility as an actor outside of The Late Late Show, succeeding in a variety of stage, screen, and television roles.