Chris Lilley

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Full Name Chris Lilley
Age 45 Years Old
Nick Name Chris Lilley
Gender Male
Famous As Comedian
Birth Date November 10, 1974
Birth Place Sydney

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Christopher Daniel Lilley famed as Chris Lilley is an Australian actor, comedian, writer, director, television producer, and musician who is best known for his creation and portrayal of several characters in the mockumentary television series We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year (2005), Summer Heights High (2007), Angry Boys (2011), Ja'mie: Private School Girl (2013), Jonah from Tonga (2014), and Lunatics (2019). He began his career in his twenties as a stand-up comedian while also working as a childcare worker at Turramurra North Public School and a shop assistant. He is a two-time winner of Logie Award for Most Popular Actor. Let's look at his wiki for more information regarding his rumors, career, net worth, personal life and more. 

Lilley's "Lunatics" review

Lunatics was released on 19 April 2019 exclusively on Netflix. It’s a disaster from the director, whose painful shtick remains as juvenile as ever. Lunatics is a disaster: not just unfunny and problematic, but boring and utterly unrelenting: a parade of annoying characters doing meaningless and gratuitous things. Lilley’s career lives to die another day – but if he continues to exhibit no desire to evolve his shtick, his days, surely, are numbered. Chris Lilley was in strife almost from the moment he started filming his new mockumentary series Lunatics, which has begun streaming on Netflix. Last year, leaked photos of the comedic actor in African dress and an afro-wig set off a social media firestorm that could essentially be boiled down to two words. Blackface? Again? t's notable, therefore, that all six characters Lilley plays in Lunatics are white. That includes Jana Melhoopen-Jonks, the South African character whose pictures got Twitter tweeting a year ago. 

The early rumors that Jana was based on Rachael Dolezal, the civil rights activist caught faking her African ancestry, are unfounded (whew); instead, Jana is a pet psychic for the rich and famous, as well as a lesbian icon whose obvious and unrequited amour for her female assistant provides the deadpan cringe Lilley excels at.

The five remaining characters are all Anglo-Australian. There's Gavin, a foulmouthed preteen more interested in his Instagram pranks than the English country estate he is due to inherit; Becky, a naive seven foot three student starting life at a US college; Joyce, a former porn star with a hoarding disorder; Keith, a retail manager sexually attracted to his cash register; and Quentin, a real estate agent masking insecurities about his abnormally large buttocks with awful DJing and even worse street art.

Birth Facts, Early Life, Birthday, Family, Wiki, Siblings, Education, And More

Chris Lilley was born 10th November 1974 in Sydney, Australia with the birth name of Christopher Daniel Lilley. His nationality is Australian. He is the youngest of four siblings and insisted on being a vegetarian from the age of five. His ethnicity is White and his religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Scorpio. At present, his age is 44 but his age will be turning into 45 on his upcoming birthday in November as of 2019. He was raised in Turramurra and attended Pymble Public School. He later studied at Barker College, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Contemporary Music) with a Diploma of Education from Macquarie University in Sydney, when he graduated in 1997. There is no information about his parents. 

Body Statistics (Height, Weight, Measurement, And More)

Regarding his body statistics, he has a balanced body and healthy body with decent height. He has got a very charming smile on his face attracting a lot of people towards him. As of now, we do not have information about his body information but it will be updated soon. 

Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Chris Lilley started his career in his twenties as a stand-up comedian while also working as a childcare worker at Turramurra North Public School and a shop assistant.
  • In the year 2003, he made his debut in Big Bite, a Seven Network comedy programme, in which he portrayed extreme sports enthusiast Extreme Darren and the high-school drama teacher Mr. G, a character that he continued in Summer Heights High.
  • For the Big Bite, he was nominated for Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor in Television at the 2003 Australian Film Institute Awards, and won the Best New Talent and Most Outstanding Comedy Program awards at the Logie Awards of 2006. 
  • He also received a Rose d'Or award in Switzerland for Best Male Comedy Performance.
  • At the 2008 Logie Awards, he was nominated for four awards including Most Outstanding Actor and Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Television and won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor and the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Comedy Program.
  • He also appeared in the film satire Ned and Hamish & Andy radio show. 
  • The much anticipated Angry Boys aired on ABC in Australia and BBC in the UK in 2011 and HBO in the US in 2012. 
  • The 12-part comedy series brought to life six vastly different characters and was met by worldwide acclaim and sold to over 100 countries.
  • On November 26, 2013, he confirmed that he would be reviving Jonah Takalua (Summer Heights High) for a new show in 2014, titled Jonah From Tonga. 
  • The show was originally posted online on the ABC iView service, available for viewing by Australian residents, and on BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom, from 2-4 May 2014, before airing on ABC1 from 7 May 2014 and BBC Three from 8 May 2014.
  • He was also the main actor for The Stafford Brothers, Rick Ross and Jay Sean's "When You Feel This" music video.
  • He then created We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, a six-part series on the ABC, in which he portrayed various characters nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.
  • In March 2018, it was announced that Lilley had been signed by Netflix to create a 10-part series, with the titular character not yet disclosed. Filming has already begun at the Bond University campus on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • He achieved overwhelming success with his second mockumentary series, Summer Heights High, which aired on ABC TV in the year 2007.
  • It was announced that Lilley had been signed by Netflix to create a 10-part series, with the titular character not yet disclosed in March 2018. 
  • On 10 April 2019, a trailer surfaced online showing a number of new characters. The show is called Lunatics and features a group of eccentric characters with different talents or oddities.
  • Lunatics was released on 19 April 2019 exclusively on Netflix.

Married, Unmarried Or In A Relationship

Chris Lilley is not married yet and he is still to get married. He broke up with his long-time girlfriend, Milly Gattegno with whom he had been dating and staying in Melbourne for more than three years ago. In an interview, we came to know that they are trying to hook up. As of today, he is assumed to be single. 

Net Worth, Earnings, Source of Wealth

The net worth of this famous comedian, Chris is estimated to have $4 million dollars at present. He has earned his net worth with the versatility he has shown in each field he has worked in. His major source of earning is from his comedian career. His salary is unknown.