(born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish–American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author and producer. He is the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
, an Emmy Award
-nominated, Peabody Award
-winning late-night talk show
that airs on CBS
. In addition to hosting that program and performing stand-up comedy, Ferguson has written two books: Between the Bridge and the River
, a novel, and American on Purpose
, an autobiography. He became a citizen of the United States in 2008.
Before his career as a late-night television host, Ferguson was best known in the United States for his role as the office boss, Nigel Wick
, on The Drew Carey Show
from 1996 to 2003. After that, he wrote and starred in three films, directing one of them.
Ferguson was born in Glasgow
, Scotland to Robert and Janet Ferguson, and raised in nearby Cumbernauld
, growing up "chubby and bullied."
In an episode of The Late Late Show
that aired 8 December 2008, a somber Ferguson talked about his mother, Janet (3 August 1933 – 1 December 2008). He ended the program by playing her favorite song, "Rivers of Babylon
" by Boney M.
Ferguson has two sisters (one older and one younger) and one older brother. His elder sister's name is Janice and his brother's name is Scott. His younger sister, Lynn Ferguson Tweddle
, is a... Read More