Simon Pegg is an accomplished and highly regarded English actor and comedian. He started out as a standup comic and also a waiter before meeting Edgar Wright, who he would go on to work with on Hot Fuzz, Shaun the Dead, World’s End and The Adventures of Tintin He has since built a promising career for himself. Not many people know this, but while working on his various film projects, Simon secretly battled depression; Despite this, he gave his best for all his performances. No wonder he was nominated for Best Male Comedy Award.
Who is Simon Pegg?
Born February 14, 1970 and raised in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, Simon John Beckingham is not only an actor and comedian, he is also a screenwriter and producer. His father was a jazz musician and his mother worked as a former civil servant. When he was only seven years old, his parents divorced and he was forced to take his stepfather’s surname – Pegg. Simon attended Castle Hill Primary School and attended Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School and King’s School in Gloucester.
At 16 he studied English literature and drama at Stratford-upon-Avon College. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Film and Television from Bristol University in 1991.
In 1995 Simon Pegg began acting in television series and films, since 1998 he has appeared in Six Pairs of Pants , Big Train , and Believe in the Future The following year he co-wrote the British sitcom Distance alongside Jessica Stevenson. The zombie comedy film Shaun of the Dead Released in April 2004, the film was also co-written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and was instrumental in bringing it international fame.
In 2005 he appeared in the sci-fi series Doctor Who and the subsequent documentary series Doctor Who Confidential Simon Pegg went on to act in the film, Hot Fuzz , which he also co-wrote with Wright. He played the role of Nicholas Angel, a London police officer alongside his close friend Nick Frost. He also worked on the films Man Up , Star Trek , and Star Trek Beyond
Simon Pegg was part of the spy film Mission Impossible III and reprized his role in the sequels, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) and Mission Impossible – Fallout (2018). The entertainer also produced the 2018 horror comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez and is currently working on an indie drama film, Lost Transmissions , due out in 2019.
Family – wife, daughter
John Henry Beckingham and Gillian Rosemary are Simon’s parents. His parents divorced and his mother remarried. Simon took his stepfather’s surname because he felt abandoned by his father. Now that Simon is a father, he has promised to always be there for his child. It has been reported that Simon’s family has been featured on the British television sitcom Distance in which he wrote and acted, while his mother has also appeared in both Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Simon also has a sister named Katy Pegg.
Simon Pegg is married to Maureen McCann Pegg, who has one child. Maureen is said to be a music industry publicist. The couple married in Glasgow on 23 July 2005. Nick Frost was Simon’s best man at the wedding.
Four years after the marriage in 2009, their daughter, Matilda was born. Simon stated that he had struggled with depression since he was 18 and when Matilda arrived he was surprised that her birth didn’t change him at all. So he decided it was time to seek help. He eventually went to rehabilitation to recover.
height and weight
The English actor has a slim build. His height is given as 5 feet 8 inches while his weight is given as 70 kg. Simon Pegg believes in healthy eating as he is used to eating more fish and vegetables. He has also made it clear that he would teach his daughter to eat healthy too.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Simon Pegg has a net worth of $25 million, which is attributable to his hit films such as Shaun of the Dead , The End of the World , Star Trek and Paul His salaries from his work as an actor, producer and writer all contributed to the total.