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Christopher Guest

Facts of Christopher Guest

Date of Birth: 1984 , February-5
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch

Quick Timeline of Christopher Guest

1948 Born in New York City, New York
1971 Graduated from New York University
1971 Performed at the Arena Stage
1973 Performed in a radio comedy show, The National Lampoon Radio Hour
1974 Appeared in an American action movie, Death Wish
1984 Appeared in an American rock music movie, This Is Spinal Tap
1984 Married to Jamie Lee Curtis
1976 Won Primetime Emmy Awards
2003 Won Seattle Film Critics Awards
2005 Won National Board of Review, USA

Detail Timeline of Christopher Guest

February 5 , 1948

Born in New York City, New York

Christopher Guest was born as Christopher Haden-Guest at the end of 1940s in New York City, New York, United States of America to Peter Haden-Guest and Jean Pauline Hindes. His father was a British United Nations diplomat.

1971

Graduated from New York University

As a child, he attended The High School of Music & Art (New York City) and Stockbridge School. He also attended Tisch School of the Arts where he joined New York University's Graduate Acting Program and he finally earned his degree from there in 1971.

1971

Performed at the Arena Stage

At the end of 1971, he performed at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. playing his first ever acting role and that was the role of Norman in Michael Weller's Moonchildren. That year, he also appeared in a satirical film The Hospital. 

1973

Performed in a radio comedy show, The National Lampoon Radio Hour

In 1973, he wrote and starred in a comedy radio show National Lampoon Lemmings. In this show, he performed the characters like Flash Bazbo, Space Explorer, Mr. Rogers, Roger de Swans, and sleazy record company rep Ron Fields

1974

Appeared in an American action movie, Death Wish

Christopher Guest is an actor from United States. In the mid 1970s, he appeared in several movies and TV shows and one of the notable roles was in an American action movie titled Death Wish where he starred the role of Patrolman Jackson Reilly. 

1984

Appeared in an American rock music movie, This Is Spinal Tap

He is well known for his role of Nigel Tufnel in an American rock music mockumentary comedy film This Is Spinal Tap. He is also the writer, composer and musician of this movie. That year, he also appeared in the show Saturday Night Live. 

December 18 , 1984

Married to Jamie Lee Curtis

Christopher Guest is having a wonder life together with Jamie Lee Curtis since a long time. Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress and an author from United States. They got married in 1984. They are living a happy life as a loving husband and wife and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

1976

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

For being the writer of the comedy TV show The Lily Tomlin Special, he got his first and only nomination in Primetime Emmy Awards in 1976. He was kind of lucky as he was awarded with this title for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special. 

2003

Won Seattle Film Critics Awards

In 2003, he got nominated in Seattle Film Critics Awards for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award for Best Screenplay, Original and Best Music. He was awarded with this award from his later nomination. 

2005

Won National Board of Review, USA

He is also famous for his role of Lord Cromer in a British comedy film Mrs Henderson Presents. For this role, he got his first nomination in National Board of Review, USA in 2005 and was honored with this award for Best Acting by an Ensemble.

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Christopher Guest was raised in  the United Kingdom . As he was interested in music since his young age, he joined The High School of Music & Art (New York City) and Stockbridge School. He played guitar with Arlo Guthrie and then he joined bluegrass bands. He also attended Tisch School of the Arts where he joined New York University's Graduate Acting Program and he finally earned his degree from there in 1971. At the end of that year, he performed at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. playing his first ever acting role and that was the role of Norman in Michael Weller's Moonchildren. That year, he also appeared in a satirical film The Hospital.  In 1972, he played the role of  a policeman  in a comedy-drama caper film The Hot Rock. Next year, he wrote and starred in a spinoff National Lampoon Lemmings. In the 1970s, he was seen in Death Wish, The Fortune, The Billion Dollar Bubble, Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle and  much  more. He is well known for his role of Nigel Tufnel in an American rock music mockumentary comedy film This Is Spinal Tap. His net worth is $15 million.

Christopher Guest is having a wonder life together with Jamie Lee Curtis since a long time. Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress and an author from the United States. They got married in 1984. They are living a happy life as a loving husband and wife and there is no any sign of them getting divorced. They have adopted two children together. His nationality is British as well as American. He is of Jewish ethnicity.