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Jon Stewart Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Mon Nov, 2015
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Facts of Jon Stewart

Date of Birth: 1962 , November-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Jon Stewart
Birth Name Jon Stewart
Father Donald Leibowitz
Mother Marian Leibowitz
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Comedian
Working For Movies, TV Shows
Net Worth $80 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Famous for Stand-up, television, film, books
Married Yes
Married to Tracey McShane (m. 2000)
Children 2
Divorce Not Yet
Education College of William & Mary ,Lawrence High School
Movies Rosewater
TV Show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Siblings Larry Leibowitz ,Matt Leibowitz ,Dan Leibowitz

Quick Timeline of Jon Stewart

1962 Born in New York City, New York
1973 His parents got divorced
1984 Graduated from College of William & Mary
1986 Began performing at the comedy club circuit
1989 Became writer for Caroline's Comedy Hour
1993 Developed the talk show, The Jon Stewart Show
1999 Began hosting the show, The Daily Show
1997 Began dating Tracey Lynn McShane
2000 Married to Tracey Lynn McShane
2004 First child, Nathan Thomas Stewart
2006 Second child, Maggie Rose Stewart
1998 Released his first book, Naked Pictures of Famous People
1994 Played his first movie role
2001 Won Primetime Emmy Awards
2005 Won Online Film & Television Association

Detail Timeline of Jon Stewart

November 28 , 1962

Born in New York City, New York

Born as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, United States of America to Marian (née Laskin) and Donald Leibowitz, Jon was raised in the educated family. He is an American and is of Polish, Ukrainian, Belarus and Mongolian descent.

1973

His parents got divorced

He was born to Marian (née Laskin) and Donald Leibowitz. His mother Marian is a teacher and also an educational consultant. His father Donald Leibowitz was a professor of Physics. His parents got divorced when he was just 11. 

1984

Graduated from College of William & Mary

He gained his formal education from Lawrence High School. After his high school graduation, he joined College of William & Mary and majored in chemistry. However, later he changed his major in psychology and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984.

1986

Began performing at the comedy club circuit

As he was renowned for being funny since his school days, he began his career as a comedian from comedy club circuit. But that time he lacked the courage to heat the environment.  Few years later, he began his stand up career and that was from The Bitter End.

1989

Became writer for Caroline's Comedy Hour

After he joined Comedy Cellar, he began performing there as a regular standup comedian. However, before1989 he only appeared in the stage shows and in 1989 he got his first television job but that was not as an actor or comedian but as a writer.

1993

Developed the talk show, The Jon Stewart Show

He got rose to prominence after appearing in the show, Late Night with David Letterman. The same year in 1993, he developed his own show, The Jon Stewart Show. Actually his show The Jon Stewart Show was the debut talk show on MTV. 

1999

Began hosting the show, The Daily Show

In 1996, he hosted the talk show, Where's Elvis This Week? and then from 1999, he began hosting the show, The Daily Show. In this show, he used to make stories related to politics and he used to make fun of them. 

1997

Began dating Tracey Lynn McShane

In 1997, Jon had a blind date with Tracey Lynn McShane. That time he was making the movie Wishful Thinking and production assistant set up his blind date. They began their love affairs since then and they started dating each other. 

2000

Married to Tracey Lynn McShane

After being in love with Tracey Lynn McShane for about four years, he proposed her by using a personalized crossword puzzle. She accepted his proposal and they finally got married in November of 2000. They are still together. 

July 3 , 2004

First child, Nathan Thomas Stewart

He became father for the first time in his life and that was in 2004. He and his sweet wife, Tracey Lynn McShane welcomed their first child together on 3rd of July and that time it was a son and they named him Nathan Thomas Stewart. 

February 4 , 2006

Second child, Maggie Rose Stewart

He and love of his life Tracey Lynn McShane became parents for the second time in his life and that was in 2006. They welcomed their second child together on 4th of February and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Maggie Rose Stewart. 

1998

Released his first book, Naked Pictures of Famous People

Jon Stewart is also a great writer. As an author, he published his debut book in 1998 and it was released under the title, Naked Pictures of Famous People. This book is mainly a collection of several humorous essays and stories. 

1994

Played his first movie role

Primetime Emmy Awards winner Jon Stewart is a multi talented guy from United States. He is mainly popular in the television world as the talk show host but he is also an actor and he made his acting debut from the movie, Mixed Nuts.

2001

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the world and it’s an honor for everyone if they win this award. He has also been honored with this award several times. He won this award for the first time in 2001 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

2005

Won Online Film & Television Association

Till now, he has been nominated in Online Film & Television Association for 16 times and he won this award for the first time in 2005. That year, he won this award for Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Program.

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Primetime Emmy Awards winner Jon Stewart is a multi-talented guy from the United States. He is one of the famous comedian, writer, actor and media critics. He is also an established director, producer, and former television host.

Born as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, the United States of America to parents, Marian (née Laskin) and Donald Leibowitz, Jon was raised in an educated family. He is an American and is of Polish, Ukrainian, Belarus and Mongolian descent.

In 1997, Jon Stewart had a blind date with Tracey Lynn McShane, which was set up by a production assistant while Stewart was working on the sets of the 1997 film Wishful Thinking. They began their love affairs since then and they started dating each other.

They finally got married in November of 2000. The next year to their marriage, on June 19, 2001, the pair filed a joint name change application and legally changed both of their surnames to "Stewart". 

John Stewart and his wife are parents of two children, who were born with the help of in vitro fertilization. Son Nathan Thomas was born in July 2004, and daughter Maggie Rose Stewart was born in February 2006. 

Jon graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. As he was renowned for his humor since his school days, he began his career as a comedian from comedy club Circuit. But that time he lacked the courage to heat the environment.

A few years later, he began his career as a stand-up comedian at The Bitter End, a 230-person capacity nightclub, coffeehouse, and folk music venue based in New York City's Greenwich Village. 

He rose to prominence as a comedian after appearing in the show, Late Night with David Letterman. The same year in 1993, he developed his own show, The Jon Stewart Show.

After that, Jon Stewart appeared in Stephen Colbert's, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where prolific stars like Rick LaginaTom Hanks, and Whoopi Goldberg have appeared. 

From 2009-2010, for his role in The Daily Show, he earned the salary of $14,000,000 annually and his net worth is said to be around $80 million.