Born on August 22, 1978, James Corden is an English actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and television host. He is currently hosting, The Late Late Show with James Corden and a late-night talk show on CBS in the United States since 2015.
The English host was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, to his parents Margaret and Malcolm Corden. He gets his singing abilities from his father who was a musician in the Royal Air Force band but he later worked as a salesman of Christian books and Bibles. His mother was a social worker.
He grew up in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, and attended Park Middle School and Holmer Green Upper School. He has two sisters. James Corden co-wrote and co-starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2019) for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance.
In 2009, he co-presented the Brit Awards with Kylie Minogue and Mathew Horne. Corden returned to host the ceremony solo between 2011 and 2014. He hosted the Tony Awards in 2016 and 2019 and the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Since 2010, Corden has presented the sports-based comedy panel show A League of Their Own on Sky One.
Along with being a host, James Corden is also a remarkable actor, starring in Gulliver’s Travels in 2010, Into the Woods in 2014, Kill your friends in 2015, Peter Rabbit, Cats in 2019, and the most recent Prom in 2020.
Like his mother, Margaret Corden, James too likes working for society. During the coronavirus pandemic, Corden paid the salaries of furloughed employees on the Late Late Show. He also launched a fundraising campaign with the NBA to benefit Feed the Children.
James Corden Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, James Corden has a net worth of £23million which calculates to $30million. The site claims that he earns almost £7million per year for his various acting and presenting roles.
However, other websites suggest a much more modest sum, with Wealthy Gorilla estimating his worth to be closer to £9million. The star is said to be on a £5million-a-year agreement with the CBS channel for his stint as the host of the Late Late Show.
He now lives in a £7.8million home in Brentwood, LA, the star also owns a home in Belsize Park in London. There are many rumors that James had invested in the BitCoin robot Apps Bitcoin Pro App, Bitcoin Code, and Bitcoin Revolution even though there is no evidence to support it.
James Corden, the backlash for playing a gay character despite being straight in ‘The Prom’
James Corden has starred in many movies but none gathered the disapproval of fans like ‘The Prom’. James plays the character of Barry Glickman in the movie who is gay.
Vanity Fair even ran a story with the headline, “James Corden Should Have Been Banned from The Prom.” In the article, the magazine called the actor’s performance “insulting.”
There have been many movies where gay actors have played straight characters just like how Andrew Randells in these movies. The reason for the backlash is from gay fans who need representatives which is surely important.
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