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Best-known for his cross-dressing stand-up comedy routines, British actor/comedian Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962 in Aden, Yemen while his parents were there on business. After working as a street performer and in smaller comedy venues throughout the 1980s, Izzard received his big break with his one-man comedy show Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors (1993) (V). The show earned Izzard a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for outstanding achievement and garnered Izzard his first British Comedy Award for top stand-up comedian. He returned to the West End the next year with his second one-man show, Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable (1994) (V), followed by his dramatic West End debut as the lead in the world premiere of David Mamet's "The Cryptogram" with Lindsay Duncan. Izzard also continued doing stand-up during this time, and won his second British Comedy Award for Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996) (V). Izzard's one-man U.S. show, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (V) aired on HBO and went on to earn him two Emmy Awards in 2000 (Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program), and he has appeared in a handful of well-received stand-up shows and theater productions in the years since.In 1996, Izzard began to branch out in to film with his big-screen debut in The Secret Agent (1996). Other prominent films he has appeared in include The Avengers (1998), Ocean's Twelve (2004), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and Valkyrie (2008), and he has done voice work in a handful of movies including The Wild (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and Cars 2 (2011). Izzard has also appeared in various television series, including a starring role in "The Riches" (2007), which lasted two seasons on FX from 2007-2008.