Photo of Eddie Izzard Eddie Izzard

An actor, comedian and monologist who just happens to be a cross-dresser, Eddie Izzard is surely one of the most original characters to grace the stage and screen in recent years.

Born July 2, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, Izzard grew up in Northern Ireland and Wales. When he was booted out of an English university, Izzard became a street performer, perfecting the off-kilter stream-of-consciousness style he would later incorporate into his popular one-man shows. Making his West End debut in 1993 with "Live," Izzard soon found himself starring in the David Mamet play "Cryptogram."

Film roles followed, including two in movies (The Avengers and Velvet Goldmine) that were released at the same time as his "Dressed to Kill" tour. Earning an Emmy for the HBO filmed special of the show, Izzard has continued to land plum roles in pictures such as Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow and Ocean's Twelve.

Eddie Izzard in Cars 2

Cars 2

2011 G

Owen Wilson once again voices speedy race car Lightning McQueen in this peppy sequel to the animated hit Cars. When he heads off to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Lightning also rolls straight into a case of international intrigue.

  • Eddie Izzard in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Eddie Izzard in Valkyrie Valkyrie
  • Eddie Izzard in Velvet Goldmine Velvet Goldmine
  • Eddie Izzard in The Secret Agent The Secret Agent
  • Eddie Izzard in Bee Movie Bee Movie
  • Eddie Izzard in The Cat's Meow The Cat's Meow
  • Eddie Izzard in The Avengers The Avengers
  • Eddie Izzard in Castles in the Sky Castles in the Sky
  • Eddie Izzard in Mystery Men Mystery Men
  • Eddie Izzard in The Unbelievers The Unbelievers
  • Eddie Izzard in The Wild The Wild
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembley Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembley
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
  • Eddie Izzard in The Criminal The Criminal
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Circle Eddie Izzard: Circle
  • Eddie Izzard in United States of Tara United States of Tara
  • Eddie Izzard in Revengers Tragedy Revengers Tragedy
  • Eddie Izzard in The Aristocrats The Aristocrats
  • Eddie Izzard in Romance & Cigarettes Romance & Cigarettes
  • Eddie Izzard in My Super Ex-Girlfriend My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Eddie Izzard in The Riches The Riches
  • Eddie Izzard in Every Day Every Day
  • Eddie Izzard in Lost Christmas Lost Christmas
  • Eddie Izzard in Treasure Island Treasure Island
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Live At Madison Square... Eddie Izzard: Live At Madison Square...
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Definite Article Eddie Izzard: Definite Article
  • Eddie Izzard in Eddie Izzard: Glorious Eddie Izzard: Glorious
  • Eddie Izzard in Shadow of the Vampire Shadow of the Vampire
  • Eddie Izzard in Monty Python Live! Monty Python Live!
  • Eddie Izzard in We Know Where You Live. Live! We Know Where You Live. Live!
  • Eddie Izzard in All the Queen's Men All the Queen's Men
  • Eddie Izzard in 5 Children & It 5 Children & It
  • Eddie Izzard in The Henry Rollins Show: Season 1 The Henry Rollins Show: Season 1
  • Eddie Izzard in Igor Igor
  • Eddie Izzard in Rage Rage
  • Eddie Izzard in Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story