Host of Virtual BAFTA TV Awards Richard Ayoade Wiki-Bio | Age, Parents, Wife, Children, Shows & Net Worth!

Richard Ayoade earned huge fame playing a goofy, loveable socially awkward character in the IT Crowd. The show became his stepping stone into the spotlight, and the actor has since been one of the loved British actors. Besides appearing in many shows and movies, he is also a director and screenwriter winning several awards for his works.

While the IT Crowd ended a long time back, the actor has worked on many projects since then. Learn more on Richard Ayoade and get to know more on him, including his married life, net worth, and much more.

Celeb Facts

Birth NameRichard Ellef Ayoade
BirthdayMay 23, 1977
BirthplaceHammersmith, London
Zodiac SignGemini
EthnicityMixed ( Norwegian and Nigerian)
Height6 feet 2 inches
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Television Presenter
ParentsDagny Baassuik Ayoade, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade
Married/ Wife Lydia Fox
ChildrenEsmé Bibi Ayoade, Ida Ayoade
SiblingsJames Fox
Net Worth$2 million

Who is Richard Ayoade’s Wife?

Richard has been known for playing a socially awkward character in the IT Crowd who was not so good with the ladies. However, the actor is quite the opposite in real life and is actually settled. Richard has been long-time married to his beautiful wife, Lydia Fox, also his co-star in IT Crowd. The duo first met at a Cambridge theatre performance where Lydia was one of many audiences in Richard’s onstage performance.

Richard Ayoade Married, Wife, Kids, Net Worth
Richard Ayoade with his wife,  Lydia Fox. Photo Source:

Regardless, Richard’s wife also has acting credits on her name from Garth Margehi’s Darkplace to The Souvenir. Richard and Lydia tied the knot on 8th September 2007 and has been together ever since.


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Besides, the duo also shares three children, but they have kept the names a secret. Nonetheless, Richard and his wife live happily with their three children.

What is Richard Ayoade’s Net Worth?

Richard started his acting career by participating in various school plays. He and Matthew Holness wrote “Garth Marenghi’s Fright Knight”, which debuted in 2000 at the Edinburgh Fringe for which they earned a Perrier Award nomination. Likewise, the actor also worked on a radio series, “The Mighty Boosh”, in 2001 which was later adapted for television. Regardless, Richard earned a huge spotlight when he played the character, Maurice Moss on Channel 4’s The IT Crowd.


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For his role, the actor won Outstanding Actor at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival and later a BAFTA Award in 2014. Besides, the actor had also made his directorial debut in 2010 with the movie, “Submarine”, for which he bagged a BAFTA nod for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Likewise, the actor’s other notable acting credits include in series such as The Watch, The Double, Paddington 2, The Souvenir, and Soul. He has also voiced and appeared in shows such as Travel Man, Neo Yokio, Apple & Onion, and others. As of 2020, Richard Ayoade holds a net worth of $2 million.

Richard Ayoade Wiki-Bio

Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in 1977 in Hammersmith, London. He celebrates his birthday on 23rd May, which makes his age 43. The actor was born to his father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade, and his mother, Dagny Baassuik Ayoade. He also has a brother, James Fox. He attended St. Joseph’s College and later, St Catherine’s College, Cambridge.

He holds British nationality and comes from mixed ethnicity of Norwegian and Nigerian. The actor has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches.