Heather Nudds is the childhood sweetheart of one of United Kingdom’s most renowned stand-up comedians Lee Evans. Evans is not only known in the comedy business, but also as an actor, musician, and writer.
Nudds is only famous as the wife of the comedian. She lives a private life and so not much has been revealed about her personal life and background except for her relationship with the comedy icon.
Heather Nudds and the comedian have been married since 1984 and they share a daughter, Mollie who is currently working as an illustrator.
Facts that You Don’t Know about Heather Nudds
1. How old is Heather Nudds?
Heather Nudds reportedly shares the same age with her husband. Since they were both born in 1963, that implies she and her husband are currently 59 years old.
Nudds and her husband met when they were 17 and by the time they were both 22, they decided to walk down the aisle. They tied the knots on 22 September 1984 and resided in the same town they met. Their marriage has been blessed with a daughter named Mollie.
2. Heather Nudds met her husband at a fairground
Lee Evans shared how he met his wife at a party in Billericay in his autobiography. The comedian revealed how he almost lost her with a bad joke. He had earlier bumped into her at a fairground in Billericay and knocked her over. He mistakenly spilled her drink on her white dress. The meeting at the fairground apparently wasn’t the first time the future couple met. Evans had been to Nudds flat for a party. He fell in love with her at the party but did not have the guts to tell her.
He tried to win her over with another joke but she did not find it funny. He almost lost his chance when he asked after her sick mother who had passed without his knowledge.
The comedian tried to redeem himself with another joke and this time, it worked for him. Although Nudds two friends that were with her did not find it funny.
3. What does Lee Evans’ wife do?
Just as Lee’s wife has kept her background private, she has also not revealed any detail about her career. However, her husband has enjoyed an almost perfect career as a comedian, actor, singer, and writer.
Lee rose to fame in the 1990s with his energetic stage performances and comedy. He soon became UK’s most popular stand-up comedian with his Roadrunner tour grossing 12.9 million Euros. He broke the world’s record for a solo act performing to the biggest comedy audience at the Manchester Arena in November 2008.
Lee Evans toured the UK in 2011 with 50 dates which was later increased to 67 dates in 14 cities. He sold 7 million euros worth of tickets the first day the tickets went on sale.
Aside from having a successful comedy career, Lee Evans has made appearances in a couple of movies such as Funny Bones, Mouse Hunt, There’s something about Mary, the Ladies Man, and a few others.
His theatre debut was with Jerry Lewis’s comedy Funny Bones (1995). The movie earned him the Paris Film Festival Award for Best Actor.
As a writer, Lee co-wrote eight episodes of So what Now? for the BBC in 2001. Lee also explored as a singer and a musician. According to reports, the retired comedian can play the guitar, keyboards, and piano. Turntables, mandolin Ukulele and also drums.
Lee Evans runs a production company that produces his stand-up DVDs titled Little Mo Films.
4. Her husband retired from stand-up comedy to spend more time with her
Nudd’s husband gave up on his showbiz career unexpectedly in 2014. He made the announcement on The Jonathan Ross Show in November 2014. Lee revealed his main purpose of retiring was to enable him to spend more time with his wife and daughter.
Aside from spending time with his family, Lee revealed he was retiring because of the death of his manager Addison Cresswell in December 2013.
5. Nudds’ husband took after his father in showbiz
Lee Evans was born to an Irish mother Shirley Hunt and a Welsh father Dave Evans on 25 February 1964 in Avonmouth. Lee grew up with his older brother Wayne watching his father pursue a career in comedy and music. His father reportedly performed in nightclubs and cruise ships like the QE2.
He decided to follow his father into entertainment. According to reports, the singer’s father died after a long cancer battle. Dave Evans passed in June 2019.
6. Heather Nudds’ daughter is a content creator and a twitch streamer
Heather’s only child Mollie is currently 30 years old. Mollie is a graduate of BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She currently pursues a career as a content creator and freelance illustration.
Mollie has gained recognition on a live streaming platform called Twitch.
Before Heather Nudds had her daughter, she had two pregnancies that failed to reach full term. The couple later agreed to try IVF but according to the comedian, despite the hormone injections his wife received, they couldn’t reach the next stage.
7. Is Heather Nudds rich?
Heather Nudds might be enjoying her husband’s net worth of over $20 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his stand-up comedy and his acting roles. Lee Evans has also been in involved a few charity projects. On March 30th, 2010 he was part of Channel 4’s Comedy Gala that helped raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.