Know About Richard Ayoade's Wife, Kids, Parents & More

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Know About Richard Ayoade's Wife, Kids, Parents & More

We teach what we learn. Richard Ayoade, an actor, best known for starring in The IT Crowd (2006), says his parents are the ones who gave him the values of modesty and kindness, and he wishes to teach the same qualities to his kids.

Keep scrolling to learn more about his upbringing.

Richard Ayoade's Upbringing

Richard Ellef Ayoade was born on 23 May 1977. His parents, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade, a Nigerian, and Dagny Ayoade, a Norwegian, are of different ethnicities. His parents, who both came to England as immigrants, met in London and lived there after they got married.

Though Richard is famous for being an actor, comedian, and director, he has a Bachelor's degree in Law from Cambridge University.

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In an interview with the Guardian, he shared about his parents who did not get an education, and it was them who motivated him to pursue a degree.

Despite having a law degree and a successful career in the entertainment world, he has managed to maintain his modest demeanor, which he learned from his parents.

He has been leading a pleasant life with his wife and kids, keeping the teachings of his parents in mind.

Richard Ayoade's Wife & Kids

Richard is married to actress Lydia Fox, his co-star in The IT Crowd series. Richard met his wife at a Cambridge theatre performance where Lydia was one of the audience members in his onstage performance. The two got married on 8 September 2007.

Richard's wife Lydia is a professional actress with several TV series and movies to her credit. She made her on-screen debut in 2004 in the TV series Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Her recent movie project includes the movie titled The Souvenir: Part II (2021), where she played the role of the character named after her. 

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Also, Lydia comes from a family with an acting background. She is the granddaughter of Robin Fox, a famous English actor and chairman of the English Stage Company. 

Interestingly, Lydia was well acquainted with prolific actor Tom Hiddleston during his struggling days. Lydia played the role of Juliet, whereas Tom portrayed Romeo at Marlowe Society's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Today, Richard and Lydia are already parents to their three children. However, they have not disclosed their third child's identity, but their daughters are Ida Ayoade and Esme Bibi Ayoade.

Richard Ayoade's Wife and Kids

Richard Ayoade and his wife Lydia Fox with daughters Ida Ayoade and Esme Ayoade (Photo: Instagram)

Though the couple has a beautiful family, they don't talk much about their personal life with the media. However, both of them have been doing great in their careers.

Richard Ayoade's Career

Richard started his career in showbiz with the TV series, The Armstrong and Miller Show (1999), where he shared little screen time. However, it wasn't long before he landed the role of Dean Learner in the TV show Garth Marenghi's Darkplace in 2004, where he was among the leading cast. 

Likewise, he continued to act in other series such as Man to Man with Dean Learner (2006) and The Mighty Boosh (2003). 

Apart from TV series, the artist's film credits include The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Bunny and the Bull (2009), and The Lego Movie 2 (2019).

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Furthermore, the actor, who stands at the height of 1.88m, is also the director behind critically acclaimed movies like The Double (2013) and Submarine (2010).

For his performance in The IT Crowd, he even won the category of Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the BAFTA TV Award. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has amassed a net worth of $2 million.

Richard soon will be seen in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. 

Stay tuned to get more updates on Richard Ayoade.