Ricky Gervais is a British comedian, actor, and television producer born in Reading, England. He co-created the popular rockumentary television series The Office with his friend Stephen Merchant. Gervais also created the sitcom Extras for both the BBC and HBO. In 2005, his video podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show, became one of the most popular downloads on the Internet. Gervais has also written children's books, including Flanimals.
Gervais lives in London with his girlfriend Jane Fallon, a television producer. The couple has been together for more than 20 years.