Who is Julia Carey?

Julia Carey is a former actress, TV personality, and producer, but perhaps best recognized as the wife of James Corden, the popular comedian, actor, and host of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 25 May 1976, in Los Angeles, California, USA,. Julia holds American nationality, and as of early 2021, she is 44 years old.

Early life and Family

Not much information is available about her family and background. According to reports, Julia’s parents, whose names remain unknown, were philanthropists. Witnessing their work, Julia also developed the desire the help people, which explains her active involvement with charity and humanitarian events. Additionally, information about her educational background isnt available.

Career

Julia kicked off her acting career with minor roles in shows such as “Within These Walls”, “A Bunch of Fives”, and “Enemy at the Door”. However, her acting endeavors didn’t last long, as she realized that it might not be her dream job. Soon afterwards, she bounced to producing various TV and movie projects. Some of her most notable projects include “Homewrecker” and the short movie “The Three-Body Solution”. In 2010 she also appeared in the “Locksmith”, the comedy/crime movie, and in 2016 she made a couple of appearances, in “Extra with Billy Bush” and “The Fashion Fund”. In the following year, she appeared in six episodes of “Entertainment Tonight”, but despite her numerous acting endeavors, she only rose to prominence after marrying James Corden.

Since marrying in 2012, she’s put her career aside, and focused on supporting her husband’s various projects, as well as parenthood.  With her busy schedule, she also manages to find time for attending, hosting and participating in various humanitarian events.

How did she meet James Corden?

According to reports, they met through a mutual friend at the “Save the Children” event in 2009. The mutual friend turned out to be none other than Dominic Cooper, the popular English actor, who is Corden’s best friend. At the time, James was going through a rough period following the aftermath of his previous break-up with Sheridan Smith. Upon meeting Julia, James was instantly infatuated with her, and she taken by Corden’s goofiness and sense of humor. Corden said, ‘Hi, Jules. You might be the most beautiful woman in the world.’ She replied, ‘Well, thank you very much.

That sounds like something you say a lot.” Corden wasn’t discouraged, and continued boldly: ‘I’ve never said it before in my life. And that was it. That was it, really. I was in. And by an absolute miracle, so was she.” Later Cordon disclosed in an interview how he used his wits and charm to ask her out, he said: “Well, what about on Friday we could do nothing together? You could come over, and we could just do nothing. And then maybe we could do nothing on Saturday, and we could do nothing on the Sunday.” Luckily for Corden, Julia said yes, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Her marriage to James Corden

After less than a year of dating, Corden proposed to Julia in 2010 during their Maldives vacation for Christmas; at the time of the proposal, Julia was pregnant with their first child.

The wedding took place on 15 September 2012 at Babington House. The lavish ceremony reportedly cost over £250,000, with numerous celebrity guests such as Jimmy Carr, David Williams and Lara Stone; Gary Lightbody, the lead singer of “Snow Patrol”, also sang at the wedding. The couple has welcomed three children, Max, Charlotte, and Carey. Given Corden is a TV personality, he was once asked how they cope with three children, and he jokingly said: “It’s a nightmare.” At the moment, the family is residing in their luxurious $25 million mansion in Los Angeles, which reportedly has a pool, private gym, six bedrooms, and seven bathrooms. During these difficult times of the COVID Pandemic, James revealed in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that he is home-schooling the children. In his usual humorous manner, he said: “It’s hard to know who’s being homeschooled — whether it’s me or my son.”

James Corden and Julia Carey

Would you like to know her net worth?

Given that Julia retired from her acting and producing career after giving birth, it is hard to establish her current net worth. However, Corden’s net worth is around $35 million, which he earned through his numerous acting and producing endeavors. Reportedly, he makes 9 million per year, hosting various shows.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Julia is 5ft 5ins (165cm) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35, Her hair is blonde, further adorned with blue eyes. Regarding her fashion style, Julia likes to wear very elegant and minimalist dresses, carefully combined and accessorized.

As a busy mom of three, she spends most of her time at home taking care of the kids.

Corden has also disclosed on various occasions that his biggest support in his life is Julia, who has motivated him throughout his hardships. Interestingly, both Julia and James were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding – Julia wore an elegant long-sleeve soft pink dress while Corden wore a classic black suit.

Is she active on social media?

Like many other celebrity wives, Julia likes to keep her private matters away from the public eye. It appears that she doesn’t use any social media. Corden, on the other side, is very active; his Instagram counts close to five million followers, and his Twitter over 11 million. Corden is also active on Facebook, and has over four million followers.

Briefly about James Corden

James Kimberly Corden was born on 22 August 1978 in Hillingdon London, England, to Malcolm and Margaret Corden. His mother was a social worker, while his father was a musician at the Royal Air Force Orchestra, and a devout Christian. During his early stages of life, James attended the Salvation Army church. He spent most of his childhood in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, with his two sisters. James attended Park Middle School, and later enrolled at Holmer Green Upper School.

James, a versatile individual, has numerous credits and projects under his belt. He started his acting career at the age of 18 in the 1996 musical “Martin Guerre”, followed by his first hosting job on the BBC’s “Good Morning with Anne and Nick”. In 1999, he appeared as Gareth in the series “Boyz Unlimited”.

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After landing minor roles in various TV shows, including “Teachers” and “Little Britain”, he starred in the British TV series “Fat Friend”, which garnered him a nomination for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award for Network Newcomer on Screen.

In 2006, he appeared in “The History Boys”, the play written by Alan Bennett, followed by his appearance in the movie adaptation of the play. In 2007 he collaborated with Ruth Jones on the project “Gavin & Stacey”, the BBC Three sitcom, which proved to be very successful and well-received critically, and for which James won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. It additionally won the Best TV Comedy in the 2008 British Comedy Awards, and the award for Most Popular Comedy Programme.

Soon after, he appeared in the comedy sketch show “Horne & Corden”, followed by “James Corden’s World Cup Live”, the comedy chat show hosted by him. During his packed and lengthy career, James bounced from TV shows to movies and the theatre. In 2010 he made an appearance in “Doctor Who”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, and voiced a character in “Animals United”. In the following year, he was given the honor of presenting the “Brit Awards” followed by the lead role in “One Man, Two Guvnors”, which received a hail of positive comments and the award for Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards; James won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. In an interview, he disclosed that while accepting the award, he said: “She made me say ‘us’ instead of ‘I’ and ‘we’ instead of ‘me,’ and I love her.”

In 2013 he was credited as the creator, writer, and actor for “The Wrong Mans”, and during the same year, he appeared in “One Chance”, and“Begin Again”.

In 2015 he succeeded Craig Ferguson as the host of the American “Late Late Show”, which catapulted him to stardom. Soon after, he created “Carpool Karaoke”, which has become world-wide famous and highly watched. In 2016 Corden drove through the streets of London with Adele, a segment featured on his talk show, and it became the biggest YouTube video of that year. His special “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney, Live From Liverpool” met the same result gaining huge success, as well as the Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. Since then, he has hosted various shows and ceremonies, including the 70th Tony Awards and 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

James also appeared in several successful projects such as “Ocean’s 8” and “Carpool Karaoke: Series”. In addition to his numerous hit projects, he is credited as executive producer of “Drop the Mic”, the competition reality show featuring various celebrities.

In 2019 he starred in the romantic comedy “Yesterday”, and in “Cats”. In 2020 he landed a leading role in the musical comedy movie” The Prom”, which received negative reviews, including the title for “one of the worst performances of the 21 century”. James was criticized for his portrayal of a gay man which was deemed offensive by many, as it only perpetuated the stereotypes of gay white men. However, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for his role, causing even more backlash. His latest projects include “Cinderella” and “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runway”.

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Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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