Barry Humphries BioGraphy

Barry Humphries BioGraphy :  The full name of Barry Humphries is John Barry Humphries. He is an Australian actor as well as artist, author, comedian and satirist.John Barry Humphries took his little steps for the first time in this world on 17 February 1934. His birth place is Kew, Australia. At present his age is 87 years. He has Australian nationality.

Barry Humphries BioGraphy

His father’s name is Eric Humphries. His mother’s name is Louisa Humphries. His father was a construction manager. John’s grandfather came to Australia from Manchester, England. Humphries’s father was affluent. He grew up in a “clean, tasteful and modern home” on Christowell Street, Camberwell. The actor’s early home life set the pattern for his late-stage career. Eric has named his son Sunny Sam. The actor had a happy and uneventful early childhood.John began rebelling against the rigors of traditional suburban life by becoming an artist in his teens. The parents of this actor were very hopeless for this rebellion.He has two brothers and a sister.


John Barry Humphries took admission in Camberwell Grammar School to do his schooling. Where he has been given his place in the Gallery of Achievement. He did his matriculation with excellent results in English and Arts. He did not like mathematics at all. After that he took admission in Melbourne Grammar School. After that he took admission in Melbourne University. Where he studied law, philosophy and fine arts for two years. But then he left his studies. For your information, let us tell you that he had received an honorary doctorate after almost 50 years.

Personal Life

John Barry Humphries has married four times so far. He first married Brenda Wright in 1955 at the age of 21. He divorced Brenda Wright in 1957. After that he married Rosalind Tong in 1959. Rosalind Tong gave birth to two daughters of John. His daughters name is Tessa and Emily. In 1970, he got divorced from Rosalind Tong. After that he married Diane Millstead in 1979. Diane Millstead gave birth to Barry’s two sons. His son’s name is Oscar and Rupert. The actor’s eldest son was editor of the art magazine Apollo and a contributing editor at The Spectator. His eldest son is now an art curator. He divorced Diane Millstead in 1989. After that, he did his fourth marriage in 1990 to Elizabeth Spender. His fourth wife was earlier an actor.He has lived with his fourth wife for forty years in a terraced town house at his home in West Hampstead.

Barry Humphries BioGraphy
Real Name John Barry Humphries
Nick Name
Age 87 years old
Date Of Birth 17 February 1934
Nationality Australian
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Birth Place
Kew, Australia
  • Actor
  • Author
  • Artist
  • Comedian
  • Satirist
Zodiac sign Libra
Active Year 1953-Present
Notable works and roles
  • Dame Edna Everage
  • Sir Les Patterson
  • Sandy Stone
Father Name Eric Humphries
Mother Name Louisa Humphries
Sister Name 1 sister
Brother name 2 brother
Children Name
  • Oscar Humphries
  • Tessa Humphries
  • Rupert Humphries
  • Emily Humphries
Wife name Elizabeth Spender (m. 1990)
School Being update soon
College University of Melbourne
Qualification Being update soon
 Physical Status
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5’10” (178 cm),
Body type Fit
Weight In kilograms: 79 kg; In pounds: 173 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light brown
Shoe Size 16 (US)
Chest size 42 inches
Waist  size 32 Inches
Biceps size 18 inches
Sexual Orientation Straight
  Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Ex-Wife Name
  • Brenda Wright
  • Rosalind Tong
  • Diane Millstead
Wife Name Elizabeth Spender (m. 1990)


In 1975 he received the Douglas Wilkie Medal.In 1979, he received the Comedy Performance of the Year.In 1990, he received the TV Personality of the Year.In 1993 he received the J. R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography for More, Please.In 1994 he received the Honorary Doctorate at Griffith University.In 1997 he received the Sir Peter Ustinov Award for Comedy presented at the Banff World Television Festival.In 1997 he received the Honored Artists Award, Melbourne City Council.In 1999 he received the British Comedy Awards – Lifetime Achievement Award.In 2000, he received the Special Tony Award.In 2000 he received the Special Achievement Award by the Outer Critics Circle for the Royal Tour.In 2000, he received the Best Play from the National Broadway Theater Awards for The Royal Tour.In 2003 he received the Honorary Doctorate of Law at his alma mater, University of Melbourne.In 2007 he received the JC Williamson Award.In 2011 he received Oldie of the Year for “his wonderful split personality which has entertained us for so many years”.In 2013 he received the Britain-Australia Society Award for contribution to the relationship between Britain and Australia.In 2016, he received the Honorary Doctorate at the University of South Australia.In 2017 he received the Honorary Fellow of King’s College London.


In 1982 he received the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “services to the theater” (Queen’s Birthday Honors, Australian List). In 2007 he received Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for “services to entertainment” (Queen’s Birthday Honors, UK List).

Net Worth

The net worth of this brilliant actor (John Barry Humphries ) is around $12 million.

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Frequently Ask Question

Que :  Is he ill?
Ans : Yes

Que :  Does he still do Dame Edna?
Ans : Yes

Que :   What is his age?
Ans : 88

Que :  Where did he live?
Ans : Cremorne

Que : How tall is he?  
Ans : 1.78m

Que :  Where was he born?
Ans : Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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