Steve Coogan

by ethnic on August 26, 2010

South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Stephen John Coogan

Place of Birth: Middleton, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 October, 1965

Ethnicity: Irish

Steve Coogan is a British actor, comedian, impressionist, writer, and producer. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is an Irish emigrant, from County Mayo. His best known character in the UK is Alan Partridge, whom he has played in television series The Day Today and Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge.

His siblings include Martin Coogan, the lead singer of band the Mock Turtles, and Brendan Coogan, a presenter on the show Top Gear.

Steve has a daughter with his former partner, solicitor Anna Cole.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Pierce J. Coogan (the son of Thomas Coogan and Margaret Jane Neill). Pierce was born in Manchester, England, to a father from Kilkenny, Ireland. Thomas was the son of Patrick Coogan. Margaret was the daughter of John Joseph Neill and Sarah Jane.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was Florence May Dunn. Florence was of Irish descent.

Source: Biography of Steve Coogan –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra May 24, 2016 at 4:15 am

Looks Italian to me.

Hill April 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

literally every single one of your comments is wrong.

Pegzi May 15, 2017 at 8:54 am
andrew May 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

@ hill

That kind of comment (he/she looks Italian) is common in this site.

Masterlord August 3, 2017 at 1:30 am

My dad is 1/8 italian and he is quite the dead ringer for this guy!

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