Birth Name: Stephen James Merchant
Place of Birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 24 November, 1974
Stephen Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. His sister is art director Alexandra Merchant.
Stephen’s paternal grandfather was John A. Merchant (the son of Ernest Merchant and Eliza Gregory). John was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Ernest was the son of John Merchant and Sarah. Eliza was the daughter of William Gregory and Dorcus Bye.
Stephen’s paternal grandmother was named Irene Payne (the daughter of George Payne).
Source: Family history of Stephen Merchant – http://www.telegraph.co.uk