Stephen Colbert stars in and executive produces the Emmy nominated latenight series on Comedy Central, "The Colbert Report." Touted by the New York Times as "one of the best television shows of the year" and praised as "a must watch show" by Entertainment Weekly, "The Colbert Report" has already garnered ratings and critical success as one of the top new entries on the television landscape. Stephenís personality, insight and overall rightness led to his half-hour nightly platform which takes on issues of the day, and more importantly, tells you why everyone elseís take is just plain wrong. Colbertís innovative perspective drew such popularity that it led the American Dialect Society to name "truthiness," a phrase Colbert coined, the Word of the Year for 2005! In it's first season "The Colbert Report" received four Emmy nominations, including "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program" and "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series." Since 1997, Stephen was the longest-tenured and most diverse correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He helped the show to win numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards as an on-air personality and show writer for the news satire. He contributed to AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizenís Guide to Democracy Inaction (Warner Books) which immediately topped The New York Times Bestseller List for 15 consecutive weeks. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed book "Wigfield" (Hyperion) which Publisherís Weekly called "uproariously funny, painfully sharp and unlike anything the genre of humorous fiction has seen before." Born and raised near Charleston, South Carolina, Stephen graduated from Northwestern University and quickly made a name for himself as a member of Chicagoís famed Second City improv troupe where he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The threesome moved to New York City where they created and starred in "Exit 57", a half-hour sketch comedy series which ran for three seasons on Comedy Central. "Exit 57" received five CableACE nominations for Best Writing, Performing, and Comedy Series. Colbert reunited with Sedaris and Dinello to create Comedy Centralís first ever live-action narrative series, the cult hit "Strangers with Candy." Colbertís other on-camera appearances include starring opposite Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman in Columbia Pictures "Bewitched"; memorable guest appearances on shows like HBOís "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and NBCís "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"; was a cast member and writer on ABCís "The Dana Carvey Show"; wrote for "Saturday Night Live" and was the voice of Ace on the SNL animated series "The Ambiguously Gay Duo"; and he appeared in a long-running commercial campaign for General Motors/Mr. Goodwrench. Stephen, his wife Evelyn, and their three children reside in the New York area.