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John Oliver Wife Kate Norley: 5 Facts About TV Host’s Wife

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Who is John Oliver’s Wife?

John Oliver, a three times Primetime Emmy Awards winner, is a household name in America. The British writer, actor, comedian and TV host started his career as a stand-up comedian, first in the United Kingdom and later in the United States. Oliver first gained recognition for his work as senior British Correspondent in “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” between 2006 and 2013. He currently hosts “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO, which he has been hosting since 2014. Oliver is married to wife Kate Norley.

John and Kate have been married for the last seven years and have been a perfect match together. Kate belongs to a military family. Kate herself is an Iraq War veteran, who served in United States Army’s medical team. Let’s have a closer look at the couple’s journey together so far.

Personal Information about John Oliver Wife Kate Norley

Full Name: Kate Norley

Birthdate: November 30, 1971

Age: 46 years

Birthplace: United States

Nationality: American

Occupation: Military

Children: 1
John Oliver Wife Kate Norley

John Oliver with Wife Kate Norley (Source: Heightline)

Short Bio of Kate Norley

Kate was born on November 11, 1971, in Arlington, Virginia. Her mother was a social worker and her father worked as a golf course designer. She was born to an affluent family, but her parents separated when she was just four.

She grew up with her step-father Dennis Mannion, former Senior VP of Business Operations for the NFL side Baltimore Raven. Most recently, he also looked after the business operations at Detroit Pistons, during his tenure as Palace Sports’ CEO and President. 5’8” tall Kate completed her education from Episcopal High School. She is now the part of military force if America, working for the protection of her nation.

5 Facts You Need to Know about Kate Norley

1. Kate’s mother is her motivation

Kate Norley

Kate Norley with Husband John Oliver at an Event (Source: Usmagazine)

2. 9/11 inspired Kate

Well, 9/11 was a black day that took away the lives and loves of many. Kate was inspired by that devastating event to join the military. She went on to serve as a medic with the US Army in Iraq War.

3. She changed her husband’s perception of the country

“I’m a little more defensive of how America is perceived overseas. America takes a lot of [expletive], much of it well earned, from the rest of the world. And yet when something terrible goes down, people are waiting for Americans to fall out of the sky and help them,” John Oliver once said to the media. He also said that his perception regarding US had changed after meeting Kate.

4. Her husband is proud of her

“It’s the most emasculating thing I could possibly do to go out with someone who has actually done something valuable with their life”, John once said. He is really proud of his wife’s work. But the fact is, not just her husband, but the entire nation is proud of its brave military daughter.

5. Kate faced a serious accident

When Kate was 16, she got hit by a car while riding a bicycle. The accident resulted in a large injury to her head, which made her lose her memory. At that age, she had to regain her knowledge of writing and reading, which was not an easy thing to do. It was her mother, who motivated her to go through such difficult times.

How did John Oliver first meet Kate Norley?

The two first met each other in a 2008 Republican National Convention at St. Paul, Minnesota. John was there for his “Daily Show”. That day, convention security men chased John including his crewmen and Norley helped them hide. And rest, as they say, is history.

After that meeting, they exchanged their emails and became good friends for a long time. They got married in October of 2011. And after 4 years, they were blessed with their son Hudson Oliver.

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Alexandra Tushkova

Alexandra was born and raised in Kiev and later moved to Los Angeles. She writes about celebrities in the Internet. While she's not doing so, she binge watches TV series and loves to travel a lot.

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