Simon Pegg is an English actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian born on February 14, 1970. He was born in Brockworth, Gloucestershire to Gillian Rosemary and John Henry Beckingham. His mother was a civil servant, while his father was a jazz musician and also a keyboard salesman. His parents divorced when he was very young; hence he was given the name "Pegg" from his stepfather.
He did his schooling from The King's School, Gloucester, and Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School. He studied literature and theater at Stratford-upon-Avon College. He graduated with BA in theaters, film, and television in 1991 from University of Bristol. Pegg has done many television shows between 1998 and 2004, such as "Asylum," Faith in the Future," Six Pairs of Pants, "Hippie" and “Big Train." In 1999, Pegg created and wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced along with Jessica Stevenson.
Edgar Wright directed the series; Pegg and Stevenson had previously worked with him on the movie Asylum.
Pegg considered his friend
Nick Frost especially for the role of Mike Watt; he had also written the character according to him. Pegg had written the character of Mike Watt specifically for his friend Nick Frost. He had also been nominated in the category of Male Comedy Newcomer for his performance in the series in the British Comedy Awards. Pegg became the part of Hollywood from the movie "Mission Impossible 3." The film starred
Tom Cruise, and Pegg played the character of Benji Dunn, who was the technician of the I.M.F and assisted Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). He continued with the franchise by working in the sequels of the movie, "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" in2015 and "Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol" in 2011. He worked with
David Schwimmer in the movie "Big Nothing" in 2006. In 2008, he was the dialogue writer for an English-language version of the cult 2006, an animated Norwegian film, "Free Jimmy." He played the role of Scotty in the "
Star Trek" series. Pegg has been acknowledged for the screen writing for this project; he had also given his voice for a character in the English version, the movie also included the voice of international actors such as Woody Harrelson.
Pegg has also co-written the film called "
Paul." He has also given voice to Reepicheep, in the movies "Chronicles of Narnia." Pegg has been the part of many successful big screen projects and is known worldwide for his roles. He got married on 23 July, 2005 to his girlfriend, Maureen McCann in Glasgow. Maureen is a music industry publicist. He has a daughter named Matilda who was born in 2009.