Ed Weeks

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Ed Weeks
Ed Weeks at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Weeks at PaleyFest 2013
Born (1980-10-25) 25 October 1980 (age 39)
Banbury, England, UK
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active2002–present
Partner(s)Bellamy Young (2016-2017)

Edward Charles Egerton Weeks (born 25 October 1980) is an English actor. Weeks is also a comedian, writer and producer. Between 2012 and 2017 he played Dr. Jeremy Reed on the Fox (now Hulu) comedy series The Mindy Project. He also starred as Colin on the Fox comedy series LA to Vegas.

Early life and career[edit]

Weeks was born and raised in England.[1][2] His mother is a native of El Salvador.

Weeks was educated at Queen's College, Taunton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge Footlights.[3] Upon graduating, he wrote for various TV shows, including Man Stroke Woman, Clone and Hotel Trubble (all BBC).

As an actor, he appeared in My Family (BBC), The IT Crowd (Channel 4), Not Going Out (BBC) and Phoo Action (BBC) in which he played Prince William. He was Olivia Lee's sidekick and co-prankster on her Comedy Central hidden camera show Dirty Sexy Funny.[citation needed]

U.S.[edit]

In 2011, Weeks moved to Los Angeles,[4] and sold an original pilot to CBS.[5][6] In 2012, he was one of the first regular roles cast in The Mindy Project.[7][8]

The show was picked up by Fox in May 2012[9] and, after moving to Hulu,[10] was renewed in 2017 for a 6th and final season.[11]

In 2015, Weeks guest-starred as a pretentious method actor on the USA Network series Royal Pains.[12] The same year, he appeared in the film The Leisure Class.[13]

In November 2015, ABC bought the rights to a comedy series that Weeks co-wrote with Hannah Mackay (former writer on Peep Show) and ordered a pilot.[14] The show was to be produced by Weeks, Mackay and Mindy Kaling.[15]

In March 2017, Weeks joined the Fox comedy pilot LA to Vegas, playing a recovering alcoholic/gambler/sex addict who is separated from his wife.[16] In May the same year, the pilot was picked up for series.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Fused Simon Short film
2009 The Interviewee Interviewer No. 3 Short film
2015 3rd Street Blackout Nathan Blonket
2015 The Leisure Class Charles Devonshire HBO's Project Greenlight 2015
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005–2007 Man Stroke Woman Writer; 8 episodes
2007 Comedy Shuffle Various 2 episodes; also writer
2008 Phoo Action Prince William One-off drama
2009 Not Going Out Robin Episode: "Party"
2009 Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho Chad Whackman Episode 8
2010–2011 Dirty Sexy Funny Various 16 episodes; also writer
2010 The IT Crowd John Episode: "Jen the Fredo"
2010 My Family Wilkinson Episode: "Slammertime"
2010 Hotel Trubble Darren Chiseljaw Episode: "Strictly Come Prancing"
2011 Dick and Dom's Funny Business Dexter 2 episodes
2012–2017 The Mindy Project Jeremy Reed Main cast
2015 Royal Pains Cole Chapman Smith Guest star
2015 Project Greenlight Self
2016 House of Lies Daniel Hathaway Guest star
2018 LA to Vegas Colin McCormack Lead Role
2019 American Housewife British Greg Otto Episode: "The Bromance Before Christmas"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ed Weeks is Salvadorean on his mother's side!", latina.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "In Bed With Joan – Episode 9: Ed Weeks". Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Cambridge Footlights alumni 2000–2009". footlights.org. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Ed Weeks of 'The Mindy Project'". The New York Times. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Ed Weeks interview for The Mindy Project". Channel 4. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Ferguson shingle taps prez". Variety. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Development Update: Friday, February 17". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Julie White Joins NBC Comedy 'Go On' Among Latest Pilot Castings". Deadline. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Fox Gives Series Orders to Comedies Mindy Kaling's 'It's Messy,' 'Goodwin Games,' 'Ben & Kate'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Hulu Picks Up 'The Mindy Project' With 26-Episode Order". Deadline. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  11. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (29 March 2017). "Hulu's 'The Mindy Project' to End After Six Seasons". Variety. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Royal Pains enlists Mindy Project star for season 7 guest spot". The Wrap. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  13. ^ Linda Ge and Jethro Nededog (4 March 2015). "'Mindy Project's' Ed Weeks, Newcomer Melanie Zanetti Join Project Greenlight Film 'Leisure Class' (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (9 November 2015). "ABC Buys Lesbian-Straight Relationship Comedy From 'Mindy Project's Ed Weeks". Deadline. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 November 2016). "Ed Weeks & Mindy Kaling Team For ABC Comedy About Lesbian Couple in Kansas". Deadline. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 April 2017). "Ed Weeks Set To Topline Fox Comedy Pilot 'LA -> Vegas'". Deadline. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 May 2017). "'Ghosted' & 'LA To Vegas' Comedy Pilots Get Fox Series Orders". Deadline. Retrieved 11 May 2017.

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