Simon Pegg

Simon John Pegg was born on February 14, 1970 in Gloucestershire, England, UK as Simon John Beckingham. His father John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician, and mother, a civil servant, divorced when Pegg was seven. Pegg landed on his last name by adopting his step-dad's last name.
Between 1998 and 2004, Pegg made a name for himself through radio and TV shows. Pegg appeared in the mini-series Band of Brothers, and television comedies Black Books, Brass Eye and I'm Alan Partridge.
In 1999 Edgar Wright directed the sitcom, Spaced, which he created and co-wrote with Jessica Stevenson. Pegg created a character specifically for his friend Nick Frost. Pegg's starring role in Spaced earned him a nominated from the British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer. The success led Pegg, Wright and Frost work again in his most well-known film Shaun of the Dead, which won 3 awards, 2 of them for best screenplay and one for best comedy.
Since Shaun of the Dead, Pegg worked in over 25 projects and acted in movies such as Mission Impossible III, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and The World's End.
On July 23, 2005, Simon Pegg married his longtime girlfriend Maureen McCann, a music industry publicist. Nick Frost was his best man. In 2009 the couple had their first daughter, Matilda.