Biography of Ed HelmsEd Helms is an American actor who became famous for starring in such films as The Hangover (2009) and its sequels, Vacation (2015), and in the TV show The Office (2006-2013). Net worth: $25 million.
Childhood and FamilyEdward Paul Ed Helms was born in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, USA, on January 24, 1974. His father, John A. Helms, was a lawyer, insurance executive, and Navy veteran. His mother, Pamela Ann Parker, was a school administrator. Ed is the youngest of three children in the Helms family. He has a sister, Susan Carol Helms, and a brother, Paxton Helms, who works as a geography teacher at a high school in Virginia.
Acting CareerAfter college, Ed tried his hand at scriptwriting and acting in comedy groups of New York. He also studied improvisation in the Upright Citizens Brigade. At the same time, Helms worked as an intern editor in Crew Cuts and in a post-production center in New York. One day, the boy was asked to do a voice-over of a few phrases and later he was asked to do a voice-over of the whole text. Colleagues acknowledged his work, and he thought of hiring an agent for the first time.
According to Zoomboola.com, in July of 2006, NBC channel announced that Ed had joined the cast of the comedy TV show The Office. The TV show, made in the so-called documentation style, depicts funny and sometimes touching moments of the everyday life of office employees. Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, James Spader,Jenna Fischer, and some other actors became Helms' co-stars.
He had so much in common with his character, says a screenwriter of the TV show, Paul Lieberstein. I can`t remember the moment they became one.Ed also confirms his similarity with the character. In one interview, he said that he loves to sing acapella, while Andy Bernard took part in the reality show called America's Next Great A Capella Star, and he was often singing during the show.
The Office became incredibly popular, and in the seventh year of filming, Helms became one of its producers. Undoubtedly, many people watched this TV show, but the film of 2009 The Hangover became the hit of the world.
In 2011, the sequel of the comedy The Hangover Part II was released. This time, Ed's character was a fiance, and his fiancee's brother got into trouble. Two years later, the third part of the story The Hangover Part III was released. The film received the lowest reviews.
Ed also received invitations to full-length films. For example, in 2013, the actor portrayed a drug lord in the highly appreciated by critics comedy We're the Millers with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, and Emma Roberts.
A role in the thriller Chappaquiddick literally was his first dramatic work. It's a story that reveals the secrets of the involvement of Ted Kennedy in the car accident with Mary Jo Kopechne.
Private Life of Ed HelmsEd Helms is a pretty good singer and guitar player. He also plays banjo, piano, and a sitar. He actively uses these skills in his profession. Sometimes the artist gives concerts with his band, The Lonesome Trio.
Ed Helms prefers to keep his private life secret. In 2012, he said that he was in a serious relationship but never told the name of his girlfriend. In 2019, there were some rumors about his relationship with Demi Moore, his co-star in the film Corporate Animals. The actors neither proved this information nor disproved it, but pictures speak for themselves.