James Kimberley Corden
August 22, 1978 (age 38)
Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England
Julia Carey (m. 2012)
He was the host of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, on February 12, 2017.
Corden was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, the son of Margaret and Malcolm Corden. His father was a musician in the Royal Air Force band and his mother was a social worker. He grew up in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire and attended Park Middle School and Holmer Green Upper School. He has an older sister, Andrea Henry, and a younger sister, Ruth Corden.
History with One Direction
James has been friends with Louis Tomlinson's family since Louis was a child. Harry, Louis and Niall attended James's wedding in 2012. Corden also wrote the script for the "Best Song Ever" music video opening skit, alongside Ben Winston.
”So, Louis Tomlinson, who is a member of One Direction, his mum was a chaperone on [TV drama] ‘Fat Friends’. Louis used to come to the set with his mum and since I was the only sort of young person around we would kick a football around, things like that. Then when he got into ‘The X Factor’, he got in touch and said, ‘I’m in London and I don’t know anybody’. So he brought Harry round and we played FIFA and had a pizza."About Harry:
”He’s an adorable guy and I can’t begin to imagine what his life is like right now and how it’s changed in the past three years. And, I feel like the more normal people he has around, probably the better.”
The Late Late Show
On 8 September 2014, CBS announced that Corden was to succeed Craig Ferguson as host of the American late-night talk show The Late Late Show on 23 March 2015. In September 2016, The Late Late Show won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Interactive Program and Best Variety Special. The Carpool Karaoke segment - featuring popular artists carpooling with James as they sing famous songs - has become a breakout hit and is being reworked into a series.
One Direction have appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden twice so far - May 14 and December 3, 2015. Niall Horan appeared on the show as a solo artist on October 26, 2016. Louis Tomlinson appeared on the show as a solo artist on February 13, 2017.
Harry Styles made multiple appearances on The Late Late Show during the week of May 15th through May 18th 2017, to promote his debut solo album. On Monday, he performed Sign Of The Times and played a game called "Flinch". On Tuesday, he delivered the opening monologue and performed new song Carolina. His Wednesday night appearance consisted of a skit with James, and a performance of Two Ghosts. On his final appearance, Harry participated in his second round of Carpool Karaoke, and performed Kiwi.
Corden married Julia Carey on 15 September 2012. The couple have two children: son Max (born 22 March 2011) and daughter Carey (born 27 October 2014). He is a supporter of West Ham United F.C.
Corden was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama. He received the honour from Princess Anne during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 25.