In 2005, Steve was voted amongst the top 20 greatest comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
Steve has worked on BBC Radio.
Steve's cousin is Aidan McArdle.
In 2004, Steve Coogan released a book on Alan Partridge. Titled 'Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word'. The book charts Alan Partidge's incredible journey, it contains all the scripts and dialogue from Radio to TV and back.
Steve Coogan's Manchester / Irish parents are devout Catholics.
His show, Steve Coogan is The Man Who Thinks He's It, was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for the Best Entertainment for the 1998 season.
Steve Coogan based the character of Alan Partridge on a radio presenter who interviewed him just as he was becoming famous. Coogan began mimicking the interviewer during the interview and from this came the inspiration for Coogan's most famous creation.
Steve Coogan is the third of six children.
In August 2005, the 'News of the World' a British newspaper published that American rock star Courtney Love had claimed to be pregnant with Steve Coogan's child, following a two-week long fling the pair allegedly had while staying at the same hotel. The news came not long after Coogan had divorced his wife of 3 years, on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, but has been dismissed by Steve Coogan's publicist. Courtney Love has now also denied that she had ever made the statement.
Steve has one daughter called Clare.
In 2003, he was listed in 'The Observer' as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.
Steve Coogan:I don't want to be someone who's trying to spin this public image of me. I have had some negative tabloid press, I'm sure you're aware [I am], but I don't like to portray myself as somehow a nice, well-rounded person.
Steve Coogan: "Alan [Partridge] was a really popular character so I'm looking forward to seeing people's reactions to Tom [(Saxondale) from his new sitcom]."
Steve Coogan: I always find it easier to portray myself as being unlikeable and idiotic; to actually play a character that is likeable and engages the audience is far more difficult. It's a more subtle kind of challenge.
Steve Coogan: Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun.
Steve Coogan: As soon as I see period costume, I turn off. It's like hearing drama on Radio 4.
Steve Coogan: If you do something very successful, you will then be defined by it.