Olivia Lee is one of Britain’s fastest-rising female comedy stars. She’s glamorous, sexy, mischievous and armed with razor-sharp wit. After training at The Central School of Speech and Drama, Olivia kick-started her career on the popular BBC children’s sitcom, The Basil Brush Show, playing the Brush’s girlfriend and she hasn’t looked back since (for fear that he's following her).
She got her big break on Channel 4’s hit comedy show Balls of Steel with her own slot called Prank TV with Miss Lee, where she demonstrated her fearlessness and ability to boldly go where many others would not dare. Off the back of this success she was offered to write and star in her own comedy vehicle for Channel 4, Olivia Lee’s Naughty Bits, which premiered on Channel 4 in 2008. This led to her own series, Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny – a showcase for Olivia’s comic characters which launched Comedy Central UK.
The first series of Dirty Sexy Funny aired in 2010, and proved to be a hit, leading to an even more audacious second series which premiered in April 2011 on Comedy Central.The USA soon came calling and Olivia was recently invited to regularly appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno where she can now been seen providing her own brand of outrageous comedy. She has also hosted the comedy game show Battle of the Bods which ran for 3 season on the FOX network in the US. More recently Olivia was hand picked by Nigel Lythgoe to host his new talent show on E! called ‘Opening Act’. Which airs worldwide in Sept 2012.
She currently has feature film & sitcom scripts in development with major production companies. She reckons she's all that.
What the papers say;
We don’t get girls into FHM just because they look good, it helps if they crack a joke or two, that’s why we had to grab wise cracking TV babe Olivia Lee” (FHM.)
“Lee’s fearlessness is awesome” – THE MIRROR
“Olivia is of a new generation of comediennes causing a stir in the industry. Attractive women who don’t need to play ugly to get laughs. The UK’s answer to Sarah Silverman?” – GRAZIA
“Lee could emerge as the best of the comedy stars the UK has to offer: she has smart ideas for stunts, an ability to improvise and bags of nerve” – SUNDAY TIMES
“Olivia pulls off hilarious hidden-camera pranks” – THE SUN
“Olivia Lee is very, very funny” – THE TIMES