Comedian and activist Suzy Eddie Izzard says she’s wanted her new name since the age of 10
Suzy Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, to English parents. She began her career as a street performer in the US and Europe. She later returned to the UK and began performing in venues such as The Comedy Store where her popularity grew throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Her big break came when she appeared in Hysteria III, a 1991 AIDS fundraiser held at the London Palladium, and did her now-famous “Raised by wolves” sketch. Her style has often been compared to the Monty Python comedians. She is also known for her impressions, often using the voice of James Mason to portray God as an inadequate figure of authority, or the use of Sean Connery’s voice to portray the Biblical figure of Noah.