Birth Name: Ed Helms
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Born on Jan. 24, 1974, Helms was raised in Atlanta, GA. Early on in life, Helms knew that he wanted to go into comedy, but wisely kept this information from his parents. He was active in performing arts in high school, appearing in plays, playing guitar with local bands and even studying at Interlochen music camp in Michigan. After graduating Westminster High School, he found creatively stimulating environs at the liberal arts mecca Oberlin College in Ohio. The budding comic performed improv and wrote for the school's comedy magazine, leaving his geology major behind in favor of a film degree. A self-admitted nerd, Helms also took a large concentration of computer-science classes, which help...
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