Facts of Bill Maher
|Full Name:||Bill Maher|
|Age:||67 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||January 20,1956|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
|Birth Place:||New York City, NY|
|Father's Name:||William Maher Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Julie Maher|
|Profession:||Television Host, Actor, Comedian|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|
|Net Worth:||$120 million|
|Ethnicity:||mixed ( Irish-Ashkenazi Jewish)|
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
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Who is Bill Maher?
Bill Maher is an American comedian, political commentator, as well as television host who is popularly known for his talk show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ and the late-night show ‘Politically Incorrect.
What is Bill Maher famous for?
- An American comedian, political commentator, and television host.
- Known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher.
How old is Bill Maher? Bio, Nationality, Parents
Bill Maher was born on 20th January 1956 in New York City, New York. He grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His birth name is William Maher. As of 2020, he is 64 years old. He is American by his nationality and belongs to a mixed ( Irish-Ashkenazi Jewish) ethnicity. Similarly, his birth sign is Aquarius.
Talking about his family, His father’s name was William Maher Sr. who used to work as a radio announcer and network news editor and his mother’s name was Julie Berman who was a nurse. Similarly, per his siblings, he has a sister named Kathy Maher.
Talking about her educational background, he attended Pascack Hills High School, Montvale, and graduated from there in 1974.
After completing schooling, he joined Cornell University and double majored in English and History in 1978. He used to sell pot and made enough money to start in comedy while studying in college. When he was in his junior year studying English, he tried his stand-up act at a comedy club in New York City.
All About his Career
Talking about his career, he gave a start to his career as a comedian and actor. In 1979, he worked as a host in the stand-up comedy program in a comedy club ‘Catch a Rising Star’. He also made his appearance on the popular Johhny Carson’s and David Letterman’s show.
Moreover, in 1983, he made his first appearance in the film‘D.C. Cab’ which was directed by Joel Schumacher. However, this movie got many controversial reviews since its release and did not contribute much to his career. He also played minor roles on various television shows. He made his appearance in shows like, ‘Max Headroom’, ‘Sara’, and in the film ‘Ratboy’ and ‘Cannibal Women in the Avacado Jungle of Death’. Similarly, he also featured in several sitcoms like, ‘Charlie Hoover, ‘Pizza Man’, ‘Married.. with Children, and ‘Roseanne’.
After working on several television shows and series, he started working as a host of a late-night political talk show ‘Politically Incorrect. He started to host on 25 July 1993, which was originally broadcast on central comedy but later transferred to ABC Network.
After leaving the ‘Politically Incorrect’ show, in 2003, he became the host, co-producer, and co-writer of Real Time with Bill Maher, a weekly hour-long political comedy talk show on the cable television network HBO.
In 2005, he made his appearance in the documentary film ‘The Aristocrats, directed by Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza. Further, in the same year, he hosted the HBO special ‘I’m Swiss’.
In addition, in 2008 he made his appearance in the comedy film, ‘Swing Vote’ and the documentary film, ‘Religulous’. In the same year, he featured in the supernatural television drama series ‘True Blood’.
Furthermore, in 2010, he came out with his stand-up comedy special ‘Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong’ which dealt with various current political happenings in the country. The show was broadcasted on the HBO network.
Moreover, he defended calling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus” in 2020 and criticized equating the term to racism. He stated
“it scares me that there are people out there who would rather die from the virus than call it by the wrong name. This isn’t about vilifying a culture. This is about facts.”
Moreover, Bill also has worked as a commentator on various cable news networks like Fox News, ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’, CNN, MSNBC, and HLN. He appeared on CNN’s ‘The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer’, ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’, ‘Cuomo’s Prime Time’, and ‘The Joy Behar Show’.
Moreover, he also has written various books. In 1994, he published his first book titled ‘True Story: A Novel’. In 2002, he published a non-fictional political book titled ‘When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism’.
His other books are such as ‘Keep the Statue of Liberty Closed: The New Rules’, ‘New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, ‘The New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass’, and ‘Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits.
Net Worth and Salary
Talking about his income, as a comedian, political commentator, as well as television host, he has earned a good amount of money for his living. His estimated net worth is around $120 million.
Controversy and Rumors
Bill has faced various controversies in his career. He came into controversy when he compared his dogs to retarded children. Later he apologized for it.
Similarly, in June 2017, he was also criticized for saying “I’m a house nigger” on Real Time with calls being made by people to HBO to fire him.
Following the episode, HBO sent out a statement to media outlets, calling Maher’s remarks “inexcusable and tasteless” and stating that the cable network will erase that segment from future airings of the show. Bill also issued a statement of apology for the remarks.
Awards and Achievements
In 2009, Bill received the Richard Dawkins Award, conferred to him by the Atheist Alliance International. In the following year, he received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Moreover, in 2005, he was ranked 38th greatest stand-up comedian of all time on Comedy Central’s list of 100 greatest stand-up comedians.
Is Bill Maher married? Wife, Relationship
The current relationship status of Bill Maher is single. He was involved in many relationships but never married.
In 2003, he was in a relationship with a former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen. However, their relationship didn’t remain longer. They got separated in 2004. He also sued for $9 million by Coco Johnsen, who alleged that he inflicted ‘pain, suffering’ on her. The case was dismissed in 2005.
After that, he started dating the model and author Karrine Steffans. However, they got separated due to personal matters. In 2009, Bill dated neuroscientist and science educator Cara Santa Maria. But their relationship didn’t remain longer. They got separated in 2011.
How tall is Bill Maher? Weight, Hair
He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 74 kg. He has brown eyes and light brown hair. The information regarding his full body measurements such as Biceps size, chest size, hip size, shoe size, and dress size is under review.
Social Media Appearance
He is active on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has more than 11 million followers on Twitter and over 597K on Instagram. Similarly, he holds around 4.0 million followers on his Facebook account.
Did You Know?
- He has never married in his lifetime.
- In 2016, he received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- His birth name is William Maher