Bill Maher Biography
Bill Maher is an American comedian, television show host, and well-known political commentator. He hosts the HBO political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” in which he shares sociopolitical commentary and political satires on a variety of topics including the mass media, religion, and, of course, political correctness. From 1993 to 2002, Maher hosted the Comedy Central and later ABC shows Politically Incorrect.
Bill Maher Age
How old is Bill? He was born William Maher, on January 20 1956 in New York City, New York, U.S.The comedian is 66 years old as of January 20, 2022.
Bill Maher Education
In 1974, he graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale. He then went on to Cornell University, where he majored in both English and history and graduated in 1978.
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Bill Maher Nationality
He is an American national and citizen by birth. Bill was born in New York City, New York, United State of America. he is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Bill Maher Parents|Family
Maher was born in the city of New York. William Aloysius Maher Jr., his father, was a network news editor and radio announcer, and Julie Maher (née Berman), his mother, was a nurse. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of his Irish-American father. He was unaware that his mother’s family was Jewish until he was in his early teens. When Maher was thirteen, his father stopped taking him and his sister to Catholic church services because he disagreed with the Catholic Church’s doctrine on birth control.
Bill Maher Wife |Married
Bill is a single man who has never married. His first publicized romance began in 2003, when he began dating Coco Johnsen, a former Playboy Cyber Girl. After about 17 months of dating, the two split up, and Johnsen sued Maher for US$9 million for allegedly making “insulting, humiliating, and degrading racial comments” and causing her “pain and suffering.” On May 2, 2005, the charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence, and the case was dismissed. In 2005, he began another relationship, this time with Karrine Steffans, a former hip hop model and best-selling author. From 2009 to 2011, Bill dated Cara Santa Maria, a science educator and co-host of Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe. He began a new relationship with Canadian singer Anjulie Persaud in 2014.
Bill Maher’s Net Worth
Maher has an estimated net worth of $100 million. His wealth stems from his work as a host, writing, authoring, and producing careers.
Bill Maher Books | Author
♦ 2011 – The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
♦ 2005 – New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer
♦ 2004 – Keep the Statue of Liberty Closed: The New Rules
♦ 2003 – When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism
♦ 1997 – Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect
♦ 1996 – Does Anybody Have a Problem With That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits
♦ 1994 – True Story: A Novel
Bill Maher Awards and Recognition
♦ 2014 – He won a Primetime Emmy Award for his executive producer role on the documentary TV series, Vice.
♦ 2010 – He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
♦ 2005 – He ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
♦ He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction on Politically Incorrect.
♦ He also won two CableACE awards for Best Talk Show Series
♦ He won a Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show
Bill Maher Comedian | Career
As a political commentator, Maher hosted the late-night political show “Politically Incorrect” on Comedy Central from 1993 to 1997 and on ABC from 1997 to 2002. On the show, Maher began with a monologue before introducing four guests from various fields. They would then move on to discuss topics chosen by Maher, who was also a participant in the discussions. This talk show earned him an Emmy Award, a Genesis Award, two CableACE awards, and nominations for writing, producing, and hosting his show, “Politically Incorrect.” The show was cancelled in 2002. Bill has served on the board of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as an animal rights advocate since 1997.
In 2003, he began hosting Real Time with Bill Maher, another political comedy show. Bill, in addition to hosting, is a co-writer and co-producer on the weekly hour-long talk show. Bill begins the show, as he does on Politically Incorrect, with a current events monologue before moving on to an interview with a guest. He also invites panelists into the studio, with whom they discuss events from the previous week. Real Time, like his previous show, has earned Maher more recognition, with nominations for Writers Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. He has also received the Producers Guild of America’s Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television.He is also an advisory member on the board of NORML as he supports cannabis legalization. On September 14, 2010, Bill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Maher is a minority owner of one of the Major League Baseball teams, the New York Mets. He purchased the ownership interest in 2012.