|Bill Maher Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 20, 1956|
Bill Maher is an American comedian, political commentator, and TV host who is best known for hosting the long-running political satire-based shows Politically Incorrect (1993–2002) and Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present). He has been a vocal critic of religious orthodoxy and his 2008 documentary film called Religulous had become one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time. He is an ardent supporter of animal rights and has served on the board of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In 2010, he was honored with a ‘Star’ on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.
New York City, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Bill had graduated from Pascack Hills High School in New Jersey, in 1974. He had then joined the prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, New York from where he had graduated in 1978 with a double major in English and History.
Comedian, Political Commentator, TV Host
- Father – William Aloysius Maher Jr. (News Editor, Radio Announcer)
- Mother – Julie Maher (née Berman) (Nurse)
- Siblings – Kathy Maher (Younger Sister) (Teacher)
- Others – William Aloysius Maher, Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Agnes O’Toole (Paternal Grandmother), Nathan Berman (Maternal Grandfather), Stella Fox (Maternal Grandmother)
Political Satire, Observational Comedy, Insult Comedy
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bill has dated –
- Tracy Richman (1988-1989)
- Adrienne Barbeau (1989)
- Heather Hunter (1991)
- Amber Smith (1995)
- Arianna Huffington (1997)
- Karin Taylor (1997)
- Brook Mahealani Lee (1998)
- Pamela Han (1998-1999)
- Vanessa Kay (2000-2001)
- Thi Lieu (2001)
- Audra Wise (2002)
- Aiko Tanaka (2002)
- Ann Coulter (2002)
- Bai Ling (2003)
- Rochelle Brewster (2003)
- Kaya Jones (2003)
- Coco Johnsen (2003-2004) – Bill began dating playboy cybergirl Coco Johnsen in 2003 and they had parted ways in November 2004. Coco had then sued him for USD 9 million claiming that Bill had promised that he would support her financially due to which she had quit her jobs as a model and a flight attendant. Bill’s lawyers had refuted the allegations saying that this was a planned attempt to humiliate him and extort money. The lawsuit was dismissed in May 2005.
- Rochelle Loewen (2004)
- Thora Birch (2004-2005)
- Karrine Steffans (2005-2006)
- Aubrie Lemon (2006)
- Charmaine Blake (2008)
- Jasmine Boussem (2009)
- Cara Santa Maria (2009-2011)
- Anjulie Persaud (2015-2018)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Ashkenazi Jewish and Irish descent and distant French and German descent.
- Clean-shaven look
- Back-combed hair
- Affable smile
Bill Maher Facts
- He was brought up as a Roman Catholic as per his father’s wishes and had not known about his mother’s Jewish heritage until his teenage years. His father had eventually stopped taking him and his sister to the church after a disagreement with the Catholic Church’s doctrine about birth control.
- He has regularly and openly supported the use of cannabis and marijuana and has been vocal about legal reforms regarding their public usage. He has been a member on the advisory board of the Marijuana Policy Project, a policy reform advocacy group.
- In 2005, he was placed at number 38 in the list of the ‘100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time’ compiled by Comedy Central.
- In 2012, he had bought a minority stake in the Major League Baseball (MLB) team New York Mets.
- In May 2021, it was revealed that he had been tested positive for COVID-19.
Featured Image by Bill Maher / Instagram