New York City, New York, USA
Claim to Fame
`Politically Incorrect`, `Real Time`
Writer, Producer, Actor/Actress
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Bill Maher was born in New York City and grew up in River Vale, NJ. His Irish Catholic father, William, was a news editor for NBC News. His Jewish mother, Julie, was a nurse. Maher was raised in the Catholic faith. While attending Cornell University, he decided to try stand-up comedy. His first stand-up routine was in a Chinese restaurant on Route 17 in Paramus, NJ. He soon landed a regular gig at Catch a Rising Star in New York City. After a few year, he became a regular host at the club and was spotted by a scout for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962). Maher made numerous appearances on the show, and Carson had been a hero of his since childhood, but he always felt constrained by the rules of network television. During this time, he appeared in films and made guest appearances on numerous sitcoms.
In 1993 Maher was offered his own talk show by Comedy Central in New York. Maher developed the show as a roundtable discussion on current events. "Politically Incorrect" (1994) premiered to critical acclaim and attracted major celebrities as well as politicians and pundits. In 1997 the show moved to ABC in Los Angeles where it aired to continued success. On September 17, 2001, Maher made controversial comments regarding the terrorists who orchestrated the September 11 attack on the US. Sponsors pulled their ads and affiliates refused to air the show. ABC canceled the show in 2002, citing "low ratings". Maher had been nominated for 11 Emmys for his work on the show. In 2003 he was able to continue his television work with a similar program on HBO titled "Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003). He remains single and lives in Los Angeles.
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Pascack Hills High School, Montvale, NJ
BA English, Cornell University (1978)
www.billmaher.com/, www.myspace.com/therealbillmaher, therealbillmaher.blogspot.com/, www.facebook.com/Maher?ref=ts, www.nndb.com/people/399/000022333/
Full Name at Birth
William Maher Jr.
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William Maher, Sr. (Newsman)
Julie Maher (née Berman) (Nurse)
Kathy Maher (teacher)
Christopher `Kid` Reid, Janeane Garofalo, Seth MacFarlane, Kathy Griffin, Larry Miller, Ann Coulter, Woody Harrelson, Richard Belzer, Kato Kaelin, Arianna Huffington, D.L. Hughley, Andrew Sullivan
Larry Charles, Larry King
George Carlin, George Washington
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William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. As a television host, he is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present). Maher previously hosted a similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.
Stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author and actor.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Celebrity Talent International, Splashtalent.com
(2005) TV commercial: Desenex and the City
Music Genre (Text)
Political satire, Observational Comedy, Black Comedy, Satire, Sarcasm
Music Genre (Text)
Political/news satire, Observational Comedy, Self-Deprecation, Black Comedy, Sarcasm, Deadpan
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According to our records Bill Maher is currently single.
He previously dated Cara Santa Maria from 2009 to 2011, Jasmine Boussem in 2009, Charmaine Blake in 2008, Aubrie Lemon in 2006, Karrine Steffans from 2005 to 2006, Thora Birch from 2004 to 2005, Rochelle Loewen in 2004, Kaya Jones in 2003, Coco Johnsen from 2003 to 2004, Rochelle Brewster in 2003, Bai Ling in 2003, Ann Coulter in 2002, Aiko Tanaka in 2002, Audra Wise in 2002, Thi Lieu in 2001, Vanessa Kay from 2000 to 2001, Pamela Han from 1998 to 1999, Brook Mahealani Lee in 1998, Karin Taylor in 1997, Arianna Huffington in 1997, Amber Smith in 1995, Heather Hunter in 1991, Adrienne Barbeau in 1989 and Tracy Richman from 1988 to 1989.
Bill Maher is rumored to have hooked up with Trina McGee in 2000.
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