Bill Hader - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 7, 2022

Bill Hader
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Producer, Writer, Director
Best Known For: SNL, South Park (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 7, 1978 (age 45)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
William Thomas Hader Jr.
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: William Thomas Hader Sr.
Mother's Name: Sherri Renee Hader
Siblings: 2

Katie Hader (sister)
Kara Hader (sister)

High School: Cascia Hall Preparatory School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, Danish, Irish, English)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Maggie Carey (28 May 2006 - Jun 23, 2018)

Children: 3

Hannah Kathryn Hader (daughter)
Harper Hader (daughter)
Hayley Clementine Hader (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 14 US
Bicep Size: 15 inch
Chest Size: 40 inch
Waist Size: 33 inch

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Who is Bill Hader?

Bill Hader is a comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for his work in Saturday Night Live, South Park, Documentary Now!, and Barry.

Bill Hader – Age, Parents, Siblings

Bill Hader’s birth took place on June 7, 1978, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He was born William Thomas Hader Jr. to his mother Sherri Renee, a dance teacher, and his father William Thomas Hader Sr., an air-freight company owner, restaurant manager, truck driver, and stand-up comedian.

He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings, sisters Katie Hader, and Kara Hader.

Source: Pinterest (young Bill Hader)

Education, Ethnicity

For studies, Bill Hader attended Patrick Henry Elementary School,  Edison Junior High, and Cascia Hall Preparatory School. He later enrolled at The Art Institute of Phoenix followed by  Scottsdale Community College. Hader later dropped out of college.

His ethnicity includes German, Danish, Irish, and English.

Bill Hader – Girlfriend, Wife, Children Divorce

Hader married his longtime girlfriend Maggie Carey on 28 May 2006. He and his wife welcomed three children together. Their first daughter Hannah Kathryn Hader was born on October 6, 2009, followed by daughter Harper on July 28, 2012, and daughter Hayley Clementine Hader on November 15, 2014.

Maggie Carey is a writer as well as a director. The couple announced their separation in 2017 and filed for divorce in December 2017. Their more than 10 years of marriage ended on June 23, 2018.

Source: Pinterest (Bill Hader, Maggie Carey in 2006)

Currently, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend Rachel Bilson, also an actress. The pair had co-starred in the 2013 rom-com The To Do List and began dating in December 2019. They eventually called it quits in the summer of 2020.

He went on to date actress Anna Kendrick for a year before splitting in June 2022.

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Bill Hader – Career

Before fame

Hader who was known as always "joking around" with his classmates felt that he did not really fit in with the rest. So, he spent his time watching movies and reading. He used to work in a movie theater but was fired because he spoiled the ending of the 1997 film Titanic.

He also had worked as a Christmas tree seller but was inspired to become a filmmaker. He eventually dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles in 1999.

There he began working as a production assistant (PA) on  Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, James Dean, Spider-Man, Collateral Damage, The Surreal Life, and Night Calls. Hader’s experience while working in The Scorpion King was the last straw. So, he quit his work as PA altogether.

In March 2003, he began attending comedy classes with friends at the improvisational comedy enterprise the Second City and worked his way up. In 2005, he was cast in Saturday Night Live (SNL) and worked there until 2013. For his role in SNL, he received four Emmy Award nominations.

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Worked in

Since 2005, Bill Hader has starred in Knocked Up (2007),  Pineapple Express (2008), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Night at the Museum (2009), Ice Age (2009), and Men in Black 3 (2012).

Other films in which he has worked include Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009, 2013), Star Wars, Power Rangers (2017), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), Noelle (2019), It – Chapter Two (2019).

He has also appeared in TV series Human Giant, South Park, Bob's Burgers, The Mindy Project, The Awesomes, Documentary Now!, and Barry, to name a few.

Source: Collider (Bill Hader in Barry)

Worked with

Bill Hader has been professionally associated with Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Judd Apatow, and Michael Cera.

Bill Hader – Awards, Nominations

The comedian and actor have had many award nominations. He has had 15 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, of which he won two.

Bill Hader has had nominations for a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, among many others.

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Bill Hader – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Hader is estimated to be around $12 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Bill Hader – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Bill Hader is absent.

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