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Overview (2)

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

Spouse (1)

Maggie Carey (28 May 2006 - 23 June 2018) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (23)

Member of the sketch comedy group Animals from the Future.
Attended Cascia Hall Prep School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
His ex-wife, Maggie Carey, is a filmmaker who has won awards for both documentaries and narrative films.
Father manages an air freight company. Mother is a dance teacher.
His Saturday Night Live (1975) audition was him performing impressions of Al Pacino, James Mason, Tony Blair, and Peter Falk as Vinnie Vedecci, his Italian talk-show host character.
Monty Python, This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and early Woody Allen and Mel Brooks movies are his biggest comedic influences [Empire Online April 2008].
Part of Judd Apatow's stock company of actors. He has appeared in five of his films.
Has been in six films that have grossed over 100 million dollars (Knocked Up (2007), Superbad (2007), Tropic Thunder (2008), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009).
Is a producer on the 13th season of South Park (1997).
In an interview with Conan O'Brien, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)-fan Bill stated that he knew the first time he saw his then-girlfriend's apartment, she would be his wife: she had "Star Wars" curtains in her living room.
Is allergic to peanuts.
Hader and his ex-wife (Maggie Carey) welcomed their first child, daughter Hannah Kathryn, on October 6, 2009. Their second daughter, Harper, was born on July 28, 2012 and third daughter, Hayley Clementine, on November 15, 2014.
In May 2013, he announced he would leave Saturday Night Live (1975) on May 18, 2013, at the end of the 2013 season. He further announced his plans to move to Los Angeles, so both he and his filmmaker wife (Maggie Carey, now ex-wife, as of 2018) could pursue more opportunities there.
He has German, Danish, Irish, and English ancestry.
Even though he is severely allergic to peanuts, in 2013 he was chosen to replace Robert Downey Jr. as the commercial voice of Planter's Nuts commercial mascot "Mr. Peanut".
He originally moved to Los Angeles, California with plans of becoming a director. At that time, before he became a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975), being a comedian or actor was never something he thought of doing.
Met his ex-wife Maggie Carey, while performing as a member of a comedy troupe in a backyard in Van Nuys, California (a suburb of Los Angeles, California). She was sitting in the front row, and afterwards they were introduced by a mutual friend.
In the feature film, Hot Rod (2007), Bill portrays a character named Dave, who tells a story about tripping on acid (also known as LSD). In the acid trip story, Dave gets a piece of metal stuck in his eye. This acid trip and eye injury story actually happened to one of Bill's friends, who Bill subsequently took to watch the film.
During his audition for Saturday Night Live (1975), he was very nervous. Then while improvising his "Vinny Vedecci" character, Tina Fey laughed. Bill said Tina's laughter made him relax and helped him get through the audition and have fun.
Bill often had panic attacks before the live performance of a Saturday Night Live (1975) episode. To help him to relax, his wife came to the SNL studio to do Lamaze breathing exercises with him.
While a guest on the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), Hader discovered that he is directly descended from both King Edward I of England and Charlemagne, King of the Franks and first Holy Roman Emperor, who united most of Western Europe during the early Middle Ages.
Confessed to Ellen DeGeneres that one of his guilty pleasure TV shows is Snapped: Killer Couples (2013). He's also a huge fan of the true crime series Forensic Files (1996).
He was interviewed by Tracy Smith on/for the March 31, 2019 broadcast of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979). The interview was filmed primarily on the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California, USA, the studio and primary filming location for Hader's HBO sitcom, Barry (2018).

Personal Quotes (4)

[re leaving 'SNL'] It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go' ...I'd heard stories that you get very emotional in those conversations, and I've had other people tell me, 'Oh, I cried.' I didn't, but I did think I was about to faint.
[re 'SNL' continuing without him] There's a new sensibility happening, and if it isn't totally apparent on the show yet, I see it on Wednesdays at the table reads. I found myself looking up and watching the new people do their sketches. I like watching Kate McKinnon do something - there's a joy in seeing a new move from somebody and going, 'Oh, she can do that.'
Yeah, improvising only really works 100% when you're with somebody.
A lot of times I think people, when they're doing a movie that's a family movie, they're worried about this being too esoteric or too dark or too weird.

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