Bill Maher was born in New York City and grew up in River Vale, NJ. His Irish Catholic father, William, was a radio announcer and news editor. 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...See full bio »
1997The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Himself - Nominee: Best Performance in Variety or Music Program/Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series Program/Best Writing in a Variety or Music Program
199648th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Himself - Nominee: Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series/Best Writing for a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Best Writing for a Miniseries or a Special
I get the Playboy thing a lot. People assume I go out with bimbos. I couldn't go out with bimbos if I tried! I scare them off! The women that like me are smart. So I go to the Playboy Mansion four or five times a year, but people think I go all the time.
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