Bill Maher, by his full name William Maher, Jr., was born on 20th of January 1956, in New York City. The comedian Bill Maher is the son of William Maher Sr and Julie Maher. Bill Maher's father, an Irish Catholic, was an NBC editor and his mother, a Jewish, was a nurse.
Bill Maher's religion views may have the roots in the comedian's childhood, because he didn't know that his mother was a Jewish until he was a teenager, being raised in his father's Catholic religion. Bill maher's family stoped going to church, because Bill Maher's father did not agree with the Pope's position on birth control.Bill Maher grew up in River Vale, New Jersey and attended Pascack Hill High School. After that , the comedian went to Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York and in 1978 received his Bachelor of Arts in English and History.
Bill Maher never got married and he doesn't seem to want to do the big step. He had a relationship with porn star Heather Hunter and in 2003 he dated Coco Johnsen, the former Playboy Cyber Girl of the Week. They were romantically involved for over a year and a half, but after their break up she sued the former host of Politically Incorrect tv show.
So, in November 2004, Bill Maher was sued by Coco Johnsen for "pain and suffering" and requested $9 million . She stated that the host of Real Time With Bill Maher promissed to marry her and be the father of their children, along with a big financial support.
The bachelor image of Bill Maher, saved him, because his lawyers said in Los Angeles Superior Court that Bill Maher is a "confirmed bachelor" and that "he never promised to marry her or to have children with her". So, on 2nd of May 2005, Coco Johnsen's lawsuit against Bill Maher was dismissed.
Bill Maher stated several times that he enjoys his bachelor status and doesn't want to be married.In 2006, Bill Maher, who is also a usual at Playboy Mansion, startded dating Karrine Steffans, the author of the best-seller Confessons of a Video Vixen. Karrine Steffans is a former porn star and in her book, she described her sexual life with famous actors, rappers.
She was also a stripper, hip-hop model and actress. Bill Maher was also romantically linked to Stacy, Heather Hunter and Ann Coulter. Bill Maher and Ann Coulter relationship is still a mistery, both of them stating that they are just friends.
Bill Maher is an agnostic, he is a critic of religion, he supports the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. The stand up comedian, television host of Real Time With Bill Maher, author and social and political commentator, Bill Maher also serves on the board of PETA and is an advisory board member of the Reason Project, a charitable foundation which tries to spred scientific knowledge. Want to know more? Read Bill Maher's Views.