Seth Meyers is an American comedian, talk show host, actor, and writer. He first rose to fame in the 2000s as a cast member, writer, and co-anchor of the legendary comic show, Saturday Night Live (SNL). During his time on SNL, Meyers impersonated several public figures and wrote some unforgettable sketches. Seth, however, left SNL in 2014 and now has his own talk show, Late Night with Seth Meyers. He joins the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah as the kings of late night TV in America. Find out more about the comic here including his wife, age, brother, height, net worth etc.
Seth Meyers Bio (Age)
Seth Adam Meyers was born on the 28th of December 1973 in Evanston, Illinois. His family moved around a bit when he was a kid, and as such, he found himself living in places such as Michigan and New Hampshire. Meyers had his education at Edgewood Elementary in Okemos, Michigan and later, Manchester High School West, New Hampshire. For his college education, Seth Meyers attended Northwestern University. His course of study is not exactly known but he graduated in 1996.
Meyers commenced his career, while still in college, with a Northwestern’s improv sketch group known as Mee-Ow Show. On graduation, he joined the popular Chicago sketch group known as ImproveOlympic theatre. After some time there, he moved to Amsterdam where he joined another sketch group known as Boom Chicago.
Seth Meyers finally got his deserved breakthrough in 2001 when he joined the SNL family. He spent a total of 13 years with the show, during which he worked variously as a writer and cast member. Following his remarkable time on SNL, Meyers was selected to replace Jimmy Fallon on a Late Night Show in 2014. He hosted his very first episode on the 24th of February 2014.
The comedian’s comic talents is not restricted to the TV alone. He has appeared in some movies such as “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” (2008), “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (2008), “I Don’t Know How She Does It” (2009), “The Interview” (2014).
Meyers has also served as the host for several prestigious events such as The White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011, The Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014 and The Golden Globes in 2014.
Meyers has received several awards in the course of his illustrious career. They are The Writers Guild of America Award for best comedy/variety series including talk in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He also received the 2011 Emmy Award for outstanding original music and lyrics.
Salary and Net Worth
Meyers reportedly earns at least $3 million a year for hosting the Late Night with Seth Meyers. His net worth is $10 million. As the years roll by and as he keeps up with his comic acts, the comedian will certainly enter a higher income and net worth bracket.
Family – Brother, Wife, and Son
The comic hails from a family of four. His father’s name is Laurence Meyers Jr, and he worked in corporate America. His mother’s name is Hilary Claire and she was a French teacher. Meyers has a younger brother named Josh. Josh is a comedian and actor. He has appeared on the sketch comedy series, Mad TV and the sitcom, That 70’s Show. He has also featured in movies such as “College Road Trip” (2008).
Seth Meyers was inspired to become a comic by his dad. According to him, his dad is the funniest person he has ever known. During dinner times, he would have the entire family in fits of laughter with his stories.
Alexi Ashe is the former longtime girlfriend of Seth Meyers and now his wife. They dated for five years before getting engaged in July 2013. The love birds tied the knot two months later on the 1st of September. The couple has two sons together. The first, Ashe Olson Meyers, was born on the 27th of March 2016 while their second son, Axel Strahl Meyers, was born on the 8th of April 2018. The birth of Axel was a quick one as he arrived while his mom was still in the lobby of the apartment, probably on her way to the hospital with her husband.
Meyers’ wife, Alexi, is a lawyer. She previously worked as an ADA (Assistant District Attorney) in Brooklyn before joining a non-governmental organization known as Sanctuary for Families. The organization provides assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Is He Gay?
Popular CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper, once appeared on Meyers’ show and revealed that he thought the comic was gay. This was because he once met him in a very popular gay club. Well, Meyers is not gay. He has not publicly come out as gay but he is, however, a big supporter of LGBT rights.
Meyers is 5 feet 10.7 inches tall (1.70m) and weighs 82kg or 181lbs. His eyes are blue in color while his hair is light brown. He is also blessed with some adorable dimples which are hard to miss.
The comic is a big follower of sports and he supports several teams. They include The Boston Red Sox (baseball), Boston Celtics (basketball), The Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) and EPL side, West Ham United.