Seth Meyers Biography
Seth Adam Meyers is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host. He hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers, a late-night talk show on NBC. He previously was a cast member and head writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live and hosted the show’s news parody segment, Weekend Update.
Seth Meyers Age
Seth was born on 28 December 1973 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.
Seth Meyers Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Seth Meyers Education
Meyers attended Edgewood Elementary in Okemos and later attended Manchester High School West in New Hampshire. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston where he was a member of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.
Seth Meyers Parents
Meyers is the son of Hilary Claire and Laurence Meyers Jr. He was born in Evanston, Illinois, and was raised in Okemos, Michigan from four to ten years of age, and Bedford, New Hampshire after that. His mother was a French teacher while his father worked in finance. His paternal grandfather was an Ashkenazi Jewish emigrant, from Kalvarija near Marijampolė in modern-day Lithuania. Meyers’ other ancestry is Czech, Austrian, Croatian (from his paternal grandmother), Swedish (from his maternal grandfather), English, and German. He discovered on the show Finding Your Roots that his family’s original surname, Trakianski, was changed by his great-grandfather to Meyers, after his own father Mejer Trakianski.
Seth Meyers Brother
He was brought up alongside his younger brother Josh Meyers, an actor and comedian, known for being a cast member of the sketch comedy series Mad TV and playing Randy Pearson in the eighth and final season of That ’70s Show. He attended Manchester High School West in Manchester, New Hampshire, and went on to graduate from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Meyers was also known for his celebrity impersonations, including Anna Nicole Smith’s son, Daniel, various members of ‘N Sync (particularly Justin Timberlake), rapper Eminem, and actor Owen Wilson.
Seth Meyers John Mulaney
John works alongside Seth on Late Night with Seth Meyers as a staff writer.
Seth Meyers Wife
Meyers is married to Alexi Ashe, a human rights attorney by profession. She previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, assigned to the Sex Crimes Bureau but has since joined Sanctuary for Families as an advocate for victims of gender violence. She is a service provider and advocates for survivors of different types of gender violence such as domestic violence. The duo got engaged in July 2013 and later got married in a Jewish ceremony on September 1, 2013, on Martha’s Vineyard.
Seth Meyers Children
Seth and his wife have two sons together. Their first son, Ashe Olsen Meyers, was born at Lenox Hill Hospital on March 27, 2016. On April 8, 2018, the couple’s second son, Axel Strahl Meyers, was delivered to the lobby of their apartment building. In an interview, Seth revealed that their two children are being raised Jewish. Their son Axel’s middle name Strahl is after the surname of his wife’s Holocaust survivor grandparents.
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Meyers became the new host of Late Night in 2014 succeeding Jimmy Fallon, as Fallon became the host of The Tonight Show. Meyers assumed his role on Late Night on February 24, 2014, and his first guest was former SNL castmate and Weekend Update anchor Amy Poehler. He announced on February 10, 2014, that the bandleader for his house band “The 8G Band” would be Meyers’ former SNL colleague Fred Armisen. He previously anchored the Saturday Night Live from 2001. In 2005, he was promoted to writing supervisor, and in January 2006 he became co-head writer, sharing the role with Tina Fey and Andrew Steele.
Meyers became head writer for the 2006–2007 season and also assumed the role of Weekend Update co-anchor with Amy Poehler. After Poehler’s departure, Meyers anchored solo between 2008 and 2013. In the 2013–2014 season, Cecily Strong joined Meyers as co-anchor. In fall 2009, Meyers co-anchored two episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday with Poehler.
Seth Meyers Actor
Meyers impersonated such figures as John Kerry, Michael Caine, Anderson Cooper, Carrot Top, Prince Charles, Ryan Seacrest, Sean Penn, Stone Phillips, Tobey Maguire, Peyton Manning, Ben Curtis (also known as the Dell Dude), Ty Pennington, Bill Cowher, Brian Williams, Nicollette Sheridan, Wade Robson, Donald Trump, Jr., Tom Cruise, and Kevin Federline. His recurring characters included Zach Ricky, host of the kids’ hidden camera show “Pranksters”; Nerod, the receptionist in the recurring sketch “Appalachian Emergency Room”; David Zinger, a scientist who often insults his fellow workers; DJ Johnathan Feinstein, the DJ on the webcam show “Jarett’s Room”; Dan Needler, half of a married couple “that should be divorced,” (opposite Amy Poehler); William Fitzpatrick, from the Irish talk show “Top o’ the Morning,” and Boston Powers (one of the comedians in the “Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy” series). In the season 29 episode hosted by Lindsay Lohan, he portrayed Ron Weasley in a parody of Harry Potter.
While attending college at Northwestern University, Meyers ran a hot dog stand. During that time, he began performing improv comedy as a member of the Northwestern University improv sketch group Mee-Ow Show. He continued his career at ImprovOlympic with the group Preponderate as well as overseas as a cast member of Boom Chicago, an English language improv troupe based in Amsterdam where his brother was also a cast member.
Seth Meyers Movies
He has appeared in many movies including Journey to the Center of the Earth, New Year’s Eve, Maestro, Thunder Road, Perception, The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend, American Dreamz, Hot Rod, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Spring Breakdown and MacGruber among others.
Seth Meyers Salary
He earns an annual salary of $3 million.
Seth Meyers Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
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