Seth Meyers Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Seth Meyers is an American comedian, television host, actor, writer, producer, and podcaster born on December 28, 1973. As the current host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” he keeps audiences laughing and informed with his sharp wit and comedic style.

Before taking over “Late Night” Seth was a standout on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). He joined the iconic sketch comedy show in 2001 and became one of its key players. From 2006 to 2014 he was the head writer and delivered the news with a hilarious twist on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment.

Not just a host Seth is also a comedian actor writer producer and podcaster making him a versatile and trusted name in comedy and entertainment.

Full NameSeth Adam Meyers
Date of BirthDecember 28, 1973
Place of BirthEvanston, Illinois, USA
OccupationComedian, Writer, TV Host
Height6 feet (183 cm)
SpouseAlexi Ashe Meyers
ChildrenAshe Olsen Meyers,
Axel Strahl Meyers,
Adelaide Ruth Meyers
Net Worth$25 million

Seth Meyers Early Life and Education

Seth Meyers Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Seth Meyers was born in Evanston Illinois. He grew up in Okemos Michigan until he was ten and then his family moved to Bedford New Hampshire. His mother Hilary Claire taught French and his father Laurence Meyers Jr. worked in finance. Seth has a younger brother named Josh, an actor and comedian.

His grandfather on his father’s side immigrated from Kalvarija near Marijampolė, now in Lithuania. The rest of Seth’s ancestry includes Czech Austrian Croatian Swedish English and German. Through the show Finding Your Roots, Seth discovered that his family originally had the surname Trakianski. Still, it was changed to Meyers by his great-grandfather who honored his father Mejer Trakianski.

Seth attended Edgewood Elementary in Okemos and graduated from Manchester High School West in New Hampshire. He went on to graduate from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1996 where he studied film and television production and was part of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. His college roommate was actor Peter Grosz. Seth has maintained a strong connection with Northwestern serving as the Grand Marshal for the homecoming parade in 2011 and delivering the commencement address at the graduation ceremony in 2016.

Career

Seth Meyers Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Seth Meyers joined Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 2001. By 2005 he was a writing supervisor and in January 2006 he became co-head writer along with Tina Fey and Andrew Steele. In 2004, he tried out to co-anchor Weekend Update with Tina Fey but lost to Amy Poehler. After Fey left Meyers became head writer for the 2006–2007 season and co-anchor of Weekend Update with Amy Poehler. When negotiations for his role came up again later he hesitated to sign a contract that would restrict him to only writing considering leaving SNL if not given a role in Weekend Update.

In 2009, Seth Meyers co-anchored SNL Weekend Update Thursday with Amy Poehler. After Poehler left he anchored Weekend Update alone from 2008 to 2013. In the 2013–2014 season, Cecily Strong joined him until he left mid-season.

During his time on SNL Meyers impersonated various personalities and created recurring characters like Zach Ricky and DJ Johnathan Feinstein. He received acclaim for writing sketches including Tina Fey’s portrayal of Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election.

Meyers and Poehler were known for their “Really!?! with Seth and Amy” segment on Weekend Update where they humorously criticized news events. After leaving SNL in 2014 to host Late Night Meyers continued this segment with Poehler as a guest.

Meyers wrote notable sketches like the “Abe Lincoln” sketch for Louis C.K. and a Girls parody starring Tina Fey. He also supported the Writers Guild of America strike in 2007–08.

His final episode on SNL was in February 2014 and he returned to host in 2018 with Paul Simon as the musical guest. NBC announced in May 2013 that Meyers would succeed Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night in 2014 where he began his tenure on February 24, 2014.

Additionally, Meyers’ production company Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions signed a deal with NBCUniversal.

Seth Meyers has achieved several notable milestones in his career. In 2004, he won $100000 on Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown and generously donated it to Boston’s Jimmy Fund. Together with SNL colleague Bill Hader, he wrote a Spider-Man comic called The Short Halloween which received a solid rating from critics.

On August 30, 2023, Oliver started co-hosting the comedy podcast Strike Force Five with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver. The aim was to help their staff members who were affected by the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.

Meyers along with SNL producer Mike Shoemaker created an animated series called The Awesomes which debuted on Hulu in August 2013. He also hosts the podcast Family Trips with the Meyers Brothers started in June 2023 and co-hosted Strike Force Five during the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.

As for awards hosting Seth Meyers has hosted the Webby Awards in 2008 and 2009 and the ESPY Awards in 2010 and 2011. He made headlines in 2011 as the keynote speaker at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner where his jokes about Osama bin Laden and Donald Trump garnered attention. Meyers has also hosted major events like the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014 and the Golden Globe Awards in 2018.

Net Worth

Seth Meyers has an estimated net worth of $25 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Seth Meyers’s net worth comes from his work in television, particularly as a late-night talk show host and comedian. His income largely stems from his hosting role on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” where he earns money through his salary and other related ventures like endorsements and appearances.

Personal life

Seth Meyers Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Seth Meyers got engaged to his girlfriend attorney Alexi Ashe in July 2013, after dating for five years. They had a Jewish wedding ceremony at Martha’s Vineyard on September 1, 2013. Their first child Ashe Olson Meyers was born on March 27, 2016, at Lenox Hill Hospital. Their second child Axel Strahl Meyers was born on April 8, 2018, in the lobby of their apartment building. Their daughter Adelaide Ruth Meyers was born on November 24, 2021, and Seth announced her birth on his show Late Night.

In an interview with Jake Tapper on December 4, 2018, Seth Meyers mentioned that although he isn’t Jewish his wife is and they are raising their children in the Jewish faith. The middle name “Strahl” for their son Axel honors Alexi’s grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Alexi Ashe worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn focusing on the Sex Crimes Bureau starting from July 2013. She now works with Sanctuary for Families advocating for victims of gender violence.

During a COVID-19 episode of A Closer Look filmed in their attic, Seth’s children appeared dressed as “murder hornets”. Seth himself is a sports fan supporting teams like the Boston Red Sox Boston Celtics Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Penguins and the Northwestern Wildcats (his alma mater). He also follows the Netherlands national football team and West Ham United in the Premier League.

Seth Meyers enjoys comic books, particularly Joe Hill’s series Locke & Key and has received replica keys from IDW Publishing which published the series.