Well recognized as Heather McDonald around the world, she is a reputed American personality. An actress and a comedian by profession, Heather is best known for becoming one of eight New York Times bestselling authors. Starting to appear in media since the 90s, Heather has now become one of the recognized faces amongst the American television personalities. Her down to earth personality has won the hearts of thousands of people and has earned a huge fan base which has made her one of the most admired women of America.
Popularly acknowledged as the comedian Heather McDonald, the charismatic figure was named as Heather Ann McDonald by her parents at the time of her birth. Currently 44 years old, Heather was born on 14th June, 1970 in San Fernando Valley, an urbanized valley in Los Angeles County, South California. Her parents’ identities have not been disclosed but it has been reported that both of her parents were real estate agents. It has also been reported that she has a sister named Shannon, with whom she was raised in her hometown. Raised a Catholic, Heather has Irish and French-Canadian ancestors.
Heather is married to an investment banker named Peter Dobias since an anonymous period of time. As a wife and husband, Heather and Peter share two sons – Brandon Dobias and Drake Dobias. Heather is also a step-mother to a daughter of Peter from his previous relationship. Heather is not known to have dated any guys before getting married to Peter. Never mind, she shares a great relationship with her husband and sons.
Born and raised in San Fernando Valley, Heather was sent to a private Catholic school during her childhood. Upon completion of her high school studies, Heather got enrolled at the University of Southern California. While studying at the university, Heather was a member of the sorority called Gamma Phi Beta. Shortly after passing out from the university, Heather began studying at The Groundlings, an improvised acting school in Melrose Avenue, which was previously located in Los Angeles. While attending The Groundlings, Heather was not only able to nurture her skills but also got chance to perform in several shows at the Groundling Theatre. Heather’s writing career took off in the late 90s. In early times, she was helped by Kenan Ivory Wayans in her writing. Eventually, in early 2000s, she began writing and performing for Lyricist Lounge of MTV. Heather started earning prominence after she began performing as a stand-up comedian at shows in Los Angeles. Subsequently, she started appearing in a prominent television shows. Best known for appearing in Chelsea Lately, Heather has appeared in various television shows such as After Lately, Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle, Reno 911!, Quintuplets, Drake & Josh, etc. She has also appeared in various movies and television movies such as Dance Flick, What News?, Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness, Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc’s Street, etc. Although her writing career took off in the 90s, her debut book was released only in June 2010. The book was entitled as You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman’s Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up which became one of The New York Time’s best-selling books. After the grand success of her debut book, Heather released her second book My Inappropriate Life (Some Stories Not Suitable for Nuns, Children, or Mature Adults), in 2013. The multi-talented personality Heather McDonald has accumulated a huge sum of earnings through her discrete careers. Her net worth in 2013 was estimated to be around $2 million.
Heather is not only humorous but also kind hearted and generous. The soft personality can be often seen participating in various such programs which are organized to raise funds for needy people. An active supporter of charities such as Camp Heartland and Point Foundation, Heather can be frequently seen raising her voice for the LGBT support, civil rights, child rights, etc.
Heather is really an outstanding woman. Renowned writer, actress and comedian, Heather is admired by many people for her multi-faceted career. She has been successfully handling her career and personal life and is hence seen as a role model by many women.