Who is Bill Burr?
Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, actor, pilot, filmmaker, and podcaster. He is best known for playing Patrick Kuby in the crime drama series “Breaking Bad”, and for creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom “F is for Family”.
Bill Burr’s real name is William Frederick Burr. He was born on June 10, 1968, in Canton, Massachusetts, United States. He is 54 years old as of November 2022. Bill Burr is of German and Irish descent.
About Bill Burr’s parents
Bill Burr was born to his parents Robert Edward Burr (father) and Linda Wigent (mother) in Massachusetts, United States. His parents are both in the medical field and have German and Irish heritage.
About Bill Burr’s father – Robert Edward Burr
Robert Edward Burr is an American dentist popularly known as the father of Bill Burr. He is a private person who keeps details of his personal life away from the public. As a result, there isn’t much information about him in the media. Robert got married to Linda Wigent (Bill Burr’s mother) and they have five children together.
About Bill Burr’s mother- Linda Wigent
Bill Burr’s mother, Linda Wigent is a nurse by profession. She got married to Robert Edward Burr (Bill Burr’s father) and they have five children together. Just like her husband, there isn’t much information about her.
Bill Burr’s siblings
According to reports, Bill Burr has four siblings – three brothers and one sister. However, there isn’t much information about them in the media.
Bill Burr’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (November 2022), Bill Burr is happily married to his wife Nia Renee Hill. Bill Burr and Renee Hill officially tied the knot in September 2013 after dating for several years. They have two children together. Bill Burr often references his wife and their marriage in his stand-up performances.
About Bill Burr’s wife – Nia Renee Hill
Nia Renee Hill was born on June 2, 1978, in Boston, United States. She is 44 years old as of November 2022. Nia Renee Hill is an American actress, producer and director.
Nia Renee Hill is best known for her work in movies/shows like:
- Lila, Long Distance (2011)
- Did You Look For Work This Week (2012)
- Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
- HBO’s Crashing (2017).
She is the daughter of former comedy manager, Ben Hill, and Loretha Gaskill (Nia Renee Hill’s mother). Nia Renee Hill attended Greensville County High School for her early education. After graduating, she enrolled in Emerson College, Boston where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. She began her journey into Hollywood in 2001 as a casting assistant for the TV show “The Education of Max Bickford”. She kept up with small jobs until her acting debut in the short film “Carpool” in 2009.
Nia also worked in the costume and wardrobe department of the movie “Pizzazz: Where’s My Movie” in 2014. She currently writes for the entertainment blog “Xo Jane” – a women’s lifestyle and community website.
About Bill Burr and Nia Renee Hill’s marriage
Bill Burr and his wife Nia Renee Hill are speculated to have met during their college years when they were both undergraduates at Emerson College Boston. They fell in love and decided to move in together. Shortly after that, they moved to Los Angeles to pursue their passion for entertainment.
They got married in September 2013. Although details of their wedding day have remained obscure, the couple is known for being very supportive of each other’s work. Nia Renee Hill often celebrates her husband’s achievements on social media. She also created a YouTube channel where she mainly posts the highlights of her husband’s performances.
In March 2021, Nia Renee Hill hit back at a Twitter user who suggested that the couple’s marriage was a sign of racism because Burr is white and she is Black.
The offensive tweet reads:
While I’m not suggesting Bill Burr is a racist, a white man having a non-white wife can sometimes be a sign of racism. So you shouldn’t assume someone isn’t racist just because they own a minority sex servant. They may very well have one because they’re racist.
Defending her husband, Nia Renee Hill replied:
B**ch! Shut the f**k up.
Bill Burr’s other girlfriends and relationships
Bill Burr’s only publicly known relationship is with his wife of 9 years and counting – Nia Renee Hill. The comedian has no other relationships that is known to the public.
Bill Burr’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (November 2022), Bill Burr is the proud father of two children. The comedian welcomed his first child Lola Burr in January 2017 in the United States. She is five years old as of November 2022.
Bill welcomed his second child in March 2020 in the United States. He is two years old as of November 2022. The identity of Bill Burr’s second child is currently unknown.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”, Bill happily opened up about the expansion of his family. He said:
She gave me a beautiful baby boy, so I got a daughter and a son now, and it’s awesome.”
He also revealed that his son was “emotionally wired” just like his wife, describing their nature as “totally chill”.
About Bill Burr’s controversial Grammy speech
At the 2021 Grammy event which took place at Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as Staples Centre) in Los Angeles, United States, Bill Burr came under heavy social media backlash as a result of some of the jokes he made.
While presenting a series of awards at the premiere ceremony, Bill Burr joked about the preceding piano performance in a distasteful manner.
Was I the only one who wanted to kill himself during that piano solo? I bought a suit for this. I thought it was gonna be on TV. I’m such a moron, I’m losing so much money right now”.
While presenting the awards for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album and announcing the winner of the Regional Mexican Music award, Bill Burr joked that he couldn’t pronounce winner Natalia Lafourcade’s name.
I can’t say this name. Natalie what? If I butchered her name, I’m sorry. Natalie, you won.
Later on, viewers took to Twitter to criticize Bill Burr’s comments tagging them as rude, completely uncalled for, and insulting to the theme of the night. Fans of Natalia Lafourcade also criticized Bill Burr for mispronouncing the singer’s name, saying the comedian could have easily asked anyone from the show to tell him how it is pronounced.