Born 2 June 1969, Nia Renee Hill is an African-American actress, writer, and producer famous for her various roles in films and TV shows. She is also well known for her work in comedy and as Breaking Bad actor Bill Burr wife. Nia, whose best-known works include Lila, Long Distance, Divorce: A Love Story, and Crashing among several others, has also made a foray into the fashion industry in recent years. She has also put her knowledge and skills to use as a stylist for the 2014 short film Pizzazz: Where’s My Movie?
Call her a jack of all trades, and you won’t be wrong. Nia is versed in many crafts and has done a little of everything. In addition to acting, writing, and producing, she has also directed a couple of projects. Nia also has her own YouTube channel where she does active vlogging. She’s also an OAP and has made appearances in podcasts such as You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes, The Joe Rogan Experience, and The Adam Carolla Show. As a voice-over artist, Nia featured in an episode of her husband’s creation “F is for Family”.
Nia is also a humanitarian, she is actively involved in the betterment of society and often reaches out to help communities in need. Most recently, she has shown her support for equal rights movements. It happens very often that people associated with famous people get overshadowed by their success, but not Nia. Though married to a successful and acclaimed comedian, Nia has done well to establish herself as a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry. Keep reading to know more about the woman, the artist, and the wife. Here are ten interesting facts about Nia.
10 Nia Renee Hill facts you should know
- Due to her extremely young looks, Nia’s age has been a matter of debate. There are different reports about her actual age. While some claim she was born in 1969, other sources say her year of birth is 1978.
- Nia is a do it as she acts, produces, directs, writes, landscapes, blogs, vlogs, styles, and does voice-overs, among other things. Ironically, she deems herself lazy.
- Her parents got divorced when she was young, and unlike what happens in most such cases where children stay with their mothers, the actress had to stay with her father, who managed comedy acts.
- Acting has always been in her heart. As a student, she was very creative and attended both fashion design and acting courses in a bid to better her skills. Nia was also one of the members of the drama society at school.
- Nia met Bill Burr on a comedy show and the pair dated for a while before they got married in 2013. The couple moved to Los Angeles, where they now live with their children.
- In 2014 Nia and her husband appeared together on the list of The 10 Hottest Wives And Girlfriends Of Comedians created by The Richest.
- Nia has written for many blogs, one of them being Xo Jane, a blog for which she created posts on different topics connected with women’s lifestyles and problems.
- Nia has appeared on podcasts like You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Nerdist Podcast, and Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast.
- She is a mother of two children, Lola and a son whose name is yet to be revealed. Nia and Bill had their first baby (a daughter) in 2017, and the second in 2020.
- Nia’s net worth is reported to be between $2 and $5 million.
Early life and education
Nia Renee Hill was born in Los Angeles on the 2nd of June, 1969. As earlier mentioned, she was raised by her father after her parents got divorced. She grew up alongside siblings and step-siblings from her father’s new marriage. Her father was a talent manager in Hollywood, and this played a big role in getting Nia interested in entertainment.
She went to Greensville County High School in Virginia, where she was part of the drama troupe. After high school graduation, Nia Renee Hill went to Emerson College in Boston, where she majored in Media Arts. She graduated in 2000. Nia then went on to take a short fashion styling course in preparation for her foray into showbiz.
In the year 2001, Nia began her journey in Hollywood as a casting assistant for the TV show The Education of Max Bickford. She followed this up with a role as a talent coordinator for The Chappelle’s Show in the year 2003. It, however, wasn’t until 2009 that she got her first acting role in the short flick, Carpool.
In the year 2011, she landed the role of Tasha Smyth in the TV series Lila, Long Distance. Nia’s acting was applauded, and that began the rise to fame of the young African-American actress. Following her success in the series, she landed a small role in the 2012 short comedy Did You Look for Work This Week?
Divorce: A Love Story
In 2013, Nia made her film debut in the hugely successful TV film Divorce: A Love Story. It centers on Kenny and Robin, a recently divorced couple who were bad together but discovered they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. The film allowed her to showcase her acting skills and comedic timing. Later that year, she starred as herself in the Sarah Silverman comedy special Sarah Silverman: Diva.
In the year that followed, Nia continued learning more about fashion and lifestyle, and then in 2014, she gained valuable experience while serving as a stylist in “Pizzazz: Where’s My Movie?”.
The year 2017 turned out to be the biggest year in Nia’s career. She played the role of Leslie in the Netflix horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet. Her performance in the episodes “We Can’t Kill People” and “So Then a Bar or A Monkey” further showed her perfect comedic timing as well as acting range. The show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the year 2017. She followed that up by co-creating as well as lending her voice to the animated series F Is for Family. In 2018, she performed as herself in the comedy series Crashing in the episode “Bill Burr”.
Having established herself as an actress, Nia delved into writing and blogging. She has written posts for the blog Xojane, a now-defunct women’s lifestyle and community site. She penned a famous article titled “I’m A Black Woman Who Dates White Guys”, where she offers advice on what to say and not say to people in interracial relationships.
Nia Hill also wrote an article titled “I Never Thought I Would End Up Here But Here I Am: My Life As A ‘Kept Woman'”, where she talks about dealing with her husband as the breadwinner in their family and how she hopes to change that one day.
Bill Burr podcast
“Monday Morning Podcast” is a bi-weekly comedy podcast hosted by American comedian, actor and celebrity podcaster Bill Burr. During each one-hour episode, Burr speaks without reservation and off-the-cuff about his past and recent experiences, current events, going on tour, sports, and offers advice to questions submitted by listeners. Nia sometimes joins Bill on the podcast, sharing interesting discussions, jokes and sometimes divergent opinions. They even sometimes have very heated conversations where they don’t see eye to eye on a topic. Their co-hosting has been praised for how fun it is to listen to.
Nia keeps as much of her personal life private as possible, but due to the fact that both herself and her spouse are in showbiz, their relationship gets a considerable amount of publicity. Nia Hill and Bill Burr met on a comedy show and dated for some time before tying the knot in a secret ceremony in 2013. Together the couple has two children: a daughter (first child) and a son.
William Frederick Burr
Born 10 June 1968, Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster. He created and stars in the Netflix animated sitcom “F Is for Family” (2015–present). He played Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and played Migs Mayfeld in the Star Wars television series The Mandalorian (2019–present). His stand-up comedy special, Paper Tiger, received a nomination for Best Comedy Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Bill Burr net worth
Bill Burr currently has a net worth of $12 million. He has amassed wealth through his successful years in stand-up, television, and film. Bill has a Netflix comedy special and currently has an animated series running on the streaming platform too.
Nia Renee Hill net worth
Nia is estimated to be worth between $2 and $3 million. Not bad at all, considering she has not had too many major roles. In her blog article, “I Never Thought I Would End Up Here But Here I Am: My Life As A ‘Kept Woman'”, she talked about her earnings and her husband being the breadwinner.
“As ambitious as I am, I am very lazy,” wrote Hill. “I am also scared of failure. And success, for that matter. It was easier to play the role of spoiled housewife than to get my a-s up everyday and possibly fail. But I can’t do it anymore. It’s not me. It may take me a few years, but I want to be an equal financially contributing member of my household. I have to. Not being one in the past few years has made me feel bad and has created an imbalance in my relationship.”
Latest on Nia Renee Hill
Nia is known to be a no-nonsense person and is always ready to clap back on the internet when the need arises. By virtue of her marriage to Bill whose jokes are sometimes deemed racist, Nia gets into a few internet brawls from time to time.
In March of 2021, Bill was asked to announce winners at the GRAMMYs. He felt a bit awkward when he learned that he was announcing the nominees and winners for Best Tropical Latin Album, and made an observation joke about how it might appear to some people.
“Alright. How many feminists are going nuts thinking ‘why is this cis-white male doing all this Latino stuff?’,” Bill joked before announcing the nominees. The joke pissed off many Chinese Kpop fans and soon, #BillBurrIsOverParty started trending on Twitter with thousands of people calling him racist and calling for him to be canceled.
Some people in fact cited the fact that he has been married to a black woman as a sign that he is a racist ‘slave owner’. An American politician of the Republican Party from Queens, New York, even shared a tweet where he referred to Nia Hill as a “minority sex servant”. Nia wasn’t having any of it, and she fired back at him, telling him to “shut the f__k up”.
She is never shy to defend her husband from the raging cancel culture crusaders on social media. And Bill seems to be regularly getting in trouble with them.
Nia is a multi-talented creative mind who has registered ample success across many aspects of entertainment. She has done so well for herself that her involvement with a famous person hasn’t overshadowed her success. She has successfully blended her spousal and family duties with her work and is getting it right. We wish her continued wins from here.
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