Cara Santa Maria is the woman who once dated comedian and TV personality, Bill Maher. Her man is best known for being the host of his own HBO political talk show, Real Time with Bill Maher.
Cara’s former beau was born William Maher on January 20, 1956. The New York native attended Cornell University.
Maher began his career in 1979 as a stand-up comedian. Aside from his TV program, the funny-man has gone on to author four best sellers, and two of his ten stand up specials for HBO have been nominated for Emmy awards.
He previously hosted Comedy Central’s and later ABC’s “Politically Incorrect” from 1993-2002. His 2008 documentary “Religious” became the 7th highest grossing documentary ever.
Maher still performs in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters across the country.
Maher has never been married and has been romantically involved with a number of women including, ex-girlfriends, Coco Johnsen and Karrine Steffans.
His longest relationship was the one he and Cara Santa Maria had. The two dated for two years before calling it quits in 2011. On the breakup Bill said:
“Breakups are always difficult, especially with an amazing person like Cara. I wish her nothing but the best, and remain committed to and excited by her career as a media science expert.”
Sexy Cara is also in the industry as a journalist, producer and TV host. Born as Cara Louise Santa Maria on October 19, 1983, the Texas native also can be heard on her own podcast. She is an Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist.
Cara who previously worked for the Huffington Post, currently hosts her podcast Talk Nerdy and co-hosts the The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, and was a co-host of TechKnow on Al Jazeera America.
The leggy brunette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science in biological science with a concentration in neuroscience.
According to her website, prior to her career in media, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.