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HEATHER McDONALD BIOGRAPHY
Heather McDonald is one of the most in-demand and multi-faceted comedians today, who not only juggles a career as a nationally touring stand-up, actress, and accomplished writer, but is also a devoted wife and mother…when the rest of her family isn’t driving her up the wall.
Currently, Heather can be heard weekly on her sensational new podcast “Juicy Scoop” on PodcastOne. Every week, Heather holds nothing back and gets the most surprising, scandalous, and intimate scoops from her celebrity guests. Heather has a hilarious way of delving into celebrity gossip, fancying herself a tabloid detective where if she can’t find the truth she’ll make it up herself.
As a stand-up comedian, McDonald continues to perform for enthusiastic fans all over the country. She opened for all 4 of Chelsea Handler’s sold out tours throughout the country from Carnegie Hall to Arenas up to 10,000.
Heather recently hosted TLC’s critically acclaimed foray into late night TV, the sex-themed round table talk-show ALL ABOUT SEX. She just debuted her first Showtime special ‘I Don’t Mean To Brag,’ which achieved record ratings on the network and is currently streaming on Netflix. She gained a throng of loyal fans as a staff writer and for her regular roundtable appearances on E!’s top rated show ‘Chelsea Lately’. She also starred in After Lately, a mockumentary series on E! for 3 successful seasons. As a comedian and performer, Heather doesn’t hold back on anything. She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, impressionist, actress, story producer, and best-selling author.
As an author, Heather’s debut book (released June 2010), You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again, spent seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and climbed to the #1 position on Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Entertainment” list. McDonald released her follow up to Blue Balls in February 2013 titled MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults which also became a national bestseller. My Inappropriate Life is an irreverent account of McDonald’s attempts to balance fame with family time, all while doing it her way. McDonald also contributed a chapter to the NY Times #1 bestselling book Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. Heather’s writing has also been featured in Redbook Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Hollywood Reporter and she has contributed to New York Magazine’s Vulture.
On top of being a full-time writer and story producer for ‘Chelsea Lately,’ McDonald has also been a regular collaborator with the Wayans Brothers; serving as a writer on their features WHITE CHICKS and DANCE FLICK. Heather was a featured performer on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ and has been a guest star on the hit television series’ ‘Frasier,’ ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ ‘Reno 911′ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake and Josh.’
McDonald was a member of The Groundlings Theater where she performed in the Sunday Company for two years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern
California. Heather has been married to her husband Peter for 15 years and they have 3 children. They reside in the San Fernando Valley where she bought a house on the street she grew up on and her kids attend the same Catholic schools she did. No can accuse Heather of not keeping it real.