One of Saturday Night Live's most colorful actors has reached an amicable split from his wife.
Bill Hader, who spent eight years on the NBC late-night sketch comedy show before leaving in 2013, settled a divorce filing he made back in December from writer and director Margaret Carey, according to People. Court documents reveal that after 11 years of marriage, they were legally separated back in July and their return to single status will become legal June 23.
During their marriage, they raised three daughters, who will be taken care of according to documents that state a separate filing addressed those issues. The 39-year-old comic actor ensured that spousal and child support was addressed, as well as child custody and visitation, legal fees and allotment of property were covered.
Irreconcilable differences were cited as the reason for the divorce between Hader and Carey, who were married May 28, 2006, although no specific reason was given for the split. However, Hader did mention to media over the years how his occupation greatly tested their relationship, particularly when the family, based in Los Angeles, had to deal with Hader having to work on SNL in New York.
When auditioning for SNL, Hader was convinced he flunked the tryout until one of his impressions caused series writer and star Tina Fey to laugh out loud. He's since admitted that before each show, he'd suffer from massive panic attacks. But his tenure before leaving the program helped him land parts in major motion pictures like Trainwreck, Knocked Up, Superbad, Tropic Thunder, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. He currently stars with Henry Winkler in the comedy series Barry, in which he plays a relocated hitman who gets absorbed into L.A. theatrical scene.
Carey is best known for her work on Ladyporn, a documentary about two women trying to infiltrate the porn market and take some control in a male-run industry. The film, released in 2001, won an SXSW Audience award in Austin, TX the following year. She's also directed two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and was a segment director on four episodes of Funny Or Die Presents.