David Sedaris
David Sedaris
Real Name/Full Name David Raymond Sedaris
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: David Sedaris
Birth Place: Johnson City, New York
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 December 1956
Age/How Old: 66 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Lou Sedaris
Mother –Sharon Sedaris
Siblings: Amy Sedaris, Tiffany Sedaris, Paul Sedaris, Gretchen Sedaris, Lisa Sedaris
School: N/A
College: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Hugh Hamrick (Boyfriend)
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Comedian, Humorist, and Author
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Famous American originated David Raymond Sedaris is an author as well as a comedian. Writing is his passion, and also he is best known for it. He got identification through his essays worldwide and made his name by his dedication towards work. He was an emerging personality in the ’90s.

Well, how well do you know about David Sedaris? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about David Sedaris’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about David Sedaris to date.

 Biography and Early Life

David Sedaris was born to his parents Louis Harry Sedaris and Sharon Elizabeth, in New York City. His father was a well-known engineer who completed his graduation from IBM, and his mother was of Anglo-American descent. David belongs to his father’s descendant, that is, Greek orthodox. At a very early age, David with his family migrated to North Carolina. He spent his entire childhood in Raleigh. He has five siblings, Lisa, Amy, Gretchen, Paul, and Tiffany.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is David Sedaris in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, David Sedaris’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 20th March 2023 having been born on 26 December 1956. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143  lbs in Pound and 65 kg in Kilograms.


We have very little information about his school days as David Sedaris was not comfortable sharing much of his childhood stories. However, we have managed to gather information about his higher studies.

He attended Kent State University after shifting from Western Carolina University in the year 1977. He faced many difficulties as a visual and art performer, which he has also depicted in his works. Later in the year 1987, he transferred to the School of Art Institute in Chicago, and there, he completed his graduation.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

David Sedaris’s and Hugh Hamricks’s love story is pretty much similar to a fairy tale. Their relationship started in Chicago when David was obtaining his graduate degree. They used to go for long drives on highways every weekend and enjoyed those blurry starry nights together. Sedaris mentioned Hugh in his books also numerous times.

During the initial stages of their relationship, Sedaris stated that they have no plans about getting married in an interview. He always thought that marriage ruins a long-built relationship. One garbage truck driver from England got so inspired by Sedaris’s love story named his truck after Sedaris and Hugh. One of the greatest tragedies that happened in Sedaris’s life is that his youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide on his 50th birthday.

Is David Sedaris Gay?

Yes. David Sedaris has revealed to the world by posting a picture with his boyfriend on social media that he is gay. He is happy in his relationship, and to his surprise, people are evolving themselves and have accepted their news with an open heart.

Professional Career

Before starting his career as a stand-up comedian, Sedaris made his appearance as a host in the Chicago Radio station. He used to work there every weekend. Along with that, he was doing minor jobs in Chicago, Raleigh, and New York City. His early major success came when he did “The Wild Room,” which led him to the National Public Radio in the year 1992.

His quick success as an author came through his radio essay “Santaland Diaries,” which he has written while working in Macy’s store. He was directed as a “Minor Phenomenon” by the New York Times. Soon he started producing fragments on behalf of National Public Radio. After that, he stepped forward towards writing books. He launched his first book in the year 1993.

After getting success from the first two books, he issued the “Barrel Fever,” which contains various collections of essays and stories. His five contiguous essay troupes were Holidays, I Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, Denim, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy, all published in the ’90s. His Gay non-fiction essay “Naked” earned him the Randy Shilts Award in the year 1998.

One of the major books that changed his author life on a strong positive note is “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and became the top-ranked bestseller book in that year.  As he stepped into the early 2000s, he started writing documentaries.

One of his famous Documentaries is “Do I Sound Gay?” After achieving a milestone in his writing career, he shifted back to his origin as a Radio Jockey, again in 1995.  Then he again started working for The American Life in a popular radio show conducted by Ira Glass. Till now, for the New York Times magazine and blog, Sedaris has written 40 essays.


David Sedaris has achieved milestones not only as an author but also as a comedian in Radios. He has achieved some major awards in his life that took him to the peak. In the years 2000 and 2004, he was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for humor twice. In 1995, he was directed by the Obie Award for Unique Citations. Recently in 2018, he was assigned the Audie Audiobook of the year award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David Sedaris in 2023

David Sedaris Net Worth
David Sedaris Net Worth

David Sedaris has an extensive career as a professional author and a comedian in radio, and he still is working currently. He’s known to have a hefty net worth of $10 million as of 2023. All his essays and radio shows contributed to the net worth.

David Sedaris has shined himself in the field of literature and art with his magnificent essays. He has not only contributed himself as an author but also as a comedian. He has achieved massive love and respect among his fans throughout the country. His books are still very popular among teenagers and are sold on a huge amount. Currently, he is living a prosperous life with Hugh Hamrick somewhere in England.


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