American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and director Derek Matthew Waters was born on July 30, 1979, in Maryland, U.S.A. ‘Little Fella’ is what most people call him. Lutherville, Maryland, is where Waters grew up.
Waters had special education in school because he was a dyslexic kid. He wanted to play baseball professionally as a child, but he didn’t make his high school team, so he ended up becoming a Little League umpire instead.
He graduated in 1998 from Towson High School in Towson, Maryland. His parents, Jody and John Waters, were very supportive of him. He is closer to his mother, Jody Waters, than anyone else. Justin Waters is the only sibling that Derek Waters has.
He traveled to Second City in Toronto, Canada, the year after high school graduation to study and perfect his improv and sketch comedy abilities. The comic mastermind has a $1 million net worth because of his notable roles in movies and television shows.
He started doing sketch comedy in Los Angeles in 2000. Together with Simon Helberg, they spent a lot of time working as a comedy duo. They co-created the web series Derek & Simon: The Show with comedian Bob Odenkirk and appeared in it together on the comedy website Super Deluxe.
Waters is known for Hall Pass (2011) and The Brothers Solomon (2007). However, He is most recognized for his work on the television series ‘Drunk History’ (2013-2019), for which he received eight nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards.
Comedy Central’s hit series ‘Drunk History’ is hosted by Waters, who also co-created the show. The program began as a collection of shorts for Funny or Die. The program has earned numerous awards, including the jury prize for short films at the Sundance Festival. It has also received nominations for seventeen Primetime Emmy Awards, with Waters receiving seven of the nominations.
Derek’s Current Relationship, Ex-Wife’s Identity, and Kids.
Derek Waters has been dating his partner, Zara Zohlman, for about four years. The couple has been together since early 2018. Zara spent over a decade as an associate producer as she worked in the music department of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’.
In April last year (2021), she was appointed as the Director of Development & Production of The Root’s Two One Five Entertainment. Waters also frequently posts pictures of Zohlman on his Instagram, giving the impression that they are deeply in love.
Waters has already wed once to a woman named Jody. Regarding the identity or details of his ex-wife, Derek remained quiet. Derek married Jody on June 26, 2011.
The actor has kept his previous marriage a mystery. However, the actor recalled how he and his wife, Jody, used to visit the Los Angeles sets of his show, Drunk History, in a July 2014 interview with The Baltimore Sun. The LGBT suspicions surrounding him at the time were debunked after his marriage to his wife Jody.
There is no information on whether they had kids.