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(Writer, Filmmaker)

Sian Heder is a famous American writer as well as filmmaker.

Relationship Facts of Sian Heder

Sian Heder is married to David Newsom {Compare Couple}.
She is mother of Two.
Sian Heder is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Sian Heder and David Newsom Happy Life!

Sian Heder is happily married to actor and producer, David Newsom. They have two children.

The duo is very mucSian Hederh in love with each other and has created a small family of their own.

However, the date of their wedding is unknown at the moment.


  • She has the same birthday as songwriter Jason Mraz and “American Idol” ex-judge Randy Jackson.
  • She got the idea for her film from her work in a Nanny agency.

Who is Sian Heder?

Sian Heder is a famous American writer as well as filmmaker.

Her most widely known works are Orange Is the New Black (2013), Mother (2006), and Dog Eat Dog (2012).

Sian Heder: Age, Childhood, Education, Family

Sian Heder was born on 23 June 1977, so currently, she is 45 years old. She was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Hence, she holds American nationality and belongs to Hungarian- Welsh ethnicity as her parents are from different countries.

Further, she falls under the sun’s sign of Cancer.

Talking about her parents, she is the daughter of artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder.

They both are immigrants, Mag harries is from Wales and holds Cardiff, Welsh nationality and Lajos Heder is from Budapest, Hungary, and holds Hungarian nationality.

She also has a sibling named Thyra Heder. Thyra is an author of Children’s books. Sian had a very supportive and loving childhood.


Concerning her educational background, she attended her school from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and also graduated from the same university, Carnegie Mellon University.

She completed her studies for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). After that, she moved to Hollywood to be a screenwriter and an actress.

Sian Heder: Professional life/ Career

Sian Heder is currently working as a screenwriter and filmmaker. She relocated to Hollywood to pursue her dream while working in a Nanny agency.

She got inspired by her experience in the agency which led her to produce her first short film ‘Mother’.

Heder’s first short film received many awards.

In 2005, the script for Mother was selected out of 8 to be awarded a fellowship for the prestigious American Film Institute’s DWW(Directing Workshop for Women).

Ever since then, her work has been further chosen to show up in competition at the Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival.

Heder has written many films and won many awards as well. Men of a Certain Age is one of her popular works.

She has written and directed a short comedy, Dog Eat Dog in 2011, featuring Zachary Quinto.

Its main motive was to raise awareness for pet adoption.

Moreover, she wrote seasons 1 to 3 of the Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ but took a break from it to direct another one of her famous films ‘Tallulah’.

Tallulah was directed in 2015, casting Elliot Page and Allison Janney, and is also one of her well-known creations.

Tallulah was supported by Route One Entertainment, Maiden Voyages Pictures, and Ocean Blue Entertainment.

Netflix received worldwide rights to stream Tallulah in January 2016 and was released on July 29, 2016.

As of 2021, she directed the film CODA which was released on January 28, 2021, and has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Awards, Nominations

Sian Heder has created and directed many films and has won many awards for them as well.

Her first short film, Mother, has won many awards and nominations as well.

In 2010, Heder won a Peabody Award for, the television series, Men of a Certain Age. Below is the list of awards and nominations :

Award CeremonyYearTypeTitle
Cannes Film Festival2006Nominee
Cinefondation Award
Mother (2006)
Tied with A vírus (2005)
Florida Film Festival2006Winner
Grand Jury Award
Best Narrative Short
Mother (2006)
Seattle International Film Festival2006Winner
Short Film Competition Award – Special Mention
Best Narrative Short
Mother (2006)
Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi, USA2007Winner
Jury Award
Best Short
Mother (2006)
Online Film & Television Association2014Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Writing in a Comedy Series
Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Writers Guild of America, USA


WGA Award (TV)

Comedy Series
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
New Series
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Episodic Comedy
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Episode: “Lesbian Request Denied”
WGA Award (TV)
Comedy Series
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Sundance Film Festival2016Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Tallulah (2016)
Grand Jury Prize
CODA (2021)
Audience Award
CODA (2021)
Directing Award
CODA (2021)
Palm Springs International Film FestivalWinner
Directors to Watch
CODA (2021)
Film Independent Spirit AwardsNominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best New Scripted Series
Little America (2020)

Sian Heder: Net worth/ Salary

Sian Heder is a Talented writer and director. She earns a net worth estimation of $1 million -$5 million as of 2023.

Her main source of income is her profession as a writer and filmmaker. The information on her salary and assets is not available as of yet.

Sian Heder: Rumors, Controversies

Even though Sian is a popular writer and filmmaker, she has not once been involved in unnecessary rumors or controversies.

She seems like a person who wouldn’t care much about these kinda rumors and false information.

Height, Weight, Body Sizes

Sian stands tall at a height of 69 inches (5 feet 9 inches, 175 cm) and weighs around 55 kg (121 pounds).
She has a slim build body with a healthy diet. Her dress size is 4 and her shoe size is 8.
She has a pair of mesmerizing brown eyes and light brown medium hair.

Social Media: Instagram, Tiktok,Twitter

Sian is active on most of her social media platforms. She is available on Instagram under the username ‘@sianheder.director‘ and has gathered 1.4k followers.

On Twitter, she is active by the name ‘@sianheder‘ with more than 5.8k followers.


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