She primarily earns money through her engagements as an filmmaker.
After graduation, Heder moved to Los Angeles to become an actress and screenwriter while working for a nanny agency.
At the agency, she worked for guests with children staying at four-star hotels and her experiences inspired Mother, her first short film as writer and director.
In early 2005, the script for Mother was one of eight chosen to be awarded a fellowship for the prestigious American Film Institute's DWW (Directing Workshop for Women).
In 2010, Heder won a Peabody Award, along with her fellow writers, for her work on the acclaimed U.S. television series, Men of a Certain Age.
In 2011 she wrote and directed a short comedy, Dog Eat Dog (A Short Tale) starring Zachary Quinto to raise awareness for pet adoption, and that short film can be watched for free on YouTube.
In 2015, Heder directed Tallulah, starring Elliot Page and Allison Janney.
In 2021, Heder's film CODA premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. After signing a deal with Apple, the rights to the film were bought for $25 million.
Heder won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for her work on the film.
Sian Heder's net worth is currently estimated at $8 million.
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Sian Heder is married to David Newsom.
Sian Heder’s father is Lajos Héder.
Sian Heder’s mother is Mags Harries.
Siblings: Sian Heder has a sister named Thyra.
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"Look out for each other. I think the more we support each other as a community, the more successful we will be. I'm a part of Film Fatales, a collective of women directors who meet to share advice and provide support for each other's projects. I think the more we can build an old girls' network to rival the old boys' network, the better off we will be."
"I think a lot of women feel like they have to choose between making movies or making a family."