Amy Schumer
Birth Date:
June 1, 1981
Birth Place:
Manhattan, New York City,
Comedian, actress, writer, producer and director
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Amy Schumer is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. She is best known as the star of the on-going sketch comedy series "Inside Amy Schumer," which premiered on Comedy Central in 2013. The show has brought her several Emmy Emmy nominations and awards such as a CinemaCon Award, a Critics' Choice TV Award, a Television Critics Association Award and a Young Hollywood Award. She also wrote and starred in the 2015 film "Trainwreck."
Schumer's personal life has been linked to professional wrestler Dolph Ziggler and comedian Anthony Jeselnik.


Childhood and Family:

Amy Schumer  was born on  June 1, 1981, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, as Amy Beth Schumer, to parents Sandra (née Jones) and Gordon Schumer. Her family owned a baby furniture company. Her brother, Jason Stein, is a musician in Chicago, Illinois, while her younger sister,  Kimberly, is a comedy writer and a producer. Amy was raised Jewish.

Previously raised in an affluent family, Amy had to witness her father's furniture company went bankrupt when she was nine. After this, her dad suffered multiple sclerosis, and her parents divorced three years later. Amy then moved to Long Island and attended South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York. She graduated in 1999 and was voted  both "Class Clown" and "Teacher's Worst Nightmare." She moved to Baltimore, Maryland after high school and later graduated with from Towson University with a degree in theater in 2003. After college, she returned to New York City and spent two years studying at the William Esper Studio. During this period, she supported herself by working as a waitress and bartender.



Amy Schumer was cast as a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the off-Broadway black comedy "Keeping Abreast." In June 2004, she made her stand up comedy debut by performing at Gotham Comedy Club.

In 2007, Schumer took part in the fifth season of the NBC reality TV talent show "Last Comic Standing," which premiered on July 4, 2007. She ended up placing fourth. In 2008, Schumer participated in the Comedy Central reality show "Reality Bites Back," which parodies various reality show formats. Between 2007 and 2012, she served as guest panelist on the Fox News late-night program "Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld."

In 2010, Schumer co-hosted  the talk show "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus," which premiered on September 16, 2010, on Fuse. She also wrote several episodes of the show.  Her first Comedy Central Presents special broadcast on April 2, 2010.

Schumer, who had made guest appearances in such TV shows as "Cupid" (2009), "30 Rock" (2009) and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2011), played the recurring role of Trish, Yvgeny's girlfriend, on season three of the Adult Swim mockumentary "Delocated" (2012). The same year, she had small roles on the indie comedy film "Price Check," the comedy/drama "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and the independent comedy "Sleepwalk with Me." Schumer also appeared on "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" in September 2011, and "The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr" in August 2012. Her standup comedy special "Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff," which she also executive produced, wrote and starred in, premiered on Comedy Central on August 18, 2012, to positive reviews.

In 2013, Schumer began hosting and starring in the sketch comedy television series "Inside Amy Schumer," which she co-created with Daniel Powell. The show premiered on April 30, 2013, on Comedy Central. The show has brought her several awards like the 2014 Young Hollywood Award for Cuz You're Funny, the 2015 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, the 2015 Critics' Choice TV Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and the 2015 CinemaCon Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year. She also was nominated for several Emmy Awards, such as a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series twice in 2014 and 2015, a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015, a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series in 2015 and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015.

In 2015, Schumer had her first leading role in a film when she played Amy Townsend in "Trainwreck," co-starring Bill Hader. Judd Apatow directed the film, with Schumer also serving as the film's writer. Released theatrically in the United States on July 17, 2015, by Universal Pictures, the film   received favorable reviews from critics and was a success at the box office.


CinemaCon: Breakthrough Performer of the Year, 2015
Critics' Choice TV: Best Actress in a Comedy Series, "Inside Amy Schumer," 2015
Television Critics Association (TCA): Individual Achievement in Comedy, "Inside Amy Schumer," 2015
Young Hollywood: Cuz You're Funny, 2014 Show Less
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