Facts about Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer is 37 years old
Born: June 1, 1981
Best known as: The raunchy comedy star of Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer

     

     

Amy Schumer Biography

Amy Schumer is the creator and star of Inside Amy Schumer, a Comedy Central sketch show that highlighted her brash and often raunchy sense of humor and unabashed personal tales of carnality.

Amy Schumer grew up in New York and studied theater at Towson University in Maryland. After finishing school in 2003, she returned to New York and studied acting before taking her shot at stand-up comedy.

Her first break came as a contestant on the NBC talent show Last Comic Standing in 2007 (she finished fourth). From there, Schumer landed guest spots on talk shows and small roles in comedies, including a recurring role in the mockumentary Delocated, and a co-hosting spot on A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus.

Her first album, Cutting, was released in 2011, and she did her first stand-up comedy special, Mostly Sex Stuff, in 2012. Inside Amy Schumer made its debut in 2013, and in 2015 won an Emmy Award as outstanding variety sketch series.

Her film roles have included the movies Price Check (2012, with Parker Posey) and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012, starring Steve Carell).  She wrote and starred in the 2015 romantic comedy Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow.

Extra credit

Amy Schumer married chef Chris Fischer in Malibu, California on February 14, 2018.  He is the author of The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook, which  won the 2016 James Beard Award for American Cooking… Amy Schumer’s father is a cousin to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.


     

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