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  • Appeared in college productions of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Stop Kiss.
  • Studied at the William Esper Studio, focusing on the Meisner technique, in New York City.
  • Starred as a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the off-Broadway play Keeping A-Breast.
  • Was offered a contract by VH1 based on her self-produced comedy video short Chinese New Year.
  • In 2007, placed fourth on the competitive reality show Last Comic Standing.
  • Has written for Cosmopolitan magazine.


  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Gordon Schumer — Father
  • Sandra Schumer — Mother


  • Towson University, Towson, Maryland, United States (BA in Theatre Arts, 2003)


  • Birth Name: Amy Beth Schumer
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Birthday: June 1, 1981, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor, Stand-up comedian
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