Fast Facts

  • Is second cousins, once removed with politician Chuck Schumer.
  • 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.

Awards

  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy: Winner
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Sketch Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: Nominee
  • 2015, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Critics' Choice MVP Award: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Gordon Schumer — Father
  • Ben Hanisch — Significant Other
  • Sandra Schumer — Mother

College

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

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Details

  • Birth Name: Amy Beth Schumer
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Stand-up comedian

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