Fast Facts

  • Performed first stand-up routine at a club in Boston at the age of 17.
  • Dropped out of NYU and tried her luck with a series of open-mic appearances in Manhattan that eventually led to gigs around the country, and a stint, at age 22, as writer and performer for Saturday Night Live.
  • Appeared on Seinfeld as one of Kramer's girlfriends during the 1996-97 season; and landed a small role as one of Cameron Diaz's pals in 1998's There's Something About Mary.
  • Prepared for her 2005 movie Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic by revisiting some of her favorite concert films, including Eddie Murphy: Delirious and Bill Cosby---'Himself'. 
  • Real-life sister Laura Silverman played her sister on The Sarah Silverman Program.
  • Has written for several magazines, including Playboy and Esquire.


  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee


  • Jimmy Kimmel — Ex-significant Other
  • Donald Silverman — Father
  • Michael Sheen — Significant Other
  • Jodyne Speyer — Stepsister
  • Susan Silverman-Abramowitz — Sister
  • Laura Silverman — Sister
  • Alec Sulkin — Ex-significant Other
  • Dave Attell — Ex-significant Other
  • Beth Ann O'Hara — Mother
  • Sam Seder — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended New York University, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: Sarah Bennett Silverman
  • Birth Place: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer

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