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Amy Schumer Biography

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

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

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2017Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Ben Hanisch -- Ex-significant Other
  • Gordon Schumer -- Father
  • Chris Fischer -- Husband
  • Sandra Schumer -- Mother