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Chelsea Handler Biography

Birth Name:
Chelsea Joy Handler
Birth Place:
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
Comic, actor, author

Fast Facts

  • Is the youngest of six siblings
  • Competed in the Miss New Jersey pageant as a teen
  • Moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles at age 19 to pursue acting
  • Pursued stand-up comedy at 21 after a DUI, when she had to tell her story to a class of other offenders and it made them laugh
  • Big break came when she made a video of herself talking about her experiences as a waitress, sent it to L
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  • 's Improv comedy club and was invited to perform there
  • Relased her first best-selling book, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, in 2005


  • Chet Handler -- Brother
  • Glen Handler -- Brother
  • Roy Handler -- Brother
  • Andre Balazs -- Ex-significant Other
  • Seymour Handler -- Father
  • Rita Handler -- Mother
  • Shoshanna -- Sister
  • Simone -- Sister