Sandra Bernhard

  • Birth Place: Flint, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Author

Fast Facts

  • Briefly volunteered and lived on an Israeli kibbutz after graduating from high school.
  • Worked part-time at a salon as a manicurist while trying to break into the Los Angeles stand-up comedy scene in the mid-1970s.
  • Won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in director Martin Scorsese's 1983 feature film The King of Comedy, costarring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis.
  • Posed for a nude pictorial in the September 1992 issue of Playboy.
  • Was offered and turned down the role of Miranda Hobbes (played by Cynthia Nixon) on the wildly popular HBO series Sex and the City.
  • Has never publicly revealed the father of her daughter, Cicely.


  • Jerome Bernhard — Father
  • Mark Bernhard — Brother
  • Cicely Yasin Bernhard — Daughter
  • Jeanette Bernhard — Mother