Amy Schumer is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She ventured into comedy in the early 2000s before appearing as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality competition series Last Comic Standing in 2007. Since 2013, she has been the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer for which she received a Peabody Award and for which Schumer has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015. In 2018, she starred in the comedy film I Feel Pretty and garnered a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination for her Broadway debut in Meteor Shower.
Amy Beth Schumer
Stand-up Comedian, Actress, Writer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Amy Schumer was born on June 1, 1981, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.
She is currently 37 years old.
Amy is Jewish
Amy Schumer attended South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, where she was voted both “Class Clown” and “Teacher’s Worst Nightmare” upon graduation in 1999. She then attended the Hebrew school of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County a Reform synagogue in Rockville Centre. She got enrolled at the Towson University where she studied theater, graduating in 2003. Later, she studied at the William Esper Studio in New York for two years.
- Father – Gordon Schumer (Owner of a baby furniture company)
- Mother – Sandra Schumer (nee Jones)
- Siblings – Kimberly Schumer (Younger Sister) (Comedy Writer and Producer), Jason Stein (Older Brother) (Musician)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Amy Schumer has dated –
- Anthony Jeselnik (2009-2011) – In 2009, Schumer started dating the comic actor, Anthony Jeselnik. The couple spent 2 years in a relationship before splitting up in October 2011.
- Dolph Ziggler (2012) – After her relationship with Anthony was gone, Amy moved on and met the popular wrestler Dolph Ziggler (real name – Nic Nemeth). They partied for a short period in 2012, but they figured out they are not for each other and split later in 2012.
- Ben Hanisch (2015-2017) – In late 2015, Amy started dating Chicago-based furniture designer Ben Hanisch. The relationship was confirmed in January 2016 by Amy herself. They dated for almost 2 years before calling it quits in 2017. They were not pictured together since January 2017 which eventually made it clear that they had separated. In May 2017, Amy’s representative confirmed that the two were no longer together.
- Amber Rose (2015) – During the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, Amy was seen kissing socialite and actress, Amber Rose which sparked the dating rumors.
- Chris Fischer (2017-Present) – She started dating chef and farmer Chris Fischer in late 2017. Just after a few months of dating, they got married on February 13, 2018, in Malibu, California. She is expecting her first child with Chris. The news was announced in October 2018.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.7 m
- In Kilograms – 74 kg
- In Pounds – 163 lbs
- Measurements – 38-30-39
- Bust – 38 inches
- Waist – 30 inches
- Hip – 39 inches
- Bra Size – 36B
She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 12 (US).
Amy Schumer is known for her sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer which she launched in 2013. She is also known for performing various stage shows and appearing in different TV shows as a comedian.
Amy Schumer made her acting debut as Amy in the comedy movie “Sleepwalk” with Me in 2012. However, it was an uncredited role. That same year, she landed in a comedy film, ‘Price Check”, which is about the increasing price of middle-class life, in which she played the role of Lila.
In 2007, she appeared as herself in a stand-up comedy TV show, Live at Gotham. She has since performed in a number of TV shows, including “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Delocated”, 30 Rock”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, “Inside Amy Schumer”.
Amy has appeared in an ad for Dick Hole Beer.
Awards & Nominations
|2014||American Comedy Award||Best Comedy Actress – TV||Inside Amy Schumer||Nominated|
|Critics’ Choice Television Award||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|GALECA Dorian Award||Wilde Wit of the Year||Nominated|
|Peabody Award||Inside Amy Schumer||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series||Nominated|
|2015||People’s Choice Award||Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show||Nominated|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series||Nominated|
|Critics’ Choice Television Award||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Won|
|Television Critics Association Award||Outstanding Achievement in Comedy||Won|
|Individual Achievement in Comedy||Won|
|Teen Choice Award||Choice Comedian||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Variety Sketch Series||Inside Amy Schumer||Won|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series||Nominated|
|Britannia Awards||Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy||Won|
|2016||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Original Screenplay||Trainwreck||Nominated|
|People’s Choice Award||Favorite Comedic Movie Actress||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||Most Promising Performer||Nominated|
|Critics’ Choice Movie Award||Best Actress in a Comedy||Won|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Best Original Screenplay||Nominated|
|Best Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series||Inside Amy Schumer||Won|
|Best Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) – Specials||Amy Schumer: Live at The Apollo||Nominated|
|GALECA Dorian Award||Wilde Wit of the Year||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Inside Amy Schumer||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Variety Sketch Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo||Nominated|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Saturday Night Live||Nominated|
|Billboard Touring Awards||Top Comedy Tour||Nominated|
|2017||Grammy Awards||Best Comedy Album||Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo||Nominated|
|Best Spoken Word Album||The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo||Nominated|
|2018||MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Comedic Performance||I Feel Pretty||Nominated|
|Tony Award||Best Actress in a Play||Meteor Shower||Nominated|
Amy Schumer Favorites
- Favorite Comedians – Ellen DeGeneres, Judy Gold, Jessica Kirson, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, Wendy Liebman
- Favorite Live Performer – Bridget Everett
Amy Schumer Net worth
Amy Schumer has a net worth of $19 million dollars as of 2019.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Amy Schumer
- Schumer had an affluent upbringing as her father an a successful furniture company. But, soon after her father’s business crumbled, her family went bankrupt when she was nine years old. Her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother.
- Amy’s father Gordon is the second cousin to the U.S Senator Chuck Schumer.
- After college, she moved to New York City where she worked as a bartender and a waitress during her years at the William Esper Studio.
- Her first acting job was a role of a young lady diagnosed with breast cancer in the stage production of Keeping Abreast, an Off-Broadway black comedy.
- She began her professional career when she landed a stand-up comedy at the New York based comedy club Gotham Comedy Club.
- She hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
- In October 2015 was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Special, Writing and Directing as well as nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
- Amy is good friends with Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson and David Letterman.
- Her comedic influences include Wendy Liebman, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, and Joan Rivers.
- In November 2015, Schumer posed nude for a photo by photographer Annie Leibovitz for 2016 edition of the Pirelli Calendar.
- In 2015 she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Inside Amy Schumer.
- In 2015, Schumer was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.
- In 2015, Schumer was also named to Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People list for 2015.
- In November 2015, Schumer posed nude for a photo by photographer Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 edition of the Pirelli Calendar.
- In April 2016, Schumer accused Glamour Magazine of including her in plus size only issue.
- In October 4, 2018 Schumer was arrested at the US Capitol while protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- Visit the official website @ amyschumer.com.