Amy SchumerActor / Comedian
Born: 1 June 1981
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Best known as: The raunchy comedy star of Inside Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer is the star of Inside Amy Schumer, a Comedy Central sketch show that highlights her brash and often raunchy sense of humor and unabashed personal tales of carnality. Amy Schumer grew up in New York and studied theater at Towson University in Maryland. After finishing school in 2003, she returned to New York and studied acting before taking her shot at stand-up comedy. Her first break came as a contestant on the NBC talent show Last Comic Standing in 2007 (she finished fourth). From there, Schumer landed guest spots on talk shows and small roles in comedies, including a recurring role in the mockumentary Delocated, and a co-hosting spot on A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus. Her first album, Cutting, was released in 2011, and she did her first stand-up comedy special, Mostly Sex Stuff, in 2012. Inside Amy Schumer made its debut in 2013, and in 2015 won an Emmy Award as outstanding variety sketch series. Her film roles have included the movies Price Check (2012, with Parker Posey) and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012, starring Steve Carell). She wrote and starred in the 2015 romantic comedy Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow.
Amy Schumer’s father is a cousin to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
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