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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer was born in Manhattan and grew up on Long Island, New York. She attended South Side High School and was voted both "Class Clown" and "Teacher's Worst Nightmare" upon graduation in 1999. Schumer graduated from Towson University in 2003 with a degree in theater. She moved to New York City after college, where she studied at the William Esper Studio for two years and worked as a bartender and a waitress. Through her father, she is the niece of Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator from New York. Amy Schumer portrayed a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the off-Broadway black comedy Keeping Abreast. She started doing stand-up comedy on June 1, 2004, when she first performed at Gotham Comedy Club. She recorded a special for Comedy Central before appearing on Last Comic Standing; she said in August 2012 that she thought of the special as her "big break". After not passing an audition for an earlier season, she advanced to the finals of the fifth season of the NBC reality television talent show Last Comic Standing and placed fourth. Schumer said in April 2011, "Last Comic was totally fun. I had a great time because there was no pressure on me; I had been doing stand-up around two years. I wasn't supposed to do well. So every time I advanced it was a happy surprise. I kept it honest on the show and it served me well." (Wikipedia)

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Jun 1, 1981 In New York, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Barbie
Latest Project:
Movie Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell 2018-11-27
Known For
Poster of Snatched
Poster of Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
Poster of Inside Amy Schumer
Poster of Hoppus on Music
Movie Plus One Summer 2021
Movie Barbie Barbie 2021
Movie Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell Herself 2018-11-27
Movie I Feel Pretty Renee Bennett 2018-04-19
Movie Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence 2018-09-15
Movie 100 Years Narrator (voice) 2017-01-17
Movie Dying Laughing Herself 2017-02-24
Movie Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don't Be Yourself Herself 2017-05-12
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Herself 2017-11-18
Movie Thank You for Your Service Amanda Doster 2017-10-26
Movie Snatched Emily Middleton 2017-05-03
Movie Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple Herself 2016-04-23
Movie Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Herself 2015-10-17
Movie Trainwreck Amy Townsend 2015-07-17
Movie Misery Loves Comedy Herself 2015-01-23
Movie Women Aren't Funny Herself 2014-08-29
Series Inside Amy Schumer various characters 2013-04-30
Movie Women Who Kill Herself 2013-07-09
Movie John Mulaney: New in Town A Woman 2012-01-31
Movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Woman #1 / Lacey 2012-06-22
Movie Price Check Lila 2012-11-16
Movie Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff Herself 2012-08-18
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Herself 2012-07-19
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Himself 2012-08-12
Movie Sleepwalk with Me Amy 2012-08-24
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Himself - Roaster 2011-09-19
Series Hoppus on Music 2010-09-16
Series Cupid Unknown 2009-03-24
Series The Great Debate 2009-07-06
Series 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s 2009-03-31
Series Reality Bites Back 2008-07-17
Series Live at Gotham Unknown 2006-07-21
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Host / Various 1975-10-11