Amy Schumer

By: Priscilla Matthews  |   | 

Amy Schumer is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She began her career in the mid-2000s and has already walked a long road in the entertainment world in pursuits of establishing herself as a bonafide performer.

Quick Facts About Amy Schumer

Name Amy Schumer
Profession Comedian
Gender Female
Birthday June 01, 1981
Age 36 Years Old
Star Sign Gemini

Her debut movie, Trainwreck (2015) kept impressive box office records. she is best known for her Comedy Central show entitled Inside Amy Schumer. Certainly, rise to the international stardom wasn’t easy for her. There is a years-long long struggle, behind how this New York-born standup comedian became a Hollywood star. 

Amy Schumer was born as Amy Beth Schumer on June 1, 1981, in Manhattan, New York. One of three children to baby furniture owners Sandra and Gordon Schumer, she had a really wealthy upbringing in early years. However, the scenario changed when her parents’ company bankruptcy dissolved their marriage. Gordon died of multiple sclerosis shortly thereafter leaving Amy and her siblings in deep grief.

Such a swift change of her family status changed her approach to life. Relocating to Long Island, she attended South Side High School, where she was voted ‘Teacher’s Worst Nightmare’ and ‘Class Clown’ and graduated in 1999. Later moving to Baltimore, Maryland, she attended Towson University and graduated majoring in theater in 2003. Afterward, she returned to New York and studied at William Esper Studio for two years.

Prior to making her stage debut playing breast cancer victim in off-Broadway Keeping Abreast, she worked as a waitress and a bartender. She began performing stand-up comedy in 2004 through Gotham Comedy Club. She joined Comedy Central in 2008 as a co-star of reality show Reality Bites Back and has since made herself recognizable through sketch comedy Inside Amy Schumer. She has earned a Peabody Award and five Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. 

US Senator Chuck Schumer is her cousin. Currently, single Amy dated comedian and actor Anthony Jeselnik from 2009 till 2011. Prior to that, she was in relationship with wrestler Nick Nemeth and furniture designer Ben Hanisch.

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