Amy Schumer is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer. Her comedy often is self-deprecating and concerns gender dynamics and racial stereotypes. She stars in the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer. She created this series and serves in multiple aspects of its production. In 2015, she wrote and starred in the comedy film Trainwreck. She has been nominated for and/or won multiple awards for her work.
Amy Beth Schumer was born in 1981 in Manhatten, New York, New York. She has a brother and a sister who today both work in show business/entertainment as well. Her family was wealthy and she was raised Jewish. When she was young, her parents divorced and her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She moved with family members to Long Island and attend South Side High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went on to attend Towson University. In 2003, she graduated with a degree in theatre and moved back to New York City.
There, she studied at William Esper Studio. She starred in the off-Broadway comedy Keeping Abreast and then began doing stand-up comedy in 2004. Many roles have followed, including parts and appearances on television series and film. In 2016, her memoir was released, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.
In the media, she has received many accolades as well. In 2015, Time magazine ranked her as one of the 100 Most Influential people and Barbara Walters named her one of the 10 Most Fascinating People. She has, also, won Glamour‘s “Trailblazer of the Year” award. She has advocated for stricter gun control and additional mental health funding and against rape and sexism.
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