49 Facts About Amy Schumer

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Amy Beth Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 and is an American stand-up comedian and actress.

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Amy Schumer's 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.

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Amy Schumer wrote and made her film debut in a starring role in Trainwreck, for which she received nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

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Amy Schumer's published a memoir in 2016, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, which held the top position on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list for two weeks.

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Amy Schumer was born on June 1, 1981, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, New York, to Sandra Jane and Gordon David Amy Schumer, who owned a baby-furniture company.

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Amy Schumer's father was born to a Jewish family from Ukraine.

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Amy Schumer is a second cousin of U S Senator and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Amy Schumer was raised Jewish and says she had to deal with antisemitism as a child.

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Amy Schumer's was voted both "Class Clown" and "Teacher's Worst Nightmare" upon graduation in 1999.

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Amy Schumer's attended the Hebrew school of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County, a Reform synagogue in Rockville Centre, on whose board her mother served.

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11.

Amy Schumer moved near Baltimore, Maryland, after high school when she attended Towson University; she graduated with a degree in theater in 2003.

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Amy Schumer's returned 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.

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13.

Amy Schumer's has a younger sister, Kim Caramele, who is a comedy writer and a producer, and a half-brother, Jason Stein, who is a musician in Chicago, Illinois.

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Amy Schumer's started doing stand-up comedy on June 1, 2004, when she first performed at Gotham Comedy Club.

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15.

Amy Schumer co-starred in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back in 2008.

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Amy Schumer's served as a co-host of A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus in 2011, later titled Hoppus on Music.

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17.

Amy Schumer did an episode of WTF with Marc Maron podcast on March 3, 2011, in which she discusses her early life in more detail.

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18.

Amy Schumer has appeared in roles on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, the Adult Swim mockumentary series Delocated, and the two HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Girls.

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Amy Schumer's was a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show and the Opie and Anthony radio show.

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20.

Amy Schumer's acted in three films in 2012: the independent comedy Price Check, the comedy-drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and the independent comedy Sleepwalk with Me.

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21.

Amy Schumer appeared on The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen in September 2011, and The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr in August 2012.

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22.

Amy Schumer said in February 2012, "I don't like the observational stuff.

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23.

In June 2012, Amy Schumer began work on a sketch comedy series for Comedy Central.

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24.

Inside Amy Schumer was picked up for a second season that began in 2014.

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25.

In 2014, Amy Schumer embarked on her Back Door Tour to promote the second season of her show.

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26.

Amy Schumer's appeared as a guest on an episode of comedian Jerry Seinfeld's Internet series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2014.

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27.

Amy Schumer's hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, which took place on April 11.

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28.

Amy Schumer wrote and played her first leading film role in Trainwreck, co-starring Bill Hader, which was released on July 17, 2015.

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29.

Amy Schumer performed as opening act for Madonna on three New York City dates of the singer's Rebel Heart Tour in September 2015.

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30.

Also that year, Amy Schumer wrote a memoir, entitled The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.

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31.

Amy Schumer made her Broadway debut in 2017 with Steve Martin's comedy play Meteor Shower, about two couples in 1993 who spend an evening with each other.

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32.

In May 2020, Schumer alongside her husband Chris Fischer starred in an eight-episode cooking show Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, for Food Network which followed Schumer and Fischer cooking while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The series was self-shot and featured Amy Schumer donating to The Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Program and domestic violence organizations.

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34.

Amy Schumer's next appeared in a documentary series Expecting Amy, which she executive produced, following Schumer preparing for a stand-up special while going through a difficult pregnancy for HBO Max, which premiered on July 9, 2020.

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35.

Amy Schumer appeared in the 2021 film The Humans, based upon play of the same name directed by Stephen Karam.

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36.

The revival of her sketch series Inside Amy Schumer, which had been on hiatus since 2016, was announced in February 2021, with five additional specials to be released through Paramount+.

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37.

Amy Schumer's co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes on March 27, 2022.

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38.

In 2015, Amy Schumer was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

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In 2015, Amy Schumer was named to Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People list for 2015.

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40.

Amy Schumer has received praise for addressing various social issues through comedy.

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41.

Amy Schumer responded on Twitter, stating "I go in and out of playing an irreverent idiot.

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42.

In November 2015, Amy Schumer posed nude for a photo by photographer Annie Leibovitz for 2016 edition of the Pirelli Calendar.

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43.

In January 2016, Amy Schumer was accused of stealing jokes from comedians Tammy Pescatelli, Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, and Patrice O'Neal.

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44.

On October 4, 2018, Amy Schumer was arrested at the US Capitol while protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

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45.

Amy Schumer's has used her role as a comedian to encourage higher voter turnout and spread awareness about Voter ID laws.

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46.

Amy Schumer has dated professional wrestler Nick Nemeth, better known by his ring name Dolph Ziggler, and comedian Anthony Jeselnik.

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47.

Amy Schumer married chef and farmer Chris Fischer on February 13, 2018, in Malibu, California.

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48.

Amy Schumer initially gave Gene the middle name Attell—in honor of comedian Dave Attell—but changed it to David after realizing that "Gene Attell" sounded like "genital".

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49.

In September 2021, Amy Schumer had her uterus removed to alleviate symptoms related to the condition.

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