Amy Schumer, the sultry screen diva was born on the 1st of June 1981 in Manhattan, New York, United States of America. She is an actress, writer, stand-up comedian, and a producer. Amy is the charming daughter of Sandra Jane and Gordon David Schumer, owners of a baby furniture company. She and her mother relocated to Long Island where she enrolled in high school. She has two beautiful siblings: Kim Caramele and a half-brother, Jason Stein. While Kim is a producer and a comedy writer, Jason is a musician in Chicago, Illinois.
Schumer’s father is of Jewish descent. His father happens to be the second cousin of Chuck Schumer, a renowned senator in the United States of America. Her mother, who was groomed in the Protestant doctrine, later converted to Judaism before she tied the nuptial knot. Amy Schumer, who was raised in the Jewish tradition said while she was a child, had to cope with antisemitism.
Amy Schumer enjoyed affluence because her father achieved success in his furniture business. Later on, at age nine, her father’s blossoming business crumbled, and he became impoverished. Schumer’s father was later diagnosed with diverse sclerosis.
While in high school, Amy Schumer was the clown of her class. She was also a student of the Hebrew School of the Central Synagogue of County. Schumer attended Townson University after graduating from high school, she bagged a degree in theatre in the year 2003. She later went back to New York, where she studied at a studio owned by William Esper for two years. She also served as a waitress and a bartender.
Amy Schumer Wiki
After She bagged a degree from Townson University in 2003, she relocated to New York City. Schumer started stand-up comedy on the 1st of June 2004; this was when she was invited to perform at the Gotham Comedy Club. In the year 2007, a Life at Gotham episode was recorded for Comedy Central, before featuring on Last Comic Standing; she considered the episode as her breakthrough hit.
Recovering from a failed audition for an earlier season, she proceeded to the finishing stage of the season five of Last Comic Standing, NBC’s television talent show. Amy Schumer clinched the 4th position in the competition. Schumer acknowledged that she enjoyed the Last Comic Standing, and she had fun partaking in the competition. As Amy began to attain stardom in her comedy career, she became elated. This is because she never thought she could attain a swift success in her stand-up comedy career.
More so, Schumer featured in the Reality show Bites Back, a Comedy Central reality show in 2008. In the year 2009, she did an advertisement for Butterfinger. Amy was a frequent guest on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld, a popular Fox News late-night show, between 2007 and 2012.
Her younger sister, Kim Caramele is known to be her BFF (Best Friend Forever), She is professionally a psychologist, but she’s publicly known to be a writer and a producer. She is also Amy’s road manager and she knows a thing or two about jazz music.
Soon after her parents got a divorce, Amy and her mother relocated to Long Island. She resided in Rockville Centre, New York, where she schooled at South Side High School. Her mother happens to be a Puritan from Massachusetts. When she was invited as a guest on Finding Your Roots, she got to know about the capturing of her ancestor’s children from Groton, Massachusetts.The French held them as captives, and they were taken to Montreal.
Relationship and Boyfriend
Amy got into a romantic relationship with Anthony Jeselnik. The duo dated for two years before they dissolved their relationship. After Schumer had a split with Jeselnik, she fell in love with Dolf Ziggler, the popular wrestler. They both showered each other so much love before they finally went their separate ways in 2012.
The comic Schumer has a net worth of $16 million dollars. In the year 2015, she was recognized as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. She has received several accolades for using her comic dexterity to address diverse social issues. During that same year, her name was included into the list of Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Influential People. She was nominated for the American Comedy Awards.
Amy Schumer clinched the Britannia Awards and a nomination; she also earned a nomination from the Billboard Touring Awards. Schumer got two nominations and won two from the Critics Choice Movie Awards. She got an award and two nominations from the Critics Choice Television Awards. The comedian won an award and two nominations for the GALECA Dorian Award. She also clinched a nomination from Golden Globe Award.
Schumer was nominated for Peabody Award and she won one. She got two nominations for the People’s Choice Award; of which she won one and got ten nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards. Teen Choice Awards also nominated her in one of their categories. She won two awards from Television Critics Association Award and got two nominations as well.
Amazing Facts about Amy Schumer
- When she was a child, she was nicknamed Amy Shoemaker.
- Amy Schumer featured in most of the scenes for Newsies.
- She was once trained by a Guyanese boxer.
- Her younger sister works for her.
- She once got Steve-O seriously pissed off.
- At age 9, her father went bankrupt.
- She majored in theatre.
- Amy Schumer appreciated Charlie Sheen for her own Comedy Central show.
- She hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
- When she was accepting the MVP award during the 2016 Critics Choice Award, she broke her left heel.
- Sarah Silverman, Margaret Chow, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, Judy Gold, Wendy Liebman, and few others are people who influenced her.
Height, Weight, Feet
Amy Schumer’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches and she weighs 74kg. It is also a known fact that she is a feet model, as she models her toes.
Schumer is not just known as a stand-up comedian but an ardent giver. She invited other comedians like Dave Attel and Rory Scovel to feature in her comedy show. The show was held at the Blue Ocean Music Hall situated in Salisbury. After the show, she gave the proceeds to Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.
She also donated a whopping sum of $50,000 dollars to assist AIDS charity and to create awareness. She was inspired to donate this huge amount to charity after watching DJ Khaled‘s jet ski ride on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her magnanimity is what makes her stand out among other celebrities.