Amy Schumer

Amy Beth Schumer (born June 1, 1981) is an American stand-up entertainer and on-screen character. She wandered into satire in the mid 2000s before showing up as a contender on the fifth season of the NBC reality rivalry series Last Comic Standing in 2007. Since 2013, she has been the maker, co-maker, co-author, and star of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, for which she got a Peabody Award and for which Schumer has been named for five Primetime Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Variety Sketch Seriesin 2015.

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer

Schumer composed and made her film debut in a featuring job in Trainwreck (2015), for which she got designations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. She distributed a diary 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. That year, she accumulated two Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo and Best Spoken Word Album for The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. In 2018, she featured in the parody film I Feel Prettyand collected a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination for her Broadway debut in Meteor Shower.

Early life and foundation

Schumer was conceived on June 1, 1981 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York,to Sandra Jane (née Jones) and Gordon David Schumer, who claimed an infant furniture company. She later moved with her mom to Long Island, where she attended South Side High School. She has a more youthful sister, Kim Caramele, who is a parody essayist and a producer, and a relative, Jason Stein, who is an artist in Chicago, Illinois.

Schumer’s dad was destined to a Jewish family from Ukraine. He is a second cousin of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. Her mother, who is from a Protestant foundation and profound New England roots, converted to Judaism before her marriage. Schumer was raised Jewish and says she needed to bargain with antisemitism as a child.

Her mother’s family line included Puritans in the seventeenth century English province of Massachusetts. As a visitor on Finding Your Roots in 2017, Schumer discovered that in 1704, three kids from her progenitor Thomas Tarbell’s family were caught at Groton, Massachusetts in a French-Abenaki raid and taken to Montreal. The young lady was delivered by a French-Canadian family and at last joined a French Catholic cloister; the two young men were each received by Mohawk families at Kahnawake and turned out to be completely assimilated.

Through the achievement of her dad’s furnishings organization in Manhattan, Schumer’s family unit was rich amid her initial years. When she was nine years of age, her dad’s business fizzled and he went bankrupt, and either thenor when she was 12 (sources vary), her dad was analyzed with multiple sclerosis. Some time thereafter, her folks divorced. Moving to Long Island with her mom, Schumer lived in Rockville Center, New York and attended South Side High School. She was casted a ballot both “Class Clown” and “Educator’s Worst Nightmare” upon graduation in 1999. She went to the Hebrew school of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County, a Reform synagogue in Rockville Center, on whose board her mom served.

Schumer moved near Baltimore, Maryland, after secondary school when she attended Towson University; she graduated with a degree in theater in 2003. She came back to New York City after school, where she learned at the William Esper Studio for two years and functioned as a bartender and a waitress.

Profession

Subsequent to graduating with a degree in theater from Towson University in 2003 and moving to New York City, Schumer depicted a young lady determined to have bosom disease in the Off-Off-Broadway black comedy Keeping Abreast. She began doing stand-up parody on June 1, 2004, when she originally performed at Gotham Comedy Club. In 2007, she recorded a Live at Gotham episode for Comedy Central before showing up on Last

Discography

Collections

2011: Cutting (Comedy Central Records) – CD/Download

2016: Live at the Apollo (Maverick Records) – Download

2017: The Leather Special (Netflix) – LP

Recordings

2010: Comedy Central Presents -DVD/Download/Streaming

2013: Mostly Sex Stuff (Comedy Central 2012) – DVD/Download/Streaming

2015: Live at the Apollo (HBO Home Video) – DVD/Download/Streaming

2017: The Leather Special (Netflix) – Streaming

2019: Growing (Netflix) – Streaming

Book recording

2016: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Gallery Books) – CD/Download

Accumulation appearances

2013: Women Who Kill (Tracks 1-3) (Entertainment One) – DVD/Download/Streaming

2015: Comedy Central Stand-Up Vault# 3 (Comedy Central) – DVD

2018: Just for Laughs: The Nasty Show, Vol. 1 (Tracks 1-2) – CD/Download

2018: Just for Laughs: The Nasty Show, Vol. 2 (Tracks 1-3) – CD/Download

Web recording

Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith (2018, Host)

Stage

Meteor Shower (2017, Broadway)

List of sources

Schumer, Amy (2016). The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. New York: Gallery Books. ISBN 9781501139888. OCLC 954091842.

Grants and designations

Award Wins Nominations

American Comedy Awards

0 1

Britannia Awards

1 1

Announcement Touring Awards

0 1

Commentators Choice Movie Awards

2 2

Commentators Choice Television Awards

1 2

GALECA Dorian Award

1 2

Brilliant Globe Award

0 1

Grammy Awards

0 2

Peabody Award

1 1

Individuals’ Choice Award

0 2

Primetime Emmy Award

1 10

High schooler Choice Awards

0 1

TV Critics Association Award

2 2

Tony Award

0 1

Washington D.C. Territory Film Critics Association

0 1

Scholars Guild of America Award

1 4

By and large

10 34

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)

2014 American Comedy Award Best Comedy Actress – TV Inside Amy Schumer Nominated

Pundits’ Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated

GALECA Dorian Award Wilde Wit of the Year Nominated

Peabody Award Inside Amy Schumer Won

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

2015 People’s Choice Award Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show Nominated

Scholars Guild of America Award Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series Nominated

Pundits’ Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Won

TV Critics Association Award Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Won

Singular Achievement in Comedy Won

Teenager Choice Award Choice Comedian Nominated

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Inside Amy Schumer Won

 

Remarkable Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated

Remarkable Directing for a Variety Series Nominated

Remarkable Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

Britannia Awards Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy Won

2016 Washington D.C. Territory Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Trainwreck Nominated

Individuals’ Choice Award Favorite Comedic Movie Actress Nominated

Brilliant Globe Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Nominated

Pundits’ Choice Movie Award Best Actress in a Comedy Won

MVP Award Won

Scholars Guild of America Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Best Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series Inside Amy Schumer Won

Best Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) – Specials Amy Schumer: Live at The Apollo Nominated

GALECA Dorian Award Wilde Wit of the Year Won

 

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Inside Amy Schumer Nominated

Remarkable Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

Remarkable Variety Sketch Series Nominated

Remarkable Writing for a Variety Special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Nominated

Remarkable Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Nominated

Board Touring Awards Top Comedy Tour Nominated

2017 Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Nominated

Best Spoken Word Album The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Nominated

2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Best Comedic Performance I Feel Pretty Nominated

Tony Award Best Actress in a Play Meteor Shower Nominated