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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 December 1970Bedford, New Hampshire, USA
Birth NameSarah Kate Silverman
Nickname Big S
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Silverman is a sassy, sharp-tongued actress / comedian / writer who first started out writing in the 1990s for Saturday Night Live (1975), and then moved on to the HBO program Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995).

Sarah was born in Bedford, New Hampshire, to Beth Ann (Halpin), who founded a theater company, and Donald Silverman, a trainer social worker. She was raised in Manchester, NH. Sarah is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.

Sarah's quick wit and attractive features meant she was ideal on either side of the camera, and Silverman soon broke into feature films with appearances in Bulworth (1998), There's Something About Mary (1998) and The Bachelor (1999).

Not forgetting her comedic roots on television, Silverman was back on TV in the zany comedy series Greg the Bunny (2002) and she provided one of the featured voices on Crank Yankers (2002). More recently, Silverman played the uptight girlfriend of Mike White pestering serial loser Jack Black in School of Rock (2003) and she co-starred in the mini-series Pilot Season (2004).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Trade Mark (2)

Misleading sarcasm
Black hair

Trivia (17)

Has three sisters: Susan Silverman, a feminist rabbi (and co-author, with husband Yosef Abramowitz, of the book 'Jewish Family & Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children'); Laura Silverman, an actress; and Jodyne L. Speyer, author of 'Dump 'Em: How To Break Up With Anyone From Your Best Friend to Your Hairdresser'.
Once wrote an article for Penthouse Magazine.
In 2002, she began a relationship with comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel, immediately following Kimmel's divorce from his wife, Gina Kimmel.
Caused a major controversy when she used the word "chink" during a stand up routine on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
While a writer on Saturday Night Live (1975), played the Chop Suey in Adam Sandler's performance of "Lunchlady Land".
She does not drink alcoholic beverages.
Her favorite movie is The One and Only (1978).
She is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish heritage.
Ranked #29 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Split from Jimmy Kimmel [July 14, 2008].
Reunited with Jimmy Kimmel as of October 2008.
A 1988 graduate of the Derryfield School, a private middle and high school in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Is a vegetarian.
Was in a relationship with Family Guy (1999) writer/producer Alec Sulkin from January 2010 until 23 October 2010.
In a relationship with actor Kyle Dunnigan (since October 2011).
Spokesperson for the Center for Reproductive Rights' Draw the Line campaign. The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination and dignity as basic human rights.
She was ranked #74 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.

Personal Quotes (7)

People are always introducing me as "Sarah Silverman, Jewish comedienne." I HATE that! I wish people would see me for who I really am -- I'm white!
[on the US-Iraq war of 2003:] "This is not the first time that Europe has been passive while a Jew-hating tyrant with a weird looking mustache killed the people by giving them gas. [Pause.] Obviously I'm talking about Chef Boyardee."
Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn't. It focuses on facts.
Was that incredible? Britney Spears. Wow. She is amazing. She is 25 years old and she's already accomplished everything she's going to accomplish in her life. It's mind-blowing.
I'd have to be honest: I have contempt for pretty much every drug other than pot. I find drunk people gross. Most people with more than one drink in them aren't giggly, goofy and happy the way people are with a puff of pot smoke in them. . . . At a party, I have so much fun stoned, flitting about -- but once I sniff that first wave of drunkenness on someone, I'm out of there.
I like my life alone. I mean, I love being with friends and I love kissing and loving someone to pieces. But it's hard to find someone who doesn't ultimately start judging you and your choices. Men like to squash you. I just want someone who's happy with himself, happy with his life. He doesn't have to squash mine.
I've turned down things that, I just go "I'd rather do stand-up than say this shitty exposition for bad writing." It's just not fun, like "but you're a lawyer and he loves you!" Good writing doesn't need some Greek chorus in the form of a sassy friend.

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