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Overview (3)

Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameAmy Beth Schumer
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amy Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Amy Beth Schumer. She is a writer and actress, known for Trainwreck (2015), Inside Amy Schumer (2013) and Snatched (2017). She has been married to Chris Fischer since February 13, 2018.

Spouse (1)

Chris Fischer (13 February 2018 - present)

Trivia (13)

Stand-up comedian.
Long Island, New York native living in Brooklyn, New York.
Favorite comedians are Judy Gold, Jessica Kirson, Wendy Liebman, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho and Ellen DeGeneres. She is also a New York Mets fan.
After college, she moved to New York City to become an actress. She tended bar and waited tables while she auditioned for various roles.
Graduated from South Side High School in 1999. Received a B.A. in theatre at Towson University. Graduated from the William Esper Studio.
Second cousin, once removed, of United States Senator Chuck Schumer. Amy's paternal great-great-grandparents, Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman, were also Chuck's paternal great-grandparents.
Has a B.A. in Theater from Towson University and is also a graduate of William Esper's two-year Sanford Meisner Intensive program.
She is the daughter of Sandy Schumer (née Jones) and Gordon Schumer. Her father was born to a Jewish family (from Ukraine and Poland). Her mother's ancestry includes English and German, as well as some Scottish and Welsh; Amy's mother converted to Judaism. Amy went to Hebrew School and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
Younger sister Kim Caramele is her road manager, comedy co-writer and associate producer. Also has a half-brother, Jason Stein, who is a jazz musician and plays bass clarinet.
When Amy photo-bombed Kimye at the Time 100 Gala 2015 in New York by falling face down on the red carpet in their path, she was wearing a David Meister outfit. [April 2015]
Claims to have kept detailed journals of every day of her life between the ages of 13 and 23, a source that provided her with much of the material used in her 2016 book "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo".
Married her boyfriend of 3 months, chef Chris Fischer, in a private ceremony in Malibu, California before 80 guests which included her close friends Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence.

Personal Quotes (19)

My comedy is unapologetic and fearless. Like, sometimes you'll wind up having condomless sex with someone that you probably shouldn't. I'm interested in sharing that part of myself unapologetically so that other people will hopefully feel better.
[on Senator Charles Chuck Schumer] He's my dad's cousin. I definitely grew up knowing him - not knowing that it mattered that he was in politics, and not really dealing with it at all. The first time it came up was when my sister and I were arrested for shoplifting. We were arrested for grand larceny, and [the cops] were like, 'You're lucky you have this last name.' And they pleaded it down, to like disturbing the peace or something. I really thought that shit was off the record, until I was on Last Comic and they asked me if I had any arrests, and I was like, 'Eh, not really.' They have real lawyers - it's like General Electric - and they knew everything I'd stolen.
The last couple of roles I missed out on went to Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Biel and Olivia Wilde.
I like to create stuff. I like to express myself through jokes.
I think of myself as a fairly attractive girl and always have, thanks to my mom. I was brought into this world thinking I was gorgeous because my mother was extremely devoted to this notion.
I tend to eat pretty healthy, though, and I work out - I work out hard.
I just say what I think is the funniest thing I could say. I'm not trying to make headlines. I'm just trying to say the stuff that I think is funny and will make people laugh.
I'll never forget the day I realized I wasn't quite the Ford model I thought I was.
To be really great, you need to be naturally funny in order to stand out. But you can work at it, and find the best vehicle that you have to communicate what you're saying to people.
My background is in theater. I was a theater major in college.
I've always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don't say anything for shock value.
I feel very comfortable in my own skin. When someone makes jokes about me being heavy, it makes me mad. It's not true. I'm right where I should be.
I think you can go from being not very funny to working really hard for 10 years and figuring out how to make a living on the road, but I don't think you can rise much above that.
[on being offered her first movie role] My dream was that I would be the head bartender in a restaurant in Times Square, so this is good.
[on training for her title role in Inside Amy Schumer (2013)] I was like, "Maybe I don't need to do anything. They asked me to star in a movie. Am I maybe gorgeous?" I think every girl has this little secret suspicion. But then my stunt double was a guy.
I've had a lot of sex in my life, and no bullshit, 80 per cent of those were Irish people. Don't applaud that. You know what that means.
[on the amount of her salary for her stand up comedy performances]I didn't ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me demanding or insisting on equal pay to them aren't true.
I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don't believe I deserve equal pay to Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle
[on Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle]they are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That's a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time.

Salary (2)

Inside Amy Schumer (2013) $25,000 per episode (2013-2014)
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (2017) $13,000,000

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