Award-winning star of Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer is a Hollywood comedian and film oddity. She emerged in the comedy industry in 2000 but broke out in 2007 after being a contestant in the fifth season of NBC reality competition series Last Comic Standing. Currently, she has received several awards for outstanding works including five Primetime Emmy Awards. She is also known as an important contributor to the success of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Inside My Schumer as the show’s creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the show since 2013.
Amy is also a successful writer. Away from co-writing the big comedy show, the 2016 memoir she wrote titled The Girl with Lower Back tattoo made it to Non-fiction Best Seller list by The New York Times.
She is also thriving as an actress and has been nominated numerous times for her roles. Some of her remarkable performances could be seen in films such as Trainwreck, Snatched, Price Check, I Feel pretty, among others.
Amy Schumer Bio
Amy is the daughter of Sandra Jane and Gordon David Schumer. She was born on June 1, 1981. As a child, she spent time in her birthplace, Upper East Side of Manhattan New York, but later relocated to Long Island and lived in Rockville Centre New York where she had her high school education at South Side High School. After high school in 1999, she joined Hebrew school of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County.
Amy moved again, this time, she moved close to Baltimore, Maryland and attended Towson University. She finished her studies there with a degree in theatre in 2003 and moved back to New York where she continued her education at the William Esper Studio for two years. She also did small jobs including working as a bartender and waitress to raise fund.
Her days of struggle ended in 2013 when she started working on Inside Amy Schumer. To date, she has made a name for herself with over four successful comedy albums, many awards, and high-budget film credits.
Family: Mom, Dad
Amy was basically raised in a Jewish home by her mother after her divorce from Gordon David – her dad. Gordon who is from Ukraine happens to be a first cousin to Chuck Schumer, a highly respected Senator of U.S.
Her mother, Sandra Jane, however, is from a Protestant background and deep England descent. Her origin included Puritans in the 17th-century English colony of Massachusetts. She was not Jewish but started practicing the religion after her marriage to Amy’s dad.
Amy family was really wealthy, so she lived a luxury life to the fullest as a child thanks to the fortune amassed by father’s baby-furniture company named Schumer’s household. The company which was based in Manhattan boomed significantly and made life easy for the entire family. Her mother served as a board member at a Reform synagogue in Rockville center named Central Synagogue of Nassau County.
Unfortunately, the company ran out of business, throwing Amy’s father to bankruptcy by the time she was nine. Around that time, David fell sick and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. Years later, her parents separated which bestowed the responsibility of catering for her and her sister on her single mother. This kicked off tough days that made her become aware of the need to be successful. Thankfully, now she is living a better life than she has ever had.
Amy Schumer has one younger sister known as Kim Caramele and a half-brother known as Jason Stein. Jason is a popular jazz musician in Chicago Illinois and Caramele is equally doing great in the entertainment industry as a producer, actor, and a writer. She is known for working on the following projects Old Navy commercial, Inside Amy Schumer and Trainwreck. She alongside everybody who worked on Inside Amy Schumer won a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. The two sisters get along quite well and Amy regards her as her best friend and confidante. For their blossoming relationship, she is serving as her sister’s road manager, associate producer, and comedy co-writer.
Apart from her film career, Amy is a psychologist by profession. She has worked as a school psychologist in Chicago.
Married, Husband, Boyfriend
While Amy has a growing career in acting, the road to her current level hasn’t been quite smooth. She has had to put up with some emotional turmoil and breakdowns through it all. She is known to have dated Anthony Jeselnik for two years but they split up for an unknown reason. After the breakup, Amy began a romantic relationship with Dolf Ziggler, a renowned wrestler, but the relationship failed once again in 2012. The star apparently took enough time to heal before giving out her heart to another after the split.
In 2016, she revealed that she was in a relationship with Chicago furniture designer Ben Hanisch and fans thought that it was going to be the last. Sadly, their relationship couldn’t stand the test of time and by the following year, they headed their separate ways. This didn’t discourage Amy from giving love one more chance. She fell in love again with Chris Fischer, a Chef, and farmer. The duo seem to have what it takes to keep each other. After walking down the aisle in Malibu Califonia on February 13, 2018, in the presence of 80 guests, they have been going stronger months after months. Hopefully, they will stick around each other for long.
Amy Schumer is 5 feet 7 inches tall or 1.7 m. She is curvaceous and weighs 70 kg or 154 pounds. She makes money with her feet (as a feet and toes model) that fit into US size 9 shoe. Her dress size is not available but from her weight and body measurement including (bust, waist, and hips), you’ll know that she is not a slim woman but it doesn’t make her less stunning.