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Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has distinguished herself in both film and theater. Schumer, a graduate of ‘Towson University’ in theater, possesses comedic abilities. Her breakthrough occurred as a contestant on the ‘NBC’ talent show ‘Last Comic Standing,’ which garnered her considerable exposure. She then appeared in numerous television and film productions. The American sketch-comedy television series ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ which she created and hosted, brought her instant renown. The program earned her a “Primetime Emmy Award” and a “Peabody Award.” She authored and starred in the hit romantic comedy “Trainwreck.” Her ‘Meteor Shower Broadway debut earned her a Tony Award nomination. The audiobook of her humorous memoir “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,” which topped “The New York Times Best Seller” list, earned her a nomination for a “Grammy.” Amy Schumer’s album Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo earned her another Grammy nomination.

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Youth and Early Life

Amy was born in Manhattan, New York, United States, on June 1, 1981, to Gordon David Schumer and Sandra Jane (née Jones). Her father was born into a Jewish Ukrainian family and is the first cousin of US Senator Chuck Schumer. Amy was also reared according to Jewish principles.

Her father operated a successful baby furniture business in Manhattan. Thus, Schumer’s early upbringing was spent in a wealthy household. The company, however, shortly failed. When she was 9 years old, her father became insolvent as a result. After her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the situation deteriorated. Her parents eventually divorced.

She then moved in with her mother in Rockville Centre, New York. There, she attended South Side High School, from which she matriculated in 1999. Her mother served on the board of the Hebrew school of Nassau County’s “Central Synagogue,” where Schumer also studied.

Later, Schumer relocated near Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated with a degree in theater from ‘Towson University’ in 2003. She returned to New York and attended the William Esper Studio for several years. She also served as a waitress and bartender for some time. Kim Caramele, her younger sister, is a comedy writer and producer, while her half-brother Jason Stein is a musician in Chicago, Illinois.

A career in show business

Amy landed the role of a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the Off-Broadway macabre comedy ‘Keeping Abreast’ after relocating to New York City. On June 1, 2004, she performed her first stand-up routine at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York. She appeared in the 2006 10-minute short drama ‘Sense Memory.

In the summer of 2007, she also appeared on the fifth season of the American reality talent program ‘Last Comic Standing’ Bill Bellamy hosted the season’s première on NBC on June 13 of that year. Schumer appeared in seven episodes of the season and was disqualified in the eleventh episode due to votes, placing him fourth in the competition.

In 2007, she appeared in an episode of the Comedy Central stand-up comedy series Live at Gotham during its second season. She was a recurring guest on the Fox News talk program Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld from 2007 to 2012.
Schumer was one of the 10 comedians featured on the reality program ‘Reality Bites Back,’ which premiered on Comedy Central on July 17, 2008, and ran for a season until September 4, 2008. The winner of the performance was Theo Vonkurnatowski, while she placed second.

In April 2010, she appeared on an episode of “Comedy Central Presents,” the network’s primary half-hour stand-up comedy program. Schumer appeared on the program in her first special of the season. She was a co-host on the talk program ‘A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus’ (currently ‘Hoppus on Music’) in 2011. She appeared in an episode of the weekly podcast and radio program ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ on March 3 of that year. She also contributed to “Cosmopolitan.”

In September 2011, she appeared as a roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. Seth MacFarlane was the roast master for the event. In 2012, she portrayed ‘Trish’ in eight episodes of the American television series ‘Delocated’ On August 12 of that year, she participated as a roaster on “The Comedy Central Roast” of Roseanne Barr, hosted by Jane Lynch. She also appeared in a handful of films that year, including “Price Check” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”

In 2013, she secured the crowning achievement of her career: the American sketch-comedy television series ‘Inside Amy Schumer.’ The series propelled her to prominence and established her as a ubiquitous name. The program, which is currently on hiatus, debuted on Comedy Central on April 30, 2014, and ran for four seasons and 39 episodes until June 16, 2016.

She was the creator, writer, and executive producer of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ and received several awards, including a Peabody Award in 2014. She was also nominated for a number of ‘Primetime Emmys’ and won the ‘Emmy’ in 2015 for ‘Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.’

Her first significant film role was as ‘Amy Townsend’ in the American romantic comedy ‘Trainwreck,’ opposite Bill Hader. She also contributed as the film’s writer. The film premiered at the ‘South by Southwest Film Festival’ on March 15, 2015, and was released in theaters in the United States on July 17, 2015.

She advocated for increased mental-health funding and stricter gun-control laws following the tragic shooting that occurred on July 23, 2015, during the screening of “Trainwreck” at the “Grand 16” theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. That year, Time magazine included her on its annual list of the 100 most influential individuals in the world, the Time 100.

‘Trainwreck’ was a box office smash, generating $140.8 million and enhancing Schumer’s reputation. Her brilliant portrayal in the film earned her multiple award nominations, including a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, she also earned two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

She published her satirical autobiography “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” on August 16, 2016. In September 2016, the book topped ‘The New York Times Best Seller list for several weeks. In 2017, she received a ‘Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for the audiobook of her memoir.

Amy Schumer’s 2016 album ‘Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo’ earned her another Grammy Award nomination in 2017 for ‘Best Comedy Album.’ Alongside Goldie Hawn, she portrayed ‘Emily Middleton’ in the 2017 comedy ‘Snatched.’

Schumer made her Broadway debut with the Steve Martin-penned comedy “Meteor Shower.” On November 1, 2017, the preview performance of the drama debuted on Broadway. It opened at the Booth Theatre on November 29 of that year and closed on January 21, 2018. In 2018, her outstanding performance as ‘Corky’ earned her a nomination for the Tony Award for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.’ The award ceremony will take place on June 10, 2018.

She appeared in the 2018 comedy ‘I Feel Pretty’ as ‘Renee Barrett’ She hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12th. She also released ‘Cutting’ (2011) and ‘Amy Schumer: The Leather Special’ (2011). (2017).

Amy’s Personal Life

She has been romantically linked to “Dolph Ziggler” professional wrestler Nick Nemeth, furniture designer Ben Hanisch, and comedian Anthony Jeselnik. She married chef and farmer Chris Fischer on February 13, 2018, in Malibu, California.

Estimated Net Worth

Amy Schumer is an American actress, author, and stand-up comedian with a net worth of $45 million. After competing on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2007, she created, co-produced, co-wrote, and starred in the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer.”