Amy Schumer was one of Forbe’s highest paid comedians in 2016. Read more about the net worth and other interesting facts about the comedian.
Who is Amy Schumer?
Amy Beth Schumer was born in 1981. She is a renowned American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and producer from New York. She plunged into comedy in the early 2000s before appearing as a contestant on the 5th season of the NBC reality competition series, ‘Last Comic Standing’ in 2007. In 2013, Schumer co-produced, co-wrote and starred in the Comedy Sketch Central series, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’. She received a Peabody Award for her show and has also been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015. She wrote and starred in her debut movie, ‘Trainwreck’ in 2015. She received nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie, ‘Trainwreck’. She even got the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for the same film. Schumer published a memoir in 2016 named, ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’. ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’ maintained the topmost position on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list for two weeks. Amy Schumer has also penned a few articles for the Cosmopolitan magazine. She appeared in the movie, ‘Snatched’ in 2017 alongside Goldie Hawn. Amy Schumer made her Broadway debut in the comedy, ‘Meteor Shower’ in 2017. ‘Snatched’ was about a girl who, after her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Schumer has been in a relationship with professional wrestler Nick Nemeth who is popularly known as Dolph Ziggler. She has also dated comedian Anthony Jeselnik in the past. In 2016, Schumer announced her love relationship with Chicago furniture designer Ben Hanisch. But the relationship ended in 2017. Amy Schumer has been close friends with drummer Mark O’Connell from the ‘Taking Back Sunday’ fame, since she was a little girl. Amy Schumer once revealed in an interview during the #MeToo campaign that she was flat-out raped as a teenager when she was just 17. She was quoted saying, “I was flat-out raped!” Amy’s friend and fellow comedian, Aziz Ansari was recently caught up in a sexual misconduct allegation. She sided him and said on Aziz Ansari’s behalf that she did not want him to lose his career. She stressed the point that although his behavior was not cool, it was not rape.
Early life and career
Amy Schumer was born in 1981 in Manhattan, New York to parents, Sandra Jane and Gordon David Schumer. She later relocated with her mother to Long Island to attend high school. Amy has a younger sister, Kim Caramele who is a comedy producer and writer. She has a half-brother, Jason Stein who is a musician in Illinois. Amy Schumer was raised as a Jewish and had to deal with antisemitism as a child. Her father’s furniture company was quite successful in Manhattan and she was raised quite comfortably. But when she crossed 20, the business failed and her father went bankrupt. The same time, her father was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her parents divorced some time later. While living and studying in Long Island, Schumer was often named as the ‘Class Clown’ and ‘Teacher’s worst nightmare’. She graduated in 1999 and later attended the Hebrew School of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County, on whose board her mother served. She later attended the Towson University in Maryland and graduated with a degree in theater in 2003. Schumer portrayed a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the off-Broadway black comedy Keeping Abreast. She then, tried her skills at stand-up comedy in 2004, when she first performed at the Gotham Comedy Club. In 2007, she got her big break by recording a Live at Gotham episode for Comedy Central and after that she appeared on ‘Last Comic Standing’. In 2006, she moved on to the finals of the fifth season of NBC reality television talent show, ‘Last Comic Standing’ and was placed fourth. She was quoted saying, “Last Comic was totally fun. I had a great time because there was no pressure on me; I had been doing stand-up around two years. I wasn’t supposed to do well. So every time I advanced it was a happy surprise. I kept it honest on the show and it served me well.” She later co-starred in the Comedy Central reality show, ‘Reality Bites Back’ in 2008. She also did an advertisement for Butterfinger in 2009. She was a recurring guest on the Fox News late-night program, ‘Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld’ from 2007 to 2012. Schumer has appeared in roles on the NBC series, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Girls’. She has also acted in three films in 2012, ‘The Independent Comedy Price Check’, ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ and ‘Sleepwalk with Me’. Schumer released a standup comedy album, Cutting, in 2011. Her standup comedy special Mostly Sex Stuff premiered on Comedy Central on August 18, 2012, to positive reviews. In 2012, Amy Schumer started to work on a sketch comedy series for Comedy Central where Schumer plays ‘heightened versions’ of herself. The show, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ premiered in 2013 and its second season was aired in 2014. She appeared as a guest on a single of episode of comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s Internet series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ in 2014. Amy Schumer hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2015. In 2015, Schumer’s comedy special, ‘Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo’ premiered on HBO. The show was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding Variety Special, Directing and Writing. In 2017, Amy Schumer appeared in the movie, ‘Thank You For Your Service’ which was about the perils that soldiers returning from the Iraq war face on the home front. It’s the onscreen adaptation of a book of the same name. ‘Thank You For Your Service’ is a drama biography, something very different from the comedy that Amy Schumer has been doing so far.
Net worth of the comedian
Amy Schumer has a net worth of $16 million.
Amy Schumer has been making America laugh since quite a few years now. Her presentation style, comic sense and perfect timing results in rib-tickling laughter and joy to watch.