Amy Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actress known for Trainwreck (2015), Inside Amy Schumer (2013) and Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff (2012). She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and placed second on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back.
Amy Schumer was born in 1981 as Amy Beth Schumer to Sandra (née Jones) and Gordon Schumer. She was born on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. Her father is a cousin of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. Amy Schumer has a younger sister, Kim Caramele and a brother, Jason Stein. She has studied at the William Esper Studio, focusing on the Meisner technique, in New York City
Schumer’s hit one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, became Comedy Central’s second-highest rated special in 2012. She was also one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, which followed her memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen. On the big screen, Schumer filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Schumer has dated professional wrestler Dolph Ziggler, as well as comedian Anthony Jeselnik. Schumer wrote and stars in her first movie, Trainwreck, with Bill Hader. She hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, which took place on April 11.