Sarah Silverman Biography |
  • Sarah Silverman Biography

    Born: December 01, 1970 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

    Primetime Emmy Award winner SARAH SILVERMAN is as versatile a performer as they come. 

    Silverman’s repertoire includes everything from film and television, to stand-up comedy and iconic online videos, and she added author to this list when she released a book in 2010, The New York Times best seller “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee.”  She has wrapped production on the drama feature I Smile Back, a film adaption of the novel by Amy Koppelman, in which she plays the lead role.  Silverman debuted an hour-long stand-up special, We Are Miracles, on HBO last fall.  The special was recently nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award.  Additionally, Silverman is a part of Jash, a new comedy collective on YouTube featuring original content by Silverman and friends Michael Cera, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts.

    Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program.  This marked Comedy Central’s first ever Primetime Emmy Award nomination in a scripted acting category.  She also received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for her work on the show.  Silverman won a Primetime Emmy in 2008 in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for her musical collaboration with Matt Damon on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  In addition, she was honored with a Best Actress Webby Award for her online video “The Great Schlep,” in which she persuaded young Jewish kids to encourage their grandparents in Florida to vote for President Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

    In 2012, Silverman voiced a character in the Oscar®-nominated Walt Disney Pictures animated film Wreck-It Ralph, alongside John C. Reilly, and she starred in the Sarah Polley dramedy Take This Waltz, opposite Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen.  In 2005, Silverman made an impressive splash with her concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic.  Directed by Liam Lynch, the film garnered major attention at the Toronto International Film Festival and created huge national buzz.  Silverman also garnered critical praise in the documentary feature The Aristocrats, in which 100 of the industry’s most prominent comedians tell a version of the same joke.  Her additional film credits include Peep World, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, School of Rock, There’s Something About Mary and The Way of the Gun.

    On television, Silverman co-starred on the FOX comedy Greg the Bunny and has guest-starred in a slew of acclaimed and notable series, such as the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated drama The Good Wife and Monk, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2008 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld and Mr. Show With Bob and David.  Silverman also lent her voice to the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers.

    Silverman was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the most outrageously funny woman alive.”  With her comedic timing and stage presence, it’s no surprise that she has been asked to host major award shows.  In 2007, she hosted the MTV Movie Awards, and she has hosted the Independent Spirit Awards twice.

    Silverman grew up in New Hampshire and attended New York University.  In 1993, she joined Saturday Night Live as a writer and feature performer and has not stopped working since.

    Silverman currently resides in Los Angeles.

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