Amy Schumer
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Amy
Schumer

Founder / Actress / Producer / Writer

Amy Schumer scaled the heights of the comedy world by refusing to back down. Her fearless, pointed satire has made her an unapologetic voice for women in an industry whose sexism she mines for comedic fodder. Unafraid to court controversy, she candidly riffs on relationships, sex, and Hollywood double-standards with the sort of candor and graphic sexuality more associated with her male peers.

From the start of her stand-up career, Schumer showed a willingness to throw punches — no matter how low the blow landed. The creator of Comedy Central’s award-winning sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer” has honed a subversive voice that’s made her a feminist icon, while helping her become the first woman to crack Forbes’ list of the highest-paid comedians, in 2015.

She’s continuing to make traction outside of TV in film, where she is due to lead comedy “I Feel Pretty” and theater, where she has a starring role in a Steve Martin production for Broadway scheduled to open in November.

Born in New York City, Schumer gained national prominence as a finalist on the NBC reality series “Last Comic Standing.” She starred in her first comedy special, “Mostly Sex Stuff,” in 2012, and bowed her critically acclaimed sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer” the following year. In 2015 she wrote and starred in her first feature film, “Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow. Her first book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” reached the top of The New York Times’ Best Seller list in 2016.

Career

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
  • TRAINWRECK
  • INSIDE AMY SCHUMER

Education

  • Towson University (MD, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 10 Comics to Watch
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
  • Women's Impact

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Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Casts Lauren Hutton, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps

Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Casts Lauren Hutton, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps

STXfilms has rounded out the cast of Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty.""Game of Thrones" alum Tom Hopper, "Saturday Night Live" cast members Aidy Bryant and Sasheer Zamata, Lauren Hutton, Adrian Martinez, Busy Philipps, and Dave Attell have signed on to the film. They join Michelle Williams, Rafe Spall, and Emily Ratajkowski.STXfilms has set a June 29 release date for the comedy, which marks the directorial debuts of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.The movie is scheduled to shoot in Boston. Schumer is...

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