Days after the opening of her new film "I Feel Pretty," Amy Schumer revealed on Friday that she has spent this week feeling pretty sick.In an Instagram post that shows the actress lying in a hospital bed and hooked up to an IV, Schumer said she was "hospitalized for 5 days with a horrible kidney infection."Thanking her doctors, husband, and sister for their support, she continued, "I wanted to share this with you because this is sexy as hell but...
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.