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Sarah Silverman

Sarah SilvermanAKA Sarah Kate Silverman

Born: 1-Dec-1970
Birthplace: Bedford, NH

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Sarah Silverman Program

Sarah Silverman first performed stand-up at 17, at a club in Boston. After a brief stint as a college student, she was supporting herself with comedy by the age of 20, and by age 22 she was on SNL, alongside Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, and Adam Sandler. She says she was fired from SNL in a fax, but within weeks she was a regular on Mr. Show with Bob and David. She worked steadily in films and on stage through the 1990s before returning to the tube for Greg the Bunny with Seth Green and Crank Yankers with Jimmy Kimmel, who was her romantic entanglement for several years.

Recognisable (yet uncharacteristic) Silverman performances include Kramer's girlfriend on Seinfeld, as Cameron Diaz's girlfriend in There's Something About Mary, and as Jack Black's roommate's girlfriend in School of Rock. She also starred in a 2005 comedy concert film, Jesus Is Magic.

In a 2001 appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, she told a joke with the punchline, "I love chinks," for which the Media Action Network for Asian Americans demanded an apology. NBC and O'Brien both apologized, but Silverman never did. The joke is about trying to get out of jury duty, and as Silverman told it, a friend suggested to her, "Why don't you write something inappropriate on the form, like 'I hate chinks'?" But she says she did not want to be thought a racist, so instead, "I just filled out the form and I wrote, 'I love chinks' -- and who doesn't?"

Father: Donald Silverman (author, The Enemy Is Me)
Mother: Beth Ann Halpin (m. John O'Hara)
Sister: Laura Silverman (actress)
Sister: Susan Abramowitz-Silverman (rabbi and author, Jewish Family & Life)
Sister: Jodyne Speyer ("Jody", stepsister, executive, Copyright Clearinghouse)
Boyfriend: Dave Attell (ex-)
Boyfriend: Sam Seder (ex-)
Boyfriend: Jimmy Kimmel (comedian, together 2002-09)
Boyfriend: Alec Sulkin (writer/producer, together 2009-)

    High School: The Derryfield School, Manchester, NH (1989)
    University: New York University (dropped out)

    Emmy 2008 (Best Original Music and Lyrics for "I'm Fucking Matt Damon")
    Endorsement of Gap 2007
    Wedding: Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky (2008)
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, Depression

    TELEVISION
    The Sarah Silverman Program Sarah (2007-10)
    Greg the Bunny Alison Kaiser (2002)
    Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-97)
    The Larry Sanders Show Wendy Traston (1996-97)
    Saturday Night Live (1993-94)
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Million Ways to Die in the West (29-May-2014)
    Wreck-It Ralph (1-Nov-2012) [VOICE]
    The Muppets (4-Nov-2011)
    Take This Waltz (10-Sep-2011) · Geraldine
    Peep World (15-Sep-2010) · Cheri
    Funny People (20-Jul-2009) · Herself
    Saint John of Las Vegas (10-Jun-2009) · Jill
    Super High Me (20-Apr-2008) · Herself
    Futurama: Bender's Big Score (27-Nov-2007) · Michelle [VOICE]
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (13-Oct-2007) · Herself
    Certifiably Jonathan (1-Mar-2007) · Herself
    Fired! (2-Feb-2007) · Herself
    School for Scoundrels (29-Sep-2006)
    I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (28-Apr-2006) · Beth
    Rent (23-Nov-2005) · Alexi Darling
    Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (11-Feb-2005) · Sarah
    The Aristocrats (Jan-2005) · Herself
    Stories of Lost Souls (2005) · Herself
    Hair High (17-Apr-2004) [VOICE]
    Run Ronnie Run! (16-Sep-2003)
    The School of Rock (9-Sep-2003) · Patty Di Marco
    Evolution (8-Jun-2001)
    Heartbreakers (23-Mar-2001)
    Say It Isn't So (12-Mar-2001)
    The Way of the Gun (8-Sep-2000) · Raving Bitch
    Screwed (12-May-2000) · Hillary
    The Bachelor (3-Nov-1999)
    Late Last Night (20-Jun-1999)
    There's Something About Mary (15-Jul-1998)
    Bulworth (15-May-1998) · 2nd American Politics Assistant
    Overnight Delivery (7-Apr-1998)
    Who's the Caboose? (1997) · Susan


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