Sarah Silverman

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Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Silverman will next be seen in both The Book of Henry and The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, both of which are set for release later this year. Silverman  also  continues  to lend  her  voice  to  the  Emmy-nominated  Fox  animated  series Bob’s Burgers and  has a recurring  role on  the  Golden  Globe-nominated  Showtime  series Masters  of  Sex,  which  will  return  for  its  fourth season this year. Additionally, she is a part of JASH, a comedy collective on YouTube featuring original content by Silverman and friends Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts.

Silverman  was  most  recently  seen  as  the  star  of I  Smile  Back,  the  film  adaptation  of  the  Amy  Koppelman  novel. The  drama premiered at  the 2015  Sundance  Film Festival to critical  acclaim and was  later  released in theaters  by Broad  Green  Pictures. Silverman received much praise for her role as “Laney Brooks,” culminating in a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.” Her additional  film  credits  include Ashby, A  Million Ways  to Die  in  the West, Take  This  Waltz, Gravy,  Peep  World,  I  Want Someone  to  Eat  Cheese  With,  The  School  of  Rock, There’s Something About Mary, The  Way  of  The  Gun,  and  the  Oscar-nominated smash hit Wreck It Ralph.

On stage, Silverman continues to cement her status as a force in standup comedy. In 2013, she debuted her hour-long,  critically-acclaimed  HBO  standup  special Sarah  Silverman:  We  Are  Miracles,  which  earned  her  the  2014 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.”The  special received  an  additional Primetime  Emmy Awards  nomination that year for “Outstanding Variety Special” in addition to a Writers Guild Awards  nomination.  In  September  2014,  Silverman  released  the  special  as  an  audio  album  through  Sub  Pop Records,  which  went on to receive a 2015 Grammy Awards nomination for “Best Comedy Album.” Previously, Silverman  made  an  impressive  splash  with  her  concert-meets-comedy  film Sarah  Silverman:  Jesus  is  Magic,  which garnered major attention at the Toronto Film Festival.

In 2010, she released her first book, a memoir calledThe Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. The book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller. Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. This marked Comedy Central’s first ever Emmy nomination in a  scripted  acting  category.  Silverman also  received  a Writers Guild Award nomination for her work on the show. In 2008, Silverman won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding  Original  Music  and  Lyrics” for  her  musical  collaboration  with  Matt  Damon. Additionally,  she was  honored  with  a Webby Award for “Best Actress” for  her online video “The Great Schlep,” in which she persuaded young  kids  to encourage  their  grandparents  in Florida  to  vote  for  President  Obama  prior  to  the  2008 Presidential Election. Silverman  has made  memorable  guest  appearances  on  a  number  of  acclaimed and  notable  television  shows, including Monk, which earned her a 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” Her additional television work includes The Good Wife, The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld, and Mr. Show  with  Bob  and  David.  Silverman  has  also  hosted  a  number  of  major  awards  shows,  including  the  2007  MTV Movie Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards.

Silverman grew up in New Hampshire and attended one year of New York University. In 1993 she joined Saturday Night Live as a writer and feature performer and has not stopped working since. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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