Sarah Silverman

Actor, Comedian, Writer
Funny, fearless and hard-core were adjectives used throughout her career to describe Sarah Silverman. The actress and bawdy comedienne, in fact, built a career tackling controversial subjects head-on. While most comics ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1970 in Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

Filmography

Actor (119)

Ashby 2015 (Movie)

June Wallis (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Man Seeking Woman 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

A Bad Situationist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

I Smile Back 2014 (Movie)

Laney (Actor)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Maron 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Masters of Sex 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2002 - 2005, 2009 - 2010, 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1993 - 1994, 2002 - 2008, 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Herself

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 - 2008, 2010, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Simpsons 2009 - 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

Out There 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Bitter Buddha 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Unbelievers 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

BrandX with Russell Brand 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1993 - 1994, 2002 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 1993 - 1994, 2001 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Early Edition 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead 2002 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burn with Jeff Ross 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wreck-It Ralph 2012 (Movie)

Vanellope von Schweetz (Voice)

Bored to Death 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Certifiably Jonathan 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Childrens Hospital 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Give it up For Greg Giraldo 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Cheri (Actor)

Take this Waltz 2011 (Movie)

Geraldine (Actor)

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

Greeter (Actor)

Saint John of Las Vegas 2010 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2004, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

What Perez Sez 2002 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fired! 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Greg the Bunny (IFC) 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The Sarah Silverman Program 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Cherri (Actor)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

Becky (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Independent Spirit Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Pilot Season 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rent 2005 (Movie)

Alexi Darling (Actor)

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tom Goes to the Mayor 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Drawn Together 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Entourage 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

Patti Di Marco (Actor)

Supermarket 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Perfect Pitch 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Greg the Bunny 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Manhattan, AZ 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Black Days 2000 (Movie)

Female Moviegoer (Actor)

Futurama 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Screwed 2000 (Movie)

Hillary (Actor)

The Way of the Gun 2000 (Movie)

Raving Bitch (Actor)

Mr. Show 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Overnight Delivery 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

Carolyn (Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

American Politics Assistant No 2 (Actor)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who's the Caboose? 1996 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! (Tv Show)

Actor

I Am Comic (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Writer
Music (1)

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic 2005 (Movie)

(Music)
Producer (1)

Who's the Caboose? 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Funny, fearless and hard-core were adjectives used throughout her career to describe Sarah Silverman. The actress and bawdy comedienne, in fact, built a career tackling controversial subjects head-on. While most comics only scratched the surface of the joke, Silverman dove into the murky depths of race, religion and sex and with her blasé, seemingly prejudiced outbursts, effectively deflating taboos. However, taking on these issues was not without its controversies. Silverman was fired from her regular gig on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), and in 2001, while appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009), she uttered a racial slur against Asian-Americans and was immediately castigated for it. Through it all, however, Silverman rarely checked her sharp tongue or curbed her cutting-edge comedy, making even the most lewd male comics blush on occasion - including on-and-off boyfriend, comedian-host, Jimmy Kimmel, to whom she dedicated the Internet video sensation, "I'm F*cking Matt Damon."

Relationships

Susan Abramowitz-Silverman

Sister
Co-author of Jewish Family & Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children

Dave Attell Actor

Companion
Silverman spoke about having dated Attell on Howard Stern's radio show

Tom Gianas Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2001 Gianas produced her film "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic" (2005)

Jimmy Kimmel Actor

Companion
Began dating 2003 Couple's over-the-top videos about fictional flings with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became huge Internet hits when they began airing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" February 2008 Announced split July 2008 Briefly reunited a few months later Split again March 2009

Colin Quinn Actor

Companion
Romantically linked during Silverman's "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) career No longer together

Michael Sheen Actor

Boyfriend
Relationship became public February 2014.

Donald Silverman

Father
Ran discount clothing store Crazy Sophie's Outlet

Laura Silverman Actor

Sister
Born June 10, 1966 Played one of Sarah's friends in "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic" (2005); also co-starred on sister's show "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central)

Beth Ann Silverman

Mother
George McGovern's personal campaign photographer; also founded the theater company New Thalian Players also founded the theater company New Thalian Players

Jodyne Speyer Actor

Sister

Alec Sulkin Voice

Companion
Began dating late 2009

EDUCATION

The Derryfield School

Manchester , New Hampshire

New York University

New York , New York
Left after one year to concentrate on her stand-up career

Milestones

2015

Received strong reviews for her starring role in indie drama "I Smile Back."

2014

Hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time.

2014

Co-starred in Seth MacFarlane's western comedy "Eight Million Ways to Die in the West."

2012

Co-starred in animated hit "Wreck-It Ralph" with John C. Reilly.

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for the spoken word album, The Bedwetter

2007

Stared as a fictionalized version of herself in "The Sarah Silverman Program" on Comedy Central; also produced; earned an Emmy nomination in 2009 for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

2007

Received an Emmy nomination for guest starring on the USA series, "Monk"

2007

Hosted the MTV Movie Awards (June)

2006

Cast in Jeff Garlin's feature writing and directing debut "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with"

2005

Appeared in the film version of her one woman show, "Jesus is Magic"

2005

Played Alexi Darling in "Rent," the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical

2003

Cast as the annoying girlfriend of Jack Black's roommate in "The School of Rock"

2003

Toured the country in her one-woman show, "Jesus is Magic"

2002

Cast as Alison Kaiser on the short-lived Fox Comedy, "Greg the Bunny"

2002

Voiced Hadassah Guberman in comedy central's "Crank Yankers"

2000

Featured as herself on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC); controversy erupted after using the racist slur 'chink' in a comedy routine on the July 11, 2001 episode

1999

Appeared in "The Bachelor," starring Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zelwegger

1998

Appeared in Warren Beatty's political satire "Bullworth"

1998

Had a supporting role as a friend of Mary's in Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly's comedy smash "There's Something About Mary"

1997

Acted in a couple of episodes of "Seinfeld," (NBC) as Kramer's girlfriend

1997

Made her film debut in "Who's the Caboose"

1996

Had a recurring role as writer Wendy Traston on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO)

1995

Featured performer in the HBO sketch comedy show "Mr. Show with Bob and David"

1993

Regular cast member and writer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

1988

Performed her first stand-up gig at Stitches, on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Returned to stand-up comedy

Bonus Trivia

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"Oh, this sounds so obnoxious," Silverman said. "I'm not planning anything out. I'm just trying to be funny. I don't think any of it's particularly deep. It's just what interests me." - Silverman to MSN.com, Sept. 13, 2005

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"It makes her fearlessness even more shocking," he says. "In my opinion, too much focus is put on her appearance. I think she'll be just as funny, if not funnier, when she's a wrinkled old lady." - Jimmy Kimmel on Silverman’s recent sex symbol image to Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 11, 2005

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Silverman is very open about her lifelong battle with clinical depression, crediting her current freedom from attacks of despair to her use of prescription Zoloft.

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Jewish-American of Russian and Polish descent

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On Jan. 31, 2008, Silverman appeared as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in order to show Jimmy Kimmel, her boyfriend, a special video. The video turned out to be a song called "I'm F*cking Matt Damon," in which she and Damon sang a duet about having an affair behind Kimmel's back.

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Kimmel exacted his video "revenge" on Feb. 24, 2008 by airing a video directed at Silverman which enlisted a panoply of stars to record Kimmel's song "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck."

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