AMY SCHUMER (Emily/Executive Producer): Amy Schumer has proven
herself one of the entertainment industry's leading forces as a standup
comedian, actress, writer, producer and director.
Amy is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning
"Inside Amy Schumer," the popular Comedy Central television series, which
premiered in April 2013 to the network's highest season premiere ratings of that
"Inside Amy Schumer" won the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety
Sketch series. In 2015, the show was honored with the first-ever Emmy Award for
Outstanding Sketch Variety Series. She was also nominated for Outstanding
Directing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Schumer received honors for Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding
Achievement in Comedy from the Television Critics Association in 2015.
Additionally, she was awarded The 2015 Critic's Choice Television Award for Best
Actress in a Comedy Series. Among the show's many accolades, it also received
the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.
Schumer's first book "The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo" continues to live on
The New York Times bestseller list. Additionally, the book earned her a 2017
GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.
Schumer can next be seen on the big screen in the highly anticipated "Snatched",
a comedy opposite Goldie Hawn for director Jonathan Levine. The film centers on
a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong. The film will be
released on May by 20th Century Fox.
Schumer can also be seen this fall in the independent film "Thank You for Your
Service" opposite Miles Teller directed by Jason Hall who also penned the
script. The film is an adaptation of David Finkel's book of the same name, and
follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate
back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that
threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Schumer's Universal Pictures hit "Trainwreck" dominated the 2015 summer comedy
international box office. Amy wrote the film which co-starred Bill Hader, Tilda
Swinton, Brie Larson, Lebron James and Vanessa Bayer. Judd Apatow directed the
film which was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Actress, Comedy or
Musical, as well as Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. Additionally, she won the
Critic's Choice Award for "Best Actress in a Comedy" and was nominated for a
Writers' Guild Award in the category of Original Screenplay. That same year, the
British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) honored Schumer with The Charlie
Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Schumer's latest one hour Comedy special titled "The Leather Special" is
currently streaming on Netflix.
Her one-hour HBO comedy special, "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" directed by
Chris Rock, premiered on October 17th, 2015 and was HBO's most watched Saturday
night comedy special debut since December 2009. The special earned her Emmy and
Writers Guild nominations for Best Comedy/Variety Special as well as a 2017
GRAMMY nomination for Best Comedy Album.
She continues to tour to sold out shows around the world. Schumer's hit one-hour
stand-up special for Comedy Central, Mostly Sex Stuff, stands as the network's
highest rated original stand-up special since 2011. She was also one of the
featured comedians on Comedy Central's Roast of Roseanne, which followed her
memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen.
She made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC's "Last Comic
Standing" and soon after co-starred on "30 Rock" and received her own Comedy
Central Presents special. Her other television credits include FX's "Louie,"
HBO's "Girls" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as well as Adult Swim's "Delocated."
Additional film credits include "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"
starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, and "Price Check," an independent
feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film
Her album, "Cutting" placed in the top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been
included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards' lists.
Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre
Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for 3
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