Amy Beth Schumer is an American standup comedian, writer, actress, and producer. She is the creator, coproducer, cowriter and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2013 and has received a Peabody Award. Schumer has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on the series, winning for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015. That year, she also wrote and starred in the comedy film Trainwreck, receiving nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, to Sandra and Gordon Schumer, who owned a baby furniture company. She has a younger sister, Kim Caramele, who is a comedy writer and a producer, and a brother, Jason Stein, who is a musician in Chicago, Illinois. Her father is second cousin to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. Schumers father is Jewish and her mother is Protestant. Schumer was raised Jewish and experienced antisemitism as a child.