Amy Schumer took home four nominations for both acting and writing in the 68th Emmy Awards and she is one actor who has managed to surpass others in terms of the number of nominations this year.
Her comedy series on Comedy Central, “Inside Amy Schumer,” received four Primetime Emmy nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series and Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series in the 68th Emmy Awards. She has also won a nomination in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Saturday Night Live’ on NBC.
The comedian also ventured into the arena of films last year with ‘Trainwreck,’ which she wrote and starred in. She was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for the film, according to IMDB. She is currently working on another film in which she will be seen alongside Goldie Hawn.
The 35-year-old comedian and actress was born on June 1, 1981 in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She was born into a really wealthy family and her father owned a baby furniture company, the Business Insider reported. However, her family went into bankruptcy when she was nine years old.
Her father was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and his permanent hospitalisation was what inspired her to write the movie ‘Trainwreck.’ Her parents divorced three years later and she began to live with her mother in Long Island. She ascribed her provocative humour to her mother’s “lack of boundaries.”
According to a report by Your Tango, Schumer studied theatre while she was attending the Towson University. She also reportedly co-hosted a show with Mark Hoppus titled ‘A Different Spin With Mark Hoppus.’ The show ran for only 20 episodes and Amy Schumer co-hosted 13 of those episodes.