Silverman first gained notice as a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live. She starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010, on Comedy Central. She often performs her act mocking bigotry and stereotypes of ethnic groups and religious denominations by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.
Sassy, sharp tongued actress / comedian / writer from Bedford, New Hampshire who first started out writing in the 1990s for "Saturday Night Live" (1975), and then moved on to the HBO program "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (1995). Her quick wit and attractive features meant she was ideal on either side of the camera, and Silverman soon broke into feature films with appearances in Bulworth (1998), There's Something About Mary (1998) and The Bachelor (1999).
Not forgetting her comedic roots on television, Silverman was back on TV in the zany comedy series "Greg the Bunny" (2002) and she provided one of the featured voices on "Crank Yankers" (2002). More recently, Silverman played the uptight girlfriend of Mike White pestering serial loser Jack Black in The School of Rock (2003) and she co-starred in the mini-series "Pilot Season" (2004).
Has three sisters: Susan Silverman, a feminist rabbi (and co-author, with husband Yosef Abramowitz, of the book 'Jewish Family & Life: Traditions, Holidays, and Values for Today's Parents and Children'); Laura Silverman, an actress; and Jodyne L. Speyer, author of 'Dump 'Em: How To Break Up With Anyone From Your Best Friend to Your Hairdresser'.
Once wrote an article for Penthouse Magazine.
Became the girlfriend of comedian/TV host Jimmy Kimmel in 2002 following Kimmel's divorce from his wife, Gina Kimmel.
Caused a major controversy when she used the word "chink" during a stand up routine on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)
While a writer on "Saturday Night Live" (1975), played the Chop Suey in Adam Sandler's performance of "Lunchlady Land".
She does not drink alcoholic beverages.
Her favorite movie is The One and Only (1978).
She is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish heritage.
Ranked #29 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Split from Jimmy Kimmel [July 14, 2008].
Reunited with Jimmy Kimmel as of October 2008.
A 1988 graduate of The Derryfield School, a private middle and high school in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Is a vegetarian.
Became the Girlfriend of Family Guy writer/producer Alec Sulkin [January 29th 2010].
Split from Family Guy writer/producer Alec Sulkin [October 23rd 2010].
In a relationship with actor Kyle Dunnigan (since October 2011).
Spokesperson for the Center for Reproductive Rights' Draw the Line campaign. The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination and dignity as basic human rights.
People are always introducing me as "Sarah Silverman, Jewish comedienne." I HATE that! I wish people would see me for who I really am- I'm white!
on the US-Iraq war of 2003: "This is not the first time that Europe has been passive while a Jew-hating tyrant with a weird looking mustache killed the people by giving them gas. Obviously I'm talking about Chef Boyardee."
Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn't. It focuses on facts.
Was that incredible? Britney Spears. Wow. She is amazing. She is 25-years-old and she's already accomplished everything she's going to accomplish in her life. It's mind blowing.
I'd have to be honest: I have contempt for pretty much every drug other than pot. I find drunk people gross. Most people with more than one drink in them aren't giggly, goofy and happy the way people are with a puff of pot smoke in them... At a party, I have so much fun stoned, flitting about - but once I sniff that first wave of drunkenness on someone, I'm out of there.
I like my life alone. I mean, I love being with friends and I love kissing and loving someone to pieces. But it's hard to find someone who doesn't ultimately start judging you and your choices. Men like to squash you. I just want someone who's happy with himself, happy with his life. He doesn't have to squash mine.
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