Sarah Silverman is a beautiful lady endowed with versatile talents such as comedy, acting, movie production, and writing. The star who also goes by the nickname big S uses her comedy to address social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics, and religion which really matter in the present world. Talking about her is like unveiling a package from your lover because there is so much to know about this icon. Read on to find out why we said that.
Sarah Silverman’s Bio
Bedford city, New Hampshire in the northeastern United States welcomed a star and a motivator named Sarah kate Silverman on December 1, 1970. She was born to Beth Ann (née Halpin) and Donald Silverman. Her mother was George McGovern’s personal campaign photographer who with her experience would establish the theatre company New Thalian Players. Her father Donald, on the other hand, trained as a social worker. He also ran the clothing store known as Crazy Sophie’s Outlet. Sadly, Sarah’s parents later broke up and got remarried to other people.
Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her forefathers were from Russia and Poland. She is non-religious and considers herself a rational agnostic who respects other people’s beliefs.
Sarah attended The Derryfield School in Manchester (Class of 1989). She furthered in New York University for a year but for some reason, she couldn’t complete her education.
She started her career as a stand-up comedian at age 17 when she performed in Boston. She also performed in local clubs but her performance then was amateurish. Luckily, the comedian evolved to become a professional by 1992. The next year, Sarah joined Saturday Night Live where she worked for a season as a performer and a writer. But things didn’t go well for her at SNL as most of her jokes were criticized and rejected. According to her statement during Larry Sanders Show episode “The New Writer in 1996”, the male comedians at SNL then favored the jokes of their co-writers. As a result, she was relieved from the show. Rather than breaking her, the sad experience at SNL challenged her to do better. She became very tough with her career.
This paid off as her life changed for the better when she got an offer to become a cast member at HBO comedy “Mr Show” with Bob and David (which ran from 1995 to 1997). In 1997, she made her network stand-up comedy debut on the “Late Show” with David Letterman. The same year, she played a lead role in the independent film Who’s the Caboose?. Other small roles followed in films like Bulworth and There’s Something About Mary (1998), Say It Isn’t So, School of Rock, The Way of The Gun, Overnight Delivery, Evolution, Rent, School For Scoundrels, Screwed, and Heartbreakers.
For her work in School of Rock, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2004. Sarah also played a lead role in a six-episode television series sequel known as Pilot Season. The sequel followed on from the 1997 movie Who’s The Caboose and she played her original character as Susan Underman. The movie was also directed and written by Sam Sedar and Charles Fisher.
She continued excelling at her career and in 2001, she appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The next year, she featured as Alison Kaiser in the short-lived sitcom Greg the Bunny. By 2003, Sarah started her own show entitled Jesus Is Magic.
Through her comedy, Sarah drew people’s attention to the challenges at hand.
Her other endeavors in the early 2000s and 1990s include several TV program guest appearances, like on Star Trek: Voyager in the two-part time travel episode “Future’s End” (1996); Seinfeld in the episode “The Money” (1997); Greg the Bunny as a series regular (2002); on the puppet television comedy Crank Yankers as the voice of Hadassah Guberman (2003, 2007) and more.
In 2007, she introduced a new show “The Sarah Silverman Program”. However, the show lasted for three seasons before Comedy Central called it off. Despite the heartbreaking turnout, Sarah made a comeback in 2013 when she performed in Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, an HBO show. She also starred in more comedy and drama films such as A Million Ways to Die in the West (a 2014 film directed by Seth MacFarlane) and I Smile Back ( 2015). In 2016, she appeared in Maroon 5’s music video, Don’t Wanna Know.
For her remarkable works, she was bestowed with a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2014. She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. Silverman was also nominated for the 2015 Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album- Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. Currently, she calls herself a feminist and spends her time campaigning for sex equality. She has also influenced the careers of other comedians like Daniel Dickey and Amy Schumer.
Sarah Silverman’s Sisters
Sarah is the last in the family of five siblings and was raised by her parents together with her three siblings in Manchester, New Hampshire. Her sisters are Rabbi Susan Silverman, screenwriter Jodyne Silverman, and actress Laura Silverman; her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was three months old.
Her sister Laura Silverman is also a voice actress. She is widely known for the fictional role she played with her sister Sarah in Jesus is Magic and Sarah Silverman Program. Laura made her first appearance in 1997 and her TV debut was on Saturday Night Live. Another older sister of hers Susan is a rabbi and lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Yosef Abramowitz. Yosef co-founded Arava Power Company where he works as the president. They both have five children.
Sarah believes marriage isn’t for everyone, particularly in this day. The beautiful comedian has made it all clear that she is not going to get married today or in the near future. She also doesn’t want biological children as much as she doesn’t want a husband or partner. According to her, there are millions of children out there without parents. She also does not want to risk her unborn child inheriting her depression. This is because Sarah has been battling clinical depression which at some point resulted in her developing an addiction to Xanax. She blames her emotional health for taking to prescription drug Zoloft. Sarah has also suffered from Epiglottitis. She was once rushed to the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai Hospital in July 2016. She had also struggled with bedwetting from the time she was young until well into her adulthood. So you can see why her career matters more to her than motherhood.
Sarah doesn’t believe love and commitment must come with a ring. She has always given love a chance and had dated fellow celebrities in the comedy industry such as comedian and SNL writer Dave Attel.
Reports also claimed that she had had an affair with Louis C.K., (Mexican Actor) Kevin Brennan (comedian) Garry Shandling, (Comedian) Sam Seder, (Comedian) Colin Quinn ( Comedian) David Cross (Comedian), Sam Seder (Comedian) Kyle Dunnigan (Comedian) Alec Sulkin, Tom Gianas and more.
She also dated Jimmy Kimmel in 2002. The two separated in 2008 according to Vanity Fair but they tried patching things up between them months later. Nonetheless, it appeared they were not meant to be as they split once again the following year. In 2014, at the Emmy Awards in August, Sarah Silverman acknowledged that she and Welsh actor Michael Sheen were dating. Four years into the affair, Silverman revealed that they have broken up over the holiday. Currently, she is single and is taking her time to find love again.
Sarah Silverman is not very short but she is not the tallest in Hollywood either. She stands at a height of 5′ 7″ or 170cm. Sarah has sexy legs with a shoe size of 8.5 (US).