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Date of Birth:
December 1, 1970
Bedford, New Hampshire, United States In a Relationship With:
Michael Sheen Best Quotes:
“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.”
“Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it.”
“I think I've been called edgy - but in all honesty, there is a safety in what I do because I'm always the idiot. Unless you're just listening to buzz words and not taking into account the context of the situation, you see I'm always the ignoramus.”
Sarah Silverman (born Sarah Kate Silverman on December 1, 1970 in Bedford, New Hampshire) is an American comedian, actress and voice actress. As a teenager, Sarah suffered with depression and isolation. She found solace in comedy. While attending summer school in Boston, Sarah tried stand-up at an Open Mic night. Bitten by the performance bug, Sarah enrolled in New York University but dropped out to focus on her comedy full time. Sarah was a fixture on the stand-up circuit until her big break in 1993, landing a gig as a writer and performer for Saturday Night Live. Though she only appeared in a few skits, and was subsequently fired, she turned this disappointment into a success with positive appearances on Mr. Show, The Larry Sanders Show and in movies like There’s Something About Mary. Sarah made her network stand-up debut with Late Show with David Letterman in 2007. That year, The Sarah Silverman Program debuted on Comedy Central and she hosted the MTV Movie Awards. During a January 2008 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Sarah presented then-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel a music video entitled “I’m F****ing Matt Damon.” It became a viral hit and won her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. Sarah continued to perform stand-up and appear in a variety of roles, most notably lending her voice to the 2012 Disney animated film, Wreck-It Ralph.
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Sarah Silverman is best known as a stand-up comedian, as well as voicing the character Vanellope in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph.
Sarah and her sister, Laura Silverman, voice siblings on the animated series, Bob’s Burgers. Sarah is a vegetarian. Sarah dated Jimmy Kimmel from 2002 until 2009. Sarah dated Alex Sulkin in 2011 and Kyle Dunnigan from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, Sarah was romantically involved with Michael Sheen.