Two-time Emmy winner SARAH SILVERMAN (Laney Brooks) is as versatile of a performer as they come. Her repertoire includes everything from film and television, stand-up comedy, to iconic online videos, and she added author to this list when she released a book in 2010, The New York Times best-seller, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee. She will soon be seen in Ashby opposite Mickey Rourke and Emma Roberts, and she has wrapped production on The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, which is set to release next summer. Additionally, she has wrapped production on comedy pilot for HBO, which she executive-produced and stars in as a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis, and she has a recurring role on the Golden Globe-nominated Showtime series Masters of Sex. Silverman is also a part of JASH, a comedy collective on YouTube featuring original content by Silverman and friends Michael Cera, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts.
In 2013 Silverman debuted an hour-long stand-up special, We are Miracles, on HBO, and she was awarded a 2014 Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special category. The special was also nominated for Outstanding Variety Special, and Silverman received a WGA nomination as well. An album of the special was released in September of 2014 through Sub Pop Records, which earned her a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album
Last year Silverman was seen in Seth McFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West opposite McFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. She also recently voiced a character in the Oscar®-nominated Disney animated film Wreck It Ralph, alongside John C. Reilly, and starred opposite Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. In 2004 Silverman made an impressive splash with her concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic, which garnered major attention at the Toronto Film Festival and created huge national buzz. Silverman also received critical praise for the documentary feature, The Aristocrats. Her other film credits include Gravy, Peep World, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, The School of Rock, There’s Something About Mary and The Way of The Gun.
Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. This marked Comedy Central’s first ever Emmy nomination in a scripted acting category. She also received a WGA nomination for her work on the show. Silverman won a Primetime Emmy in 2008 in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for her musical collaboration with Matt Damon. In addition, she was honored with a Best Actress Webby Award for her online video “The Great Schlep,” in which she persuaded young kids to encourage their grandparents in Florida to vote for President Obama prior to the 2008 election.
Silverman has guest-starred in a slew of acclaimed and notable television shows such as the Emmy-nominated drama The Good Wife, Monk (which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2008 in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category), The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld and Mr. Show with Bob and David. Silverman has also lent her voice to the Emmy nominated Fox animated series, Bob’s Burgers.
Silverman was dubbed “the most outrageously funny woman alive” by Rolling Stone. With her comedic timing and stage presence, it’s no surprise that Sarah has been asked to host major award shows. In 2007 she hosted The MTV Movie Awards and she has also twice hosted The Independent Spirit Awards.
Silverman grew up in New Hampshire and attended New York University. In 1993 she joined Saturday Night Live as a writer and feature performer and has not stopped working since.
Silverman currently resides in Los Angeles.