Amy Schumer was born in New York City on June 1, 1981, and grew up in Upper East Side in Manhattan.
Amy Schumer had an easy lifestyle at a young age but it all changed after her father went bankrupt when she was 9 years old.
Amy has managed to build a successful career in the entertainment industry, hence she deserves all the accolades she’s getting.
Amy’s parents divorced after he went bankrupt. She left him for a family friend.
“One day after school, I came home and saw my mother slumped on the couch. She’d been crying hard,” Amy wrote in her book The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. “‘I am leaving your father. Lou and I have fallen in love with each other.’ I was a child, new to my teens, and she was treating me like a seasoned psychiatrist.”
Amy’s relationship with her mother never got better afterward, as she was a child when they left her father and she felt her mother manipulated her into standing with her.
“We are kind to one another, but I keep my boundaries clear.” Calling family relationships “a constant negotiation,” she adds, “I have never given up on her. I can’t, and I never will.”
Amy Schumer moved with her mother to Long Island and attended the South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New Yor, which helped her build her career.
Amy Schumer told Laughspin, “I was a funny kid. It’s funny because now when I go to headline, I think back to how I used to make my parents and my friends and my siblings sit there and listen to me tell stories and try to make them laugh. It’s ridiculously clear – for as long as I can remember, I wanted this specific type of performing.”
After college, it didn’t take long before Amy Schumer rose to fame and she got her breakthrough in 2011. She main focus has always been Politics and hopes to impact lives through that.
She told InStyle, “I just want to make people laugh, but I’m also in a place where I want to make a change. A joke doesn’t have to be something that’s going to make people think, but if it can, that’s better.”
“A big part of becoming a funny person was a major defense mechanism. Onstage, especially as a woman, I’ve had to be tough,” she further told Time. “The second you show a crack, the audience can leave.”
Amy Schumer shared a no-makeup picture of herself which has left everyone in awe.
She went on to challenge her followers to share a no makeup picture of themselves in 2015.
Schumer wrote, “I have been brought to tears with all the strong, badass, incredible women tonight. In jungles, jumping out of planes, holding their babies’ and mothers’ hands.
All the strong lovely men who tweeted too. We are all different and beautiful. Let’s waste no time stressing bout looks. We are sisters and fighters and laughers and happy strong women. Smile at yourself in the mirror girl.”