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Sarah Silverman biography

Date of birth : 1970-12-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-12-10
Credited as : Actress and comedian , writer, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

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Sarah Kate Silverman is an American comedian, writer, actress, singer and musician. Although usually credited as Sarah Silverman, she is sometimes credited by her nickname, Big S. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion.

Early Years:

Sarah Silverman, the youngest of four daughters, was born in Bedford, New Hampshire. Her mother, Beth Ann Halpin, was George McGovern's personal campaign photographer and founded the theater company New Thalian Players. Her father, Donald Silverman, was a social worker by training who ran the discount clothing store Crazy Sophie's Outlet. Her family is Jewish, the descendants of immigrants from Poland and Russia.

She appeared in community theater at age 12, most notably with Community Players of Concord, New Hampshire in Annie and also appeared on a local television show in the Boston area called Community Auditions at age 15. At seventeen, she performed stand-up comedy in a restaurant, singing a song she called "Mammaries."

After graduating from The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, she attended New York University and continued her stand-up in Greenwich Village


Former Saturday Night Live cast member Sarah Silverman made her film debut in the 1997 Who's the Caboose. She then had a supporting role as a friend of Mary in Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly's 1998 comedy smash There's Something About Mary. Following a part in Chris O'Donnell's The Bachelor, which also starred Renee Zelwegger, Brooke Shields, and James Cromwell, Silverman secured a deal with Columbia Tri-Star to create a vehicle for herself based on her one-woman show, Susan Plays Cheese. She received further exposure on various TV talk shows, as well as in the pages of Esquire Magazine's "breasts" issue and a fashion layout in Mirabella. She appeared in the comedies Screwed and Heartbreakers, and had a memorable role as the driven girlfriend in Richard Linklater's School of Rock. 2005 was a stellar year for Silverman on the big screen. In addition to writing and starring in Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, she was widely considered to have one of the very best appearances in the documentary The Aristocrats. She followed that up the next year with a part in Todd Phillips' School for Scoundrels.


* Who's the Caboose? (1997)
* Overnight Delivery (1998)
* Bulworth (1998)
* There's Something About Mary (1998)
* The Bachelor (1999)
* What Planet Are You From? (2000)
* Screwed (2000)
* The Way of the Gun (2000)
* Black Days (2001)
* Say It Isn't So (2001)
* Heartbreakers (2001)
* Evolution (2001)
* Run Ronnie Run (2002)
* School of Rock (2003)
* Bad Santa (2003) (deleted scene)
* Hair High (2004) (voice)
* The Aristocrats (2005) (documentary)
* Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)
* Rent (2005)
* I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)
* School for Scoundrels (2006)
* Fired! (2007) (documentary)
* Certifiably Jonathan (2007) (documentary)
* Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) (voice)
* Super High Me (2008) (documentary, cameo)
* Funny People (2009) (cameo)
* Saint John of Las Vegas (2010)

Short subjects:

* Strippers Pole (2002)
* Nobody's Perfect (2004)
* Supermarket (2004)
* Give The Jew Girl Toys (satirical music video)
* Confetti


* Community Auditions (1985)
* Saturday Night Live (writer & cast member, 1993–1994)
* Mr. Show (featured performer, 1995)
* The Larry Sanders Show (1994-1996)
* Star Trek Voyager ("Future's End", two episodes, 1996)
* Brotherly Love (pizza parlor waitress 1997)
* Seinfeld ("The Money", 1997)
* Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (voice as herself, "Alderman", 1998)
* Smog (unsold pilot, 1999)
* Late Last Night (1999)
* Futurama ("The Cryonic Woman", 2000; "Futurama: Bender's Big Score, 2007)
* Super Nerds (unsold pilot, 2000)
* Rocky Times (unsold pilot, 2000)
* Greg the Bunny (2002–2004)
* Crank Yankers (voice, 2002-2007)
* Frasier (Jane, "Maris Returns", 2003)
* Pilot Season (miniseries, 2004)
* Entourage (herself, 2004)
* Aqua Teen Hunger Force ("Robositter", 2004, credited as Big S)
* Drawn Together ("The Other Cousin", episode 1.5, 2004, Cousin Bleh)
* Monk (Marci Maven, "Mr. Monk and the TV Star", 2004)
* American Dad! ("Stan Knows Best", 2005, voice)
* Tom Goes to the Mayor ("Pipe Camp", episode 11, 2005)
* Celebrity Poker Showdown (twice, 2003-2004)
* Comic Relief (stand-up segment 2006)
* Monk (Marci Maven,Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan, 2007)
* The Andy Milonakis Show (herself, 2007)
* The Sarah Silverman Program (2007-2010)
* Monk (Marci Maven, Mr. Monk's 100th Case, 2008)
* 8 out of 10 cats ("Herself", 2008)
* Friday Night with Jonathan Ross ("Herself", 2008)
* JAG (Blind Side "Lt. Schiparelli", 1997)
* The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget (2008) (pre-recorded video message)
* The Simpsons ("Stealing First Base", 2010, voice)
* Vitamin Water Commercial (Voice, 2010)
* Warren The Ape ("Black Lotus", 2010 as Herself)

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