Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman
Full name
Sarah Kate Silverman

Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American comedienne, writer, and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion. Silverman first gained notice as a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central. She has also had small parts in many movies including, School of Rock. Silverman was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, to Beth Ann and Donald Silverman. Her mother and father divorced and remarried John O'Hara (deceased) and Janice, respectively. Silverman is the youngest of four siblings: Rabbi Susan, screenwriter Jodyne, and actress Laura Silverman. She is Jewish, though was not "raised with any religion." After graduating from The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, she attended New York University and continued her standup in Greenwich Village.