Chelsea Handler

Actress, Comedian, Author
Comedienne-host-author Chelsea Handler's brash, unfiltered, scatological humor not only made her stand out from the crowd, but made her difficult to define as she went on to fame and fortune as host of her own talk ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1975 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Chelsea Lately 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2010, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

After Lately 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Web Therapy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whitney 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Do You Think You Are? 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are You There, Chelsea? 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fun Size 2012 (Movie)

Joy (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

This Means War 2012 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Hop 2011 (Movie)

Mrs. Beck (Actor)

Comedians of Chelsea Lately 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Jay Leno Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Password 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steam 2009 (Movie)

Jacky (Actor)

The A-List Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

2007 Celebrities Gone Wild 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Comedy Central Presents... 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Lot 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Thank God You're Here 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Great Things About the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno 911! 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Chelsea Handler Show 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Girls Behaving Badly: Revenge of the Boys 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Girls Behaving Badly 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spy TV 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Hello Ross 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2010, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Nene Leakes 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pretty Wild 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Comedienne-host-author Chelsea Handler's brash, unfiltered, scatological humor not only made her stand out from the crowd, but made her difficult to define as she went on to fame and fortune as host of her own talk show, "Chelsea Lately" (E! Networks, 2007-2014). An impromptu moment of public speaking had inspired Handler to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Following a few small guest turns on various sitcoms and after attracting the attention of Jay Leno, she hosted was hired by E! Entertainment Television to host "The Chelsea Handler Show" (2006), which quickly morphed into the popular late night chat show, "Chelsea Lately." In addition to her burgeoning television career, Handler also proved to be an extremely successful author, with autobiographical books like Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang reaching No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. By 2011, Handler had formed her own mini-empire, with production development deals and a book imprint of her own via her Borderline Amazing shingle. And although her blonde good looks belied the vocabulary of a drunken sailor in her stand-up comedy and writings, it may have been Handler's business acumen and boundless ambition that were the biggest surprise.

Relationships

Andre Balazs

Companion
Reportedly dating as of January 2011

Roy Handler Actor

Brother

Seymour Handler

Father
Jewish

Rita Handler

Mother
Mormon Passed away from cancer

Glen Handler

Brother

Shoshana Handler

Sister

Sydney Handler

Sister

Ted Harbert Network Executive

Companion
Reports surfaced August 2009 that they split

Dave Salmoni Network Executive

Companion
Dated for several months 2010

Milestones

2012

Landed a supporting role in "This Means War," an action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy

2011

Wrote and produced the NBC sitcom "Are You There, Chelsea?" based on on her 2008 bestseller Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea; also played title character's sister

2010

Hosted the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

2010

Served as executive producer on the E! reality series "Pretty Wild"

2009

Renewed contract with E! parent company Comcast Entertainment Group to extend her show "Chelsea Lately" through 2012

2008

Published Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, a collection of humorous essays

2007

Appeared in the Internet based program "In The Motherhood" with Leah Remini and Jenny McCarthy

2007

Hosted late-night comedy and talk show "Chelsea Lately" (E!)

2007

Performed with Comedy Central's Hour Stand-Up Comedy Tour across the U.S.

2006

Became a recurring correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC)

2006

Headlined the E! Network self-titled sketch show "The Chelsea Handler Show"

2005

Wrote her memoir My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

2002

Cast on Oxygen Network's Hidden camera style comedy "Girls Behaving Badly"

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at the age of 19

Made her first stand-up performance at the The Improv in Hollywood, CA

Bonus Trivia

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"Men don’t realize that if we’re sleeping with them on the first date, we’re probably not interested in seeing them again either." – from her website Chelsea-Handler.com

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"My stand-up is also very much from a male point of view. I definitely have a sensibility of a man, but I'm very much a girl, obviously." – Handler to the San Antonio Express, Jan. 17, 2007

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"I drink often and I drink frequently, but I don't get drunk. I'm kind of immune to it. As long as you can handle your alcohol, you should be allowed to drink whatever you want, as often as you want. If you drink a certain amount and automatically turn into a loud, obnoxious loser, maybe you should stop. Because that's not attractive." – Handler quoted in Playboy magazine, November 2008

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