Whitney Cummings

Sexually charged jokes, riffs on dysfunctional relationships, and her honest take on being a single girl in a marriage-obsessed society were just some of the raw material that launched Whitney Cummings' stand-up career ... Read more »
Born: 09/04/1982

Filmography

Actor (38)

Unforgettable 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Maron 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

NBC's New Year's Eve Game Night with Andy Cohen 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

Undateable 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whitney Cummings: "I'm Your Girlfriend" 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Workaholics 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

Holly Munk (Actor)

Whitney Cummings: I Love You 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Strike 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whitney 2003 - 2009, 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom 2012 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Like Us 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

MTV's New Year's Bash 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Hot List 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Very Funny Show 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Whitney Cummings: Money Shot 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Year Ever 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

House 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live Nude Comedy 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

The Movie Preview Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Summer Ever 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

2 Broke Girls 2003 - 2009, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Writer (1)

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (1)

Cheech & Chong Roasted 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Sexually charged jokes, riffs on dysfunctional relationships, and her honest take on being a single girl in a marriage-obsessed society were just some of the raw material that launched Whitney Cummings' stand-up career. The Ivy League graduate started making a splash on the comedy circuit around 2004, when she performed back-to-back shows in popular clubs in the Los Angeles area. Cummings then made inroads on television with regular appearances on shows such as "Punk'd" (MTV, 2003-07) and the hit late-night gab fest "Chelsea Lately" (E!, 2007- ), where she gave feisty commentary on pop culture alongside host Chelsea Handler. Cummings finally became a household name as a regular roaster on Comedy Central's widely popular celebrity roasts. The razor-sharp comic slammed everyone from Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, and Donald Trump, and hurled a barrage of insults at fellow roasters like Greg Giraldo and Bob Saget. In 2011, Cummings received the chance of lifetime by headlining her own sitcom "Whitney" (NBC, 2011-13), a show that exposed her talents to a more mainstream audience and established her as one of the most dynamic and original comedic actresses of her generation.

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

2004
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Milestones

2016

Was a guest star on the Comedy Central show "Workaholics"

2016

Starred in her own HBO comedy special "Whitney Cummings: I'm Your Girlfriend"

2016

Wrote and starred in the TV series "A Lot"

2015

Nabbed a recurring part on "Undateable"

2015

Appeared in the Adam Sandler Netflix comedy "The Ridiculous 6"

2011

Co-created the CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls" with Michael Patrick King

2011

Produced and starred on the NBC comedy series "Whitney" opposite Chris D'Elia

2010

Starred on her own Comedy Central special "Whitney Cummings: Money Shot"

2009

Appeared on Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers

2009

Began appearing as a comedian and commentator on Chelsea Handler's late night talk show "Chelsea Lately"

2008

Cast in a minor role opposite Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan in the romantic comedy "Made of Honor"

2007

Played a supporting role on the HBO drama series "Tell Me You Love Me"

2006

Hosted the "Sundance Film Festival Dailies"

2006

Guest starred on the ABC comedy series "What About Brian"

2004

Appeared on MTV's prank show "Punk'd"

Bonus Trivia

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Cummings was a journalism intern prior to turning her attention to standup comedy.

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"I was like, such a serious kid. I wasn’t one of those kids who stole Richard Pryor records. I wasn’t a comedy-nerd kid. I had no concept of stand-up. Actually, the only inkling of stand-up I had was I read one of Paul Reiser's books, when I was like 12. I found it at a yard sale and I carried it around with me for six years." - from Vulture, June 26, 2014

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Cummings was a model in high school, and used the money she made on jobs to help pay for her college education.

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"I did some pretty embarrassing modeling, like catalogs and QVC. I know there’s probably a stereotype where all pretty girls think they’re unattractive, but modeling is the worst thing for your self-esteem, because you’re never pretty enough, you’re never thin enough. Have you read my YouTube comments? Everyone thinks I’m 55." - from The New York Times, September 16, 2011

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Cummings landed her first TV job on the MTV prank show "Punk'd" shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2004.

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In 2007 Cummings was voted one of Variety's 10 Comedians To Watch.

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"In the entertainment industry there is this fear of getting older, because we have high definition television now, and you can see things that the human eye can’t even pick up. But the good thing about standup is that the older you get, the funnier you get. I am excited to show people how, when you get older, you get deeper, you get more raw, you get more honest, and you stop pretending to be the person you think people want you to be." - from www.yahoo.com, January 4, 2016

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"I think women don't want to admit to any weakness or flaws, we all just want to be naturally perfect. But perfection is bullsh*t. I want to be honest and truthful about my past and what I wished I would have done different. And I want to share my triumph, I came out the other side and now I love my body more than ever." - from US Weekly, November 6, 2015

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