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Also Known As: Sarah Kate Silverman Died:
Born: December 1, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bedford, New Hampshire, USA Profession: actor, comedian, writer

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Funny, fearless and hard-core were adjectives used throughout her career to describe Sarah Silverman. The actress and bawdy comedienne, in fact, built a career tackling controversial subjects head-on. While most comics only scratched the surface of the joke, Silverman dove into the murky depths of race, religion and sex and with her blasé, seemingly prejudiced outbursts, effectively deflating taboos. However, taking on these issues was not without its controversies. Silverman was fired from her regular gig on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), and in 2001, while appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009), she uttered a racial slur against Asian-Americans and was immediately castigated for it. Through it all, however, Silverman rarely checked her sharp tongue or curbed her cutting-edge comedy, making even the most lewd male comics blush on occasion - including on-and-off boyfriend, comedian-host, Jimmy Kimmel, to whom she dedicated the Internet video sensation, "I'm F*cking Matt Damon."

Funny, fearless and hard-core were adjectives used throughout her career to describe Sarah Silverman. The actress and bawdy comedienne, in fact, built a career tackling controversial subjects head-on. While most comics only scratched the surface of the joke, Silverman dove into the murky depths of race, religion and sex and with her blasé, seemingly prejudiced outbursts, effectively deflating taboos. However, taking on these issues was not without its controversies. Silverman was fired from her regular gig on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), and in 2001, while appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009), she uttered a racial slur against Asian-Americans and was immediately castigated for it. Through it all, however, Silverman rarely checked her sharp tongue or curbed her cutting-edge comedy, making even the most lewd male comics blush on occasion - including on-and-off boyfriend, comedian-host, Jimmy Kimmel, to whom she dedicated the Internet video sensation, "I'm F*cking Matt Damon."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Conner4Real (2016)
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 Gravy (2015)
3.
 Ashby (2015)
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 Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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 Peep World (2011)
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 Muppets, The (2011)
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 I Am Comic (2010)
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1988:
Performed her first stand-up gig at Stitches, on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston
1993:
Regular cast member and writer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
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Returned to stand-up comedy
1996:
Had a recurring role as writer Wendy Traston on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO)
1997:
Acted in a couple of episodes of "Seinfeld," (NBC) as Kramer's girlfriend
1997:
Made her film debut in "Who's the Caboose"
1998:
Had a supporting role as a friend of Mary's in Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly's comedy smash "There's Something About Mary"
1998:
Appeared in Warren Beatty's political satire "Bullworth"
1999:
Appeared in "The Bachelor," starring Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zelwegger
2000:
Featured as herself on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC); controversy erupted after using the racist slur 'chink' in a comedy routine on the July 11, 2001 episode
2002:
Cast as Alison Kaiser on the short-lived Fox Comedy, "Greg the Bunny"
2002:
Voiced Hadassah Guberman in comedy central's "Crank Yankers"
2005:
Played Alexi Darling in "Rent," the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical
2005:
Appeared in the film version of her one woman show, "Jesus is Magic"
2006:
Cast in Jeff Garlin's feature writing and directing debut "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with"
2007:
Hosted the MTV Movie Awards (June)
2007:
Received an Emmy nomination for guest starring on the USA series, "Monk"
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for the spoken word album, <i>The Bedwetter</i>
2014:
Co-starred in Seth MacFarlane's western comedy "Eight Million Ways to Die in the West."
2014:
Hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time.
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
The Derryfield School: Manchester , New Hampshire -

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