Who is Sarah Silverman?
Sarah Silverman is an American comedian, actress and writer. She is known for using comedy to address controversial topics like racism, sexism, homophobia, politics, and religion.
Sarah Silverman’s full name is Sarah Kate Silverman. She was born on December 1, 1970, in Bedford, New Hampshire, United States. She is 51 years old as of October 2022.
About Sarah Silverman’s parents
Sarah Silverman was born into a Jewish family and she considers herself secular and non-religious. She was born to Beth Ann O’Hara – née Halpin (mother) and Donald Silverman (father). They got married in 1961 but got divorced in 1976 when Sarah was just six years old. They have five children together. Unfortunately, they lost one of their children to the cold hands of death when he was three months old.
About Sarah Silverman’s mother – Beth Ann O’Hara
Beth Ann O’Hara (née Halpin) was born on October 4, 1941, in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. She founded the theatre company where she produced and directed over 50 plays. She also worked as George McGovern’s campaign photographer in 1972. Beth got married to Donald Silverman (Sarah Silverman’s father) in 1961 but they divorced in 1976 after 15 years of marriage. She later remarried John O’Hara in June 1987. Sadly, Beth passed away on August 19, 2015, in Bedford, New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 74.
About Sarah Silverman’s father- Donald Silverman
Donald Silverman trained as a social worker and ran the clothing store called “Crazy Sophie’s” in New Hampshire. He got married to Beth Ann O’Hara (Sarah Silverman’s mother) in 1961 but they divorced in 1976. He later remarried a woman identified as Janice. There is no information about her.
About Sarah Silverman’s siblings
Sarah Silverman is the youngest of her parents’ five children. She has four siblings which include Laura Silverman, Susan Silverman, Jeffrey Michael Silverman, and Jodyne L. Speyer.
List of Sarah Silverman’s siblings
|Laura Silverman||Female||56 years old|
|Susan Silverman||Female||59 years old|
|Jodyne L. Speyer||Female||Unknown|
|Jeffrey Michael Silverman||Male||Three months old (Age as of death)|
a. Laura Silverman
Laura Silverman is the older sister of Sarah Silverman. She is an American actress. She was born on June 10, 1966, in Bedford, New Hampshire, United States. She is 56 years old as of October 2022. Laura starred in “Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic” and “The Sarah Silverman Program” where she portrayed a fictionalized version of herself. She has also starred in other movies including Half Baked (1998), The Comeback (2005), House (2008), Bob’s Burger (2022), and others.
b. Susan Silverman
Susan Silverman is another older sister of Sarah Silverman. She is an American reform rabbi. She was born on May 10, 1963, in Bedford, New Hampshire, United States. She is 59 years old as of October 2022. Sarah has written several articles for MyJewishLearning.com and has also written a book called “Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World”.
In 2017, she founded an organization called “Second Nurture” which is dedicated to supporting the path from foster care to adoption. As of October 2022, Susan is happily married to her husband Yosef Abramowitz, an Israeli-American environmentalist, and president and CEO of Energiya Global Capital. They have five children together, two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia.
c. Jodyne L. Speyer
Jodyne L. Speyer is another older sister of Sarah Silverman. She is a writer and recovering avoidant who lives and works in Los Angeles, United States. Jodyne has produced several documentaries for National Geographic and has worked on shows like “Joe Millionaire”, “Shear Genius”, and the “Supreme Court of Comedy”. Information about her birth year and marital life is not known.
d. Jeffrey Michael Silverman
Jeffrey Michael Silverman was Sarah Silverman’s older brother. He was born on February 9, 1965, but sadly passed away in May 1965 when he was just three months old. According to reports, Jeffrey accidentally suffocated in a crib. When Sarah was five years old, she tried a joke about her brother Jeffrey on the rest of her family which came out horribly wrong. The incident taught her a big lesson.
My grandmother picked us up for our Sunday breakfast at a local diner and she said, ‘Everybody buckle up’. I said ‘Yeah, we don’t want to wind up like Jeffrey’ and there was just silence. My sisters turned and looked at me like I was crazy, and my grandmother just burst into tears.
After the incident, Sarah said she learned there are consequences in comedy, and she thinks of that memory when writing any boundary-crossing material.
Sarah Silverman’s education
Sarah Silverman attended The Derryfield School in Manchester, United States in 1989. She later proceeded to New York University (NYU) where she stayed for only a year. Instead, she started performing stand-up comedy in Greenwich Village, New York, United States.
Sarah Silverman’s wiki profile
|Full name||Sarah Kate Silverman|
|Place of birth||Bedford, New Hampshire, United States|
|Date of birth||December 1, 1970|
|Age||51 years old|
|Parents||Beth Ann O’Hara (Mother)|
Donald Silverman (Father)
|Career||Comedian, actress, and writer|
|Marital status||In a relationship|
|Alma mater||Derryfield High School|
New York University
Sarah Silverman’s marriage and husband
As of the time of publishing this article (October 2022), Sarah Silverman is not married and has never been married. In September 2014, the comedian revealed that she would never get married.
She said in a statement:
I love going to weddings, and I love it when my friends get married. I’m not against marriage, but it’s just not for me. I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t have a problem if you want a hamburger. Marriage, to me, is like eating meat. I think it’s gross and crazy. If you’re getting married today, it’s the equivalent of joining a country club that doesn’t allow Blacks or Jews.
However, she is currently in a relationship with fellow comedian Rory Albanese who she claims she wants to be with forever.
List of Sarah Silverman’s boyfriends
Sarah Silverman has quite an impressive dating history. She has dated some high-profile celebrities in Hollywood. Below is a list of the men Sarah Silverman has dated in the past. The list also includes her current boyfriend, Rory Albanese.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Kevin Brennan in 1988.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Dave Attell in 1989.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Colin Quinn in 1990.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Sam Seder in 1996.
- Sarah Silverman hooked up with Garry Shandling in 1996.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with David Cross in 1997.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Tom Gianas in 2001.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Jimmy Kimmel in 2002.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Rob Huebel in 2008.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Alec Sulkin in 2010.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Kyle Dunnigan in 2011.
- Sarah Silverman was in a relationship with Michael Sheen in 2014.
- Sarah Silverman is currently in a relationship with Rory Albanese in 2022.
About Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel’s relationship
Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, and writer. He was born on November 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 54 years old as of October 2022.
Sarah Silverman and Kimmel met in 2001 at the New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner. They became friends and started hanging out and watching movies together. Before they started dating, Kimmel was married to his ex-wife Gina Maddy from 1988 to 2002 and they have two children. In July 2008, it was reported that Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel had broken up. However, a few months later, they were back together and reportedly “taking things slow”. In March 2009, their relationship was over for good.
A year later, Sarah Silverman opened up about her relationship with Jimmy Kimmel and their breakup. She said:
I think Jimmy and I had every intention of spending the rest of our lives with each other. We were together for so long and tried our best to make it work. I can think of him now and don’t have that edgy feeling anymore. I just love him to pieces.
Despite their split, the pair have remained good friends. As of October 2022, Kimmel is happily married to his second wife Molly McNearney and they have two children. Silverman, on the other hand, has not gotten married but is currently in a relationship with American comedian Rory Albanese.
About Sarah Silverman’s relationship with Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen is a Welsh actor, political activist, and television producer. He was born on February 5, 1969, in Newport, United Kingdom. He is 53 years old as of October 2022.
Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen met on the set of the period drama series “Masters of Sex” in 2014 and started dating immediately. Their relationship went smoothly until they announced their split on Twitter in December 2017. When asked why they broke up, Sarah Silverman explained that there was no big fight, but they lived in different countries, so there was no easy way to make the long-distance relationship work.
Michael Sheen, on the other hand, claimed that international politics and political decisions were responsible for his split from Silverman. According to reports, Silverman’s relationship with Michael Sheen was affected by the Brexit vote and also the US election that took place in 2016 which made Donald Trump become the President of the United States.
The former couple both wanted to help their countries deal with the realities of the political tension, so Michael moved from Los Angeles to Wales and Sarah Silverman created a show called “I Love You, America” aimed at bridging America’s political divide. Sarah is American and Michael is Welsh which means their political loyalties would still be divided.
About Sarah Silverman’s relationship with Rory Albanese
Rory Albanese is an American comedian, comedy writer, and television producer. He was born on May 29, 1977, in Rockville Centre, New York, United States. He is 45 years old as of October 2022.
Sarah Silverman and Rory Albanese met through a mutual friend and began dating in March 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown. That same year, Silverman appeared on “The Ellen Show” where she shared how their romance grew. According to Silverman, she had gotten back into playing video games online due to the lockdown and Rory sent her a direct message on Twitter asking if she wanted to play together online and that was how it all started.
We were both quarantining. So, every night at 7, we would bang the pots and pans out on the escape fire. It really became just like a group primal scream. It was actually kind of beautiful to be in New York at that time. Then at 7:05, I’d put my headset on and I’d kill Nazis with this guy. Yadda yadda yadda, we’re boyfriend and girlfriend.
The love birds have been together since 2020 and have made headlines with their walks around Los Angeles and red-carpet appearances.
Sarah Silverman’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (October 2022), Sarah Silverman is not a mother and doesn’t have a child yet. According to reports, the comedian has decided to pursue her career instead of starting a family.
Sarah Silverman has repeatedly acknowledged that she’d love to have kids but admits that the demands women face when they commit to creating new life cannot be compared to those experienced by men.
In November 2017, she offered her “I Love You America” audience more insight into why she has never had children. She said:
I love kids to an insane degree. Loving kids and having kids of your own are two different things. And the thought of having my own baby completely paralyzes me. How do people have kids so easily? It’s such a huge decision.
About Sarah Silverman and Michael Richards’ ugly encounter
Michael Richards is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer. He was born on July 24, 1949, in Culver City, California, United States. He is 73 years old as of October 2022.
In January 2021, on an episode of “The Sarah Silverman Podcast”, Sarah took some time to recall the bad experience she had while working with Michael Richards during her 1997 guest appearance on the sitcom “Seinfeld”.
Sarah Silverman narrated that Michael Richards yelled at her when she misread one of her lines. The script had said “it’s probably the wind”, but Sarah read “it’s probably the rain”, causing Richards to break out of character to scream at her.
This guy, Michael Richards breaks character and just starts ripping me a new asshole. Do you see rain in that window? Do you see rain in that window? And I go, ‘No’ and he says, ‘Then why did you say rain?’ it’s not rain. There’s no rain in that window! The line is wind!
According to Sarah, she got a lump in her throat while Michael was yelling at her for misreading her lines. The next day, she returned to the set to film another scene with Michael. When he tried to talk to her as if nothing happened, she stood up against him.
You don’t talk like that and act like nothing happened. I’m not going to be one of those people that join in and act like nothing happened. That was shitty behavior.
She concluded the story by saying that Michael Richards accepted her criticism and they became friends afterwards.
Sarah Silverman’s net worth
As of 2022, Sarah Silverman’s net worth is estimated at roughly $20 million.