Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Joy Handler was born on February 25, 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey. She was the youngest of six children. Handler’s family practiced Reform Judaism. Her mother was a Mormon, and her father was Jewish. When she was 19-years-old, Handler moved to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming an actress and decided to begin working as a stand-up comic two years later. Her comedy routine was well received and she eventually began performing to sold-out audiences across the nation.


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Chelsea Joy Handler was born on February 25, 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey. She was the youngest of six children. Handler’s family practiced Reform Judaism. Her mother was a Mormon, and her father was Jewish. When she was 19-years-old, Handler moved to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming an actress and decided to begin working as a stand-up comic two years later. Her comedy routine was well received and she eventually began performing to sold-out audiences across the nation.

Chelsea Handler’s celebrity status rose after she made regular appearances on the “Girls Behaving Badly” television show. Over the years, Handler has made appearances on many popular TV shows including The Bernie Mac Show, Weekends at the D.L., My Wife and Kids, The Practice, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and The View. She is also one of the regular commentators on the show E! Entertainment.

In 2007, she became the host of her own late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” The groundbreaking show is the first late night talk show to have a strong team of female writers and has recently been renewed to run until 2012. Handler has dabbled in film acting, co-starring in the comedy film “National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call” and the dramatic film “Steam.”

Handler appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine in 2009. The sexy star decided not to pose nude for Playboy, choosing instead to be featured in a sexy pictorial. Chelsea Handler had the opportunity to appear on season six of “Dancing with the Stars” but she declined the invitation.

Handler has written three books to date and is a best-selling author. She released a memoir in 2005, titled, “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands.” In 2008, she released her second book “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea?” Her third book, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” hit book stores in 2010.

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