Amy Schumer

2014 Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards - Arrivals

Schumer in 2014, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Amy Beth Schumer

Place of Birth: Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 1, 1981

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, German, some Scottish and Welsh [converted to Judaism]

Amy Schumer is an American comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She has starred in the films Trainwreck, Snatched, and I Feel Pretty, and on the show Inside Amy Schumer.

Amy is the daughter of Sandra Jane and Gordon David Schumer. Amy’s father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, from Ukraine and Poland. Amy’s mother has English, German, and some Scottish and Welsh, ancestry, and is of Methodist background; she converted to Judaism when marrying her first husband, who was also Jewish. Amy was raised Jewish, in Reform Judaism. She went to Hebrew School and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Amy’s sister, Kim Caramele, has worked as her road manager, co-writer, and producer. Amy is married to chef and farmer Chris Fischer, with whom she has a son.

Amy is a second cousin, once removed, of U.S. Senator from New York and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Amy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman, were also Chuck’s paternal great-grandparents.

Amy is also a third cousin, once removed, of actor and model Justin Chambers. Amy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Edward E. Dement, was a brother of Justin’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Esther Dement.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was Abraham H. “Abe” Schumer (the son of Charles Kalman Schumer and Chaje/Ann Brenner Riemer). Abraham was born in New York City, New York, to Jewish emigrant parents. Charles was born in Buchach, Buchats’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine, the son of Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman/Weisman; Abraham was the son of Kalmen Schumer and Yetta Margulies. Amy’s great-grandmother Ann was born in Wiƛnicze/Wiznitz, now western Ukraine, the daughter of Wolf Riemer and Chane/Anna Scheifler.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was named Beverly M. Gold. Beverly was born in New York.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Hayden Jones (the son of Lawrence Elmore Jones and Mildred E. Shattuck). Kenneth was born in Massachusetts. Lawrence was the son of Charles Stevens Jones and Edith Lawrence Johnston. Mildred was the daughter of Minnie Theresa Tribou.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jane Roth (the daughter of John Slater Roth and Georgia Catherine Dement). Betty was born in Ohio. John was the son of Harry Lamont Roth and Nancy Witt. Georgia was the daughter of Edward E. Dement and Frances/Francis Ellen “Fannie” Phillips.

While there are many Jewish Roth families, Amy’s Roth line is of non-Jewish German origin.

Sources: Genealogy of Amy Schumer –

Obituary of Amy’s paternal great-uncle, Walter Schumer (the brother of Amy’s paternal grandfather, Abraham H. Schumer) –

Obituary of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane (Roth) Jones –

Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-uncle, John Slater “Jack” Roth (the brother of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane Roth) –

32 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >Charles Stevens Jones
    >Mildred was the daughter of Minnie Theresa Tribou.

    Minnie married Fred Schattuck 3 years after Mildred was born, and he was likely not her father

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