This article will answer every question you have about Chelsea Handler. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Chelsea Handler do for a living?
- Who are Chelsea Handler’s parents and siblings?
- What are Chelsea Handler’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Chelsea Handler married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Chelsea Handler have any children?
- Where is Chelsea Handler now?
- How tall is Chelsea Handler?
- How much money does Chelsea Handler earn?
- What is Chelsea Handler’s net worth?
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Who is Chelsea Handler?
Chelsea Handler is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer, and activist. She hosted the late-night talk show, Chelsea, Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2015 and released a documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in January 2016.
Between 2016 and 2017, Handler hosted the talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix. In 2012, Time named Handler one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual Time 100 list.
Chelsea Handler’s Career
Handler was a member of the all-female cast of Oxygen’s hidden camera reality television series Girls Behaving Badly, which aired from 2002 to 2005. Other shows on which Handler has appeared include Weekends at the D.L., The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and The Practice. She was a regular commentator on E! and Scarborough Country as well as a correspondent on The Tonight Show. She hosted the first episode of the reality TV show On the Lot but quit before the second episode aired, saying later that she left “because I smelled the disaster happening before it did.” The show, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, was a competition for aspiring filmmakers vying for a chance at stardom.
It lasted one season. Handler was replaced by former Robin & Company entertainment anchor Adrianna Costa. In April 2006, Handler began hosting The Chelsea Handler Show on E!, which lasted two seasons. In 2007, Handler performed with Comedy Central’s Hour Stand-Up Comedy Tour across the United States. Her stand-up comedy has also been televised on VH1’s Love Lounge, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and HBO’s broadcast of the Aspen Comedy Festival. She was a guest on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and The View, and she co-hosted The View on August 2, 2007, and September 5, 2008. On August 18, 2010, it was announced that Handler would be the host of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
The announcement was surprising to many, including MTV representatives, who claimed that the final decision was unexpected. This made Handler the second woman in the history of the VMAs to be the sole host of the ceremony, after Roseanne Barr, who hosted in 1994. The event took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12, 2010. The show had a spinoff, the mockumentary After Lately, in which the various cast members, writers, crew, guests, and even “hangers-on” of Chelsea Lately were shown bickering over trivial matters and competing for airtime on the show.
They also were shown seeking personal approval from Handler, who appeared in very few scenes of the program and was always portrayed as having open and utter disdain for everyone beneath her. After Lately debuted on E! on March 6, 2011. Guest stars included Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jay Leno, Tori Spelling, Jenny McCarthy, Sharon Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Johnny Knoxville, and Jane Fonda.
In 2010, Handler and Tom Brunelle became producers of Pretty Wild, a reality series centered on the lives of the Neiers sisters. Her production company, Borderline Amazing Productions, and New Wave Entertainment produced the series. It was canceled after one season. Handler has become executive producer of several talks shows aside from her own. In 2012, Handler became executive producer through Borderline Amazing for a weekly half-hour talk show on E! hosted by Whitney Cummings.
Titled Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings, it debuted in November 2012 but was canceled after four months, in February 2013. Later that same year, Handler produced Ross Mathews’ new talk show on E!, Hello Ross. The show was canceled after two seasons, in 2014. In 2015, Handler produced Josh Wolf’s The Josh Wolf Show, which debuted in June 2015 on CMT. The show was canceled in 2016.
In October 2017, Handler had partnered with TNT to develop a potential drama series based on Jarrett Kobek’s book, I Hate the Internet, as executive producer, together with Studio T, Studio 8’s Katherine Pope, Michael Morris, and Kobek. The series will examine the phenomenon of internet discussions and dialogues and what impact it has on one’s values and relationships.
Handler has written six books that have made the New York Times Best Seller List, five of which have reached number one. Her first book, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands (2005), describes the variety of sexual encounters she has experienced throughout her life. Her second book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008), a collection of humorous essays, hit the top of The New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List on May 11, 2008, with a print run of more than 350,000.
She went on a nationwide tour to promote her third book, titled Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, which was released on March 9, 2010. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang hit Number 1 on The New York Times Nonfiction Hardback Bestseller list for March 21, 2010. On November 15, 2010, it was announced that Handler’s publishers gave her her own publishing imprint, Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book.
She also signed a three-book deal with the imprint, the first of which is called Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, where her coworkers and family members discuss their experiences with Handler, which was released in May 2011 and also hit the top of the bestseller list.
In 2010, Handler was ranked on the Forbes Celebrity 100 at No. 98. In 2012, Time named Handler one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual Time 100 list. Handler appeared on one of the two covers for the December 2009 edition of Playboy. Inside the magazine, Handler posed for a non-nude pictorial. She was also featured on the cover of Shape in April 2010, The Hollywood Reporter in June 2011, on Redbook‘s March 2012 issue, and on the cover of the September 2012 issue of Marie Claire.
Awards and recognition
- March 2009, Handler received the “Ally for Equality Award” from the Human Rights Campaign, recognizing “the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people”.
- April 2009, Handler won the Bravo A-List Award for “A-List Funny.”
- In June 2009, she was named as Grand Marshal of the 2009 Los Angeles Pride celebration “for her visible and vocal support of equality”.
- July 2012, Handler received the Comedy Person of the Year Award at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival.
How Old is Chelsea Handler?
Handler was born on February 25, 1975, in Livingston, New Jersey. He is currently 46 years old.
Chelsea Handler‘s Family
Who are Chelsea Handler’s parents?
Handler’s parents are father Ashkenazi Jewish her German-born mother, who came to the United States in 1958, was a Mormon.
Does Chelsea Handler have siblings?
Handler has two sisters and three brothers; her eldest brother, Chet, died when he was 21, in a hiking accident in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. She was nine years old at the time.
Chelsea Handler‘s Education
attended Livingston High School, where she was a reluctant student who objected to the school’s “student-teacher-asshole ratio”.
Chelsea Handler‘s Relationships
In 2006, Handler began dating Ted Harbert, who oversaw E! as the former CEO of Comcast. On January 25, 2010, Handler confirmed, via her late-night talk show, that she had broken up with Harbert. On October 3, 2013, Handler confirmed her breakup with hotelier Andre Balazs on her talk show Chelsea Lately, after the couple had dated on and off for two years. Chelsea Handler has also dated 50 Cent.
Chelsea Handler‘s Children – Kids
Handler does not have any children.
Chelsea Handler’s Net Worth
Handler has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Handler stands at a height of 5 ft f in tall.