Handler was born in the suburban town of Livingston, New Jersey. The youngest of six children, she was raised Jewish by her Mormon mother and Jewish father.
Handler is a stand-up comedian who has made multiple appearances across America. She was also a regular on the Oxygen Network series Girls Behaving Badly. She has appeared on many shows, including Weekends at the D.L. , The Bernie Mac Show, and The Practice. She is a regular commentator on E! and Scarborough Country as well as a correspondent on The Tonight Show and has been a guest on Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld and The View. Handler wrote My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands as her memoirs. Handler also wrote Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Handler also appeared in her own comedy series on E! titled The Chelsea Handler Show. Handler was a co-host on The View on August 2nd, 2007.
In 2007, Handler is performing with the Hour Stand-Up Comedy Tour across the United States.. Her stand-up comedy has been televised on VH-1's Love Lounge, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and HBO's broadcast of the Aspen Comedy Festival. Handler was the host of the highly anticipated Fox show On The Lot. The show, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, is a competition for aspiring filmmakers who are vying for a chance at stardom. She was replaced after one episode by former Robin & Company entertainment anchor, Adrianna Costa.
Starting in July 2007, Handler is starring in her own half-hour late night comedy series on E! titled Chelsea Lately. This series places Handler against a slew of male dominated talk shows, and the comedienne will offer a different take and draw upon her female nature in her programming.
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
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