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Silverman has built a career tackling controversial subjects head-on. While most might only scratch the surface, Silverman dives right into the murky depths of race, religion and sex–though she doesn’t explore them as issues per se, her blase, seemingly prejudiced outbursts serve to effectively deflate taboos, her winsome, coltish looks excusing her “offenses.”

Silverman first appeared as a Not Ready for Prime Time Player in 1993, but immediately got herself into trouble with the NBC censors. One of her first bits was a commentary on the regular spot “Weekend Update”, where she joked about her desire to have an abortion, only to discover that she was only thirsty. More trouble ensued for Silverman behind the scenes, and soon found herself out of a job. She returned to performing stand-up, while appearing in episodes of “Seinfeld” (1996-1997), “Star Trek: Voyager” (1996-1997), “The Naked Truth” (1997-1998) and a recurring stint as writer Wendy Traston on “The Larry Sanders Show” (1996-1998).

Silverman also made her feature film debut in “Who’s the Caboose?” (1997), a mockumentary satirizing the television industry’s most competitive time pilot season. The actress had a few small roles in bigger Hollywood fare, including the Farrelly Brother’s hit “There’s Something About Mary” (1998), Warren Beatty’s political satire “Bullworth” (1998) and “The Bachelor” (1999), starring Chris Connelly and Rene Zellweger.

Meanwhile, Silverman landed a regular gig as Alison Kaiser on the Fox show, “Greg the Bunny” (2001-2002). She also made more prominent appearances in films: “Evolution” (2001), starring David Duchovny and Julianne Moore; “Heartbreakers” (2001) with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt; and “School of Rock” (2003), the Jack Black vehicle about an out-of-work rocker who impersonates a grade school substitute teacher, in which she plays the shrewish girlfriend of Black’s doormat roommate (Mike White). Though she has appeared many times on screens both large and small, Silverman has always returned to her first love: stand-up comedy. She inked a deal with HBO to write, produce and star in her own comedy special in late 2003.

Sarah Silverman nominated in three categories for the 2008 Emmy Nomination to air September 21st.: Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series as Marci Maven Monk • USA • NBC Universal Television Studios in association with Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television. Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics... Jimmy Kimmel Live • Song: ‘I’m F***ing Matt Damon’ • ABC • Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. Outstanding Special Class Special Class - Short-format Live-action Entertainment Programs...Sarah Silverman Program Nugget • • The Valley Pals in association with
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