Chelsea Handler Biography

Updated On Sep 07, 2018 Published On May 09, 2017
Facts of Chelsea Handler
Date of Birth: 1975 , February-25
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Chelsea Handler
Birth Name Chelsea Joy Handler
Father Melvin Handler
Mother Rita Handler
Nationality Ameriacan
Birth Place/City Livingston, New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Profession Comedian
Net Worth $40 million dollar
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements 36-26-35
Breast Size 32C
Waist size 26
Hip Size 35
Chest Size 36
Weight in KG 57 KG
Famous for Chelsea Lately
Boyfriend Andre Balazs
Married Not Yet
Education Livingston High School
Awards N/A
Online Presence Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Movies Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
TV Show Chelsea Lately, Spy TV, After Lately
Siblings Roy Handler, Sydney Handler, Shoshanna Handler, Chet Handler, Glen Handler
Books Uganda Be Kidding Me
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Chelsea Handler is an American comedian, writer, actor, television host, and producer born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She grew up with her six siblings. Among them, she is the eldest.

At age of 19, Chelsea moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles, California, to pursue acting in either theatres, movies, and even TV shows. Handler belongs to white ethnicity and her nationality is American.

The American actress Chelsea Handler lost her brother when she was 10. His death devastated her family however, the incident motivated her, even more, to strike out on her own as soon as she could.

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Later she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as an actor and also worked as a waitress to support herself for a brief period of time. At the age of 21, she got arrested for drunk driving.

Chelsea Handler who is known for her straightforward attitude made her television debut in 2001 through a reality show named spy TV where she portrayed herself as a hard-partying beauty with a sharp tongue.

However,  Handler rose to fame only after she appeared on the cable sketch comedy show, Girls Behaving Badly. Along with this, she has also appeared in several other movies and television series like Steam, Hop, Whitney, and many others. Currently, she has been seen as a moderator of the TV show, Complex Conversations

Besides, Handler has also authored several books including My horizontal life: A Collection Of One Night Stands which made to the bestseller list just a few months after it was published.

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Her other published books include, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, ChelseaLies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, and Uganda Be Kidding Me. All these books have played a vital role in adding up to his total net worth. 

Besides, she is also the recipient of several awards such as Ally for Equality Award from the Human Right Campaign, and Comedy Person Of The Year Award which she received at the Montreal’s Just For Laugh Comedy Festival.

Moving on to her personal life, Chelsea Handler dated boyfriend Ted Harbert, who is the former CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group. The beautiful couple eventually broke up after dating each other for almost 4 years without further taking their relationship to a husband and wife relationship.

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Besides, she has also been rumored to be romantically involved with American Businessman Andre Balazs and rapper 50 cent. All of them were unable to get married to Chelsea and become her husband for the rest of their lives. 

Even though she is unmarried and has no husband, she was pregnant and had gone through abortion two times in the past. During that time, she was speculated to be just 16 years of age.  

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Chelsea Handler as a talented comedian and author of several New York Times Best Seller books is considered as one of the highest paid TV stars with an estimated net worth of around $35 million. However, some sites suggest that the lady has a net worth of around $40 million the same as NBC journalist Brian Williams' net worth. 

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In just 2012, she received an annual salary of around $12.5 million while in 2013, her salary per year dropped to around $8 million a year. 

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In 2008, Chelsea Handler went on to her Chelsea Bang Bang Tour to promote her third book with the same title. The tour earned her around $16 million while also getting to the Number 1 position on The New York Times Nonfiction Hardback Bestseller list in 2010. Similarly, she had another tour, Chelsea Lately which earned around $10 million in the same year. 

In 2014, the comedian signed a $10 million deal with Netflix. The five-page papers signed with Netflix talks about a talk show about docu-comedy specials and her stand up comedy performances. Hence, her collaboration with Netflix also added a lot to her whopping assets. 

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While talking about her involvement in the social media platforms, she is highly active in all such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Chelsea's Instagram profile has around 3.3 million followers while her Twitter account has over 8.29 million followers. 

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Born in Livingston, Jersey, US

February 25 , 1975

American comedian actor and writer Chelsea Handler was born on 25 February 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. Chelsea grew up with her 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Appeared on the Oxygen TV Show

2002

Chelsea appeared on the Oxygen TV show Girls Behaving Badly. The show lasted for three years. After a while, she appeared in another show The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids as a guest.

Released her First Book

2005

Chelsea authored five books among them she released her first book, My Horizontal Life: Collection Of One Night Stands, that describe the variety of sexual encounter she experienced throughout her life.

Dated Ted Harbet

2006

Handler began dating Ted Harbert, the former CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group. But unfortunately, the couple got separated after 4 years of long relationship. Handler confirmed her breakup with Ted via her late-night talk show.

Released Second Book

2008

Handler released her Second book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea a collection of humorous essays, hit the top of the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List, with a print run of more than 350,000.

Named as Grand Marshal

2009

The American actor Chelse was the host of the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Award in San Fransisco. She was also named as Grand Marshal of the 2009 Los Angeles LGBT PRIDE Celebration, for her visible and vocal support of equality. Handler received Bravo A-list Award for “A-List Funny.

Handler hit the Top of Bestseller List

2011

Handler’s publisher gave her own publishing imprint, Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book.  She signed a three book deal with imprint, and soon she released the book titled Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me and this book also hit the top of the bestseller list.

Hosted Human Right Campaign

2012

She hosted the Human Right Campaign Gala in Los Angeles. Her annual salary in 2012 was $12.5 million. Handler ranked on the Forbes celebrity 100 at No. 98. "Time" placed her on the list of its 100 Most Influential People.

Chelsea Handler's Documentry

2016

Chelsea's documentary released which consisted four episode's based on marriage, Silicon Valley, and drugs which done in Netfix. Moreover, she was also a vocal supporter of the 2016 Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and was critical of her opponents Donald Trump. She told The Daily Beast that a trump presidency would be the “end of our civilization.”