Whitney Cummings

Active - 2004 - Present  |   Born - Sep 4, 1982 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Culture & Society [nf], Drama, Thriller

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Comedian, actress and writer Whitney Cummings first caught audience's attention as a cast member on the reality prank series Punk'd. The former model began cutting her teeth as a stand-up comic in the early-2000's, and soon began appearing on shows like The Tonight Show and Chelsea Lately. Without at doubt, Cummings' career hit a new high in 2011, when two shows she produced and wrote, 2 Broke Girls and Whitney, both were picked up by major networks, with Cummings also starring in the latter.

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  • Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Studied acting at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
  • Interned for WRC-TV in Washington.
  • Appeared on the MTV show Punk'd before becoming a stand-up comedian.
  • Was named one of the 10 Comics to Watch by Variety in 2007.
  • Made a name for herself with her edgy performances at the Comedy Central roasts of David Hasselhoff and Joan Rivers, among others.
  • Her 2010 Comedy Central special, Money Shot, was nominated for an American Comedy Award.