Chelsea Handler is an American actress, comedian, producer and a television host who is known for her talk show “Chelsea Lately.” Chelsea was born to parents, Seymour and Rita Handler, in New Jersey. To pursue a career in acting, Handler relocated to Los Angeles in search of jobs. Handler also served as a waitress, to maintain her expenses and support herself. Once, while talking to DUI offenders about an incident involving her experience while driving under the influence of alcohol, Handler managed to make everybody laugh with her story. Even though it was an unexpected reaction, it made Handler want to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. In 2002, Handler was cast in the prank television show, “Girls Behaving Badly,” produced by the Oxygen Network. The show was aired for five years right up to 2007. Handler has also appeared on The Bernie Mac Show,
, “My Wife and Kids,” and Weekends at the D. L. Handler was a recurring commentator for shows such as Scarborough Country, “E!” and a correspondent for the NBC- produced “The Tonight Show.” The reality television series, “On the Lot,” produced by
, saw Handler as the host of the pilot episode. 2006 saw Handler present her show, “The Chelsea Handler Show,” and its sequel “Chelsea Lately.” In the following year,
Handler performed stand-up comedy on the television show “Comedy Central Presents,” In 2010, Handler was the host of the MTV Video Music Awards, and she was then, the second woman to host the show since 1994 when
hosted it. “After Lately,” the spin-off to Chelsea Lately, aired in 2011 and featured guests stars such as
, Dave Grohl, and
among many others. 2012 saw Handler in the NBC-produced “Are You There Chelsea?” which was based on her bestselling book, “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.” Handler is also an acclaimed writer and the author of four New York’s bestselling books. Handler’s books include “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands,” followed by “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea,” succeeded by “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang,” and its sequel, “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me.” Handler also writes for magazines such as the NOW and the Cosmopolitan. Playboy featured Handler on the cover page of the December 2009 issue Handler was a part of the list of the “Top 100 Influential People” in the 2012 edition of the “TIME.” Handler was the recipient of “Ally for Equality,” presented by the Human Rights Campaign, for her work with the LGBT community.