Chelsea Handler Biography
Chelsea Handler is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, and producer. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2014 and released a documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in January 2016.
Chelsea Handler Age – How Old Is Chelsea Handler
Handler was born Chelsea Joy Handler on February 25, 1975, in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. She is 48 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on February 25 every year.
Chelsea Handler Height – How Tall Is Chelsea Handler
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cm).
Chelsea Handler Family
She is the daughter of Melvin Handler (Father), a used car dealer, and Rita Handler (Mother), a homemaker. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989 and battled the disease for over 15 years before dying in 2006.
She was the youngest of six children. She has three brothers and two sisters; Roy Handler, Glen Handler, Chet Handler, Shoshanna Handler, and Sydney Handler.
Chelsea Handler Brother
Her oldest brother Chet died in 1984 at Age 22 after he fell off a cliff in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Handler was 9 years old at the time.
Chelsea Handler Husband | Chelsea Handler Boyfriend | Chelsea Handler Dating
Handler is not married yet but has been in a relationship with several guys. She was in a relationship with Ted Harbert, who oversaw E! as the former CEO of Comcast. Moreover, the two began dating in 2006. On January 25, 2010, Handler confirmed their break up via her late-night talk show.
She then dated 50 Cent from July to December 2010. From 2011 to 2013, Chelsea Handler and businessman André Balazs were dating.
Chelsea Handler Career
She was a member of the all-female cast of Oxygen Network’s hidden camera reality television series Girls Behaving Badly, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She has also appeared in other shows including My Wife and Kids, The Bernie Mac Show, Weekends at the D.L., and The Practice.
Handler was a correspondent on The Tonight Show, and was also a regular commentator on E! and Scarborough Country. She hosted the first episode of the reality TV show On the Lot but quit before the second episode was aired.
In April 2006, she started hosting The Chelsea Handler Show on E!, which lasted two seasons. The handler was The View and Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. From August 2, 2007 to September 5, 2008, Handler co-hosted The View.
Additionally, on August 18, 2010, it was announced that Handler would be the host of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and this made her the second woman in the history of the VMAs to be the sole host of the ceremony, after Roseanne Barr, who hosted in 1994. The event took place on September 12, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
In July 2007, she started starring in her half-hour, late-night comedy series on E! titled Chelsea Lately. The show proved to be a hit by averaging more than a half-million viewers since its premiere and having clips on YouTube with more than one million views. The final episode of the show was aired on August 26, 2014.
In May 2009, Handler hosted the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. Additionally, in June, she was named as Grand Marshal of the 2009 Los Angeles Pride celebration for her visible and vocal support of equality. In March 2012, she hosted the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles.
In 2016, she filmed a documentary series for Netflix called Chelsea Does, which consists of four episodes on marriage, Silicon Valley, racism, and drugs. Moreover, in October 2017, she announced that the show would be concluding after its second season.
Chelsea Handler Show | The Chelsea Handler Show
The Chelsea Handler Show is an American sketch comedy series that is aired on the E! television network. Furthermore, the series starred Chelsea Handler and featured skits that mocked the entertainment industry, spoofed celebrities, television, the elderly, and herself. The show aired on Friday nights at 10:30 EST.
The show originally ordered eight episodes which aired from April 21 to June 9 and was given an additional four episodes starting August 11 to create a 12-episode season, and it finished its run on September 8, 2006.
Chelsea Handler Books
Handler has written five books that have made the New York Times Best Seller List, four of which have reached number one.
- Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
- My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
- Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
- Uganda Be Kidding Me
- Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
- My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
- Are You There Vodka Its Me 6d
Chelsea Handler Netflix
Chelsea is well known for her weekly Netflix talk show and documentary series Chelsea Does. Moreover, she released the documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in January 2016 which consists of four episodes on marriage, Silicon Valley, racism, and drugs.
Furthermore, she began presenting her new Netflix original comedy talk show Chelsea in May 2016. The first season streamed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week; season 2 streams every Friday.
After two seasons, Chelsea announced that her self-titled Netflix series is coming to an end. She said that she will not be returning for another season of Chelsea, her weekly Netflix talk show, as she wishes to focus on activism.
Chelsea Handler Dog – Chelsea Handler Chunk
Chelsea Handler owns two new adorable dogs, Bert and Bernice. She previously owned a dog called Chunk. Additionally, Chelsea adopted the dog from a kill shelter at the age of 9, and it became her constant companion, a permanent fixture in her dressing rooms, and even the cover star of her book Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.
In his Twitter and Facebook accounts, the German shepherd-Chow mix had 170,000 adoring followers of his own. Furthermore, Chunk died in January 2018, and Chelsea shared a post about her beloved dog, Chunk, death recalling how much he loved the attention from his fans.
“Thank you to everyone who has sent so many goodies, doggy treats, toys, clothes, paintings, stuffed animals, and everything else over the years,” Handler captioned a pic of Chunk on Instagram. “He loved being famous and getting recognized, especially without me. So many people loved him, and I appreciate that and so did he.”
In August 2017, Handler said goodbye to another beloved pet, her dog, Tammy.
“She was struggling and I couldn’t bear to have her fight anymore,” she explained about having to put Tammy down. “Anyone who doesn’t believe a dog changes your life has never rescued one. I only had 2 years with Tammy, but she made sure I never went to bed once without hearing her little paws mount my stairwell 2 paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard.”
Chelsea Handler Stand Up
Handler decided to pursue stand-up comedy at the age of 21, after telling her story about driving under the influence to a class of other offenders, who found it funny. Furthermore, in 2007, she performed with Comedy Central’s Hour Stand-Up Comedy Tour across the United States.
In 2014, she released the book Uganda Be Kidding Me, which was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list for two weeks and in the middle of the year did the stand-up show Uganda Be Kidding Me: Live, which was then released on Netflix in October 2014.
Her stand-up comedy has also been televised on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1’s Love Lounge, and HBO’s broadcast of the Aspen Comedy Festival.
Chelsea Handler Trump
Handler’s criticism of Trump has been both personal and political. She has mocked his physical appearance, his intelligence, and his temperament. She has also criticized his policies, such as his travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, and his tax cuts for the wealthy.
In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, Handler campaigned for Hillary Clinton and appeared in several anti-Trump ads. After Trump’s victory, she said that she was “terrified” for the future of the country. Since Trump became president, Handler has continued to criticize him on her social media accounts and in her comedy shows. She has also spoken out against his supporters, calling them “a cult.”
Chelsea Handler Abortion
Handler has been a vocal advocate for abortion rights. She has spoken out against restrictions on abortion access and has funded organizations that provide abortion services. Additionally, in 2022, she launched a campaign called “Bans Off Our Bodies” to fight against the wave of anti-abortion legislation that was being passed across the United States.
Handler has said that she believes that abortion is a fundamental right and that women should have the ability to make their own decisions about their bodies. She has also argued that abortion bans disproportionately harm low-income women and women of color.
Chelsea Handler Alcoholic
Handler has openly discussed her struggles with alcohol abuse in the past. In a 2016 interview with People magazine, she revealed that she had been heavily drinking for an extended period, leading to disruptions in both her professional and personal life. “I found myself drinking every day,” she disclosed. “It reached a point where I was blacking out and making regrettable decisions.”
In 2014, Handler decided to embark on a journey to sobriety as she recognized the detrimental impact of her drinking habits. Seeking help, she checked into rehab, and since then, she has successfully maintained a sober lifestyle. In a more recent interview with Forbes magazine in 2023, Handler expressed that she is currently in a state of increased happiness and overall better health. Moreover, while she still occasionally indulges in drinking, she emphasized that she now approaches it with a heightened sense of mindfulness.
Chelsea Handler Movies
- Chelsea Lately 2007 – 2014
- The Chelsea Handler Show 2006
- Chelsea 2016 – 2017
- A Wiec Wojna 2012
- Chelsea Does 2016
- Fun Size 2012
- Chelsea Handler: Revolution Since 2022
- Are You There, Chelsea? 2012
- After Lately 2011 – 2013
- Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea 2019
- Uganda Be Kidding Me: Live 2014
- Chelsea Handler: Evolution Since 2020