Amber Ruffin

Amber Ruffin

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Birthday: Jan 9, 1979

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Comedian and actress Amber Ruffin made headlines in 2014 when she joined the writing staff of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (NBC 2014-) and the public caught wind that Ruffin was the first African-American woman to write for a major late-night talk show. The Omaha, Nebraska native was far from a newcomer to comedy, however, having studied and performed at iO Theater in Chicago extensively. Ruffin had also joined Boom! Chicago in Amsterdam, touring Europe with the famed comedy troupe. After returning to the United States, she became a performer on the Second City Mainstage, where she stood out in shows like "No Country for Old White Men" and "Between Barack and a Hard Place." Ruffin also began branching into on-screen comedy, writing, producing, and appearing in the web series "RobotDown" (Youtube, 2012-13) in 2012. After a memorable appearance on "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, 2013-) narrating the story of Civil Rights activist Claudette Colvin, Ruffin began writing at "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in 2014, joining much of the show's staff additionally in writing for that year's "The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards" (2014), which Meyers hosted. Along with other members of the writing staff, Ruffin also acted in comedy sketches on the show, portraying characters such as Meyers' enthusiastic hype man Scoot and appearing as herself alongside fellow writer Jenny Hagel in the recurring segment "Jokes Seth Can't Tell." Ruffin's contributions would become integral to "Late Night," but that didn't stop her from making another appearance on "Drunk History" in 2016, this time telling the inebriated tale of radical temperance activist Carrie Nation.

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No Score Yet 42% The Amber Ruffin Show Host 2020-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019 2021
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zerlina Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest,
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2016 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wilmore Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest 2020
100% 63% A Black Lady Sketch Show Writer 2019
81% 59% The Break With Michelle Wolf Guest 2018
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Narrator 2018