Iliza Shlesinger

Iliza Shlesinger

Highest Rated: 82% The Opening Act (2020)

Lowest Rated: 21% Paradise (2013)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1983

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Iliza Shlesinger was an American comedian who in 2008 became the first woman, and youngest person ever, to win NBC's "Last Comic Standing" (NBC, 2003-2014). Born in New York City and raised in Dallas, Texas, Shlesinger's interest in performing began when she was a very young girl. She found that she had an ease and comfort in making people laugh - and many times without even trying. By her mid-teens she started taking comedy serious by joining the famed Dallas improv troupe ComedySportz. Schlesinger quickly became the troupe's standout performer, but felt a bit confined by the limitations of the Dallas comedy scene. That said, when it came time to enroll in college she decided on Emerson for the simple reason that Boston had a thriving comedy scene. Shlesinger studied film at Emerson, but it was the school's local improv troupe called Jimmy's Traveling All Stars that really drew her in. Once again, the young improviser became a standout in the troupe, thus learning to write and perform comedy for the stage. After graduating from Emerson, Shlesinger moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in standup. Within a few years of her arrival, Shlesinger had won MySpace's 2007 "So You Think You're Funny" contest, and also became the first woman ever to win NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2008. Before long she was performing her act on TV shows, while traveling the country as one of the comedy world's most in-demand standups. In 2011 Shlesinger began hosting the syndicated dating show "Excused" (Syndicated, 2011-2013), but the show ended its run after a couple of seasons. 2013 was also the year her first standup special "War Paint" premiered on Netflix. Shlesinger had another comedy special premiere on Netflix in 2015 called "Freezing Hot." In March of 2016 Shlesinger returned to television when she began hosting the game show "Separation Anxiety" (TBS, 2016- ). The show, which premiered on TBS in March of 2016, was Shlesinger's first hosting gig since "Excused" ended its run two years prior.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right One Kelly (Character) - 2021
37% 52% Spenser Confidential Cissy (Character) - 2020
82% 87% The Opening Act Val (Character) - 2020
76% 89% Pieces of a Woman Anita (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 35% Iliza: Unveiled Unknown (Character) - 2019
81% 82% Instant Family October (Character) $67.3M 2018
60% 66% Iliza: Elder Millennial Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 59% Iliza: Confirmed Kills Unknown (Character) - 2016
21% 30% Paradise Carol (Character) $6K 2013

TV

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No Score Yet 48% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2020 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crank Yankers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020
No Score Yet 54% The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020 2016-2017
82% 14% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nerdist Presents Set List Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Truth & Iliza Host 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Name Game Guest 2015-2017
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separation Anxiety Host 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet World's Funniest Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for Laughs: All Access Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ridiculousness Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funniest Wins Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deal With It Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pete Holmes Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Excused Host 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Comic Standing Guest,
Contestant
2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live at Gotham Guest 2009

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