11 Fun Facts About Chelsea Handler

Here’s a list of some interesting facts about Chelsea Handler you may not know:

Chelsea Handler

  • She was born on February 25, 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey.
  • She was raised in Reform Judaism. Her mother was born in Germany and moved to America in 1958. She later died of breast cancer in 2006.
  • She has two sisters and three brothers. Her eldest brother, Chet, died in a hiking accident in Wyoming when Chelsea was 9 years old.
  • At 19, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and worked as a waitress to earn extra money.
  • At 21, she decided to pursue stand-up comedy after telling her story about a DUI to a class of other offenders, who found it funny.
  • She got her big break starring in the American reality comedy television show Girls Behaving Badly which aired from 2002 – 2005.
  • She’s also appeared in other shows like The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and The Practice and is a regular commentator on E!
  • Chelsea has written four books entitled, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands; Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang; and Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. All her books, except her first, reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller List.
  • She dated rapper 50 Cent for a few months in 2009.
  • In a 2011 interview in The New York Times, Chelsea revealed she had an abortion when she was 16.
  • She’s besties with A-lister actresses, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.