Always funny, Greek American writer and actress Amy Sedaris asked E online whether an Emmy nomination includes a cash prize when she learned that she had been nominated.
Sedaris was nominated by the Television Academy for the show At Home With Amy Sedaris in the Variety Sketchy Series. The show started airing in October 2017 on truTV.
“I’m honored and so thankful to the Television Academy for thinking of us,” Sedaris said. “A big thank you to truTV and the writers, cast and crew for making our show possible.As this is my first Emmy nomination, I feel compelled to ask, does this include a cash prize? I’m asking for a friend.”
Along with acclaimed writer sibling David Sedaris, Amy has collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and has written several plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. Their work includes Stump the Host, Stitches, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, The Book of Liz and One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award.
Sedaris was born in Endicott, New York, to Anglo-American Sharon Elizabeth (née Leonard) and Greek-American Louis Harry “Lou” Sedaris. She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her siblings, Lisa, David, Gretchen, Tiffany, and Paul and was raised in her father’s Greek Orthodox faith.
Her first major appearances on television began in 1995 on the Comedy Central sketch show, Exit 57, which also starred Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello.
Sedaris has also appeared on several films, such as Elf, School of Rock, Maid in Manhattan, Bewitched, Snow Angels, Full Grown Men, Old Dogs, Shrek the Third, and Chicken Little. She also had a large role in the comedy The Best and the Brightest.