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Amber Ruffin Biography

Amber Ruffin is the host of The Amber Ruffin Program, a self-titled late-night chat show that airs on Peacock and NBC. She is also a stand-up comedian, actress, novelist, dramatist, and writer who has been writing for Seth Meyers’ Late Night show since 2014.  As an author, Amber has co-written a New York Times Best Seller with her sister and it is called “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism”.

Amber Ruffin Age

How Old is Ruffin? She is 43 years old as of January 9, 2022. Born Amber Mildred Ruffin, She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the U.S. in 1979.

Amber Ruffin Ethnicity | Nationality

What ethnicity is Ruffin? she belongs to a mixed ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States and she holds American nationality.

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Amber Ruffin Height | Weight

Amber stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm;  and Weighs, 66 kg or 145.5 lbs.

Amber Ruffin Parents | Siblings | Sister

The late-night talk show host was born Amber Mildred Ruffin, to James and Theresa, Air Force veterans. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the U.S. in 1979, to a family of seven. She is the youngest of her four siblings. Only one of her siblings is widely known, older sister Lacey Lamar with whom she has co-authored a book, “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey”.

Amber Ruffin married | Husband

Is Ruffin Married? Yes, Amber is a happily married woman. She has been married since 2010 to Jan Schiltmeijer, a painter from Harlem, Amsterdam. The two met in Amsterdam where Amber had gone to work with an international creative group that writes and performs improv and sketch comedy. They began dating in 2010, and later got married.

Amber Ruffin’s Net Worth

The talented comedian has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – and $5 Million which she has earned throughout her career.

Amber Ruffin Book

Amber and her older sister Lacey co-wrote a book that was released on January 12, 2021. Its title, You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism. It basically covers entertaining yet horrifying stories of Lacey’s encounter with modern-day racism in her everyday life. The stories are shared through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter.

Amber Ruffin Awards | Honors

2018: Crain’s New York Business, 40 Under 40
2021: New York Times Best Seller, Hardcover Nonfiction
2021: Time100 Next

Amber Ruffin Talk Show| Career

Ruffin had a passion to work in comedy since she was a child, so when she was in her twenties, she relocated to Chicago and joined Boom Chicago, an international theater company. Amber met her now-husband Jan Schiltmeijer in Amsterdam in 2008. This is Amber’s own late-night talk show, which debuted on September 25, 2020 after being announced on January 16, 2020. It’s available on Peacock, an NBC-owned service. The structure of the show is more centered on current sketches than on having guests on. This show has been nominated for various accolades since its inception. A Writers Guild of America award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series are among them.

Ruffin has been a writer for HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show since 2019. Ruffin hosted the 70th Writers Guild of America awards ceremony in February 2018. In addition to Late Night, Ruffin is a regular narrator on another Comedy Central show, Drunk History, and writes for the show Detroiters. Ruffin created a single-camera comedy series called Going Dutch in 2017, but it was not picked up. She was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for the “Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) Series” in 2017.

Ruffin auditioned for a position on Saturday Night Live in 2014, but Seth Meyers recruited him to write for Late Night with Seth Meyers instead. Ruffin began acting in local theater plays in her area in 2001. She eventually relocated to Chicago, where she attended the iO Theater to study improv. In 2008, she relocated to Amsterdam to join the improv comedy troupe Boom Chicago as a writer and performer. Ruffin performed with The Second City in both Denver and Chicago after returning to the United States, where she met future Late Night co-writer Jenny Hagel. She went to Los Angeles in 2011 and became a member of the YouTube comedy group RobotDown, as well as appearing on an episode of Key & Peele.