Chelsea Handler is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, TV host and activist.
She was born in Livingston, New Jersey on February 25, 1975. Her father, Seymour, was Jewish and her mother, Rita, was Mormon. Seymour and Rita had 6 children. Chelsea is the youngest. She has three brothers and two sisters.
When Chelsea was 19, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She had been working as a waitress to support herself.
Apart from many acting jobs she got, Chelsea is mostly famous for her talk show Chelsea Lately. The late-night talk show aired on E! network from 2007 to 2014. After the end of the show, Chelsea released a Netflix documentary called “Chelsea Does” in 2016. In addition, she hosted another talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix from 2016 to 2017.
On the other hand, Chelsea Handler is also an accomplished writer. Out of all her books, five of them made The New York Times Best Seller List. On the same note, she has her own columns in Cosmopolitan.
Chelsea has appeared on the cover’s of many magazines, including Shape, The Hollywood Reporter, and Redbook. She even posed for Playboy in December 2009, however, she was fully clothed.
Handler is active on social media and you can find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
She currently lives in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Chelsea Handler Net Worth 2019 & Salary
Chelsea Handler has a remarkable net worth of $40 million. She is incredibly successful in all aspects of her career and definitely worked to earn as much as she does. Even Time named her one of the most influential people in the world.
Chelsea has been active in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. As a result, she has a $10 million salary. Very impressive for someone who had to work as a waitress to support herself.
Family & Childhood
Chelsea Handler publicly admitted that her parents were “hot messes”. Her father Seymour was a car salesman and her mother Rita was a homemaker. She recalls that her family was financially unstable and barely had enough to pay the bills. As a result, Chelsea promised herself not to live like that when she grows up.
On the other hand, Handler said that her home was filled with love and that her parents did the best they could to keep their children happy.
Chelsea had a big family. Her parents had 6 children. Chelsea’s oldest brother died when she was just 9 years old. His name was Chet and he died in a hiking accident. He was 21 years old. This incident shook the whole family and Chelsea used comedy to cope with the grief of losing her brother. Chelsea and Chet were certainly very close. She admitted to never really getting over his death.
Following Chet’s death, the family fell apart. For instance, Chelsea says that her parents became “unavailable” and completely isolated themselves.
As a teenager, Chelsea started doing drugs because of her unresolved family issues. In addition, she admitted to trying almost all drugs in high school, and even said she did her SAT’s on acid.
Chelsea had two abortions when she was just 16 years old and barely scraped enough money for them.
Chet’s death was not the only tragedy to occur within this family. In 1989, Chelsea’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. She fought cancer for more than a decade and lost her life in 2006.
Chelsea Handler’s Partners & Love Life
Chelsea Handler is very direct and straightforward about her personal life. She’s had quite a few relationships, though is currently single.
Chelsea had been dating Ted Harbert from 2006 to 2010. Harbert is a broadcasting and television executive. He was the CEO of Comcast Corporation. Sources mention that the couple had broken up because of their inability to separate business and pleasure.
She was also romantically linked to rapper 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson). They had dated in 2010 but broke up quickly.
In 2011, Chelsea started dating André Balazs. Balazs (born January 31, 1957) is the CEO of André Balazs Properties. He owns many hotels all around the United States. The couple struggled to find a way to live together and broke up after 2 years of dating, in 2013.
Chelsea claims that he was her “match”.
Although she had two abortions when she was young, she does not have any children as of yet. In addition, there are no rumors about infidelity on her part and she is not involved in any controversies regarding her love life.
As of 2019, Chelsea Handler is single and unmarried. However, she said that she is mature enough and ready for a relationship.
Age & Birth Sign
Handler was born on February 25, 1975. Consequently, she is currently 44 years old. Her birth sign is Pisces. Pisces are considered to be generous, kind, and sensitive.
Height & Weight
Chelsea Handler has a slim figure. She is 5’6 (168cm) and weighs 126lbs (57kg). Her body measurements are 36-27-35 inches.
Nationality & Ethnicity
Chelsea is American and Caucasian. She has German ancestry on her mother’s side. Her father was Jewish and she was raised in Reform Judaism (also known as Liberal Judaism).
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Born:,25 February 1975
Profession:,Actress – writer – producer – TV host – activist
Net Worth:,$40 million