Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler’s talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.
After a successful eight-year run as the host of E1’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. “Chelsea,” the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation, tackles today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity you know and love. Handler travels around the world – braving an ice skating rink in Russia and wielding a Trump-shaped piñata through the streets of Mexico – and back again to Los Angeles, where she tapes in front of a live in-studio audience featuring celebrities, dignitaries, and surprise guests. From intimate dinner parties to viral PSAs to “explainer segments” that answer all the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask, she brings you thought-provoking, yet hilarious conversations about topics like international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics, and more. A second season is currently available for streaming globally.
As the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler became the first female to break into the otherwise male-dominated late-night arena. In 2014, Chelsea ended the show after a successful eight-year run in order to pursue other interests, or, in her words, “get a real job.”
Handler can also be seen in “Chelsea Does,” a Netflix Documentary Series directed by Academy Award and Emmy-nominated Eddie Schmidt and executive produced by Schmidt, Academy Award and Emmy-winning Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom), and Handler. In each of the four revealing, relevant, funny and introspective films, Handler explores a range of subjects of personal and universal curiosity, from marriage to drugs, to racism and Silicon Valley.
Handler’s five best-selling books include My Horizontal Life (2005), Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (2011), and 2014’s Uganda Be Killing Me, her fourth nonfiction title to debut at No. 1 on The New York Times Best-Seller List. In support of the release, Handler embarked on a sold-out global tour, and in October 2014, a stand-up comedy performance based on the tour, Uganda Be Killing Me Live, premiered exclusively on Netflix.
Handler has been honored by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100”; Glamour magazine as one of its 2011 Women of the Year; and the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award in 2009. Handler’s wide appeal and multiplatform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.
A native of New Jersey, Chelsea currently resides in Los Angeles.