Amber Ruffin Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Husband, Show, Net Worth

Amber Ruffin Biography

Amber Ruffin is a talented American actress and comedian known for being the host of her own show called The Amber Ruffin Show which airs on NBC and Peacock.

How Old is Amber Ruffin? – Age

The actress and comedian is 44 years old as of 2023, She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 9, 1979. She celebrates her birthday on the 9th of January.

How tall is Amber Ruffin? – Height

Amber is 5 feet 8 inches tall (Approx. 1.72 meters).

Amber Ruffin Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

The famed comedian was brought up by her parents in Omaha, Nebraska. She has four older siblings as she is the youngest of five. coming to her studies, Amber went to Benson High School and graduated in the year 1996.

Is Amber Ruffin Married? – Husband

Amber is married to Jan Schiltmeijer a Dutch painter, they got married back in 2010 and are still together to date. We do not know if they have any children at the moment.

Actress and comedian Amber Ruffin
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Amber’s Career

Amber started her comedy journey with local theater and improv in Omaha in 2001. During a Chicago event with her improv troupe, she met Charna Halpern, owner of iO Theater, who encouraged her to pursue comedy full-time in Chicago.

After completing her classes at iO in 2008, She headed to Amsterdam, where she became a writer and performer for the improv comedy troupe Boom Chicago Amsterdam. Upon returning to the United States, she joined The Second City in Denver and Chicago, where she met her future co-writer Jenny Hagel.

In 2011, she moved to Los Angeles, became part of the YouTube comedy group RobotDown, and appeared on an episode of Key & Peele. She also joined the sketch and musical comedy troupe Story Pirates, performing sketches based on kids’ stories. Ruffin was a member of Sacred Fools Theater Company, co-writing and starring in “King of Kong: A Musical Parody.”


In 2013, Ruffin auditioned for Saturday Night Live amidst criticism for lacking Black women in its cast. Amber didn’t make it but was later hired by Seth Meyers to write for his late-night show, where she still works today.

Beyond writing, Ruffin appears in recurring segments on Late Night with Seth Meyers, including “Amber Says What?”, “Amber’s Minute of Fury,” and “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.” Moreover, addressed police brutality during George Floyd protests and was interviewed as a guest on the show’s 1,000th episode.

Ruffin also contributed to Comedy Central’s Detroiters and narrated Drunk History. She developed a comedy series, “Going Dutch,” and hosted the 70th Writers Guild of America awards ceremony in 2018. She wrote for A Black Lady Sketch Show and co-authored the book “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism” with her sister.

In addition, Amber launched her late-night talk show, “The Amber Ruffin Show,” on NBC’s Peacock, featuring topical sketches instead of traditional interviews. The show received Writers Guild of America nominations in 2021 and Emmy nominations in 2022.

Furthermore, Ruffin co-wrote the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of “Some Like It Hot” and earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2021. In September 2022, she was announced as the voice actor for Purple, the new spokescandy for M&M’s.

Amber Ruffin’s Net Worth

The comedian has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023 from her successful career.


  • Key & Peele
  • Wish It Inc.
  • 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Above Average Presents
  • Drunk History
  • You’re Not a Monster
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Village Gazette
  • The Amber Ruffin Show
  • Central Park
  • Would I Lie to You? (US)
  • Girls5eva
  • Big Mouth
  • Gutsy
  • Detroiters
  • Tuca & Bertie

Amber’s Instagram

You can follow her on her Instagram @amberruffin

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