Amber Ruffin Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Comedy, Net Worth, Movies

Amber Ruffin Biography

Amber Mildred Ruffin is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actress. Besides, she hosts her own late-night talk show titled The Amber Ruffin Show on NBC and Peacock. She has also been a writer for Late Night together with Seth Meyers since 2014.

How old is Amber Ruffin? – Age

The stand-up comedian is 44 years old as of 2023. He was born on 9 January 1979, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is Amber Ruffin? – Height

Ruffin is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Amber Ruffin Mother, Father, Brother – Family

The stand-up comedian was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Likewise, she is the youngest of five children. At her young age, she learned Signing Exact English to communicate with a deaf neighbor.

Amber Ruffin Education

In 1996, Amber graduated from Benson High School.

Is Amber Ruffin Married? – Husband

Ruffin is married to Dutch painter Jan Schiltmeijer in 2010.

Comedian and Actress Amber Ruffin photo
Comedian and Actress Amber Ruffin photo

Amber Ruffin Career

Ruffin started performing in local theater productions and improv in Omaha in 2001. While performing together with her improv troupe at an event in Chicago, she met comedian and also owner of iO Theater Charna Halpern. In addition, Halpern encouraged her to move to Chicago saying she believed Ruffin would (have a full-time job, doing comedy, within the year). After finishing her classes at iO, she moved to Amsterdam to serve as a writer and performer on the improv comedy troupe Boom Chicago Amsterdam in 2008.

The stand-up comedian hosted the 70th Writers Guild of America awards ceremony in February 2018. Additionally in 2019, NBC ordered a pilot presentation for her single-camera comedy series Village Gazette. Besides, she became a writer for the first season of A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO in the same year.

Likewise, Ruffin and together with her sister Lacey Lamar co-authored a book, titled You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism, which was later released on January 12, 2021, and became placed on the New York Times Best Seller list.

In February 2021, it was again announced that Ruffin became set to co-write the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Some Like It Hot together with Matthew Lopez. In addition, she earned a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical nomination for the show. Later in September 2022, it was disclosed that Ruffin would be the voice actor of Purple, the new spokescandy for M&M’s.


  • Ox Tales
  • RobotDown
  • Key & Peele
  • Animation Domination High-Def
  • Wish It Inc.
  • 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Above Average Presents
  • Detroiters
  • 75th Golden Globe Awards
  • Tuca & Bertie
  • Drunk History
  • You’re Not a Monster
  • 76th Golden Globe Awards
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Village Gazette Amber
  • The Ruffin Show
  • Central Park
  • Would I Lie to You? (US)
  • Girls5eva
  • Big Mouth
  • Gutsy


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

Amber Ruffin Net Worth

Citing his career, Ruffin sits at an estimated net worth of $5 Million Dollars.

Amber Ruffin Twitter

You can find and follow Ruffin on twitter using the account name: @Ruffin

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