Sarah Silverman, who provides the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 9th. Guest speakers John C. Reilly, who voices Ralph in the film, and Jimmy Kimmel were on hand at the event. Silverman’s star, the 2,649th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, can be found at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood Toy & Costume Shop.
ABOUT RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET:
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
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ABOUT SARAH SILVERMAN:
Two-time Emmy® Award winner SARAH SILVERMAN (voice of Vanellope) is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment. She serves as creator, executive producer and host of the Emmy-nominated “I Love You, America,” which returned with new episodes on September 6 on Hulu. The weekly half-hour topical show sees her looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest and not taking herself too seriously. She also continues to lend her voice to the Emmy Award–winning Fox animated series “Bob’s Burgers,” and is a part of JASH, a comedy collective on YouTube featuring original content by Silverman and friends Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts.
On stage, Silverman continues to cement her status as a force in stand-up comedy. In May 2017, she released her latest stand-up special, “Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust,” on Netflix, which culminated in two Emmy® Award nominations and a GRAMMY® Award nomination. In 2013, she debuted her hour-long HBO stand-up special “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” which earned her the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. The special received an additional Primetime Emmy Award nomination that year for Outstanding Variety Special in addition to a Writers Guild Awards nomination. In September 2014, Silverman released the special as an audio album through Sub Pop Records, which went on to receive a 2015 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Comedy Album. Previously, Silverman made an impressive splash with her concert-meets-comedy film “Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic,” which garnered major attention at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In the film world, Silverman was most recently seen opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carell in the critically acclaimed film “Battle of the Sexes,” which was based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. She also starred in “I Smile Back,” the film adaptation of the Amy Koppelman novel. The drama premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was later released in theaters by Broad Green Pictures. Silverman received much praise for her role as Laney Brooks, culminating in a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Her additional film credits include “The Book of Henry,” Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” “Ashby,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” “Take This Waltz,” “Gravy,” “Peep World,” “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” “School of Rock,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “The Way of the Gun” and the Oscar®-nominated smash hit “Wreck-It Ralph.”
In 2010, she released her first book, a memoir called “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee.” The book went on to become a New York Times Best Seller.
Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series “The Sarah Silverman Program.” This marked Comedy Central’s first-ever Emmy nomination in a scripted acting category. Silverman also received a Writers Guild Award nomination for her work on the show. In 2008, Silverman won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for her musical collaboration with Matt Damon. Additionally, she was honored with a Webby Award for Best Actress for her online video “The Great Schlep,” in which she persuaded young kids to encourage their grandparents in Florida to vote for President Obama prior to the 2008 presidential election.
Silverman has made memorable guest appearances on a number of acclaimed and notable television shows, including “Monk,” which earned her a 2008 Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her additional television work includes buzzed-about roles on “Masters of Sex,” “The Good Wife,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Seinfeld” and “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” Silverman has also hosted a number of major awards shows, including the 2007 MTV Movie Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards.
Silverman grew up in New Hampshire and attended one year of New York University. In 1993 she joined “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and feature performer and has not stopped working since.
She lives in Los Angeles.