Ilana Glazer is a comedian, a writer and an actress. She co-created the Comedy Central series Broad City with Abbi Jacobson. The show started off as a web series first. Former Saturday Night Live cast member Amy Poehler caught the show and helped Glazer and Jacobson set it up as a television show. Glazer has also starred in the feature comedies The Night Before and Rough Night.
Born on April 12, 1987 in St. James, New York, United States, her zodiac sign is Aries.
We feel that Ilana isn’t practicing religious. Our best evidence for this is that she was married in City Hall, in what was described as a small and quick ceremony. That doesn’t sound particularly denominational to us. (1)
Culturally Glazer identifies with being Jewish. “I feel more Jew-y than Jewish because I feel more cultural. Like Abbi, I’m a typical Reform girl. Had a bat mitzvah. Did my confirmation. And my observance has dissipated. I really do love the culture and I’m proud of the culture.” (2)
Reform Jewish seems to be our best guess for her religious views. For a Reform Jew, observing and practicing the religious details isn’t as important as following a general guideline to live as a good person.
Ilana swings left and is liberal in her political views.
“After the election it became more important to articulate exactly what these politics are and where they are coming from. I am saddened by the political landscape right now. It is just such a bummer. It is just such an assault on your senses to have the president be mean and a bully and rude.”
Ilana married David Rooklin, a biologist, in March 2017.
Ilana has a brother named Eliot. Her parents are named Sandi and Larry.
“I did stand-up. I wasn’t great at improv, good at stand-up. But I wanted to be around the people I hoped to write for.”
“I remember I gave my six weeks notice to the office job when I found out Amy [Poehler] was going to be in the finale [of Broad City].”
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