Glazer in 2015
|Born||(1987-04-12) April 12, 1987
|Medium||Stand-up, improv, television, film|
|Spouse||David Rooklin (m. 2017)|
|Notable works and roles||Broad City|
Ilana Glazer (born April 12, 1987) is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She is best known for co-creating, co-starring (and on some occasions co-writing) for the Comedy Central series Broad City with Abbi Jacobson, based on the web series of the same name.
Glazer is the daughter of Sandi (née Wexler) and Larry Glazer, who both work in insurance and finance. She grew up in St. James, New York, with her brother, Eliot, and was raised in a Reform Jewish household.
In 2009, along with co-creator Abbi Jacobson, Glazer began shooting Broad City, a web series starring the two as fictionalized versions of themselves. The series was nominated for an ECNY Award for ‘Best Web Series’ and was positively received, garnering attention from major media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. The series caught the attention of Amy Poehler, who subsequently met with Glazer and Jacobson to help them shop a pilot script based on the series. Poehler also agreed to star in the web series finale.
In 2011, cable network FX, working with Amy Poehler as the producer, purchased a script commitment for the series from Glazer and Jacobson. However, the network did not approve the script and decided not to proceed with development. Glazer and Jacobson then approached Comedy Central, who agreed to purchase the script from FX and order a pilot.
Reception and renewal
Broad City made its broadcast television premiere in January 2014 and was received with positive reviews and strong ratings, becoming Comedy Central’s highest-rated first season since 2012 among the younger demographics, including adults 18-34, with an average of 1.2 million viewers.
The show has received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. Review aggregation website Metacritic noted season 1 received “generally favorable reviews,” giving it a score of 75 out of 100, based on reviews from 14 critics.
In February 2014, Comedy Central renewed the show for a second season. Season 2 received positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it a score of 89 out of 100, based on reviews from 8 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
She graduated from New York University in 2009, majoring in psychology. She was once roommates with Rachel Bloom after college in Brooklyn. She revealed to The New Yorker that she smokes marijuana every day, but rarely drinks alcohol. Ilana married her longtime boyfriend, scientist David Rooklin, in an unpublicised ceremony on Feb 26, 2017 at City Hall in New York. Dr. Rooklin is an expert in the computer simulation of drug interactions with proteins.
|2012||Nature Boys||Elle||Short film|
|2013||Little Horribles||Lindsay||Short film|
|2013||How to Follow Strangers||Ellie|
|2014||High and Dry||Vet Assistant||Short film|
|2015||The Night Before||Rebecca Grinch|
|2010||Broad City||Ilana Wexler||Web series; 15 episodes|
|2012||That Untitled Webseries that Morgan Evans Is Doing||Emma||Episode: “Emma”|
|2014–present||Broad City||Ilana Wexler||Lead role; also creator
|2015||Lucas Bros Moving Co||Sister Sister (voice)||Episode: “Sister Sister Sister”|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Herself||Episode: “80s Ladies”|
|2015–16||BoJack Horseman||Penny (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016||Time Traveling Bong||Sharee||Lead role; miniseries|
|2016||Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio||Various||Regular|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Critics’ Choice Television Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Broad City||Nominated|
|2016||Writers’ Guild of America Awards||Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2017||MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Comedic Performance (with Abbi Jacobson)||Pending|