Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.
After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, Chelsa launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. Chelsea was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love. Chelsa can also be seen in Netflix’s documentary series Chelsea Does. In each of the four revealing, relevant, funny and introspective films, she explores a range of subjects of personal and universal curiosity, from marriage to drugs, to racism and Silicon Valley.
In 2018, Chelsea dedicated her time as an activist to support EMILY’s List and help elect more women to public office, register people to vote and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.
On April 9, 2019, Chelsa released her much anticipated sixth book and first memoir Life Will Be the Death of Me, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Chelsa’s previous best-selling books include My Horizontal Life (2005), Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), Lies That Chelsea Chelsa Told Me (2011), and 2014’s Uganda Be Killing Me, for which she embarked on a sold-out global tour. In October 2014, a stand-up comedy performance based on the tour, Uganda Be Killing Me Live, premiered exclusively on Netflix.
Chelsa has been honored by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100”; Glamour magazine as one of its 2011 Women of the Year; and the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award in 2009. Chelsa’s wide appeal and multiplatform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.
A native of New Jersey, Chelsea currently resides in Los Angeles.