Abbi Jacobson

Abbi Jacobson


Life Story

Abbi Jacobson was born on February 1, 1984 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA as Abbi Lee Jacobson. She is an actress and writer, known for Broad City (2014), Broad City (2010) and The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017).



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She created Broad City, which was produced for television by former Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler.
Her show Broad City was adapted from her acclaimed web series of the same name, which won the ECNY Award for Best Web Series.
She studied acting at Emmerson College before taking classes at the famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Her parents are artist Susan Komm and graphic designer Alan Jacobson. She has an older brother.
Actress and writer best known for co-creating and starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City with her comedy partner Ilana Glazer. She went on to voice Princess Bean on the animated Netflix series Disenchantment. She is also an illustrator and has published several coloring books.


Personal Quotes 

I really admire people that do more than one thing. That's sort of the goal, right - to be an artist that can work in any medium. That's what I hope for my career.
Everything on 'Broad City' that my character has drawn is my stuff from years and years ago.
I didn't go to school for illustration. I did larger pieces, mostly drawings and paintings, and minored in video, but when I moved to N.Y.C., I didn't have a studio space anymore and downsized to my desk and started illustrating. I started a greeting card company and sold cards all over the city.
I'm not a political comic.
I love Maira Kalman. She's an amazing illustrator and writer. I've loved her since I was in college, but when I moved to New York and experienced the same city she was drawing and writing about, I developed a whole new appreciation. Her work made me observe everything so much deeper and more joyfully.
Why does 'writer' have no gender, but 'actor' has a gender? What is that?
I feel like comedy had a boys'-club label when we were starting.
I definitely relate so much to a lot of women in comedy, but I don't love segregating the genders. I'm just as influenced by male comedians as I am female comedians.
When I lived in Baltimore, I would come down fairly often to go to the Hirshhorn, and one of my good friends from high school went to Georgetown. I actually ended up going to Annapolis a lot. I had a car, and it was such a serene place to drive.
When I was in high school, my mom worked at Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I was always there.
We live in such a celebrity-driven culture, but all those people have to go buy toilet paper, and all those people have products they use and their favorite sweet treats. They all have to write to-do lists, and they're all reading books - well, hopefully most people are doing those things.
I wasn't in the art world at all as a kid; I was just creative, and we were always doing arts and crafts.
I will say that a lot of art, some of the best art, has very powerful and meaningful messages behind it, and the more you read the stuff on the walls, the more you learn the artist's intention, and you have a totally new point of view of what it's about.
I find young people talk about what they want to do, which is great because you get to form the words, but its also like, you gotta just get in there.
I drew a lot. I always had sketchbooks. My parents were really great about any gift-giving holiday - birthdays, Hanukkah, Christmas - it was always art supplies for my brother and I.



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