Ilana Glazer is not only a hilarious American comedian but also a skilled actress and an accomplished writer, made famous by the popular Comedy Central series Broad City, a show she created together with her friend and partner Abbi Jacobson.
Since the founding of Broad City, which has enjoyed enormous success in the entertainment industry, the young comedienne has been very successful in the industry. Her role in the film How To Follow Strangers distinguished her as an actress of a rare genre. Other movies she starred in are The Night Before (2015) and Rough Night (2017).
Who Is Ilana Glazer?
Ilana Glazer was born on April 12, 1987, in Long Island, New York, and is the daughter of two insurance employees – Larry and Sandi Glazer. She spent her formative years in St. James, New York, alongside her only sibling Elliot in a Reformed Jewish household.
She later attended Smithtown High School in Smithtown, New York. The rising star then went to New York University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009. During her studies, the young actress shared a room with Rachel Bloom. Ilana has admitted that she smokes marijuana almost every day, but she rarely touches alcohol.
The total net worth of the stand-up comedienne is estimated at an admirable $2 million, although her salary and other income have not yet been disclosed.
In 2006, the up-and-coming star began training courses at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and then toured New York for several years with improvisation and stand-up comedy performances. Together with Abbi Jacobson, she founded Broad City, a popular web series in which the duo appeared as fictional versions of themselves. Broad City, which was nominated by the ECNY for Best Web Series, was well received by the public and attracted the attention of prestigious media such as The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and US Today.
The web series was so popular that it was eventually adapted into a sitcom that is currently being broadcast in Comedy Central.
The versatile entertainer has appeared in several short films including High and Dry, which aired in 2014, Nature Boys, which was released in 2012, and Little Horribles, which premiered in 2013. In 2015 she appeared in The Night Before, but her groundbreaking role in films came with her appearance in How to Follow Strangers, which was released in 2013. Among the comedian’s works on television is Time Travelling Bong, Bojack Horseman, Inside Amy Schumer, Lip Sync Battle, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Lucas Bros Moving Co.
In 2017 Ilana married her longtime boyfriend David Rooklin.
Everything You Should Know About David Rooklin
On 26 February 2017, Ilana Glazer married her longtime boyfriend David Rooklin, with whom she had been dating since 2014.
Their wedding ceremony was a private affair, which took place in the New York City Hall. The public finally learned about the wedding when Ilana’s friend and fellow comedian Phoebe Robinson published her wedding photo in social media in her message of congratulations to the newlyweds.
The two seem very happy together and are eager to spend the rest of their lives as friends and partners.
Here you can find more information about David:
1. David Rooklin Works at NYU
David received his Ph.D. in Computational Biology from NYU in 2012 after earning a degree in biochemistry from Oberlin College. He currently works at NYU as a teaching assistant, while he is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of molecular modeling.
2. He’s a Scientist
David and Ilana can be compared to two very different sides of the same coin. According to his wife Ilana, he is a scientist and has no idea about comedy. Although they are very different, it is obvious that they were meant for each other.
3. He’s a Proud Feminist.
Ilana’s husband is a die-hard feminist and is proud of it. His belief in gender equality makes his wife love him more. She has even published a photo of her husband wearing a cap with the word feminist on it in social media.
4. David Rooklin Dated Ilana Glazer For Years
Their relationship began in 2014 and culminated in marriage in 2017, i.e. the couple spent several years of silent courtship before going public with their relationship.