Amber Ruffin Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Family, Facts, Biography

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Amber Ruffin Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth January 9, 1979
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Boyfriend Jan Schiltmeijer

Amber Ruffin is an American comedian, writer, and actor who has been a writer for several TV programs including Late Night with Seth Meyers that she began working for in 2014 and A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019) as well as for numerous TV movies like Village Gazette (2020) for which she was the executive producer too along with being the writer. She has been conferred numerous awards and titles such as being nominated for a Writers Guild Award in the area of Comedy/Variety in 2017.

Born Name

Amber Mildred Ruffin

Nick Name


Amber Ruffin revelling in a dress she loves in April 2020
Amber Ruffin reveling in a dress she loves in April 2020 (Amber Ruffin / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Omaha, Nebraska, United States


New York City, New York, United States





She attended Benson High School, graduating in 1996.


Comedian, Writer, Actor


  • Siblings – She has 3 sisters.


She is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.




5 ft 8 in or 172.5 cm


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Amber Ruffin enjoying a drink in March 2020
Amber Ruffin enjoying a drink in March 2020 (Amber Ruffin / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

She has dated –

  1. Jan Schiltmeijer – She tied the knot with Jan Schiltmeijer, a native of the Netherlands, in 2010. She had met him while working in Amsterdam with the comedy troupe named Boom Chicago.

Race / Ethnicity


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Hair Color


She often tends to dye her hair in different shades.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Expressive eyes
  • Cheerful smile

Brand Endorsements

She has endorsed or promoted several brands such as Handi Works.



Amber Ruffin Favorite Things

  • Hobby – Painting her nails in different colors and designs
  • Best Friend – Jenny Hagel

Source – Instagram,

Amber Ruffin as seen in July 2020
Amber Ruffin as seen in July 2020 (Amber Ruffin / Instagram)

Amber Ruffin Facts

  1. She has affirmed that the best part of being in her profession has been to suddenly see the machinery of sets, costumes, and props being set into motion for the idea she had come up with, with people she has never met before calling her up and commenting on the characters she had created.
  2. When she embarked on her role with Late Night with Seth Meyers she became the first African American woman to write for a late-night network talk show in America. In a time in which both African Americans and women have been fighting to find equal footing in an industry that has been dominated by men for ages, Amber’s accomplishment has been considered to have huge implications in matters where opportunities for women and people of color are concerned.
  3. She has revealed that she does not feel like she is doing good comedy unless she feels like she is in a little danger and that she has wanted to be somewhat uncomfortable and scared, having believed that otherwise, her work will not be interesting enough to appeal to anyone.
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Featured Image by Amber Ruffin / Instagram

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