This trailblazing comic and actress has reached the highest heights of fame, wealth and celebrity — but her journey to the top was long and often painful. She has been held up alternately has a hero and a villain, when at times she wanted to simply be herself.
Her life story contains plenty of inspirational moments of triumph, but also grievously dark chapters. She survived an unhappy childhood in an emotionally broken and financially strained family, sexual abuse at the hands of a family member, and the horrific accidental death of her partner, . . . all before she was 25 years old.
Despite having endured more than her fair share of suffering, she manages to exude a joyfulness that lifts up her audiences and those around her. After all she’s been through, her optimism is truly inspirational.
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