Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Marie Einbinder (born May 21, 1995) is an American comedian, actress, and writer known for starring in the HBO Max series Hacks, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2021 and a Golden Globe Award in 2022.[1]

Hannah Einbinder
Born (1995-05-21) May 21, 1995 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
EducationChapman University (BFA)
Years active2018–present
Parent(s)Laraine Newman (mother)

Early life and educationEdit

Hannah is the daughter of original Saturday Night Live cast member Laraine Newman and comedy writer Chad Einbinder. Her family is Jewish and she grew up in Los Angeles.[2] She cites Dana Gould, Janeane Garofalo, Bo Burnham, and Maria Bamford as being among her inspirations and influences.[3][4] Einbinder earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in television writing and production from Chapman University.[5]


In 2019, Einbinder appeared in the Just for Laughs festival's New Faces showcase and was named by National Public Radio as one of the 10 standout comedians to watch.[6] She was also named one of Vulture's best new up and coming comedians to watch in 2019; she was recognized for "her refreshingly absurdist charm."[7]

She made her national television debut in March 2020 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,[8] and at the time was the youngest person to do a stand-up set on the show. It was the show's last on-stage stand-up performance for fifteen months as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning.

In 2021, Einbinder co-starred as Ava in Hacks on HBO Max, together with Jean Smart and Carl Clemons-Hopkins.[9][10] The show received a total of 15 Emmy nominations including acting nominations for Einbinder, Smart and Clemons-Hopkins.[11] It was renewed for a second season in June 2021, which premiered on May 12, 2022.[12][13]

Personal lifeEdit

Einbinder is bisexual.[14][15] She is in a relationship with stand-up comedian Alex Edelman.[16][17]



Year Title Role Notes
2021 North Hollywood Waitress


Year Title Role Notes
2018 How to Be Broke Street Team Episode: "Free Parking Ticket"
2021-present Hacks Ava Daniels Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2021 Gold Derby Awards Comedy Supporting Actress Hacks Nominated
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2022 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated


  1. ^ "Hannah Einbinder". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  2. ^ Zinoman, Jason (2021-05-12). "Hannah Einbinder: Portrait of a Young Comic on the Cusp". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  3. ^ "Jean Smart and her Hacks co-stars talk Las Vegas, comedy inspirations". TV Club. 11 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  4. ^ Escandon, Rosa. "24-Year-Old Hannah Einbinder Is No Longer Inhibited". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  5. ^ "Hannah Einbinder at Improv". Improv. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  6. ^ Limbong, Andrew (30 July 2019). "New Faces Emerge At The World's Biggest Comedy Festival". NPR.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  7. ^ Clark, Jake Kroeger, Anne Victoria (2019-10-29). "The Comedians You Should and Will Know of 2019". Vulture. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  8. ^ Hannah Einbinder: This Is What Happens When Your Parents Wish For A Boy, retrieved 2021-05-16 – via YouTube
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (2021-02-08). "Jean Smart Comedy Series at HBO Max Adds 10 to Cast, Including Hannah Einbinder and Carl Clemons-Hopkins". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  10. ^ D’addario, Daniel (June 15, 2021). "Why 'Hacks' Wouldn't Work Without Ava as Deborah Vance's Prickly Foil". Variety. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  11. ^ Canfield, David (2021-07-14). "How Hacks Became an Even Bigger Emmy Power Player Than Expected". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  12. ^ White, Peter (2021-06-08). "'Hacks' Renewed For Season 2 At HBO Max". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  13. ^ Burack, Emily (2022-04-16). "Everything we know about 'Hacks' season two". Town & Country. Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  14. ^ Zinoman, Jason (2021-05-12). "Hannah Einbinder: Portrait of a Young Comic on the Cusp". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  15. ^ "Hannah Einbinder on Bringing Her Authentic Bi Self to 'Hacks,' Comedy". www.advocate.com. 2021-06-15. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  16. ^ @alexedelman (May 21, 2022). "Happy Birthday 🎈to the best girlfriend who has ever lived but the thing that people won't tell you about @hannaheinbinder is that she will try to kill you by making you laugh with food in your mouth you could choke to death it's not ok" – via Instagram.
  17. ^ Kaufman, Joanne. "How Alex Edelman Grew to Love His Family's Condo, 'Shvach' Sofa and All". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  18. ^ Blistein, Jon (July 13, 2021). "'The Crown,' 'I May Destroy You,' 'Hacks,' 'Mare of Easttown' Score Major 2021 Emmy Nominations". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  19. ^ Pedersen, Erik (December 6, 2021). "Critics Choice TV Nominations: 'Succession' Leads Field As HBO Edges Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  20. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (December 13, 2021). "Golden Globe Nominations: Full TV List". TVLine. Retrieved December 13, 2021.

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