Whitney Cummings was born September 4, 1982 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. She began her comedic career as a series regular on MTV's hit series "Punk'd" in 2004. Since then, she has appeared regularly on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" and has participated in numerous "Comedy Central Roasts" including those of David Hasselhoff and Joan Rivers. In 2010, her hour-long stand up special "Money Shot" was nominated for an American Comedy Award.
Cummings was the creator and star of "Whitney" on NBC and is the co-creator and co-writer of the hit CBS series "2 Broke Girls." Additionally, she guest starred in the television series "House, M.D." and starred in the 2008 movie "Made of Honor."
Cummings was named one of Variety's "10 Scribes to Watch" in 2011, and received the "Comedian of the Year Award" at the 2010 Young Hollywood Awards. In 2009, she was honored as one of Entertainment Weekly's "Comedy Stars of Tomorrow" and Variety named her one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in 2007.