In 2015, she starred in the drama I Smile Back, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. After beginning her stand-up comedy in 1992, Silverman was part of the 1993–94 season of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for 18 weeks as a writer and featured player.She was fired after one season where only one of the sketches she wrote survived to dress rehearsal and none aired, although she did appear on the show as a cast member in skits, usually in smaller supporting roles.
She also appeared in other television programs, such as Mr. (1997), School of Rock (2003), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). Beth had been George Mc Govern's personal campaign photographer and would found the theater company New Thalian Players, while Donald has training as a social worker and also ran the clothing store Crazy Sophie's Outlet. Her sisters are Rabbi Susan Silverman, screenwriter Jodyne Silverman, and actress Laura Silverman; her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was three months old.Kimmel and Damon's feud dates back to the early days of when the host wasn't yet welcoming top tier guests and would end his show by joking, "Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time tonight." As the show's popularity grew, Damon started popping up, but Kimmel regularly found a reason to bump him.Their spat took off in 2009, however, when Kimmel's then-girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, debuted her confessional smash single, "I'm Fucking Matt Damon." (has compiled a helpful timeline.) As detailed during the session, Damon has been waiting to appear on for 12 years, and since he's technically scheduled each night, he has to show up. " As the session continued, Damon revealed that he doesn't just show up each night, but actually lives in the dressing room, while Kimmel insisted that the actor was a spoiled star who could not accept that wasn't his show. "I took the shit over and fucking busted the ratings wide open." "You taped up my head! "It felt like duct tape was suffocating me." Still, the pair inched closer to a breakthrough, with Kimmel admitting he liked some of Damon's friends, and Damon saying, "I like his show — I wouldn't have waited for 12 years to get on if I didn't like the show." In closing, Kimmel promised to get Damon a small TV (but no Wi-Fi) for his basement dressing room apartment, and try harder to actually have him on the show.For her work on television, she won two Primetime Emmy Awards.Silverman was a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live, and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.The pair, however, still have their work cut out for them, as evidenced by Damon's attempt to sneak onto the show disguised as Kimmel's actual guest, Dr. Sporting a horrifying bald cap and mustache, and spouting faux Texas-isms — "A squirrel in a top hat is like a donkey in a dress: You can take it to the prom, but if you try to make it wear lipstick, you're gonna get kicked" — Damon did finally take a long-coveted seat in the guest chair, but Kimmel blew his cover.