Ilana Rose Glazer was born on April 12, 1987, and is an American comedian, writer and actress. Glazer is the daughter of Sandi (Wexler) and Larry Glazer, who are both employed in insurance and finance. She was raised in St. James, New York, with her brother and was brought up in a Reform Jewish household. She went to Smithtown High School in Smithtown, New York. Glazer graduated from New York University in the year 2009, majoring in psychology. Glazer started taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in 2006 and performed at various locations in New York City doing improve and stand-up for many years to come.
In 2009, alongside co-creator Abbi Jacobson, Glazer started filming for Broad City, a web series starring the duo as fictionalized versions of their actual selves. The series received an ECNY Award for ‘Best web Series’ nomination and was positively reviewed, attracting the attention of mainstream media outlets like Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Glazer is famous for co-creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City which is based on the web series bearing the same name. She was twice nominated for the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for it.
Glazer starred in the 2013, independent feature film, How To Follow Strangers. The film won the top prize at the Lower East Side Film Festival. She was cast in the 2015 film The Night Before. Glazer starred alongside Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon in the 2017 comedy Rough Night.
Glazer once used to be the roommate of comedian Rachel Bloom after college in Brooklyn. In February 2017, Glazer got married to her long-time boyfriend, computational biologist, David Rookin in a private ceremony.