|Born||Mamrie Lillian Hart
September 22, 1983
Andover, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA)|
|Occupation||Internet personality, comedian, actress, and author|
(14 March 2018)
|Total views||88,531,955 views
(14 March 2018)
|Network||Collective Digital Studio|
|Subscriber and view counts updated as of 17 May 2018.|
Mamrie Lillian Hart (; born September 22, 1983) is an American comedian, actress, writer and performer. She gained popularity in 2011 through her YouTube show You Deserve A Drink, for which she won a Streamy Award in 2014 for Actress in a Comedy, in 2015 for Writing (Craft Award). and in 2017 for Acting In a Comedy. As of May 2018, she has over 1.2 million YouTube subscribers and her main channel has over 77.9 million views. She also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 2014 film Camp Takota and the 2016 film Dirty 30.
Hart was born in New Jersey and went to high school in Boonville, North Carolina. Her father is actor David Hart and her mother, Caroline Mayhall, is a high school English teacher. She has a brother named David and a sister named Annie. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. Hart's first name is a tribute to her great grandmother, Lillian Mamrie. Hart earned her Bachelor of Arts in theater from UNC-Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue "serious acting."
Cudzoo and the Faggettes is a band known for its humorous, innuendo-laden lyrical content and live shows. Mamrie 'Mametown' Hart joined forces with Erin 'E-Bomb' McCarson and Jessica 'J-Train' Bartley and formed a band called Cudzoo & the Faggettes. They came up with Cudzoo in reference to the Kudzu vines that are prevalent in the South where all three women came from. They refer to their own style as a mixture between dirty doo wop and vintage rock. They often perform in New York, although the band is currently on a hiatus because Hart is residing in Los Angeles for the time being. They have released two albums, The Prettiest Girls With The Filthiest Mouths (2009) and Daddy Issues (2012). The most notable singles are "Daddy Issues" and "New York Girls".
Hart joined YouTube on June 20, 2009. She began her main channel, You Deserve A Drink (YDAD), on March 13, 2011, where she primarily posts weekly instructional mixology videos, with a unique cocktail presented in each, allowing her to combine her past work experience as a bartender with performing. The videos contain pop culture references, sexual innuendo and numerous puns, and occasionally she makes drinks for celebrities that she feels deserve a drink. Once the drink is finished, Hart encourages viewers to make the cocktail themselves and then rewatch the video, using it as a drinking game wherein the participant takes a drink each time she makes a pun. Her favorite drink is a gin gimlet, straight up.
Hart periodically collaborates with other YouTube personalities, such as Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart (no relation), and Flula Borg. She has also performed in videos by other YouTube entities like Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake, stars in Sing-A-Gram on My Damn Channel, and Multi-break Up with The Fine Brothers.
On May 7, 2013, Hart introduced her second YouTube channel, Mametown, on her Tumblr page. Prior to this, the account did not contain any videos despite being created in 2009. Hart aims to upload videos unrelated to YDAD. She initially requested viewers to recommend what she should post on the channel. Since then she has uploaded many unique videos that range from wacky characters, to introducing her dog Beanz Hart, to vlogging.
On July 1, 2014, Hart and Grace Helbig premiered footage of their travel web show #HeyUSA on the YouTube channel Astronauts Wanted. On October 15, 2014 eight full-length episodes were posted to Conde Nast Entertainment's digital platform The Scene. A second season of #HeyUSA was released April 16, 2015, this time with special guest hosts instead of Grace Helbig. Viewers selected the following cohosts: Colleen Ballinger, Flula Borg, Kingsley, Jenna Marbles, and Tyler Oakley. Helbig selected the location to which Hart and her co-host traveled for each episode.
On May 18, 2016, Hart guest starred in season 5 of the YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History, playing the role of Julia Child and rapping opposite Lloyd Ahlquist, playing the role of Gordon Ramsay.
Hart wrote and performed sketches with the Upright Citizens Brigade at the Chelsea location in New York City, both live and in online shorts. One recurring collaboration with Stephen Soroka under the title BOF (short for best of friends, pronounced "boaf") was nominated for Best Sketch Group at the 2010 and 2011 ECNY Awards. She also wrote and starred with fellow alums Gabe Liedman and Jim Santangeli on the Cooking Channel's online sketch comedy show, Fodder.
In 2012, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart put together a live variety show which they named #NoFilter with comedy sketches, improv, giveaways and songs. In contrast with many live performances, they encourage documentation of the show by the audience. They have also re-enacted fan fiction written by Tumblr users which includes all three women. She also appeared in a similar series of sketches called FANtasies that adapted a soap opera style. The premiere was called "Paging Dr. Hart".
Mamrie has appeared in several television commercials, including a campaign for La-Z-Boy featuring Brooke Shields. She appeared in an episode of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 in the show's second season, "Ocupado," as Theresa. Mamrie also played a bisexual girl named Erin on General College, a non-profit TV show.
In 2012, she performed live along the side of Steve Soroka in a sketch that they dubbed "Friends Without Benefits".
She was also involved in YouTube's Comedy Week program which began on May 19, 2013.
On August 2, 2013 Hart announced on the main stage at VidCon 2013 that she would be starring in her first feature film alongside friends Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Hart co-wrote the script with Lydia Genner. Camp Takota stars Helbig as a young woman who is forced to leave her big city job and head back to her old summer camp where she is reunited with old friends played by Hannah and Mamrie. The film, directed by Chris & Nick Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013. The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013 on Hart's, Helbig's and Hannah's respective main YouTube channels, as well as on the film's official website. On February 5, 2014, an extended trailer was released on Helbig's it'sGrace channel and on the Camp Takota website Camp Takota was released via digital download on February 14, 2014.
Mamrie has had five appearances on Comedy Central quiz show @midnight. She was the winner in Season 1 Episode 80 and Episode 171. Mamrie also appeared in the pilot episode of The Grace Helbig Show on E! on April 3, 2015.
Hart landed a book deal with Plume Books in early January 2014. The book, titled You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery was released on May 26, 2015.
About her book, Hart said:
"Each chapter will have its own recipe, so in an ideal world, when you are reading about that time I fell in love with the half-snake, half-man guy and ran off with him to work in the carnival for a summer, you will make the cotton candy martini to drink while you read. Side note: That isn't actually one of my stories. The half-snake, half-man guy was way too good for me."
As to the style, she stated:
"My whole brand of humor is self-deprecation -- about owning your flaws and saying 'Fuck you' to anyone who doesn't like it," she says. "Hopefully that feeling will come across in [this book]. To where if you have a really embarrassing story, embrace it... Every story that I'll tell will lead up to why I am why I am."