Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress, and illustrator. She co-created and co-starred in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Ilana Glazer, based on the web series of the same name.
She voiced Emily in BoJack Horseman.
Jacobson is the daughter of Susan Komm, an artist, and Alan Jacobson, a graphic designer. She is Jewish. She was raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where she attended Valley Forge Middle School and Conestoga High School.
She studied fine arts and video production at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she studied stand-up comedy for one year with poet Jeremy Sigler with a brief period of studying acting at Emerson College. Jacobson graduated in 2006 from MICA with a B.F.A. in General Fine Arts.
Jacobson moved to New York City after graduating from MICA. She began taking classes with the Atlantic Theater Company and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where she met Ilana Glazer.