Who Is Sascha Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld's Daughter?

Jerry Seinfeld prides himself on being a good father. As he once told Vogue, his family is the center of his world. "If it wasn't for [my wife] Jess and the kids, I'd really blow my brains out," he somewhat cryptically confessed. "Jessica saved my life. She gave me something to care about."

Despite their controversial start (Jerry met Jessica Sklar at a Reebok gym in August 1998 shortly after her first marriage, which she quickly dissolved to get engaged to the comedy legend the following year), the couple has proven to be unshakeable. In 2000, they welcomed their first child — daughter Sascha Seinfeld — followed by sons Julian Kal and Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld in 2003 and 2005, respectively.

Despite having celebrity parents, the Seinfeld siblings have managed to keep a pretty low profile over the years. Sascha, for example, once kept her Instagram private and appears to be living a rather normal life. But how "normal" can things really be when you're the daughter of a TV legend? Let's find out more about Jerry Seinfeld's eldest child.

Sascha Seinfeld's Bat Mitzvah was a big deal

Sascha Seinfeld officially became a young woman on November 7, 2013 when she turned 13. First, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld's eldest child celebrated her birthday with family, enjoying a candle-covered cake and plenty of (non-alcoholic) cider. Showing off her sense of humor, Sascha even posed for a photo in which she can be seen drinking straight from the bottle. "Gettin' faded, pre-Bat Mitzvah," wrote Jessica in the funny snap's caption.

The celebration went next-level during said Bat Mitzvah, which took place less than two weeks after Sascha's actual birthday. As E! News proclaimed, the bash "was the place to be." In addition to the entire Seinfeld clan, the family's famous friends were also on-hand to celebrate Sascha's coming of age, including Kelly Ripa, Andy Cohen, and George Stephanopoulos.

Proud mama Jessica documented the party on social media, sharing plenty of photos, including one of her hubby posing with Cohen, Stephanopoulos, and their son, Shepherd Seinfeld. "Shepherd and the Get Fresh Crew," Jessica joked in the caption. In another shot, Jessica showed off Kelly Ripa's son, Michael Consuelos, napping on a couch alongside Shepherd. It seems the lead-up to the event was just as impressive, as Sascha got to hang with none other than Katy Perry. "Oh yeah...that's Katy Perry alright..." teased Jessica on Instagram.

She graduated from one of the country's swankiest schools

Sascha Seinfeld is one smart cookie! In June 2019, she graduated from one of the most prestigious schools in the country: Chapin. The swanky all-girls high school is located on New York's Upper East Side and, as stated on its website, strives "to prepare a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through a dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility."

According to Niche, Chapin is ranked the No. 5 best all-girls high school in America. That's because its students have an average SAT score of 1400 (out of 1600), and alumnae have gone on to attend some of the best universities in the country, from Cornell to Brown. Those kinds of accolades don't come cheap, however. Tuition for the school's highest grade is a whopping $59,700 per year.

When it came time for graduation, Sascha looked beautiful in a white strapless dress with a big bow on the front. Jessica proudly showed off her daughter's achievement on Instagram, writing, "ConGraduations to all class of 2019er's, but specifically to our firstborn, Sascha Betty Seinfeld. We are so proud to be your parents." As the Daily Mail documented, the entire graduating class wore white, and Jessica also made sure to say "thank you to our co-parents, from nursery school until graduation. We love you @digirl226 and @pmcproducer [Peter McCann]" whose daughter, Wylie, also graduated that day.

Jerry Seinfeld once compared his daughter to an alligator

Following Sascha Seinfeld's graduation from Chapin, it was time for Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld's daughter to leave the nest. The 19-year-old decided to leave New York behind in order to continue her studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. While the decision made her parents both proud and sad, it also got her compared to ... a giant reptile.

Jerry spoke about Sascha's big move on an episode of Amy Schumer's "Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith" podcast and, after admitting he was "a total puddle," the funnyman explained why it was the right time for Sascha to move on. "I say it's kind of like if you found a little baby alligator and you put it in your tub, and you would think, 'Oh, look at his little bitey teeth, they're so cute,'" he quipped. "And then some time goes by, and you go, 'You know, I think we gotta get this thing the hell out of here. This thing needs to go be murdering and eating other living things!'"

Mom Jessica had a somewhat sweeter message to share with her teenage daughter. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, "New chapter begins for Sascha. Off to college! So many warm wishes and goo[d]bye's sent our way from friends and family this morning before we left. Thank you! We feel tremendous gratitude for each and all."

Jerry Seinfeld did not like his daughter keeping up with the Kardashians

Jerry Seinfeld takes pride in being a chill dad who keeps his temper in check, but there is one thing that will set him off, which Sascha Seinfeld had to learn first-hand. Speaking with Mr Porter, Jerry admitted that he's not one to lose his cool around his offspring, except when a certain reality TV family is involved.

"The one time I really, really got upset was when my daughter was watching the Kardashians on her phone in her bed and I could not take that scene," he recalled. Explaining why he got so upset with Sascha, he slammed, "For someone who for their whole life, television was the Olympics of being a comedian. It was only for the very best. You had to have everything. You had to go through all the different hierarchies of your career to get to television. I'm offended by reality television on many levels and that show of course is the premier example of reality television." Jerry added, "These people are not doing anything interesting. I lost my temper with that one." 

It's probably safe to say Sascha thought twice before turning on "KUWTK" again.

Sascha Seinfeld is not a superfan of the show that bears her name

"Seinfeld" may be considered a cultural phenomenon by many, but if there's one person who doesn't see what all the fuss is all about, it's Sascha Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld has been asked about his kids' thoughts on the iconic show on multiple occasions — and his answers might surprise you. For example, during a 2013 audience Q&A on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," the comedian admitted that although Sascha and her brothers had seen "Seinfeld," they didn't exactly give it raving reviews.

"My kids watch the show. I stopped and I asked them one time, I said, 'Why are you watching this?' Because it must be a weird experience for them to see dad," he reasoned. "So I asked my daughter, 'Why are you watching this? Are you watching it, because it's so bizarre to see your dad on a TV show, or because you like the show?' She thought about it and she went, 'I don't know.'"

The topic came up again in October 2016 when Jerry revealed that he was still unsure about Sascha's true feelings in regard to "Seinfeld." "[My daughter] used to watch — I haven't seen her watch lately," he told E! News, adding, "I can't tell because she's under the covers with the phone. So I don't really know what they're watching." Not exactly the level of fandom we'd expect!

She was given 'privacy' and the chance to 'struggle'

Given her parents' high profile, you might think that Sascha Seinfeld was raised under a watchful eye, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, as Jerry Seinfeld told Mr Porter, Sascha and her brothers might have grown up with more freedom than most kids. "I'm not that involved in their school stuff," the comedian said of his parenting style. "I'm not involved in their social stuff. I am just always around them and I'm very good at drawing them out, you know?"

Explaining that his goal has always been to "give them just a little bit of the privacy that I had as a child," Jerry elaborated, "My parents had no idea what I was up to, ever. I think that's good. They should have their own life that I don't know anything about." What he has done is keep Sascha and her siblings far away from the three "poison Ps." As he explained to Parade, those are too much praise — "We tell our kids, 'Great job!' too much" — too much pleasure, and not enough problem-solving. As he sees it, when it comes to kids, it's good to "let them struggle — it's a gift."

Sascha Seinfeld inspired her parents' charity work

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld are known for their impressive charity work — and it all started thanks to Sascha Seinfeld. Soon after Sascha was born in 2000, Jessica, who became a quasi-celebrity in her own right after marrying Jerry, received more gifts than she could possibly need. Feeling a need to give back — "I really wanted to use those items for families who couldn't afford them," she told Nordstrom — she began searching for an organization to donate the items to. Coming up short, Jessica said to herself, "'I'll do a weekend-long drive, collect a ton of stuff and give it away and that will be it, and then I'll go on to be the mother of a newborn child myself.'" The rest is history.

That drive turned into Baby Buggy in 2001, which eventually rebranded as GOOD+ Foundation in 2016. The non-profit "works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers." In other words, they offer essentials, like diapers and strollers, to parents in need. But it's not a simple handout. Instead, it's an incentive for parents to sign up for various life-changing programs, ranging from job training to anger management. 

Not surprisingly, Sascha regularly attends GOOD+ Foundation events. After all, it's thanks to her arrival that her parents have helped millions of families in need.

Sascha Seinfeld celebrated turning 21 with a roaring party

After sending Sascha Seinfeld off to college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina back in August 2019, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld helped their daughter celebrate another major milestone on November 7, 2021: her 21st birthday. The proud parents, along with brothers Julian and Shepherd Seinfeld, flew down to Durham to join Sascha's 1920s-themed bash. The festivities, which appear to have taken place at a local bar, featured plenty of drinks and dancing. Sascha posted a slew of photos from the evening, showing herself and her friends all dressed in flapper-approved gear, which she captioned, "Perfectly leguale." The post also featured a video of the 21-year-old in her sparkling silver dress, dancing barefoot to Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World" to her friends' delight.

Proud mama Jessica also took to her Instagram Stories (via People) to celebrate her daughter and offer more glimpses into the party. "She is the greatest. Best sister. Best friend. Best IDK. Best sister x2," she gushed. Jessica also shared a series of snaps to Instagram, which showed all of Sascha's friends followed the dress code to a T while her parents and brothers kept things more casual. "We had the best weekend celebrating this phenomenal human being, along with her friends, who love her almost as much as we do," Jessica enthused. "She works hard, she plays hard, and in between, makes life better for everyone in her orbit."

Jerry Seinfeld's daughter has written for Amy Schumer

The apple didn't fall far from the tree! Sascha Seinfeld has inherited dad Jerry Seinfeld's gift for comedy, and she's already putting it to good use. In October 2022, Jessica Seinfeld shared the trailer for "Inside Amy Schumer" Season 5 to Instagram and revealed that Sascha actually contributed to the show. "Proud mom alert — what an honor for @saschaseinfeld to have been a writer on a sketch in the first episode," she gushed. Sascha responded on her Instagram Story (via People), saying she was "honored" to have landed the coveted gig, while Schumer herself later revealed the collab was a long time coming. 

"For years, I've asked Sascha her opinion on things," Schumer told The Hollywood Reporter that November. "She's been my touchstone for, 'Tell me what people your age are doing, how they're communicating and what they're thinking about.'" That's why she knew Sascha, who was already writing for the show, needed to be the one to spearhead a sketch called "O-Week," which was going to address abortion rights and how they affect young women in college. "We talked about it in the writers room and then she really wrote that from the ground up," Schumer shared. "The writers helped."

Schumer also praised Sascha's comedic talent, calling it the perfect mix of her dad's world-renowned humor and her mom's dark humor. "Sascha is hilarious and she's really dark, in a way that Jerry isn't," she said. "I think she's going to have a big career."

She's an award-winning writer

Not only has Sascha Seinfeld already received huge praise as a comedy writer from none other than the legendary Amy Schumer, but she's also made a name for herself as a talented writer of fiction at Duke University. Seinfeld, who is set to graduate with a major in English in 2023, made a lasting impression on the school's English department, which awarded her the Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Fiction in April 2022. The recognition is a major accolade for any creative writer, and Seinfeld received it for a short story titled "Mint-Ting-A-Ling." Clocking in at 17 pages, it tells the intertwining tales of a therapist named Hillary and a high school junior named Charlotte Post.

Seinfeld previously won Chapin's 2019 short story contest for another piece of short fiction titled "The Price of Feelings," plus she's also written non-fiction shorts, all of which can be read on her website. What's more, her passion for literature also makes appearances on her Twitter feed, usually speckled with the dry, dark humor Schumer praised. "Reading over my class notes on Moby Dick," Seinfeld wrote in December 2022, quipping, "'Starbuck was a democrat.' 'Cassock is a whale penis' okay??"

Sascha Seinfeld's hobbies include reviewing films and shooting them

Sascha Seinfeld doesn't just enjoy writing stories and comedy sketches, she also seems to get a real kick out of penning movie reviews. Case in point: She loves contributing to Letterboxd, and in December 2021, she tweeted her excitement at having reviewed 900 films on the platform. "One step closer to never saying 'no, I haven't seen it' and never allowing arrogant male film buffs to feel better than me," she wrote, slamming, "Aw u like Tarantino? That's cute. Name 5 films in Kaufman's canon GO!!!"

One look at her profile in February 2023 proved she's still extremely active on the site, as of this writing. Her bio reads, "This is what I do instead of jogging," and indeed, just a month into 2023, she had already reviewed 12 films. Seinfeld's signature is leaving no-holds-barred feedback with plenty of humor, like when she gave "The Menu" a sharp three-word review: "I got narcolepsy." Meanwhile, a "Wedding Crashers" rewatch garnered this quip, "I'm so sorry Rachel Mcadams that you had to choose between those two mediocre options." Ouch.

And when she's not watching and critiquing films, she's also shooting her own shorts. Seinfeld's YouTube channel is limited, but it does feature a 2021 short film called "This is Sascha," which she describes as an ode to The Duplass Brothers' "This Is John," as well as a 2022 sorority rush mockumentary dubbed "Fools Rush In." You keep doing you, Miss Seinfeld!