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Record-breaking Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider wrapped up her historic 40-game winning streak Wednesday evening. And while her gameplay has come to an end for now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Schneider has signed with CAA.
Schneider is the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy! and ranks as No. 2 on Jeopardy!’s all-time consecutive wins list, with her winnings totaling $1.4 million. In overall wins, the Oakland-based engineering manager is behind only Ken Jennings (74 straight), who took over part-time hosting duties after the death of longtime host Alex Trebek.
Schneider’s winnings put her among the top four highest-winning contestants during regular-season play, behind Jennings ($2,520,700), James Holzhauer ($2,462,216) and Matt Amodio ($1,518,601).
She will compete in the next edition of Jeopardy!’s “Tournament of Champions” this fall, where she will face off against Amodio, who previously held the No. 2 spot in all-time consecutive wins with 39.
On a Jan. 26 telecast, Schneider lost to challenger Rhone Talsma, a Chicago-based librarian.
“It’s really been an honor. To know that I’m one of the most successful people at a game I’ve loved since I was a kid and to know that I’m a part of its history now, I just don’t know how to process it,” Schneider said in a statement after last night’s show.
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