Leslie Jones

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Full Name Leslie Jones
Age 52 Years Old
Nick Name Leslie
Gender Female
Famous As Comedian
Birth Date September 07, 1967
Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee
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Annette "Leslie" Jones is an American comedian and actress who is well known as a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live. In 2017 and 2018, Jones was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live.

Leslie Jones Is Leaving "Saturday Night Live"

Actor, comedian, and writer Leslie Jones is leaving Saturday Night Live, where she's worked since 2014, BuzzFeed News has confirmed.

The comedian's departure comes ahead of the show's Season 45 premiere on Sept. 28, according to sources familiar with the situation. Jones, who began on the show as a writer before moving up to a featured player, is exploring other avenues, including film opportunities and a Netflix comedy special, according to Variety. Representatives for Jones and NBC did not immediately return a request for comment. Jones' involvement in the show came out of a hiring initiative back in 2014 to make the longtime comedy series more diverse. She was hired as a writer along with LaKendra Tookes. Sasheer Zamata was also hired around this time, making her the first black woman to join the cast since Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007.

Leslie Jones to host a revival of the game show 'Supermarket Sweep'

A reboot of the classic game show "Supermarket Sweep" is in the works starring Leslie Jones.

The comedian shared earlier this week that she is leaving "Saturday Night Live" ("SNL") after five seasons to pursue other projects, and TODAY's confirmed that the competitive grocery shopping show that originally ran on ABC from 1965 to 1967 will be one of them. Jones will be the host and an executive producer.

Famous for

  • Comedian and actress
  • As a Cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live

Where was Leslie Jones born?

Leslie Jones was born on 7 September 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed African-American ethnicity. Her birth name is Annette Leslie Jones with the birth sign of Virgo. She was raised in a military family as her father was in the United States Army, and her family moved frequently. However, the name of her parents is still unrevealed. Later, her family moved to Los Angeles, when her father took a job at Stevie Wonder's radio station, KJLH, as an electronics engineer. She grew up with her two siblings Rhonda Jones and Rodney Jones. 

Regarding his education, Jones attended high school in Lynwood, California, where she also played basketball. Later, She attended Chapman University on a basketball scholarship and was transferred to Colorado State University when her coach Brian Berger left Chapman for Colorado State. She was unsure what she wanted to do before she became a comedian as she intended to become a lawyer and contemplated the possibility of a career playing basketball overseas.

How tall is Leslie Jones?

Comedian Leslie Jones stands the height of 6ft tall as her weight is unknown. Additionally, She has got a body measurement of 34-25-34 inches with her brown eyes and black hair which makes personality look more attractive.

Career of Leslie Jones

  • Jones started to do stand-up comedy in college in 1987 when a friend signed her up for a "Funniest Person on Campus" contest. Also, she won the contest.
  • Later, she moved to Los Angeles where she performed at regular clubs and worked at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles and UPS.
  • She moved to New York City, where she appeared on BET's ComicView before returning to Los Angeles
  • She performed at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood but received unfavorable reviews.
  • In 2008, Jones was part of Katt Williams's It's Pimpin' Pimpin' tour.
  • In December 2013, Saturday Night Live held a casting call to add at least one African-American woman to the show, and Jones auditioned.
  • Jones and LaKendra Tookes were hired as writers.
  • Jones appeared during the Weekend Update segment of the May 3, 2014 episode hosted by Andrew Garfield.
  • Jones appeared in the first and third episodes of the 40th season, hosted by Chris Pratt and Bill Hader, respectively.
  • On October 20, 2014, Jones was promoted to the cast as a featured player and made her official debut on October 25, 2014.
  • She became, at the age of 47, the oldest person to join the show as a cast member.
  • In 2006, Jones appeared in Master P's movie Repos.
  • In 2014, Jones appeared in Chris Rock's directing debut, Top Five.
  • In 2015, Jones appeared in the Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer project, Trainwreck.
  • In 2016, she starred in the reboot Ghostbusters as Patty Tolan.
  • During the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Jones regularly live-tweeted events and posted videos of her reactions.
  • Later, she joined NBC in Rio and flew to Rio, covering swimming, track and field, gymnastics, and beach volleyball for NBC.
  • Jones reprised her duties at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
  • Jones hosted the BET Awards on June 25, 2017.
  • In 2018, Jones appeared in two advertisements for Amazon's Echo Spot.
  • Jones is leaving Saturday Night Live, where she's worked since 2014.
  • Jones is starring a reboot of the classic game show "Supermarket Sweep"  which is in the works.
  • Netflix signed Jones for a stand-up special slated for 2020.

Additionally,

  • In 2017 and 2018, Jones was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live

Is Leslie Jones married?

Comedian Leslie Jones is an unmarried woman but she is in a relationship as she herself confirmed about it. However, she is good at keeping secret as there is no information regarding her relationship and wants to keep him all to herself. 

Birthday of Leslie Jones

Comedian Leslie Jones celebrates her birthday on the 7th of September with her friends and family.

Net worth of Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones is earning a good amount of money from her profession as an actress and a comedian. Her salary comes through various shows and films though her salary is not disclosed yet. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be around $5 Million.

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