|Leslie Jones Quick Info
|Date of Birth
|September 7, 1967
Leslie Jones is a 3-time Emmy-nominated American comedian and actress who is best known for being a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live from 2014 to 2019. Besides that, she has also been a highlighted act on various occasions such as at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival.
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
New York, United States
Leslie studied at Chapman University for a while before transferring to Colorado State University and graduated with a major in communication.
Initially, she had decided to become a lawyer but was unsure of the major that she wanted to pursue, During that time, Leslie also briefly studied business accounting and computer science.
- Siblings – Rodney Keith Jones (Younger Brother) (1971-2009)
Leslie is represented by United Talent Agency and Celebrity Talent International.
6 ft or 183 cm
101 kg or 223 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
- Dimpled cheeks
- She sports an upright hairstyle.
- Leslie has appeared in commercials for various brands including Allstate, Amazon Echo, and Oculus Go.
- In February 2022, Leslie was seen in the “Super Bowl” commercial for Toyota along with Tommy Lee Jones, Nick Jonas, and Rashida Jones.
Leslie believes in God and in fact has a great relation with him.
Leslie Jones Favorite Things
- Part About Being on Saturday Night Live – Working with co-star and head writer Colin Jost
- Childhood Memory – That time when she went on road trips with her family in a van.
- Place in the World – Sitting on the couch in front of TV
- Book – Kindred by Octavia Butler
Leslie Jones Facts
- She was brought up in California.
- Her father worked with the United States Army in the past. Later, he went on to be recruited by KJLH (102.3 FM) as an electronics engineer.
- Leslie had already reached 6 feet tall when she was in high school. Seeing her tall height, Leslie’s father encouraged her to play basketball. After that, she enrolled at Chapman University on a basketball scholarship and later went on to play basketball at Colorado State University too. However, she was not sure about whether she wanted to continue to play basketball during her adulthood.
- In 1987, Leslie found her passion for stand-up comedy in college.
- While she studied at Chapman University, Leslie started off as a radio DJ.
- She made her debut TV show appearance on Showtime at the Apollo in 2000. Later, in 2003, she was featured in her first theatrical film, National Security along with the likes of actor Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, and Colm Feore.
- Leslie is a huge fan of the soccer team Seattle Sounders FC.
- She once stated that her comedic influences were Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, John Ritter, Pearl Bailey, and Whoopi Goldberg.
- Leslie had been a victim of online bullying and racism on Twitter in the past. Several users and even the editor Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended following the repeated incidents.
- She is friends with Loni Love.
- Leslie was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in 2015.
- Since her first appearance in the entertainment industry in 2000, she has appeared in more than 2 dozen TV shows and films including Ghostbusters (2016), Masterminds (2016), Lottery Ticket (2010), and Entertainment Tonight (2014-2018).
- Leslie won The Comedy Act of 2020 award at the 2020 People’s Choice Awards. This award was presented by Chrishell Stause.
- Leslie Jones had hosted the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
- She is afraid of spiders, ants, or other bugs who could crawl on her.
- She can pack the essential things in the suitace really well.
- As per the feedback received from various persons, she is a good gift-giver.
- Sweets and angry texting are her worst habits.
- Biggest misconception about her is that she is loud all the time.
- Her TV addictions keep on changing each season. However, she considers Law & Order: Special Victims Unit her steady love.
- If she could meet anyone, she would like to meet Michelle Obama.
- Sneakers and a good jacket are her wardrobe staples.
- Her biggest pet peeve when people chew gum and stick on their plates.
- Leslie’s most unexpected celebrity fan have been Lindsay Lohan.
Featured Image By Leslie Jones / Instagram