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Jenny Slate Biography

Birth Place:
Milton, Massachusetts, United States

Fast Facts

  • Served as her high school's class president and valedictorian
  • Co-hosted a free comedy show in Williamsburg for five years with Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri
  • Was fired from Saturday Night Live after only one season after using an expletive on the air
  • Created a stop-motion short (with her then-husband) called Marcel the Shell with Shoes On in which she provides the voice for the title character
  • Won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 New York International Children's Film Festival for Marcel the Shell


  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy: winner