Leslie Jones

  • Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Attended college on a basketball scholarship.
  • Began doing stand-up comedy when she won a comedy contest in college in 1987.
  • Taught comedy at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
  • Joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a writer in 2014 before being promoted to a featured player.
  • Wrote for Chris Rock for the 2014 BET Awards.


  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedy TV Star: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Attended Chapman University, Orange, California, United States; Attended Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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