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Leslie Jones Biography

Birth Place:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • 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

Awards

  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actress: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated