Leslie Jones

Personal details

The stand-up comedian Leslie Jones was born on 7th September 1967. She was born in Memphis, U.S. Her star sign is Virgo. She is 6 feet tall. Jones is of Black ethnicity. She went to Chapman University. She attended Colorado State University. Jones majored in Communications. She belongs to a military family. She had a brother (deceased) named Rodney.

Her comedic influences included Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy, Lucille Ball and Richard Pryor. Jones began to stand-up comedy in college in the year 1987. Jones is an actress and a writer by profession. She is a fan of an American professional soccer club Seattle Sounders FC. Jones is probably single. It seems like being single is a part of her comedy persona. Jones showcased her comedic skills at just for laughs festival.

Career

Annette Jones was a member and a writer of a late night TV show Saturday Night Live. She played Patty Tolan in a supernatural comedy film Ghostbusters in 2016. Her one hour comedy special Problem Child was aired on Showtime in the year 2010. Jones has appeared on BET's stand-up comedy show ComicView. The comedian was a part of a comedy album It's Pimpin' Pimpin' by Kate Williams.

She was in a romantic comedy film Trainwreck by Judd Apatow. Jones appeared in an ad campaign for the second largest American personal lines insurer Allstate Corporation. She also hosted the BET awards in the year 2017. She played Roshanda Washington in an episode of a comedy series American Body Shop aired on comedy central. Jones played Britney in an action comedy film National Security.

Jones played Lynette in a situational comedy series Workaholics aired on comedy central. She played agent Scanlon in a comedy film Masterminds. She played Tasha in a comedy film Lottery Ticket. Jones also appeared in a Mockumentary Gangsta Rap in the year 2007. Jones used to perform in a comedy club in West Hollywood The comedy store. Her TV appearances include Snap Judgement, Eddie and Girlfriends, Coach, Malcolm and House.

Jones has carved herself a name in the comedy world. She uses her height as a part of her comedy act. Her movie credits include Sploosh, A Guy Thing, A Feeling Called Glory, Internet Dating, We are Family, House Arrest, Repos and Does that make me a Bad Person? Her TV credits include Problem Child, See Dad Run, The Awesomes and The League.

Jones has won one award and 7 nominations. She was nominated twice for Black Reel Awards. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. She won the WFCC award for Best Female for Ghostbusters (2016). Jones was nominated for an OFTA TV award. She was nominated for an Image award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live (1975). Jones was also nominated for Outstanding Writing Skills in Comedy Series for Writers Guild award. Jones has 783,764 followers on Twitter. She has 887k followers on Instagram. She has 153,808 likes and 155,055 followers on Facebook. The well known stand-up comedian has a Net worth of around $5 million.