About Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones is a famous American comedian and an actress who had survived good and bad things in her life. She was inspired by those who wanted to become successful even if so many people talked about race and color. She can be evidence for those people who say that black people have no right to rice their voices. 

Quick Info
Full NameAnnette "Leslie" Jones
Date of BirthSeptember 7, 1967
Birth PlaceMemphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationComedian and actress
Net worthUS $5 million

Personal Life and Relationship

Leslie Jones was born on September 7, 1967, in Memphis, Tennessee, the U.S, where her birth name was Annette Jones. Her father worked in a United States Army to move from one place to another so frequently. Later, she moved to Los Angel with her family, where her father worked as an electronic engineer at Stevie Wonder’s radio station, KJLH. She also had one younger brother named Rodney Keith Jones. She was not in any relationship until now, so she is single.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Leslie Jones holds an American Nationality where she belongs from a mixed ethnicity. She was 6 feet (1.83m) tall with a weight of 57 Kg. Her body measurement is of 34-26-38. She has black hair with black eye color. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Early Life and Education

Leslie Jones had joined the high school in Lynwood, California, where she used to play basketball so that her father told her to focus on sports where she was tall. Later joined Chapman University for a scholarship where she was transferred to Colorado State University because her coach left Chapman for the Colorado State.

After that, she thought about becoming a lawyer, but she changed her mind and changed her primary subject various times. Finally, she made her decision to take the majoring in communications. Jones also became a radio DJ at Chapman. At that time, she was unsure about being in the future, and she thought about the career possibility in basketball.

Career

Stand-up

Leslie Jones’s career started when she took part in stand-up comedy in 1987 when her friend indicated her as the funniest person on Campus contest and won that contest. Later, she moved to Los Angeles after she left her school and started to perform at regular clubs and worked at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles and UPS. After that, she got inspiration from Mother Love and Dave Chappelle, so she moved to New York City to share her craft for two years.

Before returning to Los Angeles, she was seen in BET’s ComicView. Later, she started to perform at The Comedy Store, which was in West Hollywood, but she could not receive good reviews. After that, the audience did not appreciate her performance, and they also booed for her while she opened for Jamie Foxx.

After that performance, Leslie Jones thought she was not experienced in that field and was also scared. For two years, she didn’t do anything because she was called “black clubs.” Later, Chris Rock saw her performing, and he gave her the name of “the biggest manager in the comedy.” After that, Rock also helped Jones to get the job at the Saturday Night Live. Later in 2008, she had got chance to be the part of Katt Williams’s “Pimpin’ Pimpin” tour. In 2020, she had signed to the Netflix for stand-up-special slated. 

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Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones gave the audition for “Saturday Night Live” in December 2013, where they need at least one African-American woman to the show. After that, she and Kenan Thompson were hired as a writer where she was seen in the Weekend Update segment, which was on May 3, 2014, episode where Andrew Garfiel was a host. She made jokes about current dating problems and potential effectiveness as a breeding slave to create the controversy.

On October 20, 2014, Leslie Jones was cast as a featured player after the promotion, and she made her official debut on October 25, 2014, and she also became the oldest person to cast as a member because, at that time, she was 47 years old. In the SNL history, Jones’s edition marked the first time the show’s cast had included more than one African-American woman. She also showed herself in Season 41, 42.43, and 44, which became her last season.

Films

In the year 2006, she appeared in Master P’s movie “Repos,” Top Five” in 2014, “Trainwreck” in 2015, “Ghostbusters” in 2016, and also set to play in the upcoming movie “Coming 2 America” as well as in the film sequel to “Coming to America.”

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Achievement

Leslie Jones was able to nominate for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, her outstanding work on the SNL. She was on the list of annual Time 100 as an influential person. She had also received the respect from many people and be the inspiration for so many people. So, she was also included in the rime 100, where she became the most influential person for so many people, which is the best achievement for her.

Net worth

Leslie Jones was a powerful woman because she showed her talents and shone in an environment where people talked about race or color. Even in this kind of environment, she was shined, and she can make an estimated income of $5 million, which was the outstanding achievement of her life.

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