Quick Facts Of Leslie Jones
Celebrated Name Leslie Jones Age 52 Years Nick Name Leslie Birth Name Annette Jones Birth Date 1967-09-07 Gender Female Profession Comedian Birth Nation USA Place Of Birth Memphis, Tennessee Nationality American Ethnicity Afro-American Horoscope Virgo Education Colorado State University Parents N/A Siblings Two Marital Status Unmarried – In a Relationship Boyfriend Will Update Soon Height 6 feet Weight N/A Body Measurement 34A-25-34 inches Eye Color Brown Hair Color Black Net Worth $5 Million Salary Under Review Source of Wealth Acting Career Sexual Orientation Straight Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Leslie Jones is an American actress and comedian who is a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live. She has showcased her outstanding comedian skills at Aspen Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs festival. Leslie Jones is also widely known as Patty Tolan in Ghostbusters. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. She started to do stand-up comedy from her college days in 1987. She won the Funniest Person on Campus contest as well. Jones has cited as her comedic influences Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, John Ritter, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Where is Leslie Jones born?
As regards to Leslie Jones’ Birth facts, she was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Leslie’s father was in the United States Army. She had a sister Rhonda Jones and brother named Rodney. But her brother passed away. Besides these her father and mother name are unknown. Also, there are no further details about her siblings and family background. Leslie is an American by Nationality and holds African-American ethnicity.
As per her childhood, she had moved frequently with her family as her father was a US Army. Later Leslie settled in Los Angeles with her family as her father took a job as an electronics engineer at Stevie Wonder’s radio station, KJLH.
Regarding her education, Leslie Jones completed her high school from Lynwood, California. At her high school days, she used to play basketball. For her University graduation, she attended Chapman University. She enrolled the university on a basketball scholarship. But later she transferred to Colorado State University. The reason behind her transfer was her coach who left Chapman for Colorado State.
She intended to become a lawyer. Later she changed her mind and kept on changing her major subjects. She was involved in business accounting and computer science but later she majored in communications.
When did Leslie Jones pursue her acting career?
- Jones started her career in 1987. Her first show was a comedy show at her college where she had won the title Funniest Person on Campus.
- She worked in different pubs and also worked as a DJ when she shifted to Colorado State University. Later she opened up with an American actor Jamie Foxx, but the audience showed their disapproval of her. Due to this act, she was discouraged so she had left the comedy show for 3 years.
- In 2008 she had joined Katt Williams’ It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ tour. In 2013, she had given an audition on Saturday Night Live. In 2014, she was promoted to the cast as a featured player and made her official debut episode hosted by Jim Carrey.
- She had appeared in Chris Rock’s directing debut, Top Five; Rock has said a follow-up is in the works, telling Complex Magazine, “Some people shine in Top Five.
- In 2015, Jones appeared in the Trainwreck. In 2016, she starred in the movie Ghostbusters. She portrayed the character of Patty Tolan.
- The same year she appeared in an ad campaign with American actor Adam DeVine for Allstate Insurance. She made her hosting debut June 25, 2017. She hosted the BET Awards.
- On August 27, 2019, it was reported that Jones will not return to the 45th season, making the 44th season her last season.
Is Leslie Jones married or not?
Reflecting her personal life, Leslie Jones has kept her personal life private and out of the spotlight. She usually doesn’t talk about her private life in the media and public. Currently, she is in a relationship but she hasn’t revealed any information about her boyfriend. Leslie Jones has revealed that she is in a relationship with a secret boyfriend.
She said: ‘It’s a secret, so I don’t want everybody bothering him, you know what I’m saying? I don’t want to sit on television and be like, ‘Oh, the type of man I’m looking for …’ and then I’ll talk to him and he’ll be like, ‘Yeah, I heard you were looking for this type of dude.’ Don’t get me in trouble!’
How much does Leslie Jones earn?
Leslie Jones earns a substantial amount of money from her professional career. The estimated net worth of Leslie Jones is well around $5 million which she earned from her raising career. Regarding her salary, it is still unknown however her one of the hit TV series Saturday Night Live must have an extraordinary income.
Moreover, Jones has played in several blockbuster movies and TV series from where she must have garnered good sum of fortune. Also, she earns a well amount of money as a writer.
How tall is Leslie Jones?
Observing her body physics, Leslie Jones has a height of 6 feet. Her body weight is unknown. As per her body measurement, her bra size is 34A. Her waist size is 25 inches. Similarly, her hip size is 34 inches. She has black hair and brown eye.
Did You Know?
- In July 2016, following the release of Ghostbusters (2016), she was targeted by racial abuse on Twitter.
- In October 2014, at the age of 47, she became the oldest person to join the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975), surpassing George Coe and Michael McKean, who were both 46 when they joined the show in 1975 and 1994, respectively.