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Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones is an American comedian and actress who is a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live. She has been a featured performer at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. Also, her one-hour comedy special, Problem Child, was broadcast on Showtime in 2010.

Leslie Jones was born on 7th September  1967 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her sun sign is Virgo. Her father was in the United States Army. Also, she was raised in a military family. She had moved frequently with her family as her father was a US Army.

Leslie holds an American Nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. She had a sister Rhonda Jones and brother named Rodney. But her brother passed away. Later on, she 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, she completed her high school from Lynwood, California. During her high school days, she used to play basketball. After that, she attended Chapman University. Then, she enrolled at 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. But she changed her mind so she involved in business accounting and computer science but later she majored in communications.

Career

Leslie began her career in 1987 a comedy show at her college where she had won the title Funniest Person on Campus. After that, 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 for her.

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Caption: Leslie Jones in the movie Ghostbusters

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. Then she had given an audition on Saturday Night Live in 2013. After that, she was promoted to the cast as a featured player and made her official debut episode hosted by Jim Carrey in the year 2014.

Leslie 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 really shine in Top Five”. She appeared in the Trainwreck in 2015. Also, she starred in the movie Ghostbusters in 2016.

Moreover, she portrayed the character of  Patty Tolan. The same year, she appeared in an ad campaign with  American actor  Adam DeVine for  Allstate Insurance. Also, she made her hosting debut on June 25, 2017. Further, she hosted the BET Awards.

How much is Leslie Jones Net Worth and Salary?

Jones has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. Besides this, her salary is unknown. She made her fortune from her roles in movies, comedy, involvement in SNL, and other things. Therefore, she is living a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way.

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Caption: Leslie Jones’s Lifestyle

As she has not retired yet from the entertainment industry, her net worth will be increased in the upcoming future. However, there is no information about her car and the house.

Is Leslie Jones Married?

Jones is not a married woman. She has kept her personal life private and out of the spotlight. Also, she doesn’t like to talk about her private life in front of the media. Currently, she is in a relationship but she hasn’t revealed any information about her boyfriend.

She has revealed that she is in a relationship with a secret boyfriend. She said: ‘It’s a secret, so I don’t want everyone annoying him if you know what I’m saying?’

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Caption: Leslie Jones

regarding her rumors and controversy, she claimed that L.A.’s Ritz-Carlton doesn’t like black people. After her hosting on Sunday’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. She had her tweet on Monday On July 27, 2017.

She expressed her negative experience during her stay at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Los Angeles. But an hour later the company apologized to Jones via Twitter.

How tall is Leslie Jones?

Jones stands at a height of 6 feet along with an average weight of 78 kg. Her body measurement includes 38-26-40 inches for her bust, waist, and hips. Similarly, she has black hair and brown eyes.

Facts of Leslie Jones

Full NameLeslie Jones
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 7, 1967
Age52 years 7 months
HoroscopeVirgo
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Height6 feet along
Weight78 Kg
ProfessionComedian
EducationColorado State University
NationalityAmerican
SiblingsTa'Rhonda Jones, Rodney Jones
NominationsWGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite #Squad
MoviesGhostbusters, Masterminds, Top Five, Lottery Ticket, Wrongfully Accused, Problem Child: Leslie Jones, Repos, Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary, Christmas in Compton, The Company We Keep, House Arrest, We Are Family
TV ShowsGhostbusters, Saturday Night Live, Masterminds, Lottery Ticket, Problem Child: Leslie Jones, Sing, Top Five, Repos, Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary, Wrongfully Accused, The Company We Keep, Mermaid, House Arrest

Quick Facts of Leslie Jones

#Fact
1Friends with Loni Love.
2In 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.
3In July 2016, following the release of Ghostbusters (2016), she was targeted by racial abuse on Twitter.
4Comedienne.

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