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About Leslie Jones

Famous for her work on Saturday Night Live, this comedian, actress, and writer was nominated in 2015 for a Writers Guild of America Award. She has appeared in a number of comedic films, including Lottery Ticket (2010) and Top Five (2014). She was also cast in the 2016 reboot Ghostbusters. 

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Early life

She played on the basketball teams at¬†Chapman University¬†and Colorado State University¬†and worked as a DJ for the former school’s radio station. Also during this period, she won a campus comedy contest and subsequently began to seriously pursue work as a stand-up comic.¬†

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Trivia

She appeared in a 2007 mockumentary titled Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary and had a small role in the 2015 movie Trainwreck. 

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Family of Leslie Jones

Born in Memphis, Tennessee to a military family, she spent her childhood years in numerous locations and her high school years in the Los Angeles, California area. 

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Close associates of Leslie Jones

Early in her career, she was encouraged by her contemporary and fellow comedian Dave Chappelle. 

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