Many people know Leslie Jones as a comedian and actress, but more than that, she is a very strong woman who has been through a lot both online and offline but still hasn’t lost her great sense of humor.
With so many works in her name, Leslie Jones is also the writer and performer of Saturday Night Live, for which she is very popular.
Leslie Jones Bio (Age)
The comedian we all know as Leslie Jones was born Annette Jones on September 7, 1967, in Memphis, Tennessee. Raised in a military family, Leslie and her family moved around a lot, but it was in Los Angeles that the family finally settled.
The comedienne’s greatest insecurity as she grew up was her looks, but because of her size, her father let her start playing basketball, something she would learn to appreciate.
Thanks to basketball, she received a scholarship to Chapman University in Orange, California. Nevertheless, she was later transferred to Colorado State University after her coach moved there and asked her to follow him.
One could easily think that she was made for basketball, but her funny side was not hidden from her friends. This pushed one of them to secretly put her in a comedy contest, which she would win and be named “Funniest Person on Campus.
Before that, she was a fan of people like Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, but she didn’t see herself as someone who could do comedy, even though she knew she could make people laugh. As soon as she won the competition, she left her basketball dreams and her dream of becoming a lawyer and went back to Los Angeles where she moved in with her boyfriend and devoted herself to comedy, only to become the next Eddie Murphy.
The reception was very poor and she was forced to stop comedy for more than a few years before looking forward to coming back, but this time she was to stay. Although she appeared in several television shows with unappreciated roles, her first recognized role was in Girlfriends (2004). To date, she has appeared in many other television shows, including Saturday Night Live, in which she was inducted in 2014.
Her first film role was in For Love of the Game (1999), followed by National Security (2003). Leslie Jones has also starred in many other movies, including Ghostbusters and Masterminds (both 2016).
A WFCC award winner, Ghostbusters actress has also been nominated for a number of other awards, including the Primetime Emmy Awards, Black Reel Awards, and Kids’ Choice Awards, USA.
Leslie Jones Net Worth
Jones has returned as a very hard-working woman who is very talented in both acting and comedy. Considering all she has been through, there is little reason to doubt that she has paid her dues in the entertainment industry in full. She has a very good fortune, estimated at $6 million.
Jones earned her fortune through her roles in films, her comedy, her involvement in the SNL, and other things.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is She Gay?
Nowadays it’s pretty easy to be labeled gay when people don’t know who you’re with. Leslie Jones has been in this situation many times in the past, but there is no record of her having dated any woman in the past.
Since she has no husband, she had a boyfriend when she started the comedy, but since then nothing is known about her dating life. In 2018 she posted a picture of herself saying that she was not doing cardio training for anyone because she could die alone.
Apart from her great sense of humor, the comedienne has a very good and enviable height, which she used to use to play basketball and even got a college scholarship. Expressed in numbers, she stands at 183 cm (6 ft 0 in).