Jenny Slate

Biography of

Jenny Slate

Jenny Sarah Slate (born March 25, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actress and author, best known for her role as Mona-Lisa Saperstein on Parks and Recreation as well as being the co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children's book series. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2009/10 season and appeared in shows such as House of Lies, Married, Bob's Burgers, Hello Ladies, Kroll Show, Bored to Death, and Girls, as well as movies like Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets, and Despicable Me 3. Slate played the lead role in the 2014 film Obvious Child, and in 2016 she was in Brain on Fire. Slate was born on March 25, 1982 in Milton, Massachusetts, to Ron Slate (born 1950), a businessman and poet who worked as vice president of global communications for the EMC Corporation and later as CEO of a biotech startup, and Nancy (née Gilson), a ceramicist. She is the middle child of three, with an older sister named Abigail and younger sister named Stacey. She was raised in a Jewish family. One of her grandmothers was born in Cuba, to a family from Russia and Turkey, and was raised in France. After graduating from Milton Academy as the valedictorian, Slate attended Columbia University as a literature major, where she helped form the improv group Fruit Paunch, starred in the Varsity Show and met Gabe Liedman, who would become her comedy partner. Slate graduated from Columbia in 2004

See all bio
Date of Birth:
25 March 1982
Gender:
Female
Country:
U.S

2018-10-03