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Leslie Jones

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Leslie Jones returns to "SNL" for her third season.

Jones was hired by "SNL" as a writer in 2014 and quickly gained popularity after a memorable on-air appearance during the show's "Weekend Update" segment as herself. She joined the cast soon after. Slate praised Jones as "smart, talented, and utterly hilarious" and noted "Jones is a fiercely independent performer whose brash and unapologetic riffs can ruffle feathers - a welcome risk."

Jones starred in Paul Feig's reboot of "Ghostbusters," alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. Her other film credits include Chris Rock's "Top Five," Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck" and the upcoming "Masterminds." She will also lend her voice to the upcoming animated film "Sing." In 2016, Jones joined Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg in a sketch for the Oscars, reimagining an Oscars montage starring black actors.

Jones is from Memphis, Tennessee, and her birthday is September 7.