Repertory Player Bio
Leslie Jones returns to “Saturday Night Live” for her fifth season.
Her work on the longstanding sketch show has garnered her two Emmy Award nominations and inclusion on the Time 100 list. Jones has covered the most recent Summer and Winter Olympic Games for NBC and was the host of the 2017 BET Awards. She is currently recording one of the lead roles in “Angry Birds 2” for Sony Pictures.
Jones also 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 animated film “Sing.”
Jones is from Memphis, Tennessee, and her birthday is September 7.