Chris Evans has reportedly found himself a new ladylove in Jenny Slate! But if you’re not familiar with the hilarious actress/comedienne, we’re here to help — get to know Jenny with five fast facts right here.
You may not be able to place a face to Jenny Slate’s name just yet, but once we tell you a little bit about her, we think you’ll know just who we’re talking about! Everyone’s talking about the funny actress because of her new rumored romance with Chris Evans, 34, but you can learn way more about her here.
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1. She’s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Who could forget that 2010 YouTube video that quickly went viral!? Yup, Jenny co-wrote the script and voices the character of Marcel, which helped her career in voice acting. She lends her vocals to characters in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, The Lorax and Zootopia, among others.
2. She started her career as part of a comedic duo
Jenny attended Columbia University, which is where she met Gabe Liedman. Together, they formed Gabe & Jenny, and began doing live stand-up shows.
3. She was on Saturday Night Live
After working as a “talking head” commentator for VH1, Jenny began making recurring appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, then landed a gig on SNL for the 2009-2010 season. She impersonated celebs like Kristen Stewart and Lady Gaga during her time on the show.
4. She’s guest-starred on a bunch of television shows
Jenny has appeared on shows like Girls, Raising Hope, Bob’s Burgers, Parks & Recreaction and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She also starred in the critically-acclaimed film Obvious Child, and was a series regular on the first season of FX’s Married.
5. She just split from her husband
Jenny married Dean Fleischer-Camp, a filmmaker who worked on Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, in September 2012, but in May 2016, it was revealed that they had decided to end their marriage. Enter Chris Evans!
Do you think Chris and Jenny make a cute couple, HollywoodLifers?