Leslie Jones has been an amazing comedian for years, but only recently have people started to take notice of just how awesome this lady is. To learn everything you need to know about the ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star, read on!
1. Leslie Jones, 48, had a hard time choosing a career path.
Leslie originally thought she’d be a lawyer, but changed her major multiple times at Chapman University, from business accounting to computer science, and eventually graduating with a degree in communications. And, because she had played basketball in high school and college, she even considered a career playing basketball overseas.
2. She’s been with Saturday Night Live since 2013.
Three years ago, Leslie was hired as a writer for the sketch show. In 2014, she first appeared on screen in the Weekend Update segment, and was finally promoted to a full-time cast member later that year. She is also the oldest person to join the show as a cast member, and her addition to the lineup marks the first time in Saturday Night Live‘s history that the show has had more than one African-American woman.
3. Leslie starred in the Ghostbusters reboot.
Leslie played Patty Tolan in the reboot of the 1984 film Ghostbusters, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth. And she was AMAZING!
4. Designers originally refused to dress her for the movie’s premiere.
Leslie originally thought she would have to dress herself for the premiere of Ghostbusters, after announcing that no designers would provide her with a gown. But designer Christian Siriano came to her aid with a red dress worth envying!
5. She has been on the receiving end of malicious racial comments on Twitter.
Sadly, after the reboot came out, Twitter users started making racial attacks toward the comedian. Twitter put lifetime bans on some users for the comments, but the trolls have continued to attack her, and Leslie is still trying to fight back.
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