Jenny Slate

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Actress • Comedian • Writer • Voice Actor

Birth Name: Jennifer Sarah Slate

Birth Date: March 25, 1982

Age: 42 years old

Birth Place: Milton, Massachusetts

Launched to fame via a brief but memorable stint on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-), Jenny Slate went on to become a prolific animated voiceover artist, a sitcom regular and a critically-acclaimed actress with her leading role in indie dramedy "Obvious Child" (2014).

Born in Milton, MA in 1982, Jenny Slate began her comedy career while studying Literature at Columbia University, co-founding the improv group Fruit Paunch and a long-running partnership with Gabe Liedman.

Following various talking head appearances, a recurring stint as an NBC page on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC, 2009-2014), Slate was selected to join the 35th season of comic institution "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-) where she impersonated the likes of Lady Gaga and Kristen Stewart and originated the character of infomercial pitchwoman Tina Tina Cheneuse.

However, she never really recovered from the F-bomb she dropped live on air in her first sketch in her first episode and she left the series after just a year.

After playing Jason Schwartzman's love interest Stella in "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-2011), Slate teamed up with future husband Dean Fleischer-Camp to write animated short "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" (2010), bagged her first feature film role as island castaway Zoe in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (2011) and played Reese Witherspoon's assistant in rom-com "This Means War" (2012).

Slate then voiced Ted's Mom in "The Lorax" (2012), starred in and created web series "Catherine" (2013) and guested as actress Amelia Gordon in "Hello Ladies" (HBO, 2013-14) before lending her natural comic skills to several established shows.

She played Jean-Ralphio's brilliantly ghastly twin sister Mona-Lisa on "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-2015), enjoyed a nine-episode spell as Doug's wife in "House of Lies" (Showtime, 2012-16) and was cast as the voice of frenemy Tammy in "Bob's Burgers" (Fox, 2011-) while also often stealing the show with characters such as incompetent showbiz agent Liz G. in "Kroll Show" (Comedy Central, 2013-15) and originating the role of free spirit Jess in "Married" (FX, 2014-15).

Slate then became an indie awards favorite with her measured turn as a stand-up comic who chooses to have an abortion in "Obvious Child" (2014) and soon added to her filmography with love interest roles in relationship dramedies "The Longest Week" (2014), "Joshy" (2016) and "My Blind Brother" (2016).

She also became an in-demand voiceover artist, lending her perky tones to princess Pony Head in "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" (Disney Channel, 2015-19), sheep assistant mayor Bellwether in "Zootropolis" (2016), Pomeranian Gidget in "The Secret Life of Pets" (2016), anti-heroine Harley Quinn in "The Lego Batman Movie" (2017) and Anti-Villain League director Valerie Da Vinci in "Despicable Me 3" (2017).

Slate continued to show up on camera, too, taking supporting turns in psychological thriller "Brain on Fire" (2016) and biographical comedy "The Polka King" (2017), starring opposite off-screen boyfriend Chris Evans as teacher Bonnie Stevenson in "Gifted" (2017) and impressing with leading roles in multigenerational dramedy "Landline" (2017) and therapy drama "Aardvark" (2017).

Slate's prolific streak continued with the voiceover roles of assistant U.S. ambassador Jane in Communist propaganda spoof "Comrade Detective" (Amazon Video, 2017), kind-hearted nerd Missy Foreman in "Big Mouth" (Netflix, 2017-), Miss Nanny in reboot "Muppet Babies" (Disney Channel, 2018-) and ostrich Mitzy in "The Ark and the Aardvark" (2020).

On screen, she appeared as an injured police officer in dystopian thriller "Hotel Artemis" (2018), Life Foundation scientist Dr. Dora Skirth in superhero hit "Venom" (2018) and a painter who develops an unlikely bond with a Russian immigrant in Arctic circle drama "The Sunlit Night" (2018) before performing her stand-up special, "Stage Fright" (Netflix, 2019) and signing up to play Vanessa in Sofia Coppola's New York tale "On the Rocks" (2020).

Credits

Jenny Slate: Seasoned Professional

Executive Producer
Stand-up
2024

Jenny Slate: Seasoned Professional

Self
Stand-up
2024

Jenny Slate: Seasoned Professional

Writer
Show
2024

Parks and Recreation

Actor
Show
2024

It Ends with Us

Actor
Allysa
Movie
2024

Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter

Guest
Talk
2023

29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Self
Show
2023

Elmo's Mindfulness Spectacular

Self
Movie
2023

Minions & More 2

Voice
Show
2022

Sneak Peek: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Actor
Show
2022

Everything Everywhere All at OnceStream

Actor
Debbie the Dog Mom
Movie
2022
94%

I Want You BackStream

Actor
Emma
Movie
2022
86%

Sve U Isto Vrijeme

Actor
Movie
2022

CBS Mornings

Guest
News
2021

The Great NorthStream

Voice
Judy
Series
2021

Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnStream

Producer
Movie
2021
98%

Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnStream

Screenwriter
Movie
2021
98%

Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnStream

Voice
Marcel
Movie
2021
98%

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

Earth to Ned

Guest
Series
2020
83%

On the RocksStream

Actor
Vanessa
Movie
2020
87%

Jenny Slate: Stage FrightStream

Actor
Stand-up
2019

Jenny Slate: Stage FrightStream

Executive Producer
Stand-up
2019

Jenny Slate: Stage FrightStream

Writer
Stand-up
2019

A Little Late With Lilly Singh

Guest
Talk
2019
82%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

Actor
Stacy
Show
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2Stream

Voice
Gidget
Movie
2019
60%

The Sunlit NightStream

Actor
Frances
Movie
2019
32%

The Sunlit NightStream

Producer
Movie
2019
32%

Today 3rd Hour

Guest
Show
2018

Star vs the Forces of Evil Listicles

Voice
Pony Head
Show
2018

Muppet BabiesStream

Voice
Miss Nanny
Series
2018

VenomStream

Actor
Dr. Dora Skirth
Movie
2018
30%

Hotel ArtemisStream

Actor
Morgan
Movie
2018
57%

Big MouthStream

Voice
Missy
Series
2017
96%

Comrade DetectiveStream

Guest Voice
Jane
Series
2017
85%

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Despicable Me 3Stream

Voice
Valerie Da Vinci
Movie
2017
59%

The Lego Batman MovieStream

Voice
Harley Quinn
Movie
2017
89%

GiftedStream

Actor
Bonnie
Movie
2017
73%

Landline

Actor
Dana
Movie
2017

The Battle of Mewni

Voice
Pony Head
Movie
2017

The Polka King

Actor
Marla
Movie
2017

Aardvark

Actor
Emily Milburton
Movie
2017

David

Actor
Elizabeth
Show
2016

Zoolander: Super Model

Voice
Show
2016

Elena of AvalorStream

Guest Voice
Series
2016

The Secret Life of PetsStream

Voice
Gidget
Movie
2016
71%

ZootopiaStream

Voice
Assistant Mayor Bellwether
Movie
2016
98%

Joshy

Actor
Jodi
Movie
2016

My Blind Brother

Actor
Rose
Movie
2016

Brain on Fire

Actor
Angela
Movie
2016

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Star vs. the Forces of EvilStream

Voice
Pony Head
Series
2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Guest
Talk
2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Guest
Show
2014

MarriedStream

Actor
Jess
Series
2014
56%

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

ClarenceStream

Guest Voice
Pipi/Cookie Mama Cashier/Beatrice
Series
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Noah's Ark

Actor
Movie
2014

Obvious ChildStream

Actor
Donna Stern
Movie
2014
90%

Obvious ChildStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2014
90%

The Longest Week

Actor
Jocelyn
Movie
2014

The Pete Holmes Show

Guest
Show
2013

Brooklyn Nine-NineStream

Guest Star
Bianca
Series
2013
95%

Catherine

Actor
Show
2013

Catherine

Writer
Show
2013

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

GirlsStream

Guest Star
Tally Schifrin
Series
2012
89%

House of LiesStream

Guest Star
Sarah
Series
2012

Dr. Seuss' The LoraxStream

Voice
Ted's Mom
Movie
2012
54%

Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

Bob's BurgersStream

Guest Star
Series
2011

Bob's BurgersStream

Guest Voice
Tammy
Series
2011

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Actor
Zoe
Movie
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

Raising HopeStream

Guest Star
Series
2010
96%

Adventure TimeStream

Guest Voice
Huntress Wizard
Series
2010
100%

Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars

Actor
Show
2010

Brothers

Guest Star
Show
2009

Parks and RecreationStream

Actor
Series
2009
93%

Parks and RecreationStream

Guest Star
Series
2009
93%

Chelsea Lately

Guest
Talk
2007

etalk

Guest
Show
2006

ET Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Fashion Police

Guest
Reality
2004

Tavis Smiley

Guest
Talk
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Piper Paisley
Series
1989
85%

Saturday Night LiveStream

Actor
Series
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

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