Jenny Slate Jewish Comedienne - Fired from SNL - Used "F-word"
Jenny Slate (born March
25, 1982) is an American actress, comedienne, and author best known
for Jenny Slate's series of Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
children's books and short films. Jenny Slate is also known for
Jenny Slate's time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from
2009–2010 and Jenny Slate's recurring role as Stella on the HBO
comedy Bored to Death.
Jenny Slate was born in Milton, Massachusetts to parents Nancy Jenny
Slate and Ron Jenny Slate, a Massachusetts-based poet and author.
Jenny Slate has two sisters, Abigail and Stacey, After graduating
from Milton Academy as the valedictorian, Jenny Slate attended
Columbia University, where Jenny Slate helped form the improv group
Fruit Paunch, and starred in the Varsity Show. Jenny Slate
graduated from Columbia University in 2004.
Alongside comedian Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate is half of the comedy
duo Gabe & Jenny. Their show with Max Silvestri, Big Terrific,
was named best new variety show of 2008 by Time Out New York.
Jenny Slate met Liedman in 2000 while attending Columbia
University. They describe their relationship as a "nonsexual
romance", and Jenny Slate says "I like to think of us as kind of
like Elaine Benes and George Costanza, but we like each other."
Prior to joining SNL, Jenny Slate was best known as a regular
commentator on many VH1 talking head commentary programs. In
early 2009 Jenny Slate had made several appearances on the Late
Night with Jimmy Fallon recurring sketch 7th Floor West where Jenny
Slate played an NBC page, later promoted to Fallon's assistant (also
named Jenny), and Jenny Slate also had recurring roles on HBO's
Bored to Death (as Stella) and on the FOX sitcom Brothers.
Jenny Slate also starred in the 2009 short film Obvious Child.
Jenny Slate made Jenny Slate's feature film debut with a supporting
role in 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.
Throughout 2008 and 2009 Jenny Slate regularly performed Jenny
Slate's one-woman show, Jenny Slate: Dead Millionaire, at the
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York City. Jenny
Slate also performed the stage show at UCBT's Los Angeles division
for a number of weeks in early 2010.
In August 2010, Jenny Slate co-wrote and voiced the stop-motion
short film "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On", directed by Dean
Fleischer-Camp, about a shy, shoe-wearing shell, which garnered
unexpected viral success. This led to a follow-up, "Marcel the Shell
with Shoes on, Two," video released on November 14, 2011.
Jenny Slate also wrote a "Marcel"-themed children's book that was
released on November 1, 2011. Jenny Slate and Dean
Fleischer-Camp are currently working on a second "Marcel" book to be
released in 2012.
Jenny Slate's first major film role was as the quirky Zoe in the
third Alvin and the Chipmunks film, Chipwrecked, with more films to
follow in 2012, including the voice of Ted's mother in The Lorax.
In 2012 Jenny Slate will join the cast of the upcoming series Super
Saturday Night Live
Jenny Slate joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for one season in
2009–2010. In Jenny Slate's first episode, Jenny Slate
accidentally said "fucking" during Jenny Slate's debut sketch "Biker
Chick Chat," which was heard on the live broadcast, but removed from
subsequent reruns. On SNL, Jenny Slate impersonated
celebrities such as Olympia Snowe, Lady Gaga, Ashley Olsen
(alongside Nasim Pedrad as Mary-Kate Olsen), and Kristen Stewart.
Her best known recurring character was Tina-Tina Chaneuse, an
infomercial pitchwoman of unspecified Latino heritage who advertises
personalized doorbells, car horns and alarm clocks.
Despite having a recurring character, Jenny Slate's contract was not
renewed for another season and Jenny Slate left the show.
Jenny Slate previously lived in Brooklyn for many years, before
moving to Los Angeles in February 2012. Jenny Slate is engaged to
filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp, who has directed many of Jenny
Slate's short films, including "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On".
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