Leslie Jones is of the American origin who is in the line of comedians and actresses. She is best known as an actress as well as a writer on Saturday Night Live. Occasionally, Jones had performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs. In 2010, she performed a comedy by the name Problem Child aired on Showtime. Jones was a star in Ghostbusters II being Patty Tolan. Let’s find out how much is Leslie Jones’s net worth in 2018.
Leslie Jones was born in 1967 on 7th September as Annette Jones in Memphis, Tennessee to a United States Army officer. Due to the job, her family occasionally moved from one place to another. At relocating to Los Angeles, her father became an electronic engineer of a radio station by the name KJLH owned by Stevie Wonder.
Jones joined Lynwood high school in California. In school, she also played basketball. Leslie after successful completion of high school education in Lynwood was offered a scholarship at Chapman University. After a short time, Jones’ couch migrated to Colorado State. This made Jones transfer to Colorado State University. She pursued communications after making it her final choice.
Jones was born together with her late brother whose name was Rodney.
Jones performance for the first time as a comedian was in 1987 in college when she took part in the “Funniest Person on Campus” contest. She seized the award and then left for Los Angeles after leaving school. Jones played at different clubs as well. While working in the club, Jones was encouraged by Mother Love and Dave Chappelle to migrate to New York to pursue her career for two years.
Jones appeared on ComicView of BET before her getting back to Los Angeles. Leslie had been featured at The Comedy Store located in West Hollywood.
It was a surprise to many when in 2013 December Jones was auditioned for Saturday Night Live. Her criticism on one of the show’s members called Kenan Thompson had not been forgotten.
In the casting call, Sasheer Zometa was included as a player while she and Lakendra Tookes were made writers. Andrew Garfield hosted an episode in 2014 on 3rd May where Jones appeared on that segment of Weekend Update.
Awards & Achievements
Jones started on a high note. She managed to win the contest “Funniest Person on Campus” which implied that she was considered the funniest person on campus and has appeared in some shows. She also captured the choice of American with African origin when Saturday Night Live looked for one.
Net Worth of Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones has an estimated net worth of over $5.5 million. Her primary source of income is the comedy. In addition to that, Jones has had various roles in different films and television series. Her other source is film editing. Leslie has made appearances on Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters 111, Masterminds, and Christmas in Compton. She has also been a writer and appeared in ads. That has contributed to her current net worth.
Leslie Jones also known as Annette Jones is not only a comedian but also an actress. She is best known for her appearance on Saturday Night Live. Also, she was the writer of the same. Other performances of Leslie are on Just for Laughs, Aspen Comedy Festival, Problem Child, including Ghostbusters II. Back in high school, Leslie also played basketball. At one point in her life, Jones had been torn between playing basketball and pursuing comedy, but she eventually settled for the latter. It has not been a smooth road through for Leslie. A three-year break is enough evidence of Jones’ struggle.