Jenny Slate is a 34-year-old comedian, actress, and author from Milton, Massachusetts. She made her on-screen debut in 2005, playing an uncredited role on “The Breatharians” episode of Starved. It seemed like Jenny was getting her big break in 2009, as she landed a gig on Saturday Night Live. But Jenny only lasted 22 episodes at SNL, and her time there might be most well-remembered for her dropping an F-bomb.
She would bounce back in a major way, though, co-creating the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children’s book series. Jenny co-wrote and starred in all three of the short films that were posted on YouTube from 2010-2014.
Jenny’s had a ton of notable TV roles over her career, playing Jenny the Page on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009), Stella on Bored to Death (2009-2010), Tammy Larsen on Bob’s Burgers (2012-present), Sarah Guggenheim on House of Lies (2013-2015), Mona-Lisa Saperstein on Parks and Recreation (2013-2015), and Jess in Married (2014-2015).
Jenny’s biggest success when it comes to feature length films is without question her portrayal of Donna Stern in Obvious Child (2014). The movie boasts an 89% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Jenny drew rave reviews for her performance in the lead role.
Up next for Jenny is The Lego Batman Movie. She provides the voice of Harley Quinn in The Lego Movie spin-off that is sure to make a bajillion dollars and be adored by both adults and children alike. The Lego Batman Movie will hit theaters everywhere in the U.S. on Friday, February 10, 2017.