At 41 years old, Jenny Slate has this physical status:
Jenny Sarah Slate (born March 25, 1982) is an American actress, comedian, and author.
She has appeared on Parks and Recreation as Mona-Lisa Saperstein, and she has been co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children's book collection.
She appeared on Saturday Night Live's 2009-2010 season as a cast member, Bob's Burgers, Kroll Exhibition, House of Lies, Married, vs.
Evil and Big Mouth's as well as the feature films Obvious Child, Zootopia, and The Secret Life of Pets are among the forces on display.
Early life and education
Slate was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on March 25, 1982, to Ron Slate, a businessman and poet who served as vice president of global communications for the EMC Corporation and later as CEO of a biotech start-up, and Nancy (née Gilson), a housewife who also made pottery. She is the middle child of three children, with older sister Abigail and younger sister Stacey. She and her family are Jewish. One of her grandmothers was born in Cuba and was raised in France. Slate, a vain student who attended Columbia University as a literature major, performed in the Varsity Exhibition and met Gabe Liedman, who would be her comedy partner after graduating from Milton Academy as the vainestorian. Slate graduated from Columbia in 2004.
Slate spent time in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, before joining filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp in Los Angeles in the early 2010s. Slate married Fleischer-Camp in September 2012. On both the books and short films, they collaborated on the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. In May 2016, the two announced their separation. For a brief period, she courted actor Chris Evans.
Slate revealed her relationship with art curator Ben Shattuck in September 2019. Slate revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers on December 10, 2020, she was expecting her first child with Shattuck. Slate appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 3, 2021. She revealed that she gave birth to a daughter six weeks earlier. On New Year's Eve 2021, Shattuck and Slate married in their living room, their fourth attempt at a wedding since the first three were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Slate was half of the comedy team Gabe & Jenny, alongside Gabe Liedman. Time Out New York named Big Terrific as the best new variety show of 2008 with Max Silvestri. Slate, Liedman, and Silvestri reported in 2015 that the show would be cancelled due to their busy schedules, but that they will continue to perform together as appropriate.
When attending Columbia University in 2000, Slate first met Liedman. They refer to their marriage as a "nonsexual passion," and Slate says, "I like to think of us as a bit like Elaine Benes and George Costanza, but we like each other." Slate performed Jenny Slate: Dead Millionaire at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCBT) in New York City throughout 2008 and 2009.
Slate appeared on several "talking head" commentary shows on VH1. Jenny was named on NBC's website in early 2009, and she made several appearances on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon recurring sketch "7th Floor West," where she was later promoted to Fallon's assistant. She appeared in Bored to Death on a regular basis. Slate has appeared on television shows such as Bob's Burgers, Girls, The Whitest Kid U' Know, Demetri Martin, and Raising Hope were among the things that were featured on television shows.
Slate appeared on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2010. She mistakenly said "fucking" in her debut sketch "Biker Chick Chat," which was on the live broadcast but not removed from reruns. During her brief time on the series, she impersonated actresses like Hoda Kotb, Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Olsen, and Olympia Snowe, and became known for Tina Cheneuse, an infomercial pitchwoman who sells customized doorbells, car horns, and alarm clocks. Slate's deal was not renewed for another season. Despite rumors to the contrary, Slate has maintained that her SNL suspension was not due to cursing but rather because "I didn't click."
In August 2010, she co-wrote and narrated the animated short film Marcel the Shell, which attracted worldwide attention. Marcel the Shell With Shoes on Two was born as a result of this. Slate also wrote a "Marcel"-themed children's book that was released on November 1, 2011. Zoe in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was her first major film role; more films followed in 2012, including the voice of Ted's mother in The Lorax.
In the 2013 episode "Bailout," in which she portrayed Mona-Lisa Saperstein, she was her first appearance in Parks and Recreation. Slate launched and starred in Catherine, a 12 episode mini-series on YouTube, honoring late 1980s and early 1990s soap opera aesthetics. On July 23, 2013, she appeared in Drunk History retelling how Coca-Cola was made.
Slate appeared in the comedy-drama film Obvious Child, which follows the life of a young stand-up comedian as she grapples with an unplanned pregnancy and eventual abortion. Slate went on to win the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Breakout Performance at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and Best Comedic Actress at the Women Film Critics Circle Awards for her role in the film.
In the first season of the FX series Married, Slate co-starred Judy Greer and Nat Faxon. She left the series as a series regular in season two, but she did appear in a few episodes. Sarah Burns was the protagonist in the series.
Slate appeared in the recurring "PubLIZity" sketches in the Kroll Show as Liz B., as well as many other recurring and one-off characters who appeared in virtually every episode before the series ended in 2015. Dawn Bellwether appeared in Disney's animated film Zootopia and Gidget in 2016.
About the House, Slate and her father co-wrote a book entitled About the House about their time in Milton, Massachusetts, which was published in December 2016.
Bonnie Stevenson, the tutor of a 7-year-old mathematical genius, appeared in the film Gifted in 2017.
Stage Fright, Slate's stand-up comedy special on Netflix, debuted in October 2019.
In 2019, Slate published her book titled Little Weirds about her battles with and thoughts about life and love.
Missy Foreman-Greenwald, a biracial character in the animated Netflix series Big Mouth, appeared from 2017 to 2019. On June 24, 2020, Slate wrote on Instagram, "I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play Missy because her mother is Jewish and White." "Missy is also black and black characters on an animated film should be played by Black people."
The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards are a film that honors women. Ayo Edebiri stuns in a sparkly minidress as she accepts the award
Ahhh!! Jenny Slate has entered motherhood — and we’re SO happy for her! The Great North star revealed to ET that she’d given birth to daughter Ida Lupine on February 3rd. This is Slate’s first child with fiancé Ben Shattuck, and Jenny was ABSOLUTELY gushing about her new bundle of joy and how her relationship with Ben has grown!
She told ET:
Things are heating up! As we reported in November, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate were spotted in NYC looking “very much back together,” as the actress helped Captain America find an apartment in Tribeca! Fast forward to now, it appears the two have spent the holidays together! Related: Jenny Slate Wants You To Stop Gossiping About Her Personal Life! On Christmas day, Evans’ brother Scott posted the following selfie of him and the Obvious Child star on Instagram:
Christmas with my favorite Jew! @jennyslateA post shared by Scott Evans (@scottevansgram) on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:48pm PST
There was already enough evidence we would’ve put good money on Chris Evans and Jenny Slate being back together. First they were spotted on multiple dinner dates in Atlanta where Chris was finishing filming on his little art film. Video: Captain America Is Back In The EPIC Avengers: Infinity War Trailer! Then fans noticed the “exes” flirting up a storm on Twitter. And we swear we heard her voice on one of Chris’ cute dog vids… But this week we got some serious confirmation as a People source spotted them in NYC looking “very much back together.” Not only that, Jenny was helping her man find an apartment in Tribeca for when he trods the boards on Broadway in Lobby Hero next year! TOTALLY a girlfriend gig. Pair that with Jenny casually mentioning her “boyfriend” on social media (below)…
My boyfriend does many dreamy&generous things but number 1 in my mind right now is how he celebrates my new turtlenecks/let├óΓé¼Γäós me show him my online shopping spoils&cheers me on ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ jenny slate (@jennyslate) November 10, 2017