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Jenny Slate

Forever destined to be known for accidentally dropping the F-bomb during her debut appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975-), stand-up, actress and author Jenny Slate was an instrumental figure on New York's comedy circuit beginning in the mid-2000s. Slate first made a name for herself as one half of duo Gabe & Jenny; following a critically-acclaimed one-woman show and a brief stint on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC 2009-2014), she was asked to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2009. Making an instant impression, she then appeared as Jason Schwartzmann's love interest in "Bored To Death" (HBO, 2009-11) and co-wrote and voiced the award-winning stop-motion short film "Marcel The Shell With Shoes On" (2010) before leaving the series after one season. Slate continued to showcase her versatility, starring in "Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (2011) and voicing Ted's Mom in "The Lorax" (2012) while also guesting on a string of hit TV shows including "Parks & Recreation" (NBC 2009-) and "House Of Lies" (Showtime 2012-). A breakthrough role as the star of romantic comedy-drama "Obvious Child" (2014) made Slate an indie star, while supporting roles in animated hits "Zootopia" (2016) and "The Lego Batman Movie" (2017) expanded her notoriety. A dramatic role as a school teacher in math-prodigy drama "Gifted" (2017) showed off her dramatic range.
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