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Jenny Slate        

Actress, Comedian, and Author; Creator of the 'Marcel the Shell With Shoes On' Short Films; Star of "Obvious Child"

Alongside comedian Gabe Liedman, 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.She met Liedman in 2000 while attending Columbia University.

They describe their relationship as a "nonsexual romance", and Slate says "I like to think of us as kind of like Elaine Benes and George Costanza, but we like each other.

Throughout 2008 and 2009, Slate regularly performed her one-woman show, Jenny Slate: Dead Millionaire, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York City.

Prior to joining SNL, Slate was best known as a regular commentator on many VH1 talking head commentary programs.In early 2009 She had made several appearances on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recurring sketch 7th Floor West where she played an NBC page, later promoted to Fallon's assistant (also named Jenny),and she had a recurring role on HBO's Bored to Death and also starred in the 2009 short film Obvious Child.

Slate has made guest appearances on television programs such as Bob's Burgers, Girls, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Important Things with Demetri Martin, and Raising Hope.

In August 2010, 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.

Slate also wrote a "Marcel"-themed children's book that was released on November 1, 2011. Her 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.

Slate currently appears as Liz B. in the recurring "PubLIZity" sketches on Comedy Central's Kroll Show.

In September 2012, it was announced that Slate has been hired to write the script for a reboot of the Looney Tunes franchise for Warner Bros. The film will be a "live action/CGI hybrid".

In the 2013 episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation, "Bailout", she played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein's sister, Mona-Lisa Saperstein, with whom Tom Haverford hires as sales associate for his shop, Rent-a-swag, and ultimately starts a disastrous relationship.

Jenny will star on ABC's TV series "Super Fun Night".

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