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Jenny Slate


Jenny Slate is a well-known American actress, comedian, and author. Jenny Slate rose to prominence in New York City for her live variety shows and co-creating, writing, and producing the children’s book series and short film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

Early Life and Childhood

Jenny Slate was born on March 25, 1982, in the city of Milton, Massachusetts, United States. Her age is 41 years old as of 2023 and she is a naturalized American citizen and Christian by religion.

Similarly, her full name is Jenny Sarah Slate and her birth sign is Aries. She was born to her father Ron Slate and her mother Nancy. Her father is a businessman and a poet and her mother is a housewife by profession.

She has two siblings with an older sister named Abigail and a younger sister named Stacey. She and her family are devout Jews and her grandmother was born in Cuba but raised in France.


In terms of her educational background, she attended Columbia University as a literature major after graduating from Milton Academy as valedictorian, where she helped form the improv group Fruit Paunch. However, her additional academic credentials are unavailable.

Jenny Slate – Net Worth 2023

Slate is a popular American actress and her estimated net worth is around $6 million as of 2023. Also, her annual salary is $250k and her source of income is mainly her acting profession. However, her monthly and weekly wages are unknown.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to her career, following her early television acting and stand-up roles, she rose to prominence for her live variety shows in New York City, as well as for co-creating, writing, and producing the children’s book series and short film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

Moreover, her distinct voice led to her casting as Tammy Larsen in the critically acclaimed animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers from 2012 to the present. She was also known for her recurring roles as Mona-Lisa Saperstein on the NBC comedy television series Parks and Recreation from 2013 to 2015.

Also, she was known as Sarah Guggenheim on the Showtime comedy television series House of Lies, as well as the sketch comedy series Kroll Show from 2013 to 2015.

Additionally, she provided Missy Foreman’s voice to Greenwald on the Netflix animated series Big Mouth from 2017 to 2020. Similarly, she gave voiceover duties for Missy to actor Ayo Edebiri in 2020 because she believed that an African-American character should be voiced by an African-American actor.

Despite no longer providing Missy’s voice, she has continued to voice a variety of other characters on the show. Her breakthrough performance came in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Obvious Child, for which she received the Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.

Furthermore, she provided voice work for the animated films The Lorax, Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets film franchise, The Lego Batman Movie, and Despicable Me 3. Likewise, she made her dramatic debut as Bonnie in Gifted. Similarly, she was also in the critically acclaimed science-fiction film Everything, Everywhere, At Once.

Jenny Slate

Caption: Jenny Slate giving a pose. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

AHA sparkling water, Coca-Cola’s first new brand in over a decade, has cast her and Ben Schwartz in its latest advertising campaign. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see her being associated with some more brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nominations

Her breakthrough role came in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Obvious Child, for which she received the Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. Similarly, she was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award and an Independent Spirit Award.

Moreover, she went on to win the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedic Actress for her performance in the film.

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Caption: Jenny Slate in an award show. Source: Just Jared

Relationship Status

Slate married Fleischer-Camp in September 2012. Later, they both got divorced in May 2016. Later, she dated actor Chris Evans for a short time. In September 2019, she announced her engagement to art curator Ben Shattuck. On December 10, 2020, she announced on Late Night with Seth Meyers that she was expecting her first child with Shattuck.

Moreover, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 3, 2021, and announced she had given birth to a daughter Ida Lupine six weeks prior. They both married on New Year’s Eve 2021 in their living room. However, it is their fourth wedding attempt after the first three were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Caption: Jenny Slate with her husband. Source: US Weekly


Jenny Slate’s contract was not extended for the second season of SNL. Despite rumors to the contrary, she has maintained that her dismissal from SNL was not due to cursing, but rather because “I didn’t click.” Also, she always tries to avoid the media and tries to avoid engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage her reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about her height she is 5 Feet 4 inches tall and weighs 52kg. Similarly, her body measurement is 33-27-33 inches, her eye color is brown, and her hair color is black. Also, her dress size is 5 and her shoe size is 7(US).

Jenny Slate – Social Media

Jenny Slate is very active on Instagram. She has 895k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @jennyslate. Moreover, she is not available on any other social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. However, there are some of her fan-made profiles.