It was just last year that Leslie was hired by SNL as a writer but quickly made a name for herself after a memorable on-air appearance during the late-night sketch show’s “Weekend Update” segment. Upon returning last fall for the show’s fortieth season, she found herself promoted to the cast as a featured player. Most recently, Leslie wrapped shooting one of the four lead roles in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot, starring alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. This winter, Leslie will be seen on the big screen appearing in Jared Hess’ Masterminds opposite Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson. Furthermore, Leslie is voicing an animated character in the studio feature Lunch, for Illumination Entertainment, opposite Matthew McConaughey and John C. Reilly. Lastly, The New Yorker is in the middle of doing a huge profile on Leslie. The last SNL cast member The New Yorker did this with was Tina Fey in 2003. Leslie was last seen and coming off a memorable performance in both Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck and Chris Rock’s feature Top Five for Paramount.
April 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm