Leslie Jones Net Worth 2023: Meet the new guest host of ‘The Daily Show’

Leslie Jones rose to prominence when she joined the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 2014. She was initially hired as a writer for the show but later started appearing as a cast member. Jones is again in news for her new role as a guest host on the Comedy Central show ‘The Today Show’. After giving a splendid performance in SNL from 2014 to 2019, she all ready to leave her mark on the set of The Today Show. Jones is currently the host of ABC’s game show Supermarket Sweep. For more details about the comedian such as Leslie Jones net worth 2023, career with SNL, personal life and much follow this article.

Leslie Jones Salary & Net Worth 2023

NameLeslie Jones
ProfessionComedian, actress, writer
Known forSaturday Night Live (SNL)
Net worth$7 million

Personal Biography

Leslie Jones was born on September 7, 1967, in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father was in the United States Army but later took a job in Los Angeles at Stevie Wonder’s radio station as an electronics engineer. She also had a younger brother, Rodney Keith Jones who died in 2009).

It was rumored that Jones was romantically involved with her SNL co-star Kate McKinnon. McKinnon joined the SNL family in 2012 as the first openly gay female cast member. No further details about the dating life of Jones is known. She is currently unmarried.

Full nameAnnette Jones
ProfessionComedian, actress, writer
MediumComedy, television, film
GenreObservational humor, blue comedy, black comedy, physical comedy
Years active1987 – present
Age55 years
Date of birthSeptember 7, 1967
Marital statusUnmarried
No. of childrenN/A

Early Career of Leslie Jones

Jones began doing stand-up comedy while still in college. After her friend signed her up for a “Funniest Person on Campus” contest and Jones won it, she left school for Los Angeles. While in LA, she performed at comedy clubs while working day jobs to make ends meet. She later moved to New York City to hone her craft for two years before returning to Los Angeles. Her career had a slow start but she was able to open a tour for Jamie Foxx. It was finally in 2010 that one night, Chris Rock saw her perform and gave her name to many top managers but all claimed not to get it. However, Rock was eventually able to help Jones get a job at Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live

Jones joined the show Saturday Night Live in December 2013 after she auditioned for a casting call by the show to add at least one African-American woman to the show. Initially, she was hired as a writer for the show but was promoted to the cast as a featured player in October 2014. She made her official debut on the October 25, 2014 episode hosted by Jim Carrey. At the age of 47 years, she became the oldest person to join the show as a cast member. Jones subsequently returned for four more seasons. In 2017 and 2018, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on SNL.

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Leslie Jones and The Daily Show

Jones will be hosting the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday episodes of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. She even hosted her first show on January 17 where she shared her hilarious views on the newly erected statue of Martin Luther King Junior. Other than her, celebrities like Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and others are also set to guest host the show. No permanent host has yet been named for the show.

Jones took over The Daily Show as guest host where she shared her characteristically hilarious thoughts on the new Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Boston. The statue was inspired by a photo of the legendary civil rights leader hugging his wife after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The statue feature the couple’s arms embracing without their heads and some believe that it accidentally ended up looking quite erotic.

List of Film & Television Shows

Check out the list of some major film and TV shows that Leslie has appeared in:


  1. For Love of the Game (1999)
  2. National Security (2003)
  3. Internet Dating (2008)
  4. Something Like a Business (2010)
  5. House Arrest (2012)
  6. We Are Family (2015)
  7. Ghostbusters (2016)
  8. Sing (2016)
  9. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
  10. Coming 2 America (2021)

TV Shows

  1. Out of Office (2022)
  2. Our Flag Means Death (2022)
  3. RuPaul’s Drag Race (2020)
  4. Supermarket Sweep (2020)
  5. Saturday Night Live (2014–19)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Leslie Jones in 2023?

$7 million (approx)

What is Leslie Jones famous for?

Saturday Night Live

What Netflix show did Leslie Jones appear in?

Leslie Jones: Time Machine

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