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Leslie Mann

Biography

Longtime comedy actress whose credits include Knocked Up, 17 Again, Funny People, Holiday, ANOTHER Woman as well as the 40-Year-Old Virgin. She wedded Judd Apatow, that has aimed and produced lots of the movies she’s starred in. She made an appearance in various tv commercials and produced her film debut within the Cable Man in 1996. She and Paul Rudd play a wedded couple within the 2007 film Knocked Up and their tale continues within the 2012 humor THAT IS 40. She grew up by a one mother in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. She wedded Apatow on June 9, 1997 after previously conference in the group of The Wire Man. She and Apatow possess two daughters called Iris and Maude who play Mann’s kids in Knocked Up which Is 40. Within the 1999 film Big Daddy, she has Corinne, a rival to Adam Sandler’s personality Sonny, who also is actually the sister of Sonny’s like interest Layla, performed by Joey Lauren Adams.

Quick Facts


Full Name Leslie Mann
Date Of Birth March 26, 1972
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Height 1.69 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Corona del Mar High School
Nationality American
Spouse Judd Apatow
Children Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry
Movies This Is 40, Knocked Up, The Other Woman, How to Be Single, Funny People, The Change-Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, 17 Again, Vacation, Big Daddy, The Cable Guy, George of the Jungle, The Comedian, Rio, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Bling Ring, Rio 2, ParaNorman, Drillbit Taylor, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Stealing Harvard, She's the One, Little Birds, Timecode, Orange County, Last Man Standing, The Pact, Virgin High, Shorts, Things I Never Told You, Perfume, Charlotte's Web, The 40 Film, Untitled Robert Zemeckis project
TV Shows Allen Gregory, Hercules, The Wright Verdicts, Birdland
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Prefers her name to be pronounced "Less-lee", not "Lez-lee", despite having allowed her husband Judd Apatow to say "Lez-lee" for over 18 years.
2Leslie's father is of Irish and German ancestry. Leslie's maternal grandfather, Thomas Hamilton, was a Scottish immigrant, while Leslie's maternal grandmother, Sadie Heljä Viola Räsänen, was born in Michigan, to Finnish parents.
3The Cable Guy (1996) co-star Jim Carrey described her looks as bearing resemblance to Marlene Dietrich.
4Met her husband on the set of The Cable Guy (1996), a movie he produced.
5Has two daughters, Maude Apatow (born 1997) and Iris Apatow (born 2002), with husband Judd Apatow.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Croods 22018pre-production
The Comedian2016completedHarmony
How to Be Single2016Meg
Vacation2015/IAudrey Crandall
The Other Woman2014Kate King
Rio 22014Linda (voice)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2014Patty Peterson (voice)
The Simpsons2014TV SeriesLeslie Mann
The Bling Ring2013Laurie
This Is 402012Debbie
ParaNorman2012Sandra Babcock (voice)
Allen Gregory2011TV SeriesGina Winthrop
Modern Family2011TV SeriesKatie
The Change-Up2011Jamie Lockwood
Rio2011Linda (voice)
Little Birds2011Margaret Hobart
Shorts2009Mom Thompson
Funny People2009Laura
17 Again2009Scarlet
I Love You Phillip Morris2009Debbie
Beverly Hills Chihuahua2008Bimini (uncredited)
Drillbit Taylor2008Lisa
Knocked Up2007Debbie
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005Nicky
Stealing Harvard2002Elaine Warner
Orange County2002Krista
Perfume2001Camille
Timecode2000Cherine
Freaks and Geeks2000TV SeriesMiss Foote
Big Daddy1999Corinne Maloney
Hercules1998TV SeriesAmphitrite
George of the Jungle1997Ursula Stanhope
Last Man Standing1996Wanda
She's the One1996Connie
The Cable Guy1996Robin Harris
Bottle Rocket1996Sorority Girl (uncredited)
Cosas que nunca te dije1996Laurie
The Wright Verdicts1995TV SeriesErica Mercer
Birdland1994TV SeriesNurse Mary
Virgin High1991'Squiggle' Girl

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 MTV Movie Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2009-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2000-2016TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHerself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
American Comedy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Programa da Sabrina2014TV SeriesHerself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2014TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHerself
Weekend Ticket2014TV Series shortHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
The Project2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
StuTV2014TV SeriesHerself
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: A Journey WABAC2014Documentary shortHerself / Patty Peterson (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Vivir de cine2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Rencontres de cinéma2013TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHerself - Judd's Wife (segment "Judd Apatow")
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Screen Junkies Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look1996-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saving the Species: One Voice at a Time2011Video shortHerself
Shooting the Hollywood Stars2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Zac Goes Back2009Video documentary shortHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
It's On with Alexa Chung2009TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2009TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Spike's Guys Choice2009TV MovieHerself - Audience Member
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Going Back to 172009Video documentary shortHerself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comedy Central Canned Ham1996TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesKate King in 'The Other Woman'
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Funny People: HBO Behind the Comedy2009TV MovieLaura

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAComedy Star of the Year
2007Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearKnocked Up (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissVacation (2015)· Chris Hemsworth
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: ChemistryThe Other Woman (2014)· Cameron Diaz
· Kate Upton
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actress in a ComedyThis Is 40 (2012)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressKnocked Up (2007)
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressKnocked Up (2007)


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#Quote
1(2007, on throwing up on Steve Carell on 40 Year Old Virgin) It was strawberry yogurt and some kind of kefir to make it a little runnier. I had to take big gulps of that and then spit it all over Steve.
2(2007, on Knocked Up) I think that was probably the most fun I've ever had acting, because I got to do a lot more. I feel like a lot of these scripts that people like me get have really underwritten female parts, and I think Judd (Apatow) did a really good job of writing the female parts of this movie, so that was obviously more fun for me.
3(2007, on being directed by her husband Judd Apatow) He's really fun. He was a stand-up comedian for a lot of years, so he has a lot of that skill, and it's very loose and free. It's not traditional, kind of memorize your lines and the director says "action" and then you do the scene, and then he says "cut" and makes adjustments, and you go on until he's happy. With Judd, he says "action," you read the scene, and then he re-writes it as we're rolling, so he yells out a lot of different lines or different directions to take the scene in. It's really fun. It really keeps you on your toes.
4(2007, on Timecode) It was all shot in real time. We did a lot of rehearsing-that was all improvised too... All of the actors got together at like 8 o'clock in the morning and set their watches so everybody was on the same time. Everybody would go, there were four cameras following the different scenes. For example, when one camera would be in the office, another camera would be in the bathroom, and one would be in the street, and another would be someplace else. At 2:07 in the afternoon, everybody would need to feel the earthquake. And at 2:10, one of the cameras would need to follow somebody into the office. I thought it was fun to watch, but it probably didn't make a whole lot of sense.
5Growing up, I wasn't as comfortable expressing myself as I am now, and I think that's why I chose acting: because it's acceptable to have your feelings. It's a place that they want you to feel. Whereas in life, growing up, it was 'Be quiet!' and 'Keep it to yourself.'
6Don't assume I have everything figured out... I get as confused about life as everybody, and sometimes I think I'm just hurtling through the world without a plan at all.
7I honestly don't know where the high voice thing came from in the first place. Why do people have high voices? Emotional problems? What is that? It could easily be that. And now I'm getting more normal, and my voice is getting deeper.
8All the things you put off, like learning to play the piano or leaning a different language? You're like, what's the point? I'm not really gonna do that, am I?
9You have nothing to offer if you're just some machine actress.
10I tried to kickbox once right after I had my first baby, and I was so miserable; it was so hard. And I went home, and I passed out for three hours because it's so hard.
11It's always fun to think about winning an award. I thought about winning awards when I was a little girl. Everybody wants to win an award for something.
12I never felt comfortable leaving my kids until they were older. When they were babies, I remember thinking that I could never go on a Jerry Bruckheimer set and feel comfortable.
13When you have little kids, you lose friends because you're so busy, but as they get older, you realize how important it is to have your girlfriends around.
14Once a month, I get together with my girlfriends and we usually check into a hotel or go to someone else's house. We can talk for 15 hours, and it just flies by.
15There aren't good roles for women: the female parts aren't developed: the women are serving the men.
16Megan Fox is so funny.
17My favorite movie is 'Terms of Endearment.'
18Men. We love them. We respect them. But we rarely get to objectify them.
19Sixteen is a hard time. A lot of kids are experimenting with things.
20I've known my two best girlfriends since junior high school.
21I'm not willing to spend too much time away from my kids, so I usually don't work that much.
22I'm very comfortable when I'm working; I don't hold back at all.
23When I started auditioning, I'd take any audition I could get. The more dramatic ones didn't go as well as the comedic.
24I'm not really interested in doing a traditional romantic comedy where everything ties up neatly.
25I feel like I could be good at directing or producing, but I don't know.
26I'd never want to go back to being in my twenties or thirties. I was lost and confused and uncomfortable in my own skin.
27I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my voice, so it's kind of nice that now I'm making a lot of money with it.
28I don't quite fit in in like a pure dramatic thing, but I still think of myself sometimes as sort of a dramatic actress.
29I feel very protective of younger actresses, because it was so hard for me in the business.
30I like more grounded comedy. I enjoy broad comedies also, but I like Shirley MacLaine.
31I didn't think, 'I want to do dramas or I want to do comedies' - I wasn't clear in that way.
32My mother married three times. My dad is... I don't really have one. I mean, he does exist, but I have zero relationship with him.
33I'm terrified by speaking in front of people!
34I like dark humor. My favorite movie of all time is 'Harold and Maude.'
35Auditioning is so nerve-racking.
36I'm pretty much game for anything.
37I don't understand why people think it's harder to do drama than it is to do comedy.
38Perfect people are the scariest people to me.
39Women love hairy men. Cavemen were the sexiest men in history.
40Basically, I just want to do a movie where I'm surrounded by women.
41I have lunches with my girlfriends, who just turned 40, and some of those lunches, we're crying and screaming about our husbands, saying we want to leave them and run away. And then, other lunches, we're fine and love our husbands and are happy with our lives.
42Child actors don't have great track records.
43Along with age comes more confidence, so it kind of works out.
44I didn't think I was a humorless shrew in 'Knocked Up.' I think the women are just as funny as the men are in that movie.
45I've always been intrigued by the supernatural.
46They say that when a woman wants to end a relationship, she cuts off all of her hair. I've done that twice in my marriage but am still married.
47Everything is so chaotic. My nervous system can't handle it. I need my peace, so, every once in a while, while the kids are at school, I lie in bed, close the curtains, watch television and eat food.
48I like being married to someone who does what I do, and we can talk for hours about all of this stuff that I struggle with and all this stuff that he struggles with because we're struggling with the same things. If I was married to a banker, I don't know what we'd talk about.
49I bring a poofy gray down jacket with me wherever I go. It's meant for winter, but I use it most in the summer, when everyone cranks up the air-conditioning.
50Women do not like CDs of live music. We only like the original recordings. If a song sounds different from the version we fell in love with, then it's awful.
51When I was 9, my parents let me take a cab to the mall all by myself. I had hardly any money to spend, but I did have a very specific list of things I wanted to do: buy cookies and sit on the furniture at Sears.
52I've always surrounded myself with funny people.
53I'm so sick of seeing these movies where married couples are just cuddling on the couch and caressing each other's faces.
54I don't take anything at face value. I always look for the reasons people are the way they are.
55When I see people who are supposed to have been married twenty years, who hold hands and kiss, and every kiss is hot, and they're having magical sex every day, I'm like, "Screw you! Don't make me feel bad about myself!" Maybe I'm wrong, maybe people do have that. But I don't believe it.

#Trademark
1Strawberry blonde hair
2High-pitched voice

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