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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
1 Prefers 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.
2 Leslie'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.
3 The Cable Guy (1996) co-star Jim Carrey described her looks as bearing resemblance to Marlene Dietrich.
4 Met her husband on the set of The Cable Guy (1996), a movie he produced.
5 Has two daughters, Maude Apatow (born 1997) and Iris Apatow (born 2002), with husband Judd Apatow.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Croods 2 2018 pre-production
The Comedian 2016 completed Harmony
How to Be Single 2016 Meg
Vacation 2015/I Audrey Crandall
The Other Woman 2014 Kate King
Rio 2 2014 Linda (voice)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 Patty Peterson (voice)
The Simpsons 2014 TV Series Leslie Mann
The Bling Ring 2013 Laurie
This Is 40 2012 Debbie
ParaNorman 2012 Sandra Babcock (voice)
Allen Gregory 2011 TV Series Gina Winthrop
Modern Family 2011 TV Series Katie
The Change-Up 2011 Jamie Lockwood
Rio 2011 Linda (voice)
Little Birds 2011 Margaret Hobart
Shorts 2009 Mom Thompson
Funny People 2009 Laura
17 Again 2009 Scarlet
I Love You Phillip Morris 2009 Debbie
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 Bimini (uncredited)
Drillbit Taylor 2008 Lisa
Knocked Up 2007 Debbie
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 Nicky
Stealing Harvard 2002 Elaine Warner
Orange County 2002 Krista
Perfume 2001 Camille
Timecode 2000 Cherine
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series Miss Foote
Big Daddy 1999 Corinne Maloney
Hercules 1998 TV Series Amphitrite
George of the Jungle 1997 Ursula Stanhope
Last Man Standing 1996 Wanda
She's the One 1996 Connie
The Cable Guy 1996 Robin Harris
Bottle Rocket 1996 Sorority Girl (uncredited)
Cosas que nunca te dije 1996 Laurie
The Wright Verdicts 1995 TV Series Erica Mercer
Birdland 1994 TV Series Nurse Mary
Virgin High 1991 'Squiggle' Girl

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Made in Hollywood 2011-2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2009-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2000-2016 TV Series Herself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Red Nose Day 2015 TV Special Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Herself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Programa da Sabrina 2014 TV Series Herself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2014 TV Series Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2014 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Herself
Weekend Ticket 2014 TV Series short Herself
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself
The Project 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter
StuTV 2014 TV Series Herself
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: A Journey WABAC 2014 Documentary short Herself / Patty Peterson (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Vivir de cine 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
Rencontres de cinéma 2013 TV Series Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
60 Minutes 2012 TV Series documentary Herself - Judd's Wife (segment "Judd Apatow")
Sidewalks Entertainment 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Screen Junkies Show 2012 TV Series Herself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself
HBO First Look 1996-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saving the Species: One Voice at a Time 2011 Video short Herself
Shooting the Hollywood Stars 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Zac Goes Back 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
It's On with Alexa Chung 2009 TV Series Herself
Inside the Actors Studio 2009 TV Series Herself - Audience Member
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Spike's Guys Choice 2009 TV Movie Herself - Audience Member
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Going Back to 17 2009 Video documentary short Herself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 1996 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Kate King in 'The Other Woman'
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Funny People: HBO Behind the Comedy 2009 TV Movie Laura

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Comedy Star of the Year
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actress of the Year Knocked Up (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Vacation (2015) · Chris Hemsworth
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry The Other Woman (2014) · Cameron Diaz
· Kate Upton
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress in a Comedy This Is 40 (2012)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Knocked Up (2007)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Knocked 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.
5 Growing 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.'
6 Don'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.
7 I 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.
8 All 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?
9 You have nothing to offer if you're just some machine actress.
10 I 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.
11 It'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.
12 I 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.
13 When 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.
14 Once 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.
15 There aren't good roles for women: the female parts aren't developed: the women are serving the men.
16 Megan Fox is so funny.
17 My favorite movie is 'Terms of Endearment.'
18 Men. We love them. We respect them. But we rarely get to objectify them.
19 Sixteen is a hard time. A lot of kids are experimenting with things.
20 I've known my two best girlfriends since junior high school.
21 I'm not willing to spend too much time away from my kids, so I usually don't work that much.
22 I'm very comfortable when I'm working; I don't hold back at all.
23 When I started auditioning, I'd take any audition I could get. The more dramatic ones didn't go as well as the comedic.
24 I'm not really interested in doing a traditional romantic comedy where everything ties up neatly.
25 I feel like I could be good at directing or producing, but I don't know.
26 I'd never want to go back to being in my twenties or thirties. I was lost and confused and uncomfortable in my own skin.
27 I 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.
28 I don't quite fit in in like a pure dramatic thing, but I still think of myself sometimes as sort of a dramatic actress.
29 I feel very protective of younger actresses, because it was so hard for me in the business.
30 I like more grounded comedy. I enjoy broad comedies also, but I like Shirley MacLaine.
31 I didn't think, 'I want to do dramas or I want to do comedies' - I wasn't clear in that way.
32 My 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.
33 I'm terrified by speaking in front of people!
34 I like dark humor. My favorite movie of all time is 'Harold and Maude.'
35 Auditioning is so nerve-racking.
36 I'm pretty much game for anything.
37 I don't understand why people think it's harder to do drama than it is to do comedy.
38 Perfect people are the scariest people to me.
39 Women love hairy men. Cavemen were the sexiest men in history.
40 Basically, I just want to do a movie where I'm surrounded by women.
41 I 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.
42 Child actors don't have great track records.
43 Along with age comes more confidence, so it kind of works out.
44 I 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.
45 I've always been intrigued by the supernatural.
46 They 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.
47 Everything 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.
48 I 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.
49 I 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.
50 Women 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.
51 When 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.
52 I've always surrounded myself with funny people.
53 I'm so sick of seeing these movies where married couples are just cuddling on the couch and caressing each other's faces.
54 I don't take anything at face value. I always look for the reasons people are the way they are.
55 When 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
1 Strawberry blonde hair
2 High-pitched voice

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