Rodney Keith Jones was a celebrity sibling popularly known as the brother of American comedian and actress Leslie Jones. Keep reading to learn interesting facts about Rodney Keith Jones such as his height, obituary 2009, how did Rodney Keith Jones die, what happened to Rodney Keith jones, Leslie Jones, partner, net worth, height, husband, daughter, twin sister, kids, SNL, is Leslie jones gay, is Leslie jones married, black comedian woman, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, and much more.
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Rodney Keith Jones Bio
Rodney Keith Jones was born in the year 1971 in the cities of the United States of America. He was American by nationality and had an Afro-American ethnic background.
His father worked as an electronic engineer at KJLH, Stevie Wonder’s radio station.
Rodney Keith Jones Height
The height of Rodney Keith Jones wasn’t disclosed at the time of his death. But his sister, Leslie jones, stands at a height of 6ft 0 (182.9 cm) and weighs around 223 lb.
Rodney Keith Jones Cause of Death, Rodney Keith Jones Obituary 2009, How did Rodney Keith Jones die? What happened to Rodney Keith jones?
Rodney Keith Jones passed away sometime in 2009 at the age of 38. Unfortunately, the cause of his death hasn’t been disclosed to the public.
She was born Annette Jones on September 7, 1967, in Memphis, Tennessee, the U.S. As of the year of writing the article, Leslie Jones is 56 years old of age.
She celebrated her 56th birthday on September 7, 2022. Her younger brother was Rodney Keith Jones and her father was in the United States Army.
Leslie Jones Height
As mentioned earlier, Leslie Jones stands at a height of 6ft 0 (182.9 cm) and weighs around 223 lb.
She went to a high school in Lynwood, California. Following her father’s suggestion, Leslie played basketball, thanks to her height. After that, she enrolled at Chapman University on a basketball scholarship.
Leslie Jones was a disc jockey at some point and also played basketball. She soon enrolled at Colorado State University where, at first, wanted to pursue a degree in pre-law, before switching to computer science, and accounting and finally settling for communication.
1987 was the year she started doing stand-up comedy in college. At the time, her friend signed her up for a comedy contest called “Funniest Person on Campus”.
The sister of Rodney Keith Jones won the contest and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. To make ends meet, she worked day jobs at UPS and Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles while performing at comedy clubs.
She soon moved to New York City following encouragement from Dave Chappelle and Mother Love in order to improve her skills. While she was there, she appeared on BET’s ComicView, after which she returned to Los Angeles.
Leslie opened for Jamie Foxx during a tour and also performed at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. After receiving a lot of negative feedback from the audience, she decided to halt performing.
Eventually, Chris Rock helped her land a job at Saturday Night Live.
Leslie Jones SNL
In December 2013, Leslie Jones auditioned for a casting call held by SNL (Saturday Night Live) to include at least one African-American woman in the show.
Initially, the sibling of the late Rodney Keith Jones had condemned the show saying it was “not funny”. She was eventually employed as a writer, along with LaKendra Tookes.
She soon made an appearance in the Weekend Update segment of the May 3, 2014 episode which was hosted by Andrew Garfield. Her jokes in the episode caused a lot of controversies as it was related to her potential effectiveness as a breeding slave and dating problems.
She was also featured in the third and first episodes of the 40th season. On October 25, 2014, she made her official debut on the show which was hosted by Jim Carrey.
Leslie Jones became the oldest person to join the show at the age of 47. For her work and contributions to SNL, she got nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2018.
She has also appeared in a number of films such as For Love of the Game, National Security, Repos, Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary, Internet Dating, Something Like a Business, Lottery Ticket, and The Company We Keep.
House Arrest, Christmas in Compton (aka One Bad Christmas), Top Five, Kony Montana (aka Michael Blackson is Kony Montana), We Are Family, Trainwreck, Ghostbusters, Sing, Masterminds, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and Coming 2 America.
Some of the TV shows she has appeared in include In The House, Coach, The Way We Do It, Girlfriends, Mind of Mencia, American Body Shop, Chelsea Lately, Problem Child: Leslie Jones (aka Big Les: Problem Child).
Daddy Knows Best, Sullivan & Son, See Dad Run, The League, Saturday Night Live, Workaholics, The Awesomes, The Blacklist, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Supermarket Sweep, RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, Death to 2020, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Our Flag Means Death.
Leslie Jones Net Worth
According to sources, Leslie Jones has an estimated net worth of around $7 million. This she earned from her professional career working as an American comedian and actress.
She is assumed to have other business investments and sponsorship deals.
Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon
Leslie Jones and American actress, comedian, and writer Kate McKinnon are not only co-stars at SNL but also very good friends. Kate joined SNL in 2012 while Leslie joined in 2013.
In an interview, Kate McKinnon had this to say about Leslie Jones,”Leslie and I have worked together for two years at ‘SNL,'” McKinnon stated. “We were very close by the time we got there to film and got so much closer, pathologically closer, over the course of the summer in fact.”
Leslie Jones Twin Sister
As it turns out, Leslie Jones doesn’t have a twin sister. However, some sources claim that American actress and rapper Ta’Rhonda Jones is the sibling sister of Leslie Jones.
This speculation hasn’t been confirmed. But we do know that the late Rodney Keith Jones was the confirmed sibling of the comedian.
Leslie Jones Husband, Partner, Is Leslie Jones married? is Leslie jones gay?
Leslie Jones has never been married, and she does not have a husband. As a result of this, people have speculated that she is gay. The actress and comedian has publicly stated in an interview that she is not gay.
She also added that she has a boyfriend.
Leslie Jones Kids, Daughter
At the moment, we can’t confirm if Leslie Jones has a daughter or any kids. Even if she did, she has done a great job at keeping them away from the spotlight.
Who is Leslie Jones brother?
She had a younger brother named Rodney Keith Jones who passed away in 2009 at the age of 38