Jenny Sarah Slate (born March 25, 1982) is an American comedian, actress, voice actress and author. She’s known for her role as Donna Stern in Obvious Child (2014), as well as being the co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children’s book series. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2009-10) and had appearances in House of Lies (2013–15), Married (2014-15), Parks and Recreation (2013–15), Bob’s Burgers (2012-present), Hello Ladies (2013), Kroll Show (2013-15), Girls (2012-16), Brooklyn nine nine (2014) and Big Mouth (2017). She’s done voice acting for notable films such as The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Zootopia (2016), and The Lorax (2012).
Slates role in Obvious Child earned her a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Breakout Performance at the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and Best Comedic Actress at the Women Film Circle Awards. She’s an accomplished stand-up comic, and advocator for senior dog adoption.