Leslie Mann (born March 26, 1972) is an American actress and comedian best known for her roles in comedic films such as The Cable Guy (1996), George of the Jungle (1997), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), 17 Again (2009), Funny People (2009), Rio (2011), The Change-Up (2011), This Is 40 (2012) and The Other Woman (2014). many of which are collaborations with her husband, Judd Apatow. In 2012, Elle named her "Hollywood's queen of comedy".
Mann was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Newport Beach. She was raised by her mother, a real estate agent who had married three times. Mann has stated of her father, "My dad is...I don't really have one. I mean, he does exist, but I have zero relationship with him". She has two siblings and three older step-brothers. Her maternal grandmother, Sadie Viola Heljä Räsänen, was the daughter of Finnish immigrants.
Mann has said that she was "very shy, kind of pent-up" during her youth. She graduated from Corona del Mar High School, and studied acting at the Joanne Baron / D.W. Brown Studio and with comedy improv troupe The Groundlings. She attended college and studied communications, but dropped out before graduating...
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