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LESLIE MANN (Nicol) was most recently seen in Kay Cannon's comedy Blockers, alongside John Cena and Ike Barinholtz, which premiered at SXSW in April 2018 to rave reviews. She also appeared in Taylor Hackford's The Comedian, alongside Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel, for Sony Pictures Classics.

In 2016, Mann starred alongside Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Alison Brie in Christian Ditter's How to Be Single.

In 2014, Mann starred alongside Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton in Nick Cassavetes' The Other Woman. That same year, Mann continued her voice performance work while reprising her role as Linda in the animated blockbuster Rio 2. Her previous voice performances include the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman and DreamWorks' Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

In 2012, Mann's standout performance opposite Paul Rudd in Judd Apatow's This Is 40 garnered her a Critics' Choice Movie Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy. The movie reunites the characters from award-winning blockbuster Knocked Up, with Mann and Rudd reprising their roles from the earlier film.

Her other feature films include Vacation, The Bling Ring, The Change-Up, I Love You Phillip Morris, 17 Again, Big Daddy, Little Birds, George of the Jungle, Timecode, She's the One, Stealing Harvard, Drillbit Taylor, Orange County, Funny People and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

A native of Southern California, Mann studied acting with The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio and The Groundlings improv troupe. One of her first big breaks was Ben Stiller's The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. While shooting the film, she met her future husband Apatow, which marked the beginning of their creative professional partnership.

Mann and Apatow are longtime supporters of the nonprofit organization 826LA. Founded by Dave Eggers, the organization provides free tutoring and literacy programs to students. Additionally, Mann and Apatow have been honored with the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program's "Children's Choice Award" for their philanthropic contributions to support children, and their families, who are dealing with pediatric cancer. The couple has also been honored by the Fulfillment Fund at their annual benefit gala.

Mann, Apatow and their two daughters currently reside in Los Angeles.


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