THE OTHER WOMAN
LESLIE MANN's (Kate) comedic timing and standout
performances captivate audiences and critics alike. She most recently starred
opposite Paul Rudd in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40." The movie reunites the trio
from the award-winning blockbuster "Knocked Up," with Mann and Rudd reprising
their characters from the earlier film for the writer/director. Mann's stand out
performance as Debbie in "This Is 40" garnered her The Critics' Choice Movie
Awards nomination in the category of 'Best Actress is a Comedy.' She will next
be seen in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" with Emma Watson. Inspired by actual
events, the film follows a group of fame-obsessed L.A. teenagers who burglarized
celebrity homes by tracking their whereabouts on the internet.
Mann continued her recent voice performance work in the Oscar nominated "ParaNorman,"
an animated 3D, stop-motion film from the team behind "Coraline," including
writer/director Chris Butler, Focus Features and LAIKA. Mann previously lent
her voice to 'Linda' the main human character in Carlos Saldanha's animated
blockbuster "Rio," which garnered over $486 million worldwide and also featured
voices by Jaime Foxx and Anne Hathaway. Mann will reprise her role in Rio 2,
which is set for release in the spring of 2014. In addition she voiced 'Gina
Winthrop' on Jonah Hill's hilarious animated television series "Allen Gregory"
In 2011, Mann starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in David
Dobkin's "The Change-Up" and in 2009 was seen in the indie hit "I Love You
Phillip Morris" alongside Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. The film premiered at
the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and upon release was met with critical acclaim
including a nomination for a 2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in
the category of 'Best Comedy.'
Among her other feature films are "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 improv troupe
the Groundlings whose alumni include most of the familiar faces in comedy today.
One of her first big breaks was Ben Stiller's "The Cable Guy" with Jim Carrey
and Matthew Broderick. While auditioning for the film she met future husband
Judd Apatow. This film marked their first collaboration and the beginning of
their creative professional partnership.
Mann and Apatow are longtime supporters of the non-profit organization 826LA.
Founded by Dave Eggers, the organization focuses on encouraging disadvantaged
youth's writing skills by offering a range programs on-site at their tutoring
center and for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Mann and Apatow's
philanthropic contributions were honored earlier this year with the Bogart
Pediatric Cancer Research Program's 2012 "Children's Choice Award" for their
work with children, and their families, who are dealing with pediatric cancer.
In 2009 the couple was also recognized by The Fulfillment Fund who honored them
at their annual benefit gala.
Mann, Apatow and their two daughters currently reside in Los Angeles.
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