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Sandra BabcockLeslie Mann’s comedic timing and standout performances captivate audiences and critics alike.
She will next be seen starring opposite Paul Rudd in Judd Apatow’s This is 40, opening in late 2012. The movie reunites the trio from the award-winning blockbuster Knocked Up, with Ms. Mann and Mr. Rudd reprising their characters from the earlier film for the writer/director. Knocked Up garnered her a Chicago Film Critics Association award nomination as Best Supporting Actress.
Her recent films include Elgin James’ drama Little Birds, with Kate Bosworth, Kay Panabaker, and Juno Temple; David Dobkin’s The Change-Up, with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman; and Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s acclaimed I Love You Phillip Morris, with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. She has completed production on Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, with Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst.
ParaNorman continues Ms. Mann’s recent voice performance work after Carlos Saldanha’s smash animated movie Rio, for which she played the main human character, and the animated television series Allen Gregory.
Among her other feature films are Burr Steers’ 17 Again, opposite Zac Efron; Dennis Dugan’s Big Daddy, opposite Adam Sandler; Ben Stiller’s The Cable Guy, with Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick; Sam Weisman’s George of the Jungle, opposite Brendan Fraser; Mike Figgis’ Timecode; Edward Burns’ She’s the One; Bruce McCulloch’s Stealing Harvard; Steve Brill’s Drillbit Taylor; Robert Rodriguez’s Shorts; Jake Kasdan’s Orange County; and Judd Apatow’s Funny People and The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Ms. Mann is a longtime supporter of the non-profit organization 826LA, which focuses on encouraging disadvantaged youths’ writing skills by offering a range programs on-site at their tutoring center and for teachers to implement in their classrooms.