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Memphian Leslie Jones named one of Time's Most Influential People of 2017

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphian and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones has been named one of Time's Most Influential People of 2017.

She earned the nod alongside John Legend, Ivanka Trump, Viola Davis and Tom Brady.

The Memphis native got her start as a stand up comedian and the rest is history. From staring in movies such as Ghostbusters, Lottery Ticket, Sing!, and Mastermind, Leslie Jones has really had an outstanding year.

One of Jones’ best qualities is her perseverance. From being attacked on twitter she has taken everything in stride. She turned a very dark time into something positive. Her social media presence became so well-known NBC asked her to live tweet from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Jones’ is now in the Time archives as one of the most important people of 2017 that are helping to shape the world. 

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