Saturday Night Live alumni Annette “Leslie” Jones is an American comedian and actress. Jones is also known for her humor in big-screen projects like Ghostbusters, Trainwreck, Masterminds, and Coming 2 America.
The 6ft tall comedian also has a one-hour special called “Problem Child” for Showtime and a Netflix special. She has even featured as a performer at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival.
Born on September 7, 1967, as the eldest in the family, Lesley had a younger brother, i.e., Rodney Keith Jones. Her younger brother Rodney passed away in 2009 for undisclosed reasons.
Below, let us learn about Leslie Jones‘ brother Rodney Keith Jones to understand him better.
Rodney, The 2nd Born
Late Rodney Keith Jones was born in 1971 and was 4 years younger than his elder sister. As the only male child in the Jones household, both his sister and mother may have taken good care of him. During his childhood, Rodney Keith usually dressed up in a shirt and a half v-neck sweater.
Despite passing away in his mid-thirties, Leslie Jones’ brother Rodney Keith Jones experienced his sisters’ success.
Rodney Keith Jones’ parent’s identity is yet to be revealed despite having a celebrity daughter. Regarding Leslie Jones’ mother, there is very scarce information available.
On the other hand, their father was in the United States Army, due to which the family kept relocating frequently. After moving to Los Angeles, Rodney’s father would work at Stevie Wonder‘s radio station called KJLH as an electronic engineer.
This is my favorite pic of my dad!! I swear we are twins. I miss and love you pappy! You made me the warrior I am today!! Happy Fathers Day!!
Since the eldest born Leslie attended high school in Lynwood, California, we can assume Rodney might have also studied there. As the SNL veteran is 6ft tall, her father suggested she play basketball. Her brother might have also been genetically blessed in terms of his height
Late Rodney Keith Jones may also have had similar bonding with his old man.
Elder Sister, A Comedian, And An Actress
Rodney Keith Jones’ sister, Leslie Jones has become the center of attention after having an accomplished career as a comedian.
The 53-year-old is a former SNL member and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2017. Beginning as a stand-up comedian at her college, the Ghostbusters actress has had an illustrious career so far.
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She has acted alongside talents like Eddie Murphy, Kyle Mooney, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon, to name a few.
Leslie Jones was even nominated for Primetime Emmy thrice.
Who Is Rodney Keith Jones?
Besides being the brother of Leslie Jones, nothing much is known about the late Rodney Keith Jones.
Knowing who his sister is, Rodney may have also lived the singlehood life as Leslie Jones has never been in a confirmed relationship.
Since the family would work their way in Los Angeles, we can assume that the youngest child also worked within the city.
Rodney’s Sister Was A 2018 Winter Olympics Commentator
When you look into the social media of the comedian, you can find many pieces of her commenting on random things on the television. Whether it is majors news, movies, or sporting events, Leslie has no boundaries.
With respect to that, it is every guy’s dream to be part of the Olympics and to represent their country. The at peace Rodney would have enjoyed his sister’s Olympic commentary and would have even featured alongside her.
Leslie Jones gathered attention after commenting on the 2016 Olympics. Many argued her version was way better than the actual. She would later reprise her role in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Gone But Never Forgotten
Despite Leslie Jones’ brother Rodney Keith Jones passing away in his mid-30s, he is always missed by his family. His sister often expresses her feelings and gratitude towards her departed brother.
Though Leslie never blessed her brother with niece and nephews, he was blessed to witness and grow along with her success.
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 13, 2015
Leslie Jones has now moved into becoming Hollywood’s funny girl and is also excelling in her TV acting career. Despite losing her brother early, she is doing well in her career.
Leslie Jones even quoted –
“When my brother passed away… I made a decision that I might die soon, I want people to know who I really am, If I die.”
We wish the Jones household to live happily and to keep on thriving in their life. May the departed soul of the late Rodney Keith Jones rest in peace.