1. Shlesinger was born in New York City and her family moved to Dallas, Texas when she was six months old.
2. She is Jewish. She performed with ComedySportz Dallas and attended the University of Kansas for her freshman year.
3. She transferred to Emerson College in Boston, where she majored in film.
4. After graduating from college, Shlesinger moved to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up comedy.
5. She was one of the most popular members of the Whiteboy Comedy group of standup comedians in Los Angeles, which brought her to the stage at The Improv in Hollywood.
6. Shlesinger contributed to Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black, a History Channel holiday special, and narrated the 2009 documentary Imagine It!² The Power of Imagination. In 2010, she released an on-demand comedy video, Man Up and Act Like a Lady, and an on-demand comedy album, iliza LIVE, on her website, via The ConneXtion.
7. Around the time of these releases, Shlesinger appeared in a business comedy video series for Slate.
8. Shlesinger hosted The Weakly News on TheStream.tv from July 7, 2007 to April 9, 2012. She began a podcast called Truth and Iliza in August 2014.
9. Featuring guest hosts, the weekly podcast is a forum for discussing things which bother Shlesinger and her friends,