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(Photo : REUTERS/Danny Moloshok ) Soon to be leaving NBC's popular comedy show "Parks & Recreation" Rashida Jones will star in the new HBO comedy, "Claws," set in a Floridian nail parlor.

“Funny is important,” Rashida Jones has said of what she’s looking for in a man, and she’s found it: the “Parks and Recreation” star’s new boyfriend is SNL writer and comedian Colin Jost.

Us Weekly reports that Jones, 37, and Jost, 31, have been friends for a long time and are now dating. Besides being hilarious, both Jones and Jost are Harvard alumni – Jones graduated in 1997, and Jost in 2004.

“She’s known him for a while,” a source said of the new relationship. “Rashida is into him. She likes that he’s funny.”
Jones and Jost reportedly attended Seth Meyers’ wedding to Alexi Ashe in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts together on September 1.

Jones described her perfect man to Piers Morgan in 2011.

"Funny is important," she said. "He doesn't have to laugh at my jokes. He has to make me laugh."

Jost has written for SNL for many years and is also a stand-up comedian who’s made appearances on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” as well as on HBO and TBS. He’s also written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine and the Huffington Post. He’s been nominated for five Emmys.

Jones recently began writing, as well. She co-wrote the script for her 2012 movie “Celeste and Jesse Forever,’ in which she also starred. The actress is known for her TV roles in “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” and “Boston Public” and has also apeare in movies including “I Love You, Man,” “Our Idiot Brother” and “The Muppets.”

Jones previously dated Tobey Maguire, Mark Ronson (to whom she was engaged after he proposed on her 27th birthday with a crossword puzzle spelling out, “Will you marry me?”) and speechwriter Jon Favreau. She was also once linked with her TV boyfriend, John Krasinski.

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