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Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge in 2005
Born August 28, 1961 (1961-08-28) (age 48)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Jennifer Coolidge (born August 28, 1961) is an American actress best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the older woman in the film American Pie (1999), Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story (2004), Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel, the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots (2005), for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Betty, and for her regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, Bobbie Morganstern. She is also a regular actor in Christopher Guest's movies.

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Personal life

Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gertrude (née Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer.[1] She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts, and has a sister, Susannah. Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston and Emerson College in Boston. She has dated actor Chris Kattan.

Career

Coolidge is known for her supporting roles in many comedy movies and guest spots on television. She is best known for playing "Stifler's mom", the consummate "MILF," in the American Pie films, though she is also known for supporting parts in other films, including Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story, Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde and its sequel, and the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots.

She has played comic parts in the improv mockumentaries Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration directed by Christopher Guest. She also appeared in the 2006 film Date Movie as a spoof of Barbra Streisand's Meet the Fockers character. Epic Movie, the first movie she had a starring role in, released in 2007 and was made by the same people behind Date Movie; in it, she played the "White Bitch" (the White Witch) of Gnarnia (Narnia), a lampoon of the Disney and Walden Media film The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Coolidge had a regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, appearing in 37 out of 46 episodes in the series. She originally starred in an episode of Friends in its final season as Amanda, a tactless and uninhibited wannabe whom Phoebe and Monica try to shake off. Prior to her Friends appearance she was a regular on She TV, a very short-lived sketch comedy that also featured Nick Bakay, Elon Gold, Simbi Khali, and Linda Kash. She also has appeared on According to Jim, playing Jim's sister and in an episode of Sex and the City, and on Frasier as Frederica, Martin Crane's new physical therapist. Coolidge also appeared in the kiddie comedy Slappy and the Stinkers and as Adam Sandler's wife's friend, Janine, in the 2006 comedy film Click.

Coolidge made one of her first appearances in the Seinfeld episode "The Masseuse". She also had a recurring role on King of the Hill as Luanne's beauty school teacher, Miss Kremzer. In 2006, she guest starred on an episode of Top Chef.

Most recently, Coolidge appeared on Thank God You're Here and The Closer, on TNT. In 2008, she guest starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager as a call girl. In the second season, she is a frequently recurring character, playing the fiance of Ben's dad and future stepmother of Ben.

She also starred in the 2008 television film Living Proof.

In 2005, Coolidge was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[2]

Coolidge was interviewed at her alma mater, Emerson College, on February 4, 2010.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Plump Fiction Sister Sister
Trial and Error Jacqueline 'Jackie' Turreau
1998 Brown's Requiem Helen
Slappy and the Stinkers Harriet
A Night at the Roxbury Hottie Cop
1999 American Pie Jeanine Stifler
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Woman at Football Game
2000 Best in Show Sherri Ann Ward Cabot
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Betty
2001 American Pie 2 Jeanine Stifler
Legally Blonde Paulette Bonafonté
Pootie Tang Ireenie
Down To Earth Mrs. Wellington
Zoolander American Designer
2003 American Wedding Jeanine Stifler
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Paulette Bonafonté
A Mighty Wind Amber Cole
Carolina Aunt Marilyn
Testosterone Louise
As Virgins Fall Janice Denver
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events White Faced Woman
A Cinderella Story Fiona
2005 Robots Aunt Fanny voice only
2006 Click Janine
American Dreamz Martha Kendoo
Date Movie Roz Fockyerdoder
For Your Consideration Whitney Taylor Brown
2007 Epic Movie White Bitch
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Daisy voice only
Igor Jaclyn/Heidi voice only
Living Proof Tish TV film
Soul Men Rosalee
2009 ExTerminators Stella
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Genevieve
The Jack of Spades Monica
Gentlemen Broncos Judith

Television

Year Series Role Episode
1993 Seinfeld Jody The Masseuse
1994 SheTV Various
1997-1999 King of the Hill Miss Kremzer (voice) four episodes
2001 Frasier Frederica Forgotten But Not Gone
2003 Sex and the City Victoria The Perfect Present
Friends Amanda Buffamonteezi The One with Ross's Tan
2003-2004 According to Jim Roxanne Vegas, Baby: Part 1; Vegas, Baby: Part 2; The Baby
2004 Father of the Pride Tracy (voice) And the Revolution Continues
2004-2006 Joey Bobbie Morganstern series regular As Told By Ginger Nikki Laporte in the episodes Wedding Frame part 1,2,3
2007-2009 Nip/Tuck Candy Richards/CoCo Candy Richards; Carly Summers; Roxy St. James
2008 The Closer Angie Serabian Dial M for Provenza
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Betty Slice of Life, recurring character in season 1 also plays Ben's father's fiance in season 2-present 2009-present
2009 Kath & Kim Lenore Celebrity
Party Down Bobbie St. Brown James Randolph High School Twentieth Reunion; Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

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