Jennifer Coolidge Biography
Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress chiefly a character actress with roles in comedic films and television. She began her acting career in 1993.
Jennifer Coolidge Age
Coolidge was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She is 61 years old as of 2022.
Jennifer Coolidge Height
Coolidge stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 10 inches.
Jennifer Coolidge Family
Coolidge was born to Gretchen (née Knauf) and Paul Constant Coolidge. Her father served as a plastics manufacturer. They raised her in Norwell, Massachusetts. She played the clarinet and went to orchestra camp for three summers when she was a child. Further, she has a sister named Susan.
Jennifer Coolidge Husband
Coolidge is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. Prior to this, she was in a relationship with actor and comedian, Chris Kattan.
Jennifer Coolidge Net Worth
Coolidge has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an actress.
Jennifer Coolidge Education
When Coolidge completed her high school education at Norwell High School, she went on to join Emerson College in Boston. Also, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While in college, she wanted to serve as a dramatic actress like Meryl Streep but instead served as a comedic character actress. During her stint in New York, she served as a waitress in a restaurant alongside another aspiring actress, Sandra Bullock.
Jennifer Coolidge Career
Coolidge chiefly serves as a character actress with roles in comedic films and television. For instance, she starred in supporting roles in the American Pie film series (1999–2012) and the Legally Blonde film series (2001–2003).
Regularly, she collaborated with Christopher Guest on his mockumentary films, like Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). Also, she made appearances in the films A Cinderella Story (2004), Click (2006), Date Movie (2006), Epic Movie (2007), Promising Young Woman (2020), and Single All the Way (2021).
On TV, she has appeared in the sitcoms Joey (2004–2006), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2012), and 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017). Further, she appeared in the drama series, The Watcher (2022).
Additionally, she attained praise for starring as an insecure rich woman, Tanya McQuoid, in the HBO anthology series, The White Lotus (2021–2022). Moreover, she realized a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance. Initially, she attained her first appearance on television in the Seinfeld episode “The Masseuse.”
Furthermore, she had small roles appearing in films like A Bucket of Blood, Plump Fiction, and A Night at the Roxbury. Also, she starred as the voice of Luanne’s beauty school teacher, Miss Kremzer, in a recurring role on King of the Hill. To boot, she starred alongside an improv and sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles The Groundlings. Regardless, her big breakthrough came in 1999 when she starred as Jeanine Stifler, or “Stifler’s mom” in American Pie.
Moreover, she appeared in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” as Paulette Bonafonte in 2018. In the 2005 video game, Robots, she starred as the voice of Aunt Fanny. On a side note, she’s involved in charity and activism including supporting AIDS assistance and animal rights. Coolidge is an animal lover who has a pet dog Chuy that was rescued from a meat factory in Korea.
Jennifer Coolidge-American Pie
In 1999, Coolidge starred in American Pie as Stifler’s mom in the film. Stifler alongside his four classmates(Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch) attends East Great Falls High. Additionally, they made a pact to lose their virginity prior to their high school graduation apart from Stifler who already lost his virginity. In 2001, she reprised her role as Stifler’s mom in American Pie 2 (2001). Moreover, she reprised her role in the sequels, American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012).
Jennifer Coolidge-Legally Blonde
In 2001, Coolidge starred in the film, Legally Blonde in the supporting role of the manicurist, Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle. After the film’s success, Coolidge recurred her role in its 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.
Jennifer Coolidge-White Lotus
In October 2020, Coolidge starred in the anthology TV series, The White Lotus as Tanya McQuoid. Tanya is a troubled woman whose mother recently passed away and who seeks inner peace and discovery. For her performance, Coolidge attained critical praise and gained a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Also, she recurred her role in the show’s second season.
Jennifer Coolidge House
After visiting New Orleans up to ten times a year over a decade, Coolidge bought a house in 2005. Interior scenes from The Beguiled (2017) were filmed in her New Orleans mansion. Further, she possesses property in Hollywood, Boston, and New York.
Jennifer Coolidge Plastic Surgery
Coolidge admitted to having done surgery in hopes of improving her looks. However, she voiced that she would talk to her friend and accidentally look in the mirror while smiling and scare herself. Also, she said her post-cosmetic procedure smile was “creepy.”
Further, she voiced that she wouldn’t judge others who have done surgery as she herself would get some work done. Even so, she’s happy that some of the surgery assisted in removing blemishes on her face and a line across her forehead that bothered her.
Jennifer Coolidge Other TV Shows and Films
During her career, Coolidge has starred in other TV shows and films such as;
- Not of this Earth(1995)
- Plump Fiction(1997)
- Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief(2008)
- American Reunion(2012)
- Sex and the City(2003)
- Yin Yang Yo!(2008-2009)
- Gravity Falls(2012-2016)
- The Loud House(2018-2022)
Jennifer Coolidge Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 1.7M followers on Instagram.