Jennifer Coolidge


A master of improvisational comedy with movie star beauty, Groundlings grad Jennifer Coolidge broke out as Stifler's Mom in "American Pie" (1999), a role she would recreate for each of its sequels. As one of the star members of Christopher Guest's mockumentary troupe, Coolidge brought her wicked smarts to hilarious characters in "Best in Show" (2000), "A Mighty Wind" (2003) and "For Your Consideration" (2006). She won raves for her Botoxed evil stepmother turn opposite Hilary Duff in the hit "A Cinderella Story" (2004) and charmed Reese Witherspoon as the sweet but spacey manicurist Paulette in "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" (2003). After playing the hard-driving agent of Matt LeBlanc's titular "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06), she scored big-screen laughs in the animated "Robots" (2005), Adam Sandler's "Click" (2006) and the parodies "Date Movie" (2006) and "Epic Movie" (2007). After a dramatic turn in the polarizing "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans" (2009), she returned to comedy as a former hooker with a heart of gold and head of air on "The Secret Life on the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ). A thoroughly unique force-of-nature, Jennifer Coolidge brightened any project in which she appeared with her inimitable off-kilter timing and killer comedy instincts.


August 28, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States