Coolidge at Romy 2012
August 28, 1961 |
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Jennifer Coolidge (born August 28, 1961) is an American actress and comedian, known for playing "Stifler's mom", the MILF 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 mockumentary films. Coolidge is an alumna of The Groundlings, an improv and sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles. She stars in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls as Sophie, Max and Caroline's Polish upstairs neighbor who owns a cleaning business.
Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gretchen (née Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts, and has a brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Susannah. Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston, Emerson College in Boston and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Her charitable work has included a history of supporting AIDS assistance and animal rights.
Coolidge is known for her supporting roles in several comedy movies and guest spots on television. Having made one of her first appearances in the Seinfeld episode "The Masseuse", as well as appearing in a recurring role on King of the Hill as Luanne's beauty school teacher, Miss Kremzer, Coolidge 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; "Hottie Police Officer" in A Night at the Roxbury; 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, all 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, released in 2007 and made by the same people behind Date Movie, was the first movie in which she starred; 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.
In 2007, 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.
|1995||Not of This Earth||Nurse|
|1995||Bucket of Blood, AA Bucket of Blood||Stupid girl|
|1995||Love and Happiness||Jeringir|
|1997||Plump Fiction||Sister Sister|
|1997||Trial and Error||Jacqueline "Jackie" Turreau|
|1998||Slappy and the Stinkers||Harriet|
|1998||Men in White||N/A||Television film|
|1998||Night at the Roxbury, AA Night at the Roxbury||Hottie Police Officer|
|1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||Woman at football game|
|1999||American Pie||Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's mom)|
|2000||Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, TheThe Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy||Betty|
|2000||Best in Show||Sherri Ann Cabot|
|2001||Down to Earth||Mrs. Wellington|
|2001||Legally Blonde||Paulette Bonafonté|
|2001||American Pie 2||Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's mom)||Uncredited|
|2002||Women vs. Men||Shelly||Television film|
|2003||Mighty Wind, AA Mighty Wind||Amber Cole|
|2003||As Virgins Fall||Janice Denver|
|2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle|
|2003||American Wedding||Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's mom)|
|2004||Cinderella Story, AA Cinderella Story||Fiona Montgomery||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Sleazebag|
|2004||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||White-faced woman|
|2005||Robots||Aunt Fanny||Voice only|
|2006||Date Movie||Roz Fockyerdoder|
|2006||American Dreamz||Martha Kendoo|
|2006||For Your Consideration||Whitney Taylor Brown|
|2007||Epic Movie||The White Bitch of Gnarnia|
|2008||Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief||Daisy||Voice only; direct-to-video|
|2008||Foreign Exchange||Principal Lonnatini|
|2008||Living Proof||Tish||Television film|
|2009||Good Funeral, AA Good Funeral||Helen|
|2009||Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, TheThe Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans||Genevieve McDonagh|
|2009||Gentlemen Broncos||Judith Purvis|
|2010||Jack of Spades, TheThe Jack of Spades||Monica|
|2010||Beauty & the Briefcase||Felisa McCollin||Television film|
|2012||American Reunion||Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's mom)|
|2013||Austenland||Miss Elizabeth Charming|
|2014||Hell & Back||Durmessa||Voice only; post-production|
|2014||Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||Ms. Suggs||Post-production|
|2015||B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations||Carol Sue||Voice only; Post-production|
|1993||Seinfeld||Jodi||Episode: "The Masseuse"|
|1995||Monroes, TheThe Monroes||Marcia Kelly||Episode: "Educating Billy"|
|1996||Saturday Night Special||Various|
|1997–1999||King of the Hill||Miss Kremzer||Voice only; 4 episodes|
|1998||Alright Already||Rhonda||Episode: "Again with the Hockey Player: Part 1"|
|1998||Rude Awakening||Sue||2 episodes|
|1999||Ladies Man||Helen||Episode: "Neutered Jimmy"|
|2001||Andy Dick Show, TheThe Andy Dick Show||Nancy Bunting||Episode: "Kid Krist"|
|2001||Frasier||Frederica||Episode: "Forgotten But Not Gone"|
|2001||Dead Last||Annalee||Episode: "Laughlin It Up" (unaired)|
|2001||Sketch Pad||The Groundlings|
|2002||Do Over||Gwen Brody||Episode: "Cold War"|
|2003||Burbs, TheThe Burbs||N/A||Unsold FX pilot|
|2003–2004||According to Jim||Roxanne||3 episodes|
|2003||Sex and the City||Victoria||Episode: "The Perfect Present"|
|2003||Friends||Amanda Buffamonteezi||Episode: "The One with Ross's Tan"|
|2004||Game Over||Ramona||Voice only; episode: "Into the Woods"|
|2004||MADtv||Herself/Ivanka||Season 9, episode 23|
|2004–2006||Joey||Roberta "Bobbie" Morganstern||Main cast|
|2004||Father of the Pride||Tracy||Voice only; episode: "And the Revolution Continues"|
|2004||As Told by Ginger||Nikki Laporte||Voice only; episode: "The Wedding Frame"|
|2005||Hopeless Pictures||Traci||Voice only; 3 episodes|
|2006||If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home by Now||Sherry||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2006||Comic Relief 2006||"Fur"||Stand-up comedy benefit concert in the wake of Hurricane Katrina|
|2007||Family of the Year||Jackie Holloway||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2007–2009||Nip/Tuck||Candy Richards/CoCo||3 episodes|
|2008–2009||Yin Yang Yo!||Coop's mother||Voice only; 4 episodes|
|2008||Closer, TheThe Closer||Angie Serabian||Episode: "Dial M for Provenza"|
|2008–2012||Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager||Betty||35 episodes|
|2008||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Fannie Mae||Voice only; episode: "Mom Fight"|
|2009||Kath & Kim||Lenore||Episode: "Celebrity"|
|2009||Party Down||Bobbie St. Brown||2 episodes|
|2010, 2012||Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2010–2013||Hero Factory||Daniella Capricorn||5 episodes|
|2011||Help Wanted||Leanne||Unsold NBC pilot|
|2011–2014||Fish Hooks||Ms. Lips||Voice only; Recurring role|
|2012||Game, TheThe Game||Marissa||Episode: "Skeletons"|
|2012||Napoleon Dynamite||Mrs. Moser||Voice only; 2 episodes|
|2012–present||2 Broke Girls||Sophie Kaczynski||Recurring (season 1); main cast (season 2–present)|
|2012–present||Gravity Falls||Lazy Susan||Voice only; Recurring role|
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- Jennifer Coolidge Biography (1963–). Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
- Jennifer Coolidge. Tops in Lex (2011-03-01).
- Aid For AIDS Celebrity Support. aidforaids.net
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- "Interview: Jennifer Coolidge makes Atlanta laugh". Project Q Atlanta. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2012-04-08.
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- "Blake Boyd: My Pinocchio Syndrome for Abigail...Ten Years Later. This Ain't Disney Jeff.". artnet. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- Jennifer Coolidge to Join Cast of CBS' 2 Broke Girls – Theater News – Oct 27, 2011. Theatermania.com (2011-10-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
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