Jennifer Coolidge

BirthDay:

28 Aug 1961

BirthPlace:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Bio:

Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie (1999).

She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer. She attended Norwell High School and Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned her bachelor's degree in theatre in 1985. She moved to New York and joined the Gotham City improv group. Then, she headed to Los Angeles where she became a long-running member of "The Groundlings" comedy troupe. Coolidge made her television debut in a guest role on NBC's Seinfeld (1989), playing a voluptuous masseuse who won't offer her professional services to boyfriend Jerry in a 1993 episode. The following year, she had a regular gig on ABC's short-lived sketch series She TV (1994), then briefly became a cast member and writer on another short-lived sketch comedy series, Fox's Saturday Night Special (1996) produced by Roseanne Barr. Coolidge made her big screen debut as a nurse in Not of This Earth (1995), then in the courtroom comedy Trial and Error (1997). Then, she appeared in small roles in several more feature films, and also continued her television work. Coolidge had her breakthrough role in American Pie (1999), as a boozed-up and sultry mom who seduces her son's classmate with the comment that she liked her scotch and men the same way: aged 18 years. She recreated the character in the sequel American Pie 2 (2001). Then, she reprized her role as "Paulette" opposite Reese Witherspoon in the "Legally Blonde" franchise. Although, she lost the part of "Lynette Scavo" on Desperate Housewives (2004) to Felicity Huffman, Coolidge graced several TV comedies as well, with major guest appearances on Frasier (1993) and Sex and the City (1998). Then, she landed a recurring role in the NBC sitcom Joey (2004), as "Bobbie Morgenstern", Joey's agent, appearing in 37 episodes over two seasons.

Eventually, Coolidge emerged as a versatile character actress with her no-holds-barred approach to comedy and her vanity-free comfort with playing uninhibited, unappealing characters, and delivering lines with sexual innuendo. Her talent shines in a range of characters, from a gold-digging dog owner in Best in Show (2000), to a scheming wife of an elderly mogul in Down to Earth (2001), to an opportunistic mother in American Dreamz (2006). Coolidge's gift for altering her appearance and manner, as well as her mastery of timing, shines in her perfectly hideous performance as "Fiona", a wicked stepmother in A Cinderella Story (2004) opposite Hilary Duff, for which Coolidge won a 2005 Teen Choice Award. Her lasting collaboration with director Christopher Guest continues in For Your Consideration (2006).

She has been sharing her time between her two homes, one is in Hollywood, California, and one in New Orleans, where she bought a historic mansion before the Hurricane Katrina hit the city, and then became involved in its restoration.
Filmography

Actor ( 114 credits )

Mascots (2016)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) Ms. Price
Hell and Back (2015) Durmessa (voice)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Ms. Suggs
TripTank (2014)  Mom (1 episode, 2015)
Austenland (2013) Miss Elizabeth Charming
Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained (2013)  Lazy Susan (1 episode, 2013)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  Cleopatricia Sherman (1 episode, 2015)
American Reunion (2012) Stifler's Mom
Gravity Falls (2012)  Lazy Susan (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2012)
Napoleon Dynamite (2012)  Mrs. Moser (2 episodes, 2012)
Mangus! (2011) Cookie Spedgewick
2 Broke Girls (2011)  Sophie Kachinsky (58 episodes, 2012-2014)
Vine Talk (2011)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
The Big Uneasy (2010) Herself - Narration (voice)
The Jack of Spades (2010) Monica
Fish Hooks (2010)  Ms. Lips / ... (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Hero Factory (2010)  Reporter / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Gentlemen Broncos (2009) Judith
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Genevieve
A Good Funeral (2009) Helen
ExTerminators (2009) Stella
Party Down (2009)  Bobbie St. Brown (2 episodes, 2009)
House Arrest with Andy Dick (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Bollywood Hero (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Glee (2009)  Whitney S. Pierce (2 episodes, 2015)
Soul Men (2008) Rosalee
Igor (2008) Jaclyn / Heidi (voice)
Foreign Exchange (2008) Principal Lonnatini
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)  Betty (35 episodes, 2008-2012)
Kath & Kim (2008)  Lenore (1 episode, 2009)
The Life & Times of Tim (2008)  Actress / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
The Captain (2007) Baby
Epic Movie (2007) White Bitch
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (2007)  Fannie Mae (1 episode, 2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Thank God You're Here (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Family of the Year (2007)  Jackie Holloway (1 episode, 2007)
For Your Consideration (2006) Whitney Taylor Brown
Click (2006) Janine
American Dreamz (2006) Martha Kendoo
Date Movie (2006) Roz Funkyerdoder
The Game (2006)  Marissa (1 episode, 2012)
Top Chef (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Peace, Love & Bikinis! (2005) Herself
Robots (2005) Aunt Fanny (voice)
The Closer (2005)  Angie Serabian (1 episode, 2008)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2012)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Hopeless Pictures (2005)  Traci (3 episodes, 2005)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) White Faced Woman
A Cinderella Story (2004) Fiona
Joey (2004)  Bobbie Morganstern (46 episodes, 2004-2006)
Father of the Pride (2004)  Tracy (1 episode, 2004)
Game Over (2004)  Ramona (unknown episodes)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Jessica's Crush (2004)  Herself
A Terrible Tragedy: Alarming Evidence from the Making of the Film - Costumes and Other Suspicious Disguises (2004) Herself (uncredited)
Carolina (2003) Aunt Marilyn
Testosterone (2003) Louise
American Wedding (2003) Stifler's Mom
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) Paulette
A Mighty Wind (2003) Amber Cole
As Virgins Fall (2003) Janice Denver
Nip/Tuck (2003)  Candy Richards / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Do Over (2002)  Gwen Brody (1 episode, 2002)
Iowa Desk and Couch (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Zoolander (2001) American Designer
American Pie 2 (2001) Stifler's Mom (uncredited)
Pootie Tang (2001) Ireenie
Legally Blonde (2001) Paulette
Down to Earth (2001) Mrs. Wellington
According to Jim (2001)  Roxanne (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
The Andy Dick Show (2001)  Nancy Bunting (1 episode, 2001)
Dead Last (2001)  Annalee (1 episode, 2001)
Sketch Pad (2001)  The Groundlings (unknown episodes)
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) Betty
Best in Show (2000) Sherri Ann Cabot
As Told by Ginger (2000)  Nikki LaPorte (1 episode, 2009)
American Pie (1999) Stifler's Mom
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Woman at Football Game
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (4 episodes, 2001-2004)
Ladies Man (1999)  Helen (1 episode, 1999)
VH-1 Behind the Movie (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) Hottie Cop
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998) Harriet
Brown's Requiem (1998) Helen
Sex and the City (1998)  Victoria (1 episode, 2003)
Rude Awakening (1998)  Sue (2 episodes, 1998)
Plump Fiction (1997) Sister Sister
Trial and Error (1997) Jacqueline
King of the Hill (1997)  Miss Kremzer (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
The View (1997)  Herself (2 episodes, 2001-2014)
Alright Already (1997)  Rhonda (1 episode, 1998)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Saturday Night Special (1996)  Various (4 episodes, 1996)
Not of This Earth (1995) Nurse
MADtv (1995)  Herself - Special Guest / ... (1 episode, 2004)
The Monroes (1995)  Marcia Kelly (1 episode, 1995)
Love and Happiness (1995) Jeringir
Friends (1994)  Amanda Buffamonteezi (1 episode, 2003)
She TV (1994)  Various (1 episode, 1994)
Frasier (1993)  Frederica (1 episode, 2001)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Seinfeld (1989)  Jodi (1 episode, 1993)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (0) Carol Sue (voice)

Writer ( 1 credit )

Saturday Night Special (1996) (2 episodes, 1996)