Kristin Chenoweth

BirthDay:

24 Jul 1968

BirthPlace:

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

BirthName:

Kristi Dawn Chenoweth

Bio:

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen. She has also lent her recognizable voice numerous times to animated features.

Chenoweth was born in the small town of Broken Arrow, OK. Soon after her birth, Chenoweth was adopted by Jerry and Junie Chenoweth. She is very open about her adoption and has been known to support various adoption causes and organizations around the U.S. Although Chenoweth knows the backgrounds of her birth parents, she has commented that she has little interest in meeting them. The Chenoweth family includes older brother Mark. Chenoweth graduated from Broken Arrow High School and went on to study Musical Theater at Oklahoma City University. Under the guidance of Florence Birdwell, Chenoweth flourished in stage and vocal performance. She later received her Master's Degree in Opera Performance at OCU.

An avid fan of all things Oklahoman, Chenoweth was inducted into the 2010 State Hall of Fame. Fans of Kristin Chenoweth, the stage actress, have seen her stealing performances in Steel Pier, Epic Proportions, and The Apple Tree. In 1999, Chenoweth received the Tony Award for her performance as "Sally" in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". Chenoweth is well-known as the originator of "Glinda" in the 2003 mega-hit musical "Wicked". The role, written with Chenoweth in mind, earned her a Tony Award Nomination amongst many other accolades. Chenoweth returned to Broadway in 2010, alongside Sean Hayes in the Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises". In January of 2007, Chenoweth became the third musical theater performer in history to have a solo performance at NYC's Metropolitan Opera. She has also performed with various Symphonies around the world. Chenoweth has recorded 3 studio albums. Those who know Kristin best from her various television performances remember her as the quirky, down on love, "Olive Snook" on Pushing Daisies (2007). The role won Ms. Chenoweth an Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The show, ultimately canceled shortly after its 2nd season, is still considered by Kristin to be one of her favorite characters to play.

In 2001, Chenoweth starred in the short-lived NBC comedy Kristin (2001). She has also been seen on The West Wing (1999), Ugly Betty (2006) and has a recurring role on Fox's Glee (2009) as the recovering alcoholic has-been, but lovable "April Rhodes" . Her appearances on "Glee" earned her a 3rd Emmy nomination. Most recently, Ms. Chenoweth had a small part in the 2010 comedy, You Again (2010). She has also had roles in Four Christmases (2008), Deck the Halls (2006), Running with Scissors (2006) and Stranger Than Fiction (2006). In 2009, Chenoweth took on the challenging role as "Linda" in the film, Into Temptation (2009). Ms. Chenoweth is bi-coastal spending a good amount of time in both New York and Los Angeles.
Filmography

Actor ( 125 credits )

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (voice)
Class Rank (2017) Janet
The Brits Are Coming (2016) Gina
The Peanuts Movie (2015) Fifi (voice)
Strange Magic (2015) Sugar Plum Fairy (voice)
The Boy Next Door (2015)
The Muppets. (2015)  Kristin Chenoweth (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Hard Sell (2014) Lorna Buchanan
The Opposite Sex (2014) Mrs. Kemp
Rio 2 (2014) Gabi (voice)
Showing Up (2014) Herself
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Vanessa Gekko (1 episode, 2014)
The What? Series (2014)  Herself (2014-2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Family Weekend (2013) Samantha Smith-Dungy
Kirstie (2013)  Brittany Gold (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 2013)
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious (2013)  Herself (unknown episodes)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Health Report (2013)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hit and Run (2012) Debby Kreeger
GCB (2012)  Carlene Cockburn (10 episodes, 2012)
Project Runway All Stars (2012)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2014)
Katie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Kathy (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Song by Song (2012)  Herself (5 episodes, 2013)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Larry King Now (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Rotten Tomatoes (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Sesame Street: Elmo's World - Favorite Things (2012) (voice)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Anderson Live (2011)  Herself - Guest Co-hostess (1 episode, 2012)
CMT's Next Superstar (2011)  Herself - Judge (10 episodes, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
You Again (2010) Georgia
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Courtney (1 episode, 2012)
Conan (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
When I Was 17 (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Invitation to World Literature (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Submissions Only (2010)  Cindy Ruehl (1 episode, 2011)
Show People with Paul Wontorek (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009) Rosetta (voice)
Into Temptation (2009) Linda Salerno
Glee (2009)  April Rhodes (5 episodes, 2009-2014)
The Good Wife (2009)  Peggy Byrne (2 episodes, 2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Sit Down Shut Up (2009)  Miracle Grohe / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
The Joy Behar Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Four Christmases (2008) Courtney
Space Chimps (2008) Kilowatt (voice)
The Doctors (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007) Herself
Pushing Daisies (2007)  Olive Snook (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Deck the Halls (2006) Tia Hall
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Book Channel Host
Running with Scissors (2006) Fern Stewart
RV (2006) Mary Jo Gornicke
The Pink Panther (2006) Cherie
Ugly Betty (2006)  Diane (1 episode, 2007)
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006)  Herself - Introduction (1 episode, 2007)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Bewitched (2005) Maria Kelly
So You Think You Can Dance (2005)  Herself - Guest Judge (2 episodes, 2011)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Herself - Audience Member (1 episode, 2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Mother / ... (1 episode, 2007)
Martha (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Project Runway (2004)  Herself - Singer & Actress & Audience (1 episode, 2013
The Apprentice (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)  Glinda (in 'Wicked') / ... (1 episode, 2004)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
CMT Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Fashion News Live (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Guest / ... (6 episodes, 2007-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (9 episodes, 2006-2012)
Topa Topa Bluffs (2002) Patty
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Fillmore! (2002)  Museum Guide (1 episode, 2003)
Baby Bob (2002)  Crystal Carter (1 episode, 2002)
American Idol (2002)  Herself - Judge (2 episodes, 2010)
Kristin (2001)  Kristin Yancey (11 episodes, 2001)
The Isaac Mizrahi Show (2001)  Herself (unknown episodes)
The West Wing (1999)  Annabeth Schott (34 episodes, 2004-2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Crossing Over with John Edward (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Herself (3 episodes, 2009-2014)
LateLine (1998)  Kristin (1 episode, 1999)
The View (1997)  Herself (9 episodes, 2003-2014)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
MADtv (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Frasier (1993)  Portia Sanders (1 episode, 2001)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest / ... (6 episodes, 2005-2014)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Breakfast with the Arts (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (14 episodes, 2005-2014)
Weekend Today (1987)  Herself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (20 episodes, 2008-2014)
Live from Lincoln Center (1976)  Herself (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Great Performances (1971)  Cunegonde / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2005)
Evening at Pops (1970)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Sesame Street (1969)  Ms. Noodle (3 episodes, 2003-2007)
The 700 Club (1966)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Today (1952)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2014)