Jennifer Coolidge
American actress and comedian
Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the older woman 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.
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Patrick Stewart Is Taking On His Crappiest Role Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
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Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Dep ...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Depardie ...
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Lions! And Tigers! And Drag Queens?! Best in Drag Show Returns
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"The year Lotta Slots won the crown," says Jeffrey Drew, describing his evolution from contestant to director of Best in Drag Show, "I rode in on a camel singing 'Midnight at the Oasis.'" Two standing ovations later, Drew ascended to drag heaven. Thereafter, Lotta was slotted into several years of color commentating ("covering costume changes and reading the girls") on contestants who struggle to perform in heels and keep their towering hair pieces in place. A benefit for the direct services organization Alliance for Housing and Healing (formerly AID for AIDS), this year's Best in Drag Show happens the evening of Oct. 6, when six contestants, several dogs, glitter and feathers descend on the Orpheum Theater's stage. Best in Drag Show has nothing to do with RuPaul's Drag Race or the bar circuit of professional drag queens who lip-synch their way through numbers while casting shade and telling raunchy jokes. Best in Drag Show contestants "aren't the brightest bulbs on the strip," sa ...
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Laura Shamas, Ph.D.: Hit and Myth: Austenland
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Disclaimer: I am not a Janeite. I mean, yes, I did read Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion. And yes, I've also read some of Jane Austen's Juvenilia. And okay, yes: I've seen all sorts of film and television based on her work, including Emma Thompson's 1995 Oscar-winning adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice (including the 1995 BBC mini-series with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, and the 2005 version, adapted by Debra Moggach and starring Keira Knightley), Emma (1996, starring Gwyneth Paltrow) and Amy Heckerling's Clueless (1995, with Alicia Silverstone). And, to be completely candid, yes, it's true: I've been to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath on Gay Street where Austen once lived. But I didn't take the walking tour. So I repeat: I am not a true Janeite. But I love and admire Austen's work, as have so many. Austenland, written by Jerusha Hess and Shannon Hale, based on Hale's novel and directed by Hess, is set in a Janeite ...
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'Austenland' review: Pretty, but predictable, trip
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Keri Russell plays a young woman who, unhappy in love and obsessed with Austen's novels, takes her life savings and goes off to stay at Austenland, a mansion of the Austen era offering an authentic experience of life at that time. There's the proper and forbidding mistress of the household (Jane Seymour) and the dashing but brooding Mr. Nobley (JJ Feild), whose cold exterior hides passions within. The predictability of it all, the sheer inevitability of every inflection of the script, might as easily be charming to these viewers, who will delight in watching the movie run through its Austen checklist in shrewd and reasonably clever ways. [...] for general viewers, "Austenland" is pretty programmatic stuff, and the fill-in-the-blanks nature of its construction precludes real concern over our heroine's tribulations, as well as any emotional investment in the ultimate outcome. Jennifer Coolidge, as Jane's travel companion, is funny even when the script isn't, and Feild is a nice stand ...
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Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'
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Jennifer Coolidge works her magic in 'Austenland,' although she exhibits a greater degree of sense and sensibility in person. Jennifer Coolidge works her magic in 'Austenland,' although she exhibits a greater degree of sense and sensibility in person.
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Video: Interviews with 'Austenland' stars, Stephenie Meyer
USA Today - over 3 years
HEA contributor Justine Browning has lighthearted chats with 'Austenland' stars Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge as well as producer Steph...
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Goodbye To TV's Most Ridiculous Show
Huffington Post - over 3 years
With the "Secret Life" finale upon us, we thought it'd be a good time to look back on the hit ABC Family show that gave us five seasons of awful lessons about sex, embarrassing dancing and severely distorted depictions of teen parenting. From Grace (Megan Park) thinking that losing her virginity killed her father to a hooker (Jennifer Coolidge) hired by a teen with Down syndrome becoming the wife of the Sausage King, take a look at eight moments from the "Secret Life of the American Teenager" that still have us cringing and eye rolling. The time Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley) did the most idiotic, rhythmless dance of all time. var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=517803061&height=411&width=570&sid=577&origin=SOLR&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1"; src_url += " ...
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LA 'Has Turned Me Into A 90-Year-Old Woman'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Story comes courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine. By Nancy Miller I moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1992. I had never been here before. I just kind of showed up. I didn’t have a car and had about $150. My best friend, José, was nice enough to let me share his studio apartment in Santa Monica, which was literally a lean-to—I’m sure it’s been demolished by now. We weren’t in a romantic relationship, but we shared the same full-size bed, which was wedged inside the kitchen area, for almost a year. What’s insane is that we thought nothing of it. I thought everything was great. My older sister Margie had more sense. She came from Illinois to visit me, and since there was nowhere for her to sleep, the three of us now had to share the same bed. In the morning she sat bolt upright and shouted, “This is not OK!” and I was like, What’s her problem? I didn’t have a car, so I only took jobs that I could walk to. I worked at the YMCA and at the Starbucks on Montana. One time Ch ...
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Hilary Armstrong: Rallying at Sundance
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Rally.org went to Sundance this year with the simple goal of empowering causes and individuals to change the world. Ranging in size and type, these causes looked to draw attention, wrangle celebrities and raise funds. Rally.org, an online social fundraising platform that harnesses the power of storytelling to raise money, set out to rally for a number of these causes. Our Sundance causes team used exciting and new technologies to raise awareness for these causes valiant efforts. One of the causes we rallied for was the Redford Center, whose mission is to transform social and environmental issues into films that inspire positive change. The Redford Center engages where there's a pressing need for awareness and hope, and where public engagement and good timing can make all the difference. Their most recent project, a powerful film titled Watershed, tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Ra ...
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John Lopez: Sundance Wrap-up: Magic, Magic, Circles and Everything I Missed
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As Sundance heads into its mythic second weekend -- of which many have heard but few dare endure -- all trappings of mainstream movie civilization fall away: plot resolution, reliable narrators, temporal continuity. Those who stay enter the Indie Heart of Darkness. The bustling, doe-eyed crowds of Hollywood hangers-on are gone, safely ensconced in Los Angeles' commercial bosom. They leave behind a Park City bereft of gifting suites and all hope, where locals chant furiously "MILF, MILF, MILF!" at Jennifer Coolidge while ex-Fox Chairman Tom Rothman sadly wanders the Redstone Cinemas "green-lighting" a bag of Junior Mints. What remains are the film fanatics, scruffy-bearded hipster mountain men determined to see everything -- absolutely everything -- Sundance has to offer. Once they've completed this sacred task, they purify themselves by leaping over bonfires fueled with overstock Blu-rays of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and chanting "Death to Bay!" Then, and only then, a ...
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'Twilight' Writer's Next Project
Huffington Post - about 4 years
PARK CITY, Utah — Stephenie Meyer knows all about obsessive fans. So it makes sense that the "Twilight" author should produce a movie about a woman who takes another writer's work a little too much to heart. Meyer is a producer on the Sundance Film Festival premiere "Austenland," adapted from her friend Shannon Hale's novel that follows the romantic misadventures of a Jane Austen devotee. "Austenland" stars Keri Russell as a woman named Jane who is so fanatical about the "Pride and Prejudice" author's fiction that she blows her life savings to visit an Austen-themed British resort. Jane is so fixated on finding her own Austen-style suitor that she has a life-size cut-out of Colin Firth as aloof suitor Mr. Darcy in a BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice." "I have seen firsthand fanatic fans, passionate people who want to live in that world so badly, who want to be a part of it," Meyer said Saturday in an interview. "I've seen tattoos that scare me to death. I ...
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Sundance Lineup Includes Record Number Of Female Filmmakers
Huffington Post - about 4 years
LOS ANGELES — The Sundance Film Festival has an apparent record lineup of female directors competing for its top honor this January. Half the entries – eight of the 16 films – announced Wednesday in the festival's U.S. dramatic competition were directed by women for the next installment of Robert Redford's independent-cinema showcase, which runs Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah. Going back to 1992, the best showing previously for female filmmakers was in 2000, when six of the 16 U.S. dramatic contenders were directed by women. Sundance organizers were still trolling back to the early years of the festival's 33-year history, but this January's eight competition films appears to be most ever from women and the first time the entries have been evenly split between female and male directors. Among the competition films from female filmmakers are Francesca Gregorini's "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes," whose cast includes Jessica Biel and Frances O'Connor in the ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Coolidge
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 49
    Also in 2013, Coolidge and actress Megan Mullally joined the cast of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Coolidge playing Ms. Suggs, the driving instructor.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released in North America on October 10, 2014. The next year, she had a voice role in Hell and Back, and had a cameo in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.
    During 2013, additional voice cast members were announced for B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, including Coolidge as Carol Sue, a transitions-relations officer.
    More Details Hide Details Film distributor 20th Century Fox set November 6, 2015 for the film's release date (which was moved a few months later up to September 25), In 2014, Los Angeles Times reported that the film had been delayed again, with no replacement release date set. It was reported the film's concept has gone back to development.
  • 2011
    Age 47
    In October 2011, Coolidge began a recurring role in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls as Sophie Kacznski, a Polish neighbor of the two lead characters.
    More Details Hide Details She has since been promoted to main cast.
    In June 2011, Coolidge curated a Blake Nelson Boyd art show in New Orleans.
    More Details Hide Details In the same month Coolidge began to do standup comedy. She hosted the “Women in Film” at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It went over so well, that she decided to take an act on the road. Coolidge ended up doing shows all over the country and the world for two years, Scotland included. Coolidge told Australian radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show that she would be touring Australia as part of her Yours for the Night stand-up tour.
  • 2010
    Age 46
    In April 2010, the film entered pre-production, and in May 2011, Coolidge signed on to reprise her role of Stifler's Mom.
    More Details Hide Details American Reunion opened in North America on April 6, 2012.
    In 2010, Coolidge appeared in another film starring Hilary Duff titled Beauty & the Briefcase, an ABC Family television film produced by Image Entertainment that originally aired on April 18, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details It was based on the novel Diary of a Working Girl by Daniella Brodsky. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US on February 8, 2011. It was reported in October 2008 that Universal Pictures was planning to produce a third theatrically released sequel to American Pie.
  • 2009
    Age 45
    Also In 2009, she starred alongside Heather Graham and Amber Heard in ExTerminators, a black comedy about a set of women who form their own "silent revolution", wreaking havoc on the abusive men in their lives.
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    In 2009, Coolidge took a dramatic role in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans as Genevieve McDonagh.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered on September 9, 2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, and It opened in general release in the United States on November 20, 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 44
    She also starred in the 2008 Lifetime Television film Living Proof.
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    In 2008, she guest starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager as a call girl.
    More Details Hide Details In the second season, she was a frequently recurring character, now playing the fiance of Ben's dad and future stepmother of Ben.
  • 2007
    Age 43
    During 2007, Coolidge appeared on Thank God You're Here and The Closer, on TNT.
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    Epic Movie, released in 2007 and made by the same people behind Date Movie, was the first movie in which she received a starring role.
    More Details Hide Details In the film 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. A. O. Scott of The New York Times called the film "irreverent and also appreciative, dragging its satiric prey down to the lowest pop-cultural denominator" and added, "The humor is coarse and occasionally funny. The archly bombastic score... is the only thing you might call witty. But happily, Jennifer Coolidge and Fred Willard show up... to add some easy, demented class."
  • 2006
    Age 42
    She appeared in the 2006 film Date Movie as a spoof of Barbra Streisand's Meet the Fockers character.
    More Details Hide Details The film received unfavorable critic reviews and Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 77th in the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, with a rating of 6%. However, Variety did praise Coolidge for providing a few bright moments with a spot-on spoof of Barbra Streisand, but was otherwise unimpressed describing the film as "padded and repetitious". Coolidge also appeared in the movie Click, which starred Adam Sandler and Christopher Walken, playing Janine, the best friend of Donna (Kate Beckinsdale)
    In 2006, she guest starred on an episode of Top Chef, and played as Adam Sandler's wife's friend, Janine, in the comedy film Click.
    More Details Hide Details From 2000 to 2006 she played comic parts in the improv mockumentaries Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, all directed by Christopher Guest.
  • 2005
    Age 41
    In late 2005, Coolidge was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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  • 2004
    Age 40
    From 2004 to 2006, Coolidge had a role in the NBC comedy series Joey as Joey's oversexed agent Roberta "Bobbie" Morganstern.
    More Details Hide Details During its second season, she went from a series regular to a more prominent role, appearing in 37 out of 46 episodes in the series. NBC officially canceled the series in May 2006 citing low ratings. 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 the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots. The film was accompanied by an original short animated film based on Robots, titled Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty; in which she reprised her role.
    In 2004, she had a supporting role in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story playing Hilary Duff's character's vain, self-absorbed stepmother.
    More Details Hide Details The film went on to become a moderate box office hit despite negative critical reviews. Coolidge nearly received the role of Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives, but it eventually went to Felicity Huffman.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 39
    In 2003, she played the protagonist's agent Luise in Testosterone filmed in Argentina starring David Sutcliffe as Dean Seagrave and Antonio Sabato Jr as Pablo.
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    In 2003, she again played Jeanine Stifler in American Wedding.
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    The film's box-office success led to her reprising the role in its 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, but the movie was not as financially successful as the first film and generated mostly negative reviews.
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  • 2001
    Age 37
    In 2001, she reprised her role in American Pie 2.
    More Details Hide Details Later in that same year, she had a supporting role in Legally Blonde as Paulette Bonafonté the manicurist. Legally Blonde was a box-office hit, grossing US$96 million domestically.
  • 1999
    Age 35
    In 1999, Coolidge got her big break playing Jeanine Stifler, or "Stifler's mom" in American Pie.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a box-office hit and took in a gross worldwide revenue of $235,483,004.
  • OTHER
  • 1961
    Age -3
    Born on August 28, 1961.
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