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Biography #2 (for Cinderella Story)With an impressive body of work that encompasses television, film, and theatre, Jennifer Coolidge is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood's most versatile and sought after talents. Last summer, she was seen in two of the year's largest grossing comedies. In MGM's Legally Blonde II: Red, White, and Blonde, she starred opposite Reese Witherspoon as Paulette, the innocent manicurist with an unexpected and hilarious tough side, and returned to the screen as Stiffler's Mom in the much anticipated American Wedding, Universal's third installment of the raunchy teen classics. Currently, Coolidge is filming Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, directed by Brad Silberling and also starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep and Jude Law. She has also recently signed a deal with NBC to develop and star in her own half hour comedy.
Coolidge is probably best known for her breakout performance in Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy's critically acclaimed Best In Show, in an unforgettable role as a woman whose love for her 95 year-old husband is based upon such similarities as peas and soup. In 2001, Coolidge starred in the Broadway production of Claire Boothe Luce's comedy The Women and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. The all-star cast also featured Kristen Johnson, Rue McClanahan, Cynthia Nixon and Mary Louise Wilson. Coolidge started her career at the renowned Groundlings Theatre and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College. She landed roles in such films as Trial and Error, Restaurant, and A Night at the Roxbury.
More recently, she has appeared in Brown's Requiem, the hit Comedy Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me, Broken Hearts Club, Down To Earth, and Pootie Tang. Coolidge has also appeared on television with recurring roles in King of the Hill and as a hilarious guest star on Seinfeld as a bewildered girlfriend. She has also appeared as a series regular on such shows as Ladies Man, Strip Mall, Blind Men, Another Shot, She-TV, and Roseanne's Sketch Comedy Show. Her guest star appearances have included roles on Sex and the City, Friends, Sketch Pad and Rude Awakenings.
Biography #3 (for A Mighty Wind)Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Jennifer Coolidge's performing career began in New York, where she became a member of the Gotham City Improv group. Eventually this led her to Los Angeles, where she joined The Groundlings and continued to develop her passion for improvisational acting.
Recently, Coolidge has appeared in hugely successful commercial films including Legally Blonde and Best in Show. She is also widely known for playing the iconic character of 'Stifler's Mom' in the worldwide smash films American Pie and American Pie 2. Coolidge's feature film credits also include the hit comedies Down to Earth, opposite Chris Rock, which reunited her with Chris and Paul Weitz, the writer/director team of brothers behind American Pie; A Night At The Roxbury, directed by John Fortenberry; and the critically acclaimed Trial And Error, starring Jeff Daniels, Michael Richards and Charlize Theron.
Coolidge is currently shooting her starring role opposite Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2.
Coolidge has been a series regular in a number of comedy series, including two sketch shows: ABC's She-TV and Saturday Night Special. She's also guest-starred on a variety of television shows including Seinfeld, King Of The Hill and Ladies Man with Alfred Molina.
Coolidge continues to appear in the L.A. theater comedy smash The Actors Showcase in which she appears with other 'Groundlings' members.