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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 28, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actress, writer

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A master of improvisational comedy with movie star beauty, Groundlings grad Jennifer Coolidge broke out as Stifler's Mom, the ultimate MILF, in "American Pie" (1999), a role she would recreate for each of its sequels. As one of the star members of Christopher Guest's mockumentary troupe, Coolidge brought her wicked smarts to stupid hilarious characters in "Best in Show" (2000), "A Mighty Wind" (2003) and "For Your Consideration" (2006). She won raves for her Botoxed evil stepmother turn opposite Hilary Duff in the hit "A Cinderella Story" (2004) and charmed Reese Witherspoon as the sweet but spacey manicurist Paulette in "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" (2003). After playing the oversexed, hard-driving agent of Matt LeBlanc's titular "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06), she scored big-screen laughs in the animated "Robots" (2005), Adam Sandler's "Click" (2006) and the parodies "Date Movie" (2006) and "Epic Movie" (2007). After a dramatic turn in the polarizing "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans" (2009), she returned to comedy as a former hooker with a heart of gold and head of air on "The Secret Life on the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ). A thoroughly...

A master of improvisational comedy with movie star beauty, Groundlings grad Jennifer Coolidge broke out as Stifler's Mom, the ultimate MILF, in "American Pie" (1999), a role she would recreate for each of its sequels. As one of the star members of Christopher Guest's mockumentary troupe, Coolidge brought her wicked smarts to stupid hilarious characters in "Best in Show" (2000), "A Mighty Wind" (2003) and "For Your Consideration" (2006). She won raves for her Botoxed evil stepmother turn opposite Hilary Duff in the hit "A Cinderella Story" (2004) and charmed Reese Witherspoon as the sweet but spacey manicurist Paulette in "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" (2003). After playing the oversexed, hard-driving agent of Matt LeBlanc's titular "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06), she scored big-screen laughs in the animated "Robots" (2005), Adam Sandler's "Click" (2006) and the parodies "Date Movie" (2006) and "Epic Movie" (2007). After a dramatic turn in the polarizing "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans" (2009), she returned to comedy as a former hooker with a heart of gold and head of air on "The Secret Life on the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ). A thoroughly unique force-of-nature, Jennifer Coolidge brightened any project in which she appeared with her inimitable off-kilter timing and killer comedy instincts.

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 Austenland (2013)
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 Hell & Back (2012)
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 American Reunion (2012)
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 Mangus! (2011)
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 Big Uneasy, The (2010)
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 Ex-terminators (2009)
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 Igor (2008)
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Moved to NYC and joined the Gotham City Improv group
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Relocated to Los Angeles and joined The Groundlings comedy troupe
1993:
Made TV debut on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC) as a masseuse who refused to offer her professional talents to boyfriend Jerry
1994:
Was a regular on the short-lived sketch comedy series "She TV" (ABC)
1995:
Featured in the Roger Corman sci-fi/horror presentations "Not of This Earth" and "Bucket of Blood" (both aired on Showtime)
1996:
Wrote and joined cast for the short-lived sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" (Fox)
1997:
Acted in the comedy feature "Trial and Error"
1997:
Voiced a recurring role on Fox's animated series "King of the Hill" as Luanne's beauty school teacher Miss Kremzer
1998:
Had a cameo as a desirable police officer in "A Night at the Roxbury"
1998:
Cast in a two-episode recurring role on the Showtime series "Rude Awakening"
1999:
Breakthrough role as Stifler's Mom, the consummate 'MILF' in ensemble teen "American Pie"
2000:
Played the gold-digging owner of Rhapsody in White, a perfectly manicured poodle and returning champion, in Christopher Guest's "Best in Show"
2001:
Played the scheming wife of an elderly mogul (Chris Rock) in "Down to Earth"
2001:
Re-teamed with Rock in the comedy "Pootie Tang"
2001:
Played Paulette, the manicurist, who befriends the lead character Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) in "Legally Blonde"
2001:
Reprised role as Stifler's Mom in "American Pie 2"
2001:
Appeared on Broadway in the revival of "The Women"
2003:
Re-teamed with Christopher Guest for the mockumentary "A Mighty Wind"
2003:
Reprised role as Paulette for the sequel "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde"
2003:
Returned as Stifler's Mom in the comedy sequel "American Wedding"
2003:
Cast in a recurring role on ABC's "According to Jim" as Jim's sister
2004:
Portrayed the wicked stepmother in the modern day fairytale "A Cinderella Story"
2004:
Appeared in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," based on the books by Daniel Handler
2004:
Played a regular on the NBC sitcom "Joey" as Joey's agent Bobbie Morganstern
2005:
Voiced Aunt Fanny in the animated feature "Robots"
2006:
Played Mandy Moore's mother in Paul Weitz's political satire "American Dreamz"
2006:
Cast in the comedy film "Date Movie, as a spoof of Barbra Streisand's "Meet the Fockers" character
2006:
Re-teamed with Guest to play a producer in "For Your Consideration"
2007:
Had a recurring role on FX's drama series "Nip/Tuck"
2008:
Guest starred on the first season of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family) as a call girl; had a recurring role on the second season as the fiancé of Ben's dad
2009:
Appeared in Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"
2012:
Reprised role of Stifler's Mom along with original cast in "American Reunion"
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Education

Norwell High School: Norwell , Massachusetts -
Cambridge School of Weston: Weston , Massachusetts -
Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts - 1985

Notes

Coolidge on her role in "Down to Earth": "Yes, I'm drinking again. I guess I should be worried. I really get offered a lot of bloated alcoholic roles. But I'd rather be a bloated alcoholic than somebody's ordinary wife." --quoted in Toronto Sun, April 4, 2000.

"I remember sitting around this group of girls one time, it was camp or something, and we had to go around and tell everyone what we wanted to do. Everyone said something very realistic and I was like, 'I might be Queen of Monaco.' Everything I thought of was so much grander than what everyone else was thinking. In some ways that has really worked for me. If you shoot way out of the ballpark, somehow you believe something cool could happen." --Jennifer Coolidge to Hollywood.com, July 9, 2001.

On her appearance in "Zoolander", Coolidge told Michael Musto of the Village Voice (October 15, 2001): "By the time I finished, Ben [Stiller] couldn't stand me. I don't even think he said goodbye, he was so pissed. He's kind of aloof to begin with, and then if you're not pleasing him, he's beyond aloof."

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companion:
Chris Kattan. Actor. Dated and lived with in 2001.
companion:
Chris Kattan. Bonnet-wire manufacturer.

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