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Also Known As: Kristin Chenowith Died:
Born: July 24, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA Profession: singer, actor

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Broadway musical star and television actress Kristin Chenoweth first wowed the theater world with her 1999 Tony-winning performance in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." But it was her scene-stealing run in the musical hit "Wicked" that began her rise to fame. Though film studios squandered the tiny dynamo's boundless talents in broad-based duds like "Bewitched" (2005) and "Deck the Halls" (2006), Chenoweth was eventually recognized by television audiences for her charismatic and compelling performances on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and the quirky hit "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, 2007-09). Leaving no entertainment medium untapped, the blonde, bubbly Chenoweth released several albums of Broadway standards and contemporary Christian music, in addition to her recordings on cast albums and vocal appearances with the Metropolitan and Washington National operas. By the time she put her song-and-dance talents to good use on the hit musical drama, "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), Chenoweth had established herself as a multifaceted performer worthy of public admiration.

Broadway musical star and television actress Kristin Chenoweth first wowed the theater world with her 1999 Tony-winning performance in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." But it was her scene-stealing run in the musical hit "Wicked" that began her rise to fame. Though film studios squandered the tiny dynamo's boundless talents in broad-based duds like "Bewitched" (2005) and "Deck the Halls" (2006), Chenoweth was eventually recognized by television audiences for her charismatic and compelling performances on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and the quirky hit "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, 2007-09). Leaving no entertainment medium untapped, the blonde, bubbly Chenoweth released several albums of Broadway standards and contemporary Christian music, in addition to her recordings on cast albums and vocal appearances with the Metropolitan and Washington National operas. By the time she put her song-and-dance talents to good use on the hit musical drama, "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), Chenoweth had established herself as a multifaceted performer worthy of public admiration.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rio 2 (2014)
2.
 Hard Sell (2014)
3.
 Hit and Run (2012)
5.
 Rapunzel (2010)
6.
 You Again (2010)
8.
 Into Temptation (2009)
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10.
 Four Christmases (2008)
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Raised in Oklahoma
1977:
At age seven, began recording her singing voice on a portable tape recorder
1980:
Was a finalist to star in "Annie"
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Began singing career while still in high school; planned to head to Nashville but family insisted she attend college
1991:
Won the Miss Oklahoma City University title and was a runner-up in the 1991 Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant
1993:
After completing masters program at Oklahoma City University, was accepted for post-graduate study in voice at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia
1993:
While helping a friend move to NYC, auditioned for a production of "Animal Crackers" at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ; offered role; decided to abandon studies and pursue theatrical career
1996:
Appeared in regional theater production "Babes in Arms"
1997:
Made New York stage debut supporting Bill Irwin in a revival of Moliere's "Scapin"
1997:
Earned attention as Precious McGuire, half of a married couple participating in a dance marathon, in "Steel Pier"
1998:
Played multiple roles in the off-Broadway musical "A New Brain"
1998:
Breakthrough stage role as Sally Brown in the revised version of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
1999:
TV series debut with a supporting role on the AMC comedy-drama "Paramour"
1999:
Cast as the nefarious Lily Regis in the TV remake of the musical "Annie" (ABC)
1999:
Landed first non-musical role on Broadway as the star of the comedy "Epic Proportions"
2001:
Starred in the short-lived NBC mid-season replacement "Kristin"
2001:
Signed to play Brenda Blethyn's daughter on the CBS pilot "Seven Roses"
2001:
Released her debut album <i>Let Yourself Go</i>
2002:
Portrayed Marian Paroo in the TV remake of "The Music Man" (ABC)
2003:
Played Glinda the Good Witch in the award winning musical "Wicked"; received a Tony nomination for her performance
2004:
Cast in a recurring role on "The West Wing," (NBC) as the White House's new media consultant
2005:
Starred opposite Nicole Kidman as the nosey neighbor in the big-screen version of "Bewitched"
2006:
Cast in the prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"
2006:
Played a minister's wife in "Running with Scissors," based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs
2006:
Co-starred in the Marc Forster comedy "Stranger Than Fiction"
2007:
Cast as Olive Snook, a co-worker and neighbor of Ned's on ABC's "Pushing Daisies"; earned a 2008 Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
2008:
Made her English National Opera debut as Cunegonde in Robert Carsen's new production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide"
2010:
Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for "Glee" (Fox)
2011:
Made her foray into country pop music with her fourth album <i>Some Lessons Learned</i>
2012:
Co-starred with Leslie Bibb on the ABC series "GCB"
2012:
Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"
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Education

Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City , Oklahoma -
Sequoyah Middle School: Broken Arrow , Oklahoma -
Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City , Oklahoma - 1995

Notes

"You know what I really like to read? Books about disaster, I love shows like 'Rescue 911'. My dream in life is to be in a 7-Eleven and to see someone I saw the night before on 'America's Most Wanted.' I want to find a fugitive."---Kristin Chenoweth quoted in The New York Times, March 5, 1999.

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companion:
Marc Kudisch. Actor, singer. Born on September 22, 1966; engaged to be married; separated in 2000.
companion:
Joshua Bell. Violinist. Met in summer 2001.

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