Jennifer Coolidge Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Dec 22, 2022 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress, activist, and comedian.
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About Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge is a successful American actress, screenwriter, comedian, and activist.
Establishing her career with supporting roles in many comedy films and guest roles on TV dramas, Jennifer Coolidge is an alumna of Los Angeles' based improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Groundlings. Jennifer, born Jennifer Audrey Coolidge, has appeared in multiple films but is best known for the role of Jeanine Stifler in 'American Pie', 'American Pie 2', and later for '2 Broke Girls'.
On August 28, 1961, Jennifer Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She lived with her parents and three siblings. She studied at Emerson College. Before moving to Los Angeles, she learned performing arts at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She is mainly known for seductive and mischievous roles.
Since childhood, Jennifer has been musically talented and used to play the clarinet. She also took part in an orchestra camp. She admired Meryl Streep from a young age as she dreamt of being an actress, but her comic skills led her to become a comedic career.

Jennifer Coolidge's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jennifer Coolidge's net worth?

Jennifer Coolidge's net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.

How much does Jennifer Coolidge earn per year?

As an actress, Jennifer Coolidge's income will fluctuate depending on the projects she undertakes. It is known that her net worth is approximately $6 million, but her annual income is unknown. Even when she isn't working on a new project, she continues to receive royalties for her previous roles.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jennifer Coolidge?

Jennifer Coolidge is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Jennifer Coolidge?

Jennifer Coolidge was born on August 28, 1961. She is currently 60 years old and will turn 61 in August 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jennifer was born in Boston to a plastics manufacturer, Paul Constant Coolidge, and Gretchen (née Knauff). Since childhood, she lived with her parents and three siblings, Elizabeth, Andrew, and Susannah. She grew up in a suburban area of Norwell and was a studious child.
Jennifer went to Norwell High School and then attended the Cambridge School of Weston, however, she later enrolled herself at Emerson College in Boston. With an interest in dramatic arts, she then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City to learn acting.
Jennifer also revealed that she went to orchestra camp for three summers in her childhood.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jennifer Coolidge dating?

For a long time now, Jennifer Coolidge has not disclosed her relationship status. In a recent interview, she revealed that she is in a relationship but prefers not to speak much about her personal life.
She dated a comedian, Chris Kattan, back in 2001, who was 10 years younger than her. Later, they separated. She is also known to have dated Banks McClintock but separated from him too.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jennifer made her cameo appearance in the 'Seinfeld' episode, 'The Masseuse', on television. Before becoming famous, she played small roles in films such as 'Plump Fiction', 'A Bucket Of Blood', and 'A Night At The Roxbury'. Coolidge got her big break in 1999 at the age of 38 in the first 'American Pie' movie in the role of Stifler's mom, Jeanine Stifler. She voiced a recurring role of Luanne’s beauty school teacher Miss Kremzer on 'King Of The Hill'. Her first starring role movie was ‘Epic Movie’.
Coolidge also played a supporting role in the movies 'Legally Blonde', 'A Mighty Wind', 'Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde', 'A Cinderella Story', as well as in an episode of 'Friends' as Amanda. She also featured in films 'For Your Consideration', 'American Dreams', and 'Click'. Coolidge made a guest appearance in the television film 'Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip'.
Jennifer also acted in the children’s comedy film 'Slappy And The Stinkers' and gave her voice to Aunt Fanny in the animated film 'Robots'. In 2007, Coolidge appeared on 'The Closer' and 'Thank God You're Here'. The list of Coolidge’s work goes on, but along with praises, she has occasionally received criticism too. She got rave reviews for TV programs such as 'The White Lotus'.
Jennifer Coolidge is a flexible character actress and an inventive comedian. She is best known for playing the role of Stifler’s mom in the comedy movie 'American Pie'. She also gained recognition after playing the role of Paulette in 'Legally Blonde'.
She is recently known for her role as Sophie Kachinsky in the sitcom '2 Broke Girls'.

Charity Work

Jennifer is an animal lover and thus supports many animal charities. She also saved a dog named Chuy from a meat factory. Coolidge supports several charities and has been a long-standing supporter of AIDS assistance.
She was recently seen supporting LGTBQ rights and donating a considerable part of her income to multiple causes. Jennifer supports charities such as American Heart Association, Face Forward, Farm Sanctuary, Aid For AIDS, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and American Stroke Association.

What awards has Jennifer Coolidge won?

Jennifer Coolidge is a promising actress and an excellent comedian. Her talent has been honored with many titles. She won the FFCC Award for 'A Mighty Wing' and the Teen Choice Award for her role as the evil stepmother in 'A Cinderella Story'. She was also nominated for the Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role for a Comedy/Musical for 'Gravity Falls'. She was also nominated for the Gold Derby Award for this show.
In 2004, Jennifer Coolidge was nominated for the Best Ensemble Performance in the movie 'For Your Consideration'. Later, she was recommended for Gotham Awards also. At Provincetown International Film Festival, 2015, she won the Faith Hubley Memorial Award.

Jennifer Coolidge's Hobbies And Interests

During her school days, young Jennifer always dreamt of becoming a singer and used to play the clarinet. She was also interested in comedy movies and used to admire Meryl Streep. She also loves to do interior designing for her house.

Other Interesting Jennifer Coolidge Facts And Trivia

Jennifer Coolidge is an American by nationality but is of mixed ethnicity as she is of English, Scottish, German, and Irish descent.
Jennifer grew up in a small town in Massachusetts with her three siblings.
Jennifer has also worked in theater. She acted in nine performances of 'Elling' and was also nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play by the Drama Desk Awards.
Coolidge was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2015.
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Jennifer Coolidge Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Jennifer Audrey Coolidge

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178 cm

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Actress, Comedian, Activist


Emerson College

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Paul Constant Coolidge, Gretchen Knauff


Susannah Coolidge, Andrew Coolidge, Elizabeth Coolidge
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