Jennifer Coolidge is an American Actress and Comedian. She is best recognized for her performances as Jeanine “Stifler’s Mom” Stifler in the American Pie film series (1999-2012) and as Paulette Bonafonte Parcelle in the Legally Blonde film series (2001-2003). She frequently appears in mockumentary films by Christopher Guest, including Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016).
Coolidge also appeared in the following movies: A Cinderella Story (2004), Click (2006), Date Movie (2006), Epic Movie (2007), American Dreamz (2006), Soul Men (2008), Gentlemen Broncos (2009), Austenland (2013), Like a Boss (2020), Promising Young Woman (2020), and Single All The Way (2021).
On Television, she is popular for her roles as Roberta “Bobbie” Morganstern in the NBC sitcom Joey (2004-2006), Betty in the ABC Family teen drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2012), Zofia “Sophie” Kaczynski in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (2011-2017), and Tanya McQuoid in the HBO anthology series The White Lotus (2021).
Jennifer Coolidge: Profile Summary
Full Name: Jennifer Audrey Coolidge
Date of Birth: August 28, 1961
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Alma Mater: Emerson College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nationality: Actress, Comedian
Active Years: 1993-present
Height: 5feet 10inches (178cm)
Weight: 143 lbs. (65kg)
Father’s Name: Paul Coolidge
Mother’s Name: Gretchen Knauff
Relatives: 3 (Andrew, Elizabeth and Susannah Coolidge)
Net Worth: $6 Million
Jennifer Coolidge’s Life
Gretchen Knauff and Paul Coolidge, a plastic manufacturer, welcomed Coolidge into the world in Boston. She grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts. She is one of four children, along with two sisters, Elizabeth and Susannah, and a brother named Andrew.
Jennifer Coolidge’s Education
Coolidge studied at Emerson College in Boston and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City while attending Norwell High School and the Cambridge School of Weston. In New York, Sandra Bullock, who later won an Oscar, worked with Coolidge as a waitress. As a child, Coolidge attended orchestra camp for three summers and played the clarinet.
Coolidge intended to be dramatic actress like Meryl Streep, in College, but she ended up being a humorous character actress.