Jennifer Coolidge Biography: Movies, Age, Net Worth, Height, Children, TV Shows, Wikipedia, Photos

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Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress who has made audiences laugh with her hilarious roles in many comedy films and television shows.

She is best known for playing Stifler’s mom in the American Pie series and Paulette in the Legally Blonde series.

She has also starred in The White Lotus, 2 Broke Girls, A Cinderella Story, and Best in Show. She is widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s funniest and most versatile actresses.


  • Full name: Jennifer Audrey Coolidge
  • Date of birth: August 28, 1961
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, comedian
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Parents: Paul Coolidge (father), Gretchen Coolidge (mother)
  • Siblings: Andrew Coolidge (brother), Elizabeth Coolidge (sister), Susannah Coolidge (sister)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $10 million

Early Life and Education

Jennifer Coolidge, now 63 years old, was born to Paul and Gretchen Coolidge on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts.

She grew up with her three siblings in Norwell, a town south of Boston. She attended Norwell High School, where she was active in drama and cheerleading.

She graduated in 1979 and enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, where she studied theatre. She later transferred to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she completed her degree in 1985.

She also joined the improv group The Groundlings in Los Angeles, where she honed her comedic skills and met many fellow actors and comedians.

Personal Life

Jennifer Coolidge has never been married and has no children. She has dated several actors, including Chris Kattan, Banks McClintock, and Ari Sandel.

She is currently single and lives in Los Angeles and New Orleans. She is an animal lover and has adopted several dogs and cats.

She is also a vegan and an advocate for animal rights. She supports various charities and causes, such as the American Red Cross, the Humane Society, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.


Jennifer Coolidge began her career in the late 1980s, appearing in minor roles in films and television shows, such as Seinfeld, Frasier, and The Drew Carey Show.

She gained recognition in 1997 when she played a masseuse in the mockumentary film Best in Show, directed by Christopher Guest.

She received critical acclaim for her performance and became a frequent collaborator of Guest, appearing in his subsequent films, such as A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots.

She achieved mainstream success in 1999 when she played Stifler’s mom, a seductive older woman, in the teen comedy film American Pie.

She reprised her role in three sequels: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012).

She also played Paulette, a manicurist and friend of Elle Woods, in the comedy film Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003).

She became known for her ability to play eccentric and outrageous characters, often with a strong accent and a quirky sense of humour.

She continued to work in comedy films and television shows, such as Zoolander (2001), A Cinderella Story (2004), Date Movie (2006), Epic Movie (2007), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013), 2 Broke Girls (2012-2017), and Like a Boss (2020).

She also ventured into drama and horror genres, appearing in films such as Click (2006), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Promising Young Woman (2020).

In 2021, she starred in the HBO miniseries The White Lotus, created by Mike White. She played Tanya McQuoid, a wealthy and lonely woman who travels to a Hawaiian resort and forms a bond with a spa manager.

She received rave reviews for her performance and won a Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role. She was also named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023.


Some of the awards that Jennifer Coolidge has won throughout her career are:

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for The White Lotus (2021)
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for The White Lotus (2021)
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Jennifer Coolidge: The Real Housewives of New Orleans (2021)
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Jason Biggs) for American Pie (2000)
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Hissy Fit for Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast for Best in Show (2000)

Net Worth

Jennifer Coolidge has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

She has earned most of her wealth from her acting career, especially from her roles in the American Pie and Legally Blonde series.


Jennifer Coolidge has been involved in some controversies, such as:

  • Being accused of stealing jokes from other comedians, such as Amy Schumer and Tig Notaro. She denied the allegations and said that she was unaware of their material. She also said that she respects and admires them as comedians.
  • Being sued by a former assistant for unpaid wages, breach of contract, and wrongful termination. She claimed she fired the assistant for stealing from her and lying to her. The case was settled out of court in 2019.
  • Being criticized for her plastic surgery, which some fans and critics said made her look unnatural and unrecognizable. She admitted that she had some cosmetic procedures done but said that she was happy with her appearance and did not care about the opinions of others.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @theofficialjencoolidge
  • Twitter: @JENCOOLIDGE


  • Best in Show
  • American Pie
  • Legally Blonde
  • Zoolander
  • American Pie 2
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
  • American Wedding
  • A Cinderella Story
  • Click
  • Date Movie
  • Epic Movie
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • American Reunion
  • 2 Broke Girls

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