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Jennifer Coolidge



A character actress who has used her blond, voluptuous features to shrewd comic effect, Jennifer Coolidge appeared in some of the most celebrated film and TV comedies of the 1990s. Perhaps best known by mainstream audiences for her role as Stifler's mom in American Pie (1999), she has also done equally memorable work in films like Christopher Guest's Best in Show (2000), which cast her as the lesbian trophy-wife of a frail and oblivious old multimillionaire.



Originally hailing from Boston, Coolidge began her professional acting career when she moved to New York, where she became a member of the Gotham City Improv group. Work with the group led her to Los Angeles, where she continued to nurture a career in improvisational acting as a member of the Groundlings, the city's legendary improv troupe. In the early '90s, Coolidge broke into television-acting through spots on various shows, including Seinfeld and the animated King of the Hill, and segued into films with her debut in the forgettable 1997 comedy Trial and Error.



The actress earned her first dose of recognition for her scene-stealing cameo as a high school student's seductive mother in the blockbuster comedy American Pie. The breakout role made Coolidge a mainstay in the realm of comedy, and she would henceforth appear in numerous projects a year, most memorably in Best in Show, Zoolander, Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story, For Your Consideration, and on shows like 2 Broke Girls and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
53% Mascots
  • Jolene Lumpkin
2016
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Durmessa
2015
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Ms. Suggs
2014
30% Austenland
  • Miss Elizabeth Charming
2013
43% American Reunion
  • Stifler's Mom
2012
No Score Yet Mangus!
  • Cookie Richardson
2011
No Score Yet Beauty & the Briefcase
  • Alicia
2010
No Score Yet The Jack Of Spades
  • Monica
2010
87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • Genevieve
2009
19% Gentlemen Broncos
  • Judith
2009
No Score Yet ExTerminators
  • Stella
2009
No Score Yet Say Hello to Stan Talmadge
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero
  • Herself
2009
45% Soul Men
  • Rosalee
2008
No Score Yet Living Proof
  • Tish
2008
36% Igor
  • Jaclyn/Heidi
2008
No Score Yet Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
  • Daisy
2008
No Score Yet Foreign Exchange
  • Katie Lonnatini
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
2% Epic Movie
  • White Bitch
2007
51% For Your Consideration
  • Whitney Taylor Brown
2006
32% Click
  • Janine
2006
41% American Dreamz
  • Mrs. Kendoo
2006
7% Date Movie
  • Roz Funkyerdoder
2006
No Score Yet If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now
  • Actor
2006
64% Robots
  • Aunt Fanny
2005
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • White Faced Woman No. 1
2004
6% Testosterone (Testosteroni)
  • Louise
2004
11% A Cinderella Story
  • Fiona
2004
No Score Yet Carolina
  • Aunt Marilyn
2004
No Score Yet Testosterone
  • Louise
2003
54% American Wedding
  • Stifler's Mom
2003
88% A Mighty Wind
  • Amber Cole
2003
38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
  • Paulette
2003
No Score Yet Women vs. Men
  • Shelly
2002
64% Zoolander
  • American Designer
2001
52% American Pie 2
  • Stifler's Mom
2001
68% Legally Blonde
  • Paulette Bonafonte
2001
29% Pootie Tang
  • Ireenie
2001
20% Down to Earth
  • Mrs. Wellington
2001
63% The Broken Hearts Club
  • Betty
2000
95% Best in Show
  • Sheri
2000
50% Brown's Requiem
  • Erica
2000
77% Restaurant
  • Woman at McClure's
2000
60% American Pie
  • Stifler's Mom
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Woman at Football Game
1999
11% A Night at the Roxbury
  • Hottie Cop
1998
0% Slappy and the Stinkers
  • Harriet
1997
43% Trial and Error
  • Jacqueline
1997
0% Plump Fiction
  • Sister Sister
1996
No Score Yet Not of This Earth
  • Nurse
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Joey
2004-2006
  • Bobbie Morganstern Bobbie
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Prostitute Betty
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Bobbie St. Brown
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Frederica
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Life & Times of Tim
2008-2012
  • Voice
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Sophie
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Angie Serabian
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Whitney S. Pierce/Pierce Pierce
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Candy Richards Candy Richards/Coco
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Jodi

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