Jennifer Westfeldt

Jennifer Westfeldt

Highest Rated: 83% Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

Lowest Rated: 60% 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)

Birthday: Feb 2, 1970

Birthplace: Guilford, Connecticut, USA

Actress-writer-producer-director Jennifer Westfeldt enjoyed the rare opportunity to craft a career largely of her own design, outside the constraints of mainstream Hollywood. Although she found early success as regular cast member on the sitcom "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (ABC 1998-2001), the ambitious Westfeldt walked away after only one season to pursue her grander goals. Looking to write her own ticket, she and longtime collaborator Heather Juergensen wrote, produced and starred in the indie romantic comedy hit "Kissing Jessica Stein" (2001). A lauded run in the Broadway musical "Wonderful Town" followed, although a return to television - this time as co-star on the pregnancy sitcom "Notes from the Underbelly" (ABC, 2007-08) - met with disappointment. Another effort as a writer-producer-star in the quirky marital comedy "Ira and Abby" (2007) was followed by a starring turn in the made-for-TV romance "Before I Say 'I Do'" (Hallmark Channel, 2009) and a recurring role on the final season of the long-running Kiefer Sutherland drama "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). The quadruple-hyphenate then took a turn in the director's chair for the first time with the ensemble comedy-drama effort "Friends with Kids" (2012), which featured an ensemble cast of comedy stars including Adam Scott, Chris O'Dowd, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Westfeldt's longtime boyfriend, actor Jon Hamm. A true renaissance woman, Westfeldt had enough talent, drive and experience to remain a notable presence in film and television for years to come.

Highest rated movies

Kissing Jessica Stein
Ira and Abby
Friends With Kids
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lemon Penelope (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Kid Producer - 2016
67% 49% Friends With Kids Julie (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$7.3M 2011
No Score Yet 49% Before You Say I Do Jane Gardner (Character) - 2009
68% 62% Ira and Abby Abby Willoughby (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$220.2K 2006
No Score Yet 21% Keep Your Distance Melody Carpenter (Character) - 2005
60% No Score Yet 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Val (Character) - 2004
83% 65% Kissing Jessica Stein Jessica Stein (Character),
Writer
$7.0M 2001

TV

Credit
98% 74% Younger Pauline (Guest Star) 2017-2019
No Score Yet 75% Girls Annalise Pressler-Goings (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martha Speaks Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
87% 87% 24 Meredith Reed (Guest Star) 2010
84% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
51% 81% Private Practice Jen Harmon (Guest Star) 2009
39% No Score Yet Notes From the Underbelly Lauren (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
8% No Score Yet Holding the Baby Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Character) 1998