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Jennifer Westfeldt

Highest Rated:   84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
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Birthplace:   Guilford, Connecticut, USA
Jennifer is best known for her smart writing, acting and producing. A graduate from Yale with a background in theater acting, Jennifer is a distinguished talent. She was born in Guilford, CT and attended Yale University. Best known for her roles in Friends With Kids, Ira & Abby and Kissing Jessica Stein, Jennifer is also an accomplished screenwriter, having written for all three of the aforementioned films. She has been nominated for an IFP Independent Spirit Award and a Tony Award. Jennifer Westfeldt most recently wrote, produced, starred in and made her directorial debut in the indie hit Friends With Kids, released by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions in March 2012. Friends with Kids was a breakout hit at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, and boasted a stellar cast including Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Chris O'Dowd, Ed Burns, Megan Fox and Jon Hamm. Jennifer co-write and played the title role in her first film, the 2002 indie favorite Kissing Jessica Stein, released by Fox Searchlight, for which she received an Indie Spirit Nomination for Best First Screenplay, the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and a Special Jury Prize for Writing and Acting at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Audience Favorites Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival, Best Feature at the Louisville Jewish Film Festival, and the GLAAD Media Award. Jennifer's second feature as an actress/scribe, Ira & Abby, marked her first solo screenwriting effort. Ira & Abby won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Additionally, Jennifer won the Best Actress Award at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival for her performance as Abby. The film was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and was released to critical acclaim in the fall of '07. A veteran theater actress, Jennifer has starred in over 25 Off-Broadway and regional productions. She made her Broadway debut in 2004's Wonderful Town, directed by Kathleen Marshall, for which she received a Tony nomination, a Theater World Award for Outstanding BroadwayDebut, and a Drama League Award. Recent stage work includes the world premiere of Cusi Cram's A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages, directed by Pam Mackinnon, Three Sisters at LA Theaterworks, and Stephen Belber's The Power of Duff at the Powerhouse Theater, directed by Peter Dubois and opposite Greg Kinnear. On the small screen, Jennifer has recently starred in Notes From the Underbelly and Children's Hospital. She appeared as Meredith Reed in the final season of Fox's 24. Other television credits include Grey's Anatomy, Judging Amy, Hack, Numbers, Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place, and many more. Off-screen, Jennifer devotes her time to charitable causes including St. Jude Children's Hospital. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
66% Friends With Kids
  • Julie Keller
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$5.7M 2012
No Score Yet Before You Say 'I Do'
  • Jane Gardner
2009
69% Ira and Abby
  • Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet How to Lose Your Lover
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Keep Your Distance
  • Melody Carpenter
2005
No Score Yet How to Lose Your Lover
  • Val
2004
60% 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  • Actor
2004
84% Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Jessica Stein
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$7.0M 2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Girls
2012
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Meredith Reid Meredith Reed
  • 2010
  • 2009
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Jen
  • 2009
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Jen
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Karen
  • 2005

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