Jennifer Audrey Coolidge is an American actress and comedian who has an estimated net worth ranging from $6 million to $10 million as of 2022 according to Fox Business. She earned around $1.28 million per annum towards salary and also royalty earnings from the accomplished past projects.
Jennifer Coolidge’s performance as “Stifler’s Mom” Jeanine in the coming-of-age series “American Pie” and as Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the “Legally Blonde” film series, among others, have helped her establish a reputation as a household name in the glamour industry.
Let us explore more details about Jennifer Coolidge in our article today.
Early Life and Education
Coolidge was born in the year 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied at Norwell High School and the Cambridge School of Weston. She then completed her higher studies at Emerson College in Boston and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
She used to work as a waitress in a restaurant when she was in New York alongside Sandra Bullock. Her ambition was to become a dramatic actress like Meryl Streep however she became a comedic character actress.
She made her debut on the small screen in 1993 in the Seinfeld episode “The Masseuse”. She featured in movies like A Bucket of Blood, Plump Fiction, and A Night at the Roxbury in a supporting role for a few years.
Her big breakthrough came in the year 1999 for her outstanding performance in the coming-of-age sex comedy film “American Pie” as Jeanine Stifler, or “Stifler’s mom”.
In an interview with Variety recently, Coolidge remembered how her role in American Pie influenced her sexual activity. She said, “I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie. There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.”
She acted in more than 55 films and 54 TV shows in her career spanning close to three decades.
Coolidge starred in many notable films like 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).
She also featured in sitcoms Joey (2004-06) and 2 Broke Girls (2012-17) in supporting roles. She performed in the teen drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2012) as Betty and as Tanya McQuoid in the HBO anthology series The White Lotus (2021).
Throughout her lengthy career, Coolidge has earned a reputation for being extraordinarily philanthropic in supporting issues close to her heart, such as programs supporting AIDS research and assistance as well as animal rights campaigns.
She won prestigious awards like Florida Film Critics Circle, Teen Choice Awards, and Critics’ Choice Awards for her outstanding performance in A Mighty Wind, A Cinderella Story, and The White Lotus in her acting career.
She was also nominated for several awards like Drama Desk Awards, Gold Derby Film Awards, Phoenix Film Critics Society, Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, Gotham Independent Film Awards, Behind the Voice Actors Award, Gotham Independent Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards between 2002 to 2021.
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