A Cinderella Story (2004 teen romantic comedy directed by Mark Rosman) would never have been complete without Sam’s wicked step-mother Fiona Montgomery, a character played by no other than Jennifer Coolidge.
Coolidge is not just an actress who is good at what she does but also a comedian, whose talent in comedy comes to play in her acting, giving her whole performance that unique touch which makes her different from every other actress.
Aside from playing Fiona Montgomery in A Cinderella Story, Coolidge has also starred in American Pie films, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls, among others.
She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts to plastic manufacturer Paul Constant Coolidge and his lovely wife Gretchen. Jennifer grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts together with her three siblings – a boy and two girls. She is a graduate of Norwell High School, Cambridge School of Weston, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York City.
Coolidge began gaining grounds in 1993 when she starred in an episode of the series Seinfeld, after this, she starred in the movie Not of this Earth and then A Bucket of Blood. Following these, she played a voice role in the series King of the Hill. Soon after came Slappy and the Stinkers and then Night at the Roxbury.
Her big break came in 1999 and 2001 when she played Jeanine Stifler in American Pie I & II. Right from then, the list of movies she has appeared in has been endless.
In 2009, Jennifer Coolidge proved she could also do something totally different from what she is known for when she starred as Genevieve McDonagh in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, alongside Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes.
Who Is Jennifer Coolidge’s Husband?
Jenny has always been a little secretive about her relationships, though she is not publicly known to be married or have any child(ren) of her own, there have been rumors that she got married secretly to an unknown lover.
The rumor started spreading after a ring was spotted on her finger in an Instagram video she posted sometime in 2016, although, she didn’t make any announcement about being engaged or married, fans felt she must have gotten married secretly and hidden it from the media.
Back in 2001, Coolidge had dated Chris Kattan, who is 10 years younger than she is and she actually loves it that way as she once revealed in an interview that she loves it with younger men because they usually ask her out and she accepts. She was also linked with Banks McClintock back in 2008.
In another interview with The Guardian, Coolidge admitted she has been in a steady relationship for 18 months but wouldn’t reveal his identity, she simply described him as a very smart, funny and handsome guy. ‘He’s the whole package’, she added.
Is She Dead Or Alive?
The 5 feet 10-inch tall actress has once been killed by the media like many celebrities have. The news of her supposed death began making waves in June 2016 after a fake facebook post with the title R.I.P. Jennifer Coolidge appeared online and began trending like wildfire.
Coolidge responded to the death hoax with a post via her Twitter page that read: “Yes, I am dead, and it’s great!”. Coolidge is still alive, healthy and kicking.
Other Facts You Need To Know
The award-winning actress has an estimated net worth of $8 million and her annual salary is put at $ 941,176.
She weighs around 165 pounds (75kg). To maintain her beauty and to keep looking younger, Coolidge is believed to have done facial fillers, Botox injections, facelift and also breast implants.
She was into live and stand-up comedy (she still does stand-up comedy). Coolidge told Project Q Atlanta, that in Stand-up comedy, she says dirtier things than she would normally do if just trying to be funny. According to her, she talks about sex, the strange stuff men would say when they’re trying to get you to sleep with them, weird Hollywood auditions, etc.
Jenny is an animal rights activist.
She lives in Los Angeles and reportedly owns houses in Hollywood, California and New Orleans. Her houses in New Orleans, two to be precise, were said to have been damaged during Hurricane Katrina.