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Jennifer Audrey Coolidge (born on August 28, 1961) is an American actress best known for playing Hilary Duff's evil stepmother in A Cinderella Story (2004); Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel; the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots (2005); for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Betty; and for her regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, Bobbie Morganstern. She voiced Lazy Susan on Gravity Falls.

Early life

Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gretchen (née Knauff), and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts, alongside a brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Susannah. Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston, Emerson College in Boston, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Her charitable work has included a history of supporting AIDS assistance and animal rights.

Career

Coolidge is known for her supporting roles in many comedy movies and guest spots on television. She is best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the consummate "MILF," character in the American Pie films, though she is also known for supporting parts in other films, including Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story; Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde and its sequel; "Hottie Police Officer" in A Night at the Roxbury; and the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated movie Robots.

She also has played comic parts in the improv mockumentaries Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, all directed by Christopher Guest. She also appeared in the 2006 film Date Movie as a spoof of Barbra Streisand's Meet the Fockers character. Epic Movie, released in 2007 and made by the same people behind Date Movie, was the first movie in which she starred.

Coolidge had a regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, appearing in 37 of 46 episodes in the series. She originally starred in an episode of Friends in its final season as Amanda, a tactless and uninhibited wannabe whom Phoebe and Monica try to shake off. Prior to her Friends appearance, she was a regular on She TV, a very short-lived sketch comedy that also featured Nick Bakay, Elon Gold, Simbi Khali, and Linda Kash. She also has appeared on According to Jim, playing Jim's sister and in an episode of Sex and the City, and on Frasier as Frederica, Martin Crane's new physical therapist. Coolidge also appeared in the kiddie comedy Slappy and the Stinkers and as Adam Sandler's wife's friend, Janine, in the 2006 comedy film Click.

Selected filmography

Television

Year Series Role Episode
1993 Seinfeld Jodi "The Masseuse"
1994 SheTV Various
1997–1999 King of the Hill Miss Kremzer (voice) four episodes
2001 Frasier Frederica "Forgotten But Not Gone"
2003 Sex and the City Victoria "The Perfect Present"
Friends Amanda Buffamontesi "The One with Ross's Tan"
As Told by Ginger Nikki Laporte "Wedding Frame" parts 1, 2, and 3
2003–2004 According to Jim Roxanne "Vegas, Baby: Part 1," "Vegas, Baby: Part 2," "The Baby"
2004 Father of the Pride Tracy (voice) "And the Revolution Continues"
2004–2006 Joey Bobbie Morganstern Series regular
2006 Comic Relief 2006 "Fur" charity event in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
2006–2009 Yin Yang Yo Coop's Mother (voice) Two episodes
2007–2009 Nip/Tuck Candy Richards/CoCo "Candy Richards," "Carly Summers," and "Roxy St. James"
2008 The Closer Angie Serabian "Dial M for Provenza"
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Betty First appearing in "Slice of Life," Recurring character from Season 2 to Present
2009 Kath & Kim Lenore "Celebrity"
Party Down Bobbie St. Brown "James Randolph High School Twentieth Reunion," "Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception"
2010–2011 LEGO Hero Factory Daniella Capricorn "Von Nebula," "Ordeal of Fire"
2011- 2 Broke Girls Sophie Kachinsky Recurring character
2012 Gravity Falls Lazy Susan (voice) Recurring character
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