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Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress. Though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen. She has also lent her recognizable voice numerous times to animated features. Chenoweth was born in the small town of Broken Arrow, OK. Soon after her birth, Chenoweth was adopted by Jerry and Junie Chenoweth. She is very open about her adoption and has been known to support various adoption causes and organization around the US. Although Chenoweth knows the backgrounds of her birth parents, she has commented that she has little interest in meeting them. The Chenoweth family includes older brother Mark. Chenoweth graduated from Broken Arrow High School and went on to study Musical Theater at Oklahoma City University. Under the guidance of Florence Birdwell, Chenoweth flourished in stage and vocal performance. She later received her Master's Degree in Opera Performance at OCU. An avid fan of all things Oklahoman, Chenoweth was inducted into the 2010 State Hall of Fame. Fans of Kristin Chenoweth, the stage actress, have seen her stealing performances in Steel Pier, Epic Proportions, and The Apple Tree. In 1999, Chenoweth received the Tony Award for her performance as "Sally" in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". Chenoweth is well-known as the originator of "Glinda" in the 2003 mega-hit musical "Wicked". The role, written with Chenoweth in mind, earned her a Tony Award Nomination amongst many other accolades. Chenoweth returned to Broadway in 2010, alongside Sean Hayes in the Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises". In January of 2007, Chenoweth became the third musical theater performer in history to have a solo performance at NYC's Metropolitan Opera. She has also performed with various Symphonies around the world. Chenoweth has recorded 3 studio albums. Those who know Kristin best from her various television performances remember her as the quirky, down on love, "Olive Snook" on Pushing Daisies (2007). The role won Ms. Chenoweth an Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The show, ultimately canceled shortly after its 2nd season, is still considered by Kristin to be one of her favorite characters to play. In 2001, Chenoweth starred in the short-lived NBC comedy Kristin (2001). She has also been seen on The West Wing (1999), Ugly Betty (2006) and has a recurring role on Fox's Glee (2009) as the recovering alcoholic has-been, but lovable "April Rhodes" . Her appearances on "Glee" earned her a 3rd Emmy nomination. Most recently, Ms. Chenoweth had a small part in the 2010 comedy, You Again (2010). She has also had roles in Tout... sauf en famille (2008), Deck the Halls (2006), Running with Scissors (2006) and Stranger Than Fiction (2006). In 2009, Chenoweth took on the challenging role as "Linda" in the film, Into Temptation (2009). Ms. Chenoweth is bi-coastal spending a good amount of time in both New York and Los Angeles.


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Born:
Jul 24, 1968 In Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
33
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series BoJack Horseman 2014-08-22

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of BoJack Horseman
Poster of The Good Wife
Poster of Glee
Poster of Pushing Daisies
Filmography
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
BoJack Horseman Vanessa Gekko 2014-08-22
Hollywood Game Night Unknown 2013-07-11
Kirstie Unknown 2013-12-04
Project Runway All Stars Unknown 2012-01-05
Kathy Unknown 2012-04-19
GCB Carlene Cockburn 10 episodes, 2012 2012-03-04
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
Sit Down Shut Up Miracle Grohe / ... 13 episodes, 2009 2009
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Pushing Daisies Olive Snook 22 episodes, 2007-2009 2007-10-03
Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Project Runway Unknown 2004-12-01
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Fillmore! Unknown 2002-09-14
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
Live from Lincoln Center Unknown 1976-01-30
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21