Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress and comedian. A character actress with performances across screen and television, primarily in the comedy genre, Coolidge is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2023, Coolidge was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Coolidge had supporting roles in the American Pie film series (1999–2012) and the Legally Blonde film series (2001–2003). She has regularly collaborated with Christopher Guest on his mockumentary films, such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). She has also appeared in the films A Cinderella Story (2004), Click (2006), Date Movie (2006), Epic Movie (2007), Promising Young Woman (2020), Single All the Way (2021), and Shotgun Wedding (2022).
On television, Coolidge has appeared in the sitcoms Joey (2004–2006), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2012), and 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017), and the drama series The Watcher (2022). She garnered critical acclaim for her role as Tanya McQuoid, an insecure wealthy woman, in the HBO anthology series The White Lotus (2021–2022), winning a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.