• Name: Jennifer Westfeldt
  • Date of Birth: February 02, 1970
  • Place of Birth: Guilford, Connecticut, USA
Mini-bio: Jennifer is best known for her smart writing, acting and producing. A graduate from Yale with a background in theater acting, Jennifer is a distinguished talent. She was born in Guilford, CT and atten... read moreded Yale University. Best known for her roles in Friends With Kids, Ira & Abby and Kissing Jessica Stein, Jennifer is also an accomplished screenwriter, having written for all three of the aforementioned films. She has been nominated for an IFP Independent Spirit Award and a Tony Award. Jennifer Westfeldt most recently wrote, produced, starred in and made her directorial debut in the indie hit Friends With Kids, released by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions in March 2012. Friends with Kids was a breakout hit at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, and boasted a stellar cast including Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Chris O'Dowd, Ed Burns, Megan Fox and Jon Hamm. Jennifer co-write and played the title role in her first film, the 2002 indie favorite Kissing Jessica Stein, released by Fox Searchlight, for which she received an Indie Spirit Nomination for Best First Screenplay, the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and a Special Jury Prize for Writing and Acting at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Audience Favorites Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival, Best Feature at the Louisville Jewish Film Festival, and the GLAAD Media Award. Jennifer's second feature as an actress/scribe, Ira & Abby, marked her first solo screenwriting effort. Ira & Abby won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Additionally, Jennifer won the Best Actress Award at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival for her performance as Abby. The film was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and was released to critical acclaim in the fall of '07. A veteran theater actress, Jennifer has starred in over 25 Off-Broadway and regional productions. She made her Broadway debut in 2004's Wonderful Town, directed by Kathleen Marshall, for which she received a Tony nomination, a Theater World Award for Outstanding BroadwayDebut, and a Drama League Award. Recent stage work includes the world premiere of Cusi Cram's A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages, directed by Pam Mackinnon, Three Sisters at LA Theaterworks, and Stephen Belber's The Power of Duff at the Powerhouse Theater, directed by Peter Dubois and opposite Greg Kinnear. On the small screen, Jennifer has recently starred in Notes From the Underbelly and Children's Hospital. She appeared as Meredith Reed in the final season of Fox's 24. Other television credits include Grey's Anatomy, Judging Amy, Hack, Numbers, Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place, and many more. Off-screen, Jennifer devotes her time to charitable causes including St. Jude Children's Hospital. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.
Post it anywhere Link it anywhere
Jennifer Westfeldt at LocateTV.com

Facts


No facts approved yet. Be the first

Actor Skins


Actor Quizzes


Jennifer Westfeldt Quizzes

No quizzes for Jennifer Westfeldt. Want to create one?