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Jennifer Westfeldt

Jennifer Westfeldt

Jennifer Westfeldt is best known for co-writing, co-producing and playing the title role in the indie hit, Kissing Jessica Stein, released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Kissing Jessica Stein 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 FedEx Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival, Best Feature at the Louisville Jewish Film Festival, and the GLAAD Media Award for Best Picture. Westfeldt won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, a Special Jury Prize for Writing and Acting at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and a nomination for an Indie Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.

Her television credits include Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (series regular), Holding The Baby (series regular), Judging Amy (recurring), Hack (recurring), David E. Kelley's Snoops and many pilots.

Westfeldt's most recent films include How to Lose Your Lover, Keep Your Distance, and her latest solo screenwriting effort, in which she co-stars, Ira and Abby, which recently premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Raised in Connecticut and educated at Yale University, Westfeldt started her career as a New York-based theater actress, starring in more than 25 Off-Broadway and regional productions, including the long-running hit, The Fantasticks.

More recently she made her Broadway debut in the critical and commercial hit, Wonderful Town, directed by Kathleen Marshall, for which Westfeldt was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress, and she co-starred opposite two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy.

Westfeldt resides in both Los Angeles and New York.

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Jennifer Westfeldt Facts

BirthdayFebruary 2, 1971 (53)
BirthplaceGuilford, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Jennifer Westfeldt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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