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Kristin Chenoweth

Full / Real Name: Kristi Dawn Chenoweth
Born: 24 July 1968 (53 years old)
Gender: Female

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Kristin Chenoweth is an American singer, musical theatre performer, actress and author. Some of her best-known roles have included Sally Brown in Broadway's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Glinda in Broadway's Wicked, and Annabeth Schott in television's The West Wing.

She also starred in the role of Olive Snook on the ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 2009.

In addition, she starred as Queen of the GCBs Carlene Cockburn on the short-lived comedy-drama television series GCB, in 2012.

Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project.

She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, as well as an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

She has appeared in Fox's comedy Glee, also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing, and guest-judged on American Idol.

Theatre goers remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination.

In addition to a Christmas album - A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas - Chenoweth has released two other albums, Let Yourself Go and As I Am. Her fourth CD, Some Lessons Learned, was released September 2011.

Her debut single was I Want Somebody (Bitch About). All of the songs on her album are very personal, and explore her life experiences as a woman.

Chenoweth appeared in Ed Zwick's Family Weekend, written by Matt K. Turner, and was also seen in the Disney movie You Again, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell.

In addition she is the voice of Rosetta in Walt Disney Picture's Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and The Great Fairy Rescue.

Other film credits include Deck the Halls with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, RV with Robin Williams, Bewitched with Nicole Kidman, Running with Scissors with Annette Bening, The Pink Panther with Steve Martin, plus a cameo in Stranger Than Fiction with Emma Thompson.

She starred alongside Cheryl Hines and Jeff Daniels in the animated film Space Chimps for Twentieth Century Fox, as well as in the independent film Into Temptation, opposite Jeremy Sisto and directed by Patrick Coyle.

Additional television credits include the roles of April Rhodes in Fox's hit show Glee, E.J. Baxter in the Lifetime Original Movie The Twelve Men of Christmas, Marian Paroo in ABC's movie version of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, Lily St. Regis in the television adaptation of Annie, and Mrs. Noodle on Sesame Street.

She also starred in her own series, Kristin, for NBC, in Fox's animated series Sit Down, Shut Up and in the season finale of ABC's hit comedy Ugly Betty.

Chenoweth's stage credits include Kern and Hammerstein's 1932 musical, Music in the Air, an Encores! production of New York City Center's 2008-09 season, and Stairway to Paradise, also an Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue.

Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Ziegfeld Follies, she concluded New York City Center's 2007 season with beloved Broadway numbers from the early 20th century.

Additionally Chenoweth starred in the critically successful The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54, performed in the Broadway comedy Epic Proportions and in the Kander and Ebb musical, Steel Pier - for which she won a Theatre World Award - in an Off-Broadway production of Moliere's Scapin and in Nora Ephron's Love Loss and What I Wore.

She was also seen alongside Sean Hayes at the Broadway Theater in the revival of Promises, Promises, which had not been seen on stage in over 40 years.

A veteran of the concert scene, Chenoweth took the stage in a solo sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and continues to tour the country. She joined the musical group Il Divo and international violin virtuoso Vanessa Mae on Il Divo's limited-run holiday tour in 2009.

She performed her solo concert at Sam Mendes' acclaimed Donmar Warehouse as part of the Divas at Donmar series. Since her show in London, she has had numerous collaborations with various symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.

One of Chenoweth's proudest accomplishments was performing Bernstein's Candide at Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic.

Other performances include her sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Washington National Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo.

She also had the honor of playing a sold-out solo concert at the famed Metropolitan Opera House.

Chenoweth has written an uplifting, candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which was released by Simon & Schuster in April 2009 and debuted at No. 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Non Fiction Best Seller List.



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