Kristin Chenoweth

Actor, Singer
Broadway musical star and television actress Kristin Chenoweth first wowed the theater world with her 1999 Tony-winning performance in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. " But it was her scene-stealing run in the ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1968 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Broadway at the White House 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Hard Sell 2016 (Movie)

Lorna (Actor)

I Get That a Lot 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2016 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The Late Late Show With James Corden 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Descendants 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Descendants: Set It Off 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

Sugar Plum Fairy (Voice)

The Boy Next Door 2015 (Movie)

Vicky Lansing (Actor)

The Muppets 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Peanuts Movie 2015 (Movie)

Fifi (Voice)

Glee 2009 - 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kirstie 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Project Runway All Stars 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rio 2 2014 (Movie)

Gabi (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

American Country Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Family Weekend 2013 (Movie)

Samantha Smith-Dungy (Actor)

Hero Dog Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oscars Red Carpet Live 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Country Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

GCB 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Debby Kreeger (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

CMT's Next Superstar 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Lateline 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Apprentice 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

You Again 2010 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Into Temptation 2009 (Movie)

Linda Salerno (Actor)

Pushing Daisies 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Sit Down, Shut Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

Courtney (Actor)

Space Chimps 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Kilowatt (Actor)

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Family Television Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tinker Bell 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Rosetta (Actor)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

Tia Hall (Actor)

RV 2006 (Movie)

Mary Jo Gornicke (Actor)

Reel Comedy: RV 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

Fern Stewart (Actor)

Stranger Than Fiction 2006 (Movie)

Anchorwoman (Actor)

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

Cherie (Actor)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Maria Kelly (Actor)

The Music Man 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Bob 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kristin 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (2001) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

A Capitol Fourth 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie (TV) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '99: Launching the Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

12 Men of Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Hairspray Live! (TV Show)

Actor

Paramour (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

("Love Is Strange") (Song Performer)

Rio 2 2014 (Movie)

("Poisonous Love") (Song Performer)

Zombieland 2009 (Movie)

("Popular") (Song Performer)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

("O Holy Night") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Twinsters 2015 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Broadway musical star and television actress Kristin Chenoweth first wowed the theater world with her 1999 Tony-winning performance in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. " But it was her scene-stealing run in the musical hit "Wicked" that began her rise to fame. Though film studios squandered the tiny dynamo's boundless talents in broad-based duds like "Bewitched" (2005) and "Deck the Halls" (2006), Chenoweth was eventually recognized by television audiences for her charismatic and compelling performances on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and the quirky hit "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, 2007-09). Leaving no entertainment medium untapped, the blonde, bubbly Chenoweth released several albums of Broadway standards and contemporary Christian music, in addition to her recordings on cast albums and vocal appearances with the Metropolitan and Washington National operas. By the time she put her song-and-dance talents to good use on the hit musical drama, "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), Chenoweth had established herself as a multifaceted performer worthy of public admiration.

Relationships

Joshua Bell Actor

Companion
Dated 2001 No longer together

Dana Brunetti Producer

Boyfriend

Jerry Chenoweth

Father
Adoptive father

Junie Chenoweth

Mother
Adoptive mother

Marc Kudisch Actor

Companion
Engaged to be married Split 2000

Jake Pavelka Actor

Companion
Met October 2012 at Hallmark Channel's Hero Dog Awards

Aaron Sorkin Writer

Companion
Chenoweth appeared on Sorkin's series "The West Wing" (NBC); she was rumored to be inspiration for character of Harriet Hayes on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC) No longer together

EDUCATION

Sequoyah Middle School

Broken Arrow , Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City , Oklahoma 1995

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City , Oklahoma

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Leslie Bibb on the ABC series "GCB"

2012

Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"

2011

Made her foray into country pop music with her fourth album Some Lessons Learned

2010

Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for "Glee" (Fox)

2008

Made her English National Opera debut as Cunegonde in Robert Carsen's new production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide"

2007

Cast as Olive Snook, a co-worker and neighbor of Ned's on ABC's "Pushing Daisies"; earned a 2008 Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

2006

Played a minister's wife in "Running with Scissors," based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs

2006

Cast in the prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"

2006

Co-starred in the Marc Forster comedy "Stranger Than Fiction"

2005

Starred opposite Nicole Kidman as the nosey neighbor in the big-screen version of "Bewitched"

2004

Cast in a recurring role on "The West Wing," (NBC) as the White House's new media consultant

2003

Played Glinda the Good Witch in the award winning musical "Wicked"; received a Tony nomination for her performance

2002

Portrayed Marian Paroo in the TV remake of "The Music Man" (ABC)

2001

Starred in the short-lived NBC mid-season replacement "Kristin"

2001

Released her debut album Let Yourself Go

2001

Signed to play Brenda Blethyn's daughter on the CBS pilot "Seven Roses"

1999

Landed first non-musical role on Broadway as the star of the comedy "Epic Proportions"

1999

TV series debut with a supporting role on the AMC comedy-drama "Paramour"

1999

Cast as the nefarious Lily Regis in the TV remake of the musical "Annie" (ABC)

1998

Played multiple roles in the off-Broadway musical "A New Brain"

1998

Breakthrough stage role as Sally Brown in the revised version of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

1997

Made New York stage debut supporting Bill Irwin in a revival of Moliere's "Scapin"

1997

Earned attention as Precious McGuire, half of a married couple participating in a dance marathon, in "Steel Pier"

1996

Appeared in regional theater production "Babes in Arms"

1993

After completing masters program at Oklahoma City University, was accepted for post-graduate study in voice at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia

1993

While helping a friend move to NYC, auditioned for a production of "Animal Crackers" at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ; offered role; decided to abandon studies and pursue theatrical career

1991

Won the Miss Oklahoma City University title and was a runner-up in the 1991 Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant

1980

Was a finalist to star in "Annie"

1977

At age seven, began recording her singing voice on a portable tape recorder

Known for such albums as "Let Yourself Go" and "A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas"

Raised in Oklahoma

Began singing career while still in high school; planned to head to Nashville but family insisted she attend college

Popular songs include "Popular" and "I'm Not That Girl".

Bonus Trivia

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On July 11, 2012, Chenoweth was rushed to a hospital after she was injured on the Brooklyn set of "The Good Wife" (CBS). The actress was reportedly struck by a piece of lighting equipment and fell to the ground, smacking her head on the concrete. She was released from the hospital the following day.

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