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Jennifer Westfeldt

Birth Place: Guilford, CT, USA

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She is best known for co-writing, co-producing, and starring in the 2002 indie film Kissing Jessica Stein, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical. She is also known for writing, producing, starring in, and making her directorial debut in the 2012 indie film Friends with Kids, which was included on New York Magazine's Top Ten Movies of 2012 list, as well as NPR's Top 12 of 2012.



Westfeldt's television work includes series regular and recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy, 24, Queen America, and Notes from the Underbelly, among others, and guest-starring turns on This Is Us and Girls. She recently completed a four-season arc as Pauline Turner Brooks on TVLand's series Younger, created by Darren Star.

Westfeldt made her Broadway debut in 2003 in the revival of Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy, for which she received a 2004 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, a Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, and a Drama League Award for her role as Eileen Sherwood. Other notable stage credits include the world premieres of Nell Benjamin's The Explorers Club at Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Marc Bruni; Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun at The Vineyard Theater opposite Linda Lavin, directed by Mark Brokaw; and Scott Z. Burns' The Library at The Public Theater opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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Jennifer Westfeldt STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Rattlestick Theater Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2022
Mama

[Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2014
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2014
Elizabeth Gabriel

Nurse

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Eileen Sherwood


Jennifer Westfeldt Movies

Kissing Jessica Stein
[ 2001 ] Jessica Stein
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
[ 2004 ] Val
Keep Your Distance
[ 2005 ] Melody Carpenter
Ira & Abby
[ 2006 ] Abby Willoughby
Friends with Kids
[ 2011 ] Julie Keller

Jennifer Westfeldt TV Shows

Holding the Baby
Kelly O'Malley
Notes from the Underbelly
Lauren Stone
Younger
Pauline Turner Brooks

Jennifer Westfeldt Awards and Nominations


winner
Theatre World Awards - 2004 - Performance

Jennifer Westfeldt, Wonderful Town

Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Jennifer Westfeldt, Wonderful Town

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THE IDEA OF YOU Starring Anne Hathaway Now Streaming on Prime Video

The Idea of You, the new romantic comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine, is now available to stream on Prime Video. Based on the acclaimed, contemporary love story of the same name, The Idea of You centers on Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mom who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet. Watch the trailer now!
Photos: Stars Turn Out For Opening Night of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Prayer for the French Republic has officially opened on Broadway! The play opened last night, January 9, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. BroadwayWorld is taking you on the red carpet at the production's opening with Donna Murphy, Tyne Daly, LaChanze and more. Check out photos below!
Jennifer Westfeldt Will Lead WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre announces the cast for 'What the Constitution Means to Me.' Get tickets at the Box Office or visit www.KCRep.org. Contact Ellen McDonald at 816-213-4355 or publicity@kcrep.org for more information.
Photos: Stars Walk the Pink Carpet at ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Opening Night!

Check out photos of Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Telly Leung, Adrienne Warren, Tituss Burgess, and more as they walk the 'pink' carpet here!
Rattlestick Theater to Host Community Conversation With Cast of THE GETT

Rattlestick Theater will present a community conversation following the 7:00pm performance of The Gett on Friday, December 2nd, 2022. 
Listen: Jennifer Westfeldt Discusses Her Stage and Screen Career on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Jennifer Westfeldt, who talks about her stage and screen career, current role in The Gett, and more!
Rattlestick Theater Presents The World Premiere Of THE GETT By Playwright Liba Vaynberg, Directed By Daniella Topol

Rattlestick Theater will present the world premiere of THE GETT, written by emerging playwright Liba Vaynberg, starting November 9th, 2022.
World Premiere of Liba Vaynberg's THE GETT to be Presented by Rattlestick Theater in November

Rattlestick Theater will present the world premiere of THE GETT, written by emerging playwright Liba Vaynberg, starting November 9th, 2022. THE GETT is a deeply personal story that raises key questions about love, loss, and personal regeneration post-crisis.
Jesse Eisenberg to Host Rattlestick Theater Season Jam Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, Edward Astor Chin & More

Rattlestick Theater will celebrate the launch of their 28th season via their ‘Season Jam’ hosted by Rattlestick alumni playwright/actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, The Revisionist).
Rattlestick Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Two World Premieres & More

Rattlestick Theater has announced their upcoming 2022-2023 season. Rattlestick’s major programming includes the world premiere production of The Gett by Liba Vaynberg, a co-commission with Rattlestick and Congregation Beth Elohim; AMANI by a.k payne, produced in partnership with the renowned National Black Theatre, and more.
Photos: On the Red Carpet for COMPANY's Opening Night!

In comes Company! Just last night, the much anticipated revival of Company, starring Tony winner Katrina Lenk and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet!
Jennifer Westfeldt, Adriane Lenox, Alison Wright and More Join PERIOD PIECE Play Series

Stage and screen stars Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein), Alison Wright (“The Americans”), Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt), US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Scott Turner Schofield ('The Bold And The Beautiful') and Kimberly Guerrero (August: Osage County) have joined the cast of Period Piece.
Before They Were Famous: Idina Menzel!

Before Frozen propelled Idina Menzel to international stardom, she was one of Broadway's darlings, but not as well known outside of our theater community.
Photo Flash: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Diana DiMenna and Tom Hulce

Just last night, New York Stage and Film celebrated its annual Winter Gala, honoring six-time Tony Award-nominated producer and philanthropist Diana DiMenna, and Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hulce. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives, was held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City).
TheatreZone Kicks Off 15th Season With HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

TheatreZone, a Naples-based professional Equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals, begins its 15th season with Home for the Holidays which will be presented at Dec. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 at 2:00 p.m.
MARVIN HAMLISCH: A CELEBRATION Comes to Catalina Jazz Club

Steven Brinberg a?' best known for creating and performing Simply Barbra, the acclaimed all-live homage to the legendary Barbra Streisand a?' will produce and host an all-star tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Catalina Jazz Club (6725 West Sunset Blvd) in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, October 24 at 8:30 PM. The evening will feature Edie Alyson (Little Shop of Horrors), Alan Bergman (Two-time Oscar-winning lyricist), Herve Coeur (Haitian singer and songwriter), Kay Cole (A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie), Mary Bond Davis (Hairspray), Fay DeWitt (Flahooley), Nancy Dussault (Two-time Tony nominee), Joshua Finkel (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ilene Graff (Grease, I Love My Wife), Natalie Lander (a?oeLegally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woodsa??), Ashley Fox Linton (Wicked), Melissa Manchester (Grammy winning singer and songwriter), J. Elaine Marcos (A Chorus Line), Barbara Minkus (Funny Girl), Jenny O'Hara (The Odd Couple, Promises Promises), Noah Weisberg (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jennifer Westfelt (Wonderful Town, a?oeYoungera??), and David Zack (Sweet Smell of Success). Michael Lavine serves as Music Director. For tickets and information, please call (323) 466-2210 or visit SimplyBarbra.com.
New York Stage & Film Announces Mentors And Artists For 2019/20 Filmmakers' Workshop

New York Stage and Film has announced the mentors and artists for its 201920 Filmmakers' Workshop. Mentors include Luis Castro (The Pop Culture Collaborative), writerproducer Bash Doran ("Traitors," "Boardwalk Empire"),  Jessica Goldberg ("The Path", "Parenthood"), William Goldberg (Abominable, Infinitely Polar Bear),  Rajiv Joseph (Draft Day, "Nurse Jackie"), Toni Kalem (A Slipping Down Life), Max Mayer (Adam, As Cool As I Am), Shelby Stone ("The Chi", Bessie), and Amy Robinson (After Hours, Julie & Julia).
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS LIVE Podcast Series Returns to Atlantic Theater Company This Spring

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that Little Known Facts at Atlantic, a live podcast hosted by Ilana Levine, will be returning as a full series this spring. Little Known Facts at Atlantic was originally presented as a one night only event featuring Atlantic Ensemble member Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. Following the first event's success, three additional live podcasts have been announced.
Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller, John Slattery & More Help Out Habitat for Humanity NYC at Broadway Builds

Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat NYC), a major builder, preserver and advocate for affordable homeownership throughout the five boroughs, hosted Broadway stars, producers and writers for the second Broadway Builds event on Monday, October 1st. More than 25 notable names from Broadway volunteered to revitalize the Grand Street Settlement BEST Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) on the Lower East Side. 
Vital's OWEN & MZEE THE MUSICAL to Be Presented as Part of Super Showcase

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the Super Showcase performance of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer.

Jennifer Westfeldt FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Jennifer Westfeldt been in?

Jennifer Westfeldt has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jennifer Westfeldt been in?

Jennifer Westfeldt has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Jennifer Westfeldt been nominated for?

Jennifer Westfeldt has been nominated for a Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Wonderful Town and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Wonderful Town.

What awards has Jennifer Westfeldt won?

Jennifer Westfeldt won the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her role in Wonderful Town.

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