Everything we know about the icon that is Jennifer Coolidge

From her age, dating history, and more!
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Her performances in Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story and American Pie made us all certified Jennifer Coolidge fans. Now, the comedic queen is making a resurgence thanks to her role as Tanya in The White Lotus – proving she is timeless talent.

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Yes, Jennifer is consuming our media and we’re not complaining. The iconic comedy queen has had quite the career – appearing in many of our favourite flicks. (If you’re not re-watching Legally Blonde at least every quarter then what are you doing??).

Her latest stint in The White Lotus has even scored her a 2023 Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series (and she’s tipped to win!).

While her on-screen characters are bold, ageless and have cemented her Hollywood status, it turns out Jennifer’s private life is a little more under the radar.

Scroll on for everything we know about the star. 

Here’s everything we know about Jennifer. (Credit: Getty)

How old is Jennifer Coolidge?

Jennifer was born on August 1961, making her 61 years old and a Virgo!

Is Jennifer Coolidge married?

While the actress dished to Variety that playing the role of Stifler’s mum in American Pie got her “a lot of play at being a MILF”, and confirmed to The Guardian that she has “dated younger men”, there’s not much else we know about Jennifer’s romantic life.

She’s previously denied rumours that she was married with kids to a man called Tom Mahoney.

The Seinfeld star has been linked to actor and comedian, Chris Kattan. 

“Jennifer Coolidge was a tall, messy, sexy, tough, charmingly crass Boston native bombshell,” the Saturday Night Live star wrote in his memoir, Baby Don’t Hurt Me.

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Other than that, Jennifer did tell Kelly Clarkson that she once faked being a twin so she could date two men at the same time. How very ‘gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss’ of her. 

In 2021, the comedian also confessed to Vulture that she had concerns about her romantic life ending.

“But I don’t know how people do it anymore. Sometimes I feel like you got this good little thing going once in a while with somebody. You get too much permission to, you know, be you. The thing dissolves pretty quick. There’s so many girls who would be like, ‘Well, f–k them. They can’t handle it.’ But my feeling is, like, ‘Who wants to be alone, too?'”

Does Jennifer Coolidge have kids?

No, Jennifer doesn’t have any children. She has previously touched upon her issues with fertility in an interview with Buzzfeed

“I don’t have any children. I was barren,” she said. 

Jennifer as Stifler’s mum in American Pie. (Credit: Getty)

How did Jennifer Coolidge’s career begin?

Jennifer got her big break on the American sitcom Seinfeld, playing the character of Jody. She went on to land very memorable roles, such as Paulette in Legally Blonde, the Evil Stepmother in A Cinderella Story, Stifler’s mum in American Pie, and more.

The comedian has partly credited her 2019 appearance in Ariana Grande’s thank u next music video and her role in Promising Young Woman for her continued relevancy, telling Vulture she feels “lucky” to be able to land roles at an age where many doors close for women. 

Most recently, Jennifer has wowed fans with her portrayal of Tanya in The White Lotus. Speaking of…

There are MAJOR spoilers for The White Lotus season two in the next paragraph. Click away now if you’re not up to date!

Jennifer as Tanya in The White Lotus. (Credit: Binge)

Will Jennifer Coolidge be in The White Lotus season three?

Considering how season two ended (read about it here), there’s been some doubt that Jennifer will make a return as Tanya.

However, not all hope is lost for Coolidge fans as writer Mike White has hinted that she might make a comeback. 

“Jennifer is my friend and everybody loved her in the first season, and I was like, ‘I can’t go to Italy without Jennifer.’ And maybe that’s still the case. Like, maybe you can’t go to Japan without Jennifer, either,” he told Deadline

We’re officially crossing all our fingers and toes!

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