Jennifer Westfeldt

American actress, writer, producer, and director (born 1970) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jennifer Westfeldt (born February 2, 1970)[1][2] is an American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer.[3] She is best known for co-writing, co-producing, and starring in the 2002 indie film Kissing Jessica Stein,[4] 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,[5] which was included on New York Magazine's Top Ten Movies of 2012 list,[6] as well as NPR's Top 12 of 2012.[7]

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Jennifer Westfeldt
Jennifer Westfeldt in 2009, New York
Born (1970-02-02) February 2, 1970 (age 52)
Alma materYale University
Occupation(s)Actress and writer
Partner(s)Jon Hamm
(1997–2015)
Websitewww.jenniferwestfeldt.com
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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[8] and Girls.[9] She recently completed a four-season arc as Pauline Turner Brooks on TVLand's series Younger, created by Darren Star.[10]

Westfeldt made her Broadway debut in 2003 in the revival of Wonderful Town[11] opposite Donna Murphy, for which she received a 2004 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical,[12] a Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut,[13] and a Drama League Award for her role as Eileen Sherwood.[14] Other notable stage credits include the world premieres of Nell Benjamin's The Explorers Club at Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Marc Bruni;[15] Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun at The Vineyard Theater opposite Linda Lavin, directed by Mark Brokaw;[16] and Scott Z. Burns' The Library at The Public Theater opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, directed by Steven Soderbergh.[17]