Who is Kristin Chenoweth?
Kristin Chenoweth (born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth; July 24, 1968) is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film, and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.
In 2003, Chenoweth received a second Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked. Her television roles include Annabeth Schott in NBC’s The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009.
She also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012, played Lavinia in Trial & Error in 2018, and was the antagonist, Mildred Layton, in the Apple TV+ musical comedy Schmigadoon! (2021).
Kristin Chenoweth Biography, Wiki
Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are.
Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen. She has also lent her recognizable voice numerous times to animated features.
Chenoweth was born in the small town of Broken Arrow, OK. Soon after her birth, Chenoweth was adopted by Jerry and Junie Chenoweth. She is very open about her adoption and has been known to support various adoption causes and organizations around the U.S. Although Chenoweth knows the backgrounds of her birth parents, she has commented that she has little interest in meeting them.
The Chenoweth family includes older brother Mark. Chenoweth graduated from Broken Arrow High School and went on to study Musical Theater at Oklahoma City University. Under the guidance of Florence Birdwell, Chenoweth flourished in stage and vocal performance. She later received her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at OCU.
|Known For||Sally Brown|
|Full Name||Kristin Dawn Chenoweth|
|Age||53 years old (in 2022)|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1968|
|Birthplace||Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States|
Kristin Chenoweth Career
She performed as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967) on Broadway in 1999, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her performance. In 2003, Chenoweth received nominations for a second Tony Award for originating the role in the musical Wicked (2003).
Her television role Annabeth Schott in NBC’s The West Wing (1999-2006, TV series). Also, she has appeared in and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies (2007-2009, TV series). In 2009, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Olive Snook.
She also starred Lavinia in Trial & Error (2018, TV series) and Mildred Layton in the musical comedy Schmigadoon! (2021, TV series). As a child, she sang gospel music in Oklahoma. She studied opera before deciding to seek a career in musical theatre. She made her Broadway debut in Steel Pier in 1997 and won a Theatre World Award.
Her other Broadway characters, included The Apple Tree in 2006, Promises, Promises in 2010, and On the Twentieth Century in 2015. She received nominations for another Tony Award for her roles in Broadway. She graduated from Broken Arrow Senior High School, where she took part in school plays.
After graduation, she attended Oklahoma City University, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta (Beta Omicron) sorority. In 1990, she earned a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. She also earned a master’s degree in opera performance in 1992.
Kristin Chenoweth Personal Life
Chenoweth dated ‘Academy’ award-winning producer/writer Aaron Benjamin Sorkin for several years.
She is a devout Christian and has composed some songs in contemporary Christian music.
Kristin Chenoweth FAQ’s
Who is Kristin Chenoweth?
Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth; July 24, 1968) is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film, and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.
How old is Kristin Chenoweth?
Kristin Chenoweth is currently 53 years old.