More popularly known for her role on Kissing Jessica Stein, an independent film which she co-wrote and co-produced, Jennifer Westfeldt has garnered a lot of recognition over the years. Westfeldt was born on February 2, 1970 and raised in Connecticut where she attended Guilford High School. After graduating from high school, she went on to study at the prestigious Yale University and after completing her education pursued an acting career on stage. In 2004, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her work on the Broadway revival of Wonderful Town. The actress and screenwriter is also known for singing in the a capella group, Redhot & Blue, during her years in the university. Being on the noted list of Swedish peerage, she is recognized because her father was descended from Swedish nobility.
In 1998, Jennifer Westfeldt began her career on the small screen, appearing on several known TV programs. She was on numerous episodes of the comedy Two Guys and a Girl, and portrayed the character Kelly O’Malley on Holding the Baby. She was also cast in the short-lived series Snoops in 1999. The next year, she landed a recurring role on the series Judging Amy, and soon worked on the TV comedy The Gene Pool. In 2001, she was cast in Sarah Thorp’s crime dramedy, See Jane Run. Westfeldt later got a role in the series Hack, before she acted on the romantic comedy 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Jordan Hawley. In 2005, she guest-starred on an episode of Numb3rs and followed this up with the thriller Keep Your Distance. Her next project was writing and starring in the comedy Ira and Abby, acting alongside Chris Messina. After making an appearance on Wainy Days, Westfeldt joined the cast of the ABC comedy series Notes from the Underbelly. She was given the role of Lauren Stone, allowing her to work with other actors and comedians like Rachael Harris, Michael Weaver and Melanie Paxson.
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