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Jennifer Audrey Coolidge (born August 28, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actress and comedian. Active since 1993, she initially took on small roles, before finding fame as Jeanine Stifler in American Pie, a role she would reprise for the sequels, and Paulette Bonafonte in Legally Blonde. Since then, she has mostly stuck with small roles in film and television.


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Tropes found in her work include:

  • Cool Big Sis: Paulette in Legally Blonde to Elle and as an Sophie who acts as a surrogate big sister to Millennials Max and Caroline in 2 Broke Girls.
  • Large Ham: Her characters in comedies usually tend to be larger-than-life in their expressions and mannerisms, the most notable exception being as Jeanine Stifler in American Pie wherein she plays a subdue, straight woman to her son and his friend's wild shenanigans, especially as she has a casual affair with Finch.
  • Stacy's Mom: The term "MILF" saw a rise in popularity and entered the mainstream popular culture lexicon due to the success of the American Pie movies wherein she played Stifler's Mom.
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