Jennifer Coolidge: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘I Probably Have More Costumes Than Regular Clothes!’)

Jennifer Coolidge
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Bend and snap! Jennifer Coolidge has been a Hollywood staple for years — however her function on The White Lotus strengthened that the “Jenaissance” is formally right here. 

The Watcher star, 61, first rose to fame within the early 2000s starring in a string of cult-classic comedies together with the American Pie franchisethe place she portrayed Stifler’s mother. She additionally landed roles in 2001’s Legally Blonde and Zoolander, 2004’s A Cinderella Story and extra. 

Coolidge formally reached A-lister standing, nevertheless, when she nabbed the a part of Tanya in season 1 and a pair of of HBO’s The White Lotus, which premiered in 2021. The Promising Younger Lady actress earned a number of awards and nominations — together with her first-ever Emmy in 2022 in addition to a 2023 Golden Globe and two 2023 SAG Awards — for her portrayal of the fan-favorite character. 

Whereas the comic has develop into one of the recognizable faces in Hollywood, there’s a lot you don’t learn about her. Coolidge solely advised Us Weekly 25 enjoyable information about herself — together with the president she’s associated to and the way she lives in a haunted home.

Did we get your consideration? Preserve scrolling to seek out out extra that you just may not learn about Coolidge:

1. My favourite flowers are peonies.

2. I went on trip and dated two guys who knew one another. I advised them I had an equivalent twin and went out with each of them.

3. After I was 10, I made [a] remake of Jaws. My dad swam with a fin on his again and my sister was the shark sufferer.

4. I’ve at all times beloved movie. I begged academics to let me substitute films for papers.

5. I really like animals. My canine Chuy was rescued from a meat manufacturing facility in Korea, due to The Animal Rescue Mission.

6. I in all probability have extra costumes than common garments.

7. I grew up in a small city in Massachusetts.

8. I used to be born with none vitality so on a regular basis entails no less than 12 photographs of espresso.

9. My home in New Orleans is 150 years previous. Some say it’s haunted.

10. In my first severe play, my household didn’t acknowledge me as a result of I used to be enjoying a person.

Jennifer Coolidge in Legally Blonde

Jennifer Coolidge and Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
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11. I get together with most of my exes.

12. My favourite vacation is Halloween.

13. If I can’t discover a hair tie [for] a ponytail, I simply use my underwear.

14. The very best present I ever acquired was a visit to Africa from my pal Mike. We slept in tents on the Serengeti. I might search the tent for hours searching for snakes [but] by no means noticed one.

15. I used to have the ability to run actually quick.

16. I used to be as soon as locked out of the home and I jumped the fence however didn’t know the gardener had put a brand new stake within the yard. I acquired impaled. It was a bloody mess. I’m fortunate to be alive.

17. If I wasn’t an actor, I might [want to] be a billionaire that gave away cash to individuals and animals that deserved it.

18. In second grade, we had a contest for who may identify the six guinea pigs within the classroom. I named one Bell Bottoms. I can’t consider they went for it. Even I knew it was lame.

19. Additionally in second grade, my trainer requested us all to write down a flattering paragraph about our mothers for Mom’s Day. I discovered the e-book lately. [My] opening sentence was: “My mom has tender brown eyes like a cow.”

20. I went to an orchestra camp for 3 summers. I performed the clarinet. I assumed I’d do it for a residing.

21. I’m the one individual I do know that has develop into much less clever as they’ve gotten older.

22. I’m associated to President Calvin Coolidge. I’m his sixth cousin twice eliminated.

23. Generally I attempt to determine what number of items of gum I can put into my mouth directly.

24. If I used to be stranded alone on an island, I might deliver a tweezer, a magnifying mirror and a few espresso.

25. I’ve at all times seemed previous for my age. I purchased a case of beer once I was 11 with my neighbor’s wig.