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Kristin Chenoweth Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 24, 1968
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Kristin Dawn Chenoweth

Any fan of Kristin Chenoweth knows that the musical quality of her lilting timbre is more than just a nice speaking voice: the actress has been one of the most successful and well-known performers on Broadway for the past ten years. The sprightly 4'11" actress attended Oklahoma City University on a full scholarship to study voice before going on to earn her master's in opera performance. Chenoweth's first Broadway role came in 1997 when she was cast in a production of [[Performer~P218044~Molière~jeanbaptistemolière]]'s Scapin. The next season, she was cast in Steel Pier, winning a Theatre World Award for her performance.

Once Chenoweth's stage career was off and running, she quickly became one of the most well-known and best-liked Broadway actresses alive, working constantly and winning several awards, including a Tony for her performance in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. She was particularly praised for her performance in 2003's Wicked, and her performance of selections from her album {^Let Yourself Go} at a concert for Lincoln Center's fifth American Songbook.

Chenoweth began a second career onscreen in 2001 with a short-lived NBC sitcom called [[Feature~V246220~Kristin~kristin[tvseries]]]. The mid-season replacement didn't last, but Chenoweth was soon delighting audiences with guest appearances on shows like [[Feature~V258668~Frasier~frasier[tvseries]]], and in 2004, she began a recurring role on the critically acclaimed series [[Feature~V181326~The West Wing~thewestwing[tvseries]]]. In 2005, [[Performer~P38065~Nicole Kidman~nicolekidman]] saw Chenoweth in a performance of Wicked and was so impressed with the songstress' talent and charisma that she had her cast in her upcoming film adaptation of [[Feature~V295630~Bewitched~bewitched]]. This kicked off a series of appearances in comedies for the actress, who proved to have great comic timing. After roles in [[Feature~V302614~The Pink Panther~thepinkpanther]], [[Feature~V323790~RV~rv]], and [[Feature~V349033~Deck the Halls~deckthehalls]], Chenoweth joined the cast of a new TV show called [[Feature~V398647~Pushing Daisies~pushingdaisies[tvseries]]], about a man who falls in love with a deceased lady after he discovers how to bring people back from the dead. She followed the tragically cancelled show with a memorable arc on the exceedingly popular musical series Glee, as well as a starring role on the comedic series CGB. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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