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|Birth name||Jennifer Jane Saunders|
|Born||6 July 1958
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
|Notable works and roles||Various in French & Saunders
Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous
Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2
1992 Absolutely Fabulous
Fellowship with Dawn French
|International Emmy Awards|
1994 Absolutely Fabulous
Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedienne, actress and writer. She was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. She co-starred with Dawn French in comedy sketch show French and Saunders. She stars in Absolutely Fabulous with Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield.
Saunders married Adrian Edmondson on 11 May 1985 in Cheshire. They have three daughters: Eleanor "Ella" Rose (born 22 January 1986, Hammersmith, London), Beatrice "Beattie" Louise (born 19 June 1987, Kensington and Chelsea, London), and Freya Domenica (born 16 October 1990, Wandsworth, London).
Awards and recognition
Along with Dawn French, Saunders declined an OBE in 2001. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. Saunders was 93rd out of E!'s 100 Sexiest British Stars. She also was 18th for "Best British Role Models for teenage girls in Britain" by Good Housekeeping magazine.
- 1991: Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for TV Light Entertainment - French & Saunders
- 1993: BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman and Bob Spiers)
- 1993: Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award TV for Situation Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous
- 1994: International Emmy Award for popular arts - Absolutely Fabulous
- 2002: Honorary Rose Award - awarded with Dawn French
- 2005: People's Choice Award for Best Movie Villain - Shrek 2
- 2009: BAFTA Fellowship - awarded with Dawn French
- 2012: BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Performance In a Comedy Programme - Absolutely Fabulous
- 1993: BAFTA Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for - Absolutely Fabulous
- 1993: British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actress - Absolutely Fabulous
- 1994: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress - Absolutely Fabulous
- 1995: BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman and Bob Spiers)
- 1996: BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman and Bob Spiers)
- 1997: BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Series for - Absolutely Fabulous (shared with Jon Plowman, Bob Spiers and Janice Thomas)
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