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Kristi Dawn Chenoweth

(1968-07-24) July 24, 1968 (age 53)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 1991–present

Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.

In 2003, she received wide notice for the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, including a nomination for another Tony award.

Her television roles have includedThe West Wing and Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012.

Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre. In 1997, she made her Broadway debut in Steel Pier, winning a Theatre World Award.

Chenoweth had her own sitcom, Kristin, in 2001, and has guest-starred on many shows, including Sesame Street and Glee, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011. In films, she has played mostly character roles. She has done voice work in animated films also.

In 2009, Chenoweth wrote a memoir entitled A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages, describing her life and career, including her adoption, her turn in Wicked and her time in Hollywood.

Chenoweth has spoken publicly about her religious faith; she describes herself as a "non-judgmental, liberal Christian".

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