Jennifer Saunders

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TV Actress
Date of Birth July 6, 1958
Place of Birth Sleaford, England
Age 62 years old
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Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Jane Saunders is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won three BAFTAs, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a People's Choice Award. Saunders first found attention in the 1980s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. With her comedy partner Dawn French, she wrote and starred in their eponymous sketch show, French and Saunders, for which she and French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009. Saunders received acclaim throughout the early to mid-1990s for writing and playing the main character Edina Monsoon, in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She has guest-starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends and won the People's Choice Awards for voicing the evil Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2.

Birth name: Jennifer Jane Saunders
Born: July 06, 1958, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
Medium: Television, film
Nationality: British
Education: St Paul's Girls' School
Alma mater: Royal Central School
Years active: 1981–present
Genres: Comedy, parody
Children: 3, including Ella and Beattie Edmondson
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About Jennifer Saunders

Created and starred on BBC's Absolutely Fabulous with Dawn French from 1992 to 2012. She also provided the voices of the Fairy Godmother in the film Shrek 2 and The Queen in Minions.

Before Fame

She worked as an au pair in Italy for a year after graduating high school.


She authored the book Absolutely Fabulous 2.

Family Life

She married Adrian Edmondson in 1985. Together, they had three daughters.


She played a character in Shrek 2 with Eddie Murphy.

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