Kristin Dawn Chenoweth 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, Chenoweth received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, including a nomination for another Tony. Her television roles have included Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She 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, before appearing in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked.
|Born:||Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.|
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About Kristin Chenoweth
Stage actress who won a Tony Award for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Her other Broadway credits include Wicked, Candide, and The Apple Tree. In 2015, she appeared as Maleficent in the Disney TV movie Descendants.
Kristin Chenoweth Before Fame
She studied musical theater and opera performance at Oklahoma City University. She subsequently starred in a 1994 Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks.
Achievement of Kristin Chenoweth
She won a 2009 Emmy Award for her performance on the television show Pushing Daisies.
Kristin Chenoweth Family Life
Born of partial Cherokee, she was adopted as an infant by Jerry and Junie Chenoweth. She previously dated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
Associations of Kristin Chenoweth
In 2007, she guest-starred on the comedy drama Ugly Betty. The television series also featured actress Salma Hayek.
Information related to Kristin Chenoweth
- Jazz musicians from Oklahoma
- Clarence Derwent Award winners
- Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
- Oklahoma City University alumni
- Actresses from Oklahoma
- Country musicians from Oklahoma
- Singers from Oklahoma
- American sopranos
- Theatre World Award winners
- American female jazz singers
- American adoptees
- Drama Desk Award winners
- American female pop singers
- American female country singers