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Little Known Facts: Kristin Chenoweth

Narrated by: Ilana Levine
Length: 35 mins

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Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Pushing Daisies. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on Glee. In 2009, she wrote an uplifting candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller List.

In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century. She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home. Notable television appearances include The West Wing, Disney’s Descendants, and, most recently, The Muppets.

In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film Rio 2 and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle, in The Peanuts Movie. She starred in the indie teen drama entitled Hard Sell and Lionsgate/Hasbro’s My Little Pony movie. She starred in NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Velma Von Tussle.

Chenoweth’s dream of designing her own collection came to fruition, and she found much success when her exclusive modern fashion jewelry collection for HSN became available for purchase on Each piece of the collection tells a unique story that is representative of her life story and passions.

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a master’s degree in opera performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BA PAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Kristin is also a passionate supporter of charities that dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Little Known Fact: Kristin's dog, Maddie, is named after her idol, Madeline Kahn.

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