Kristin Chenoweth
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Kristin Dawn Chenoweth






July 24, 1968



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Actress, singer

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Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American singer and actress, with credits in musical theatre, film and television.In 2015, she will play Maleficent in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants.

Life and CareerEdit

Chenoweth participated in a number of vocal competitions and was named "most promising up-and-coming singer" in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, which came with a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts. Two weeks before school started, however, she went to New York City to help a friend move. While there, she auditioned for the 1993 Paper Mill Playhouse production of the musical Animal Crackers and got the role of Arabella Rittenhouse. She turned down the scholarship and moved to New York to do the show and pursue a career in musical theatre.

Chenoweth starred in numerous plays, musicals, films, television series and is also a singer. She is very experienced in acting and singing.

In 2015, she will play the role of Maleficent, the mother of Mal, in the Disney Channel Original Upcoming Movie, Descendants.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Topa Topa Bluffs Patty
2005 Bewitched Maria Kelly
2006 The Pink Panther Cherie
2006 RV Mary Jo Gornicke
2006 Stranger than Fiction Book Channel host
2006 Running with Scissors Fern Stewart
2006 Deck the Halls Tia Hall
2006 A Sesame Street Christmas Carol Christmas Carol Voice role
2008 Space Chimps Kilowatt Voice
2008 Tinker Bell Rosetta Voice
2008 Four Christmases Courtney
2009 Into Temptation Linda Salerno
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Rosetta Voice
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Rosetta Voice
2010 You Again Georgia King
2012 Hit and Run Debby Kreeger
2013 Family Weekend Samantha Smith-Dungy
2014 Rio 2 Gabi Voice
2014 Hard Sell Lorna Buchanan In post-production
2015 The Boy Next Door In post-production
2015 Descendants Maleficent Main villain role; Disney Channel Original Movie

Television workEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Annie Lily St. Regis
1999 LateLine Kristin Episode: "The Christian Guy"
1999 Paramour Unknown Mini-series
2001 Seven Roses Unknown
2001 Kristin Kristin Yancey 11 episodes
2001 Frasier Portia Sanders Episode: "Junior Agent"
2002 Baby Bob Crystal Carter Episode: "Talking Babies Say the Darndest Things"
2003 The Music Man Marian Paroo
2003 Fillmore! Museum Guide Voice role
Episode: "Masterstroke of Malevolence"
2005 Great Performances Cunegonde Episode: "Leonard Bernstein's Candide"
2004–06 The West Wing Annabeth Schott 34 episodes
2003-06 Sesame Street Ms. Noodle 2 episodes
2001-07 Elmo's World Ms. Noodle 2 episodes
2007 Ugly Betty Diane Episode: "East Side Story"
2007 Robot Chicken Mother/Princess Voice role
Episode: "Squaw Bury Shortcake"
2007–09 Pushing Daisies Olive Snook 22 episodes
2009 Twelve Men of Christmas E.J. Baxter Lifetime movie
2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Miracle Grohe Voice; 13 episodes
2009 Legally Mad Skippy Pylon Pilot, never aired on television
2009–2011, 2014 Glee April Rhodes 5 episodes
2012 GCB Carlene Cockburn 10 episodes
2012 Hot in Cleveland Courtney Price Episode: "The Gateway Friend"
2012 The Good Wife Peggy Byrne 2 episodes
2013–14 Kirstie Brittany Gold 2 episodes


  • She had numerous Disney roles.
  • She is a very experienced actress and singer.
  • She was on a lot of Broadway plays, films, television series etc.


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