Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Kristin Chenoweth. Check it out!
Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen. She has also lent her recognizable voice numerous times to animated features.
Interesting Facts about Kristin Chenoweth
- Has spoken publicly about her religious faith; she describes herself as a “non-judgmental, liberal Christian”.
- She was shortlisted to play Roxie Hart in Chicago (2002), but the role ultimately went to Renée Zellweger. Kristin was also approached for the role of Mary Sunshine (which went to Christine Baranski).
- Named #49 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement.
- Won Broadway’s 1999 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role – Musical) for her portrayal of Sally in a revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Was nominated as Best Actress (Musical) in 2004 for her role as Glinda in “Wicked”.
- Separated with Lane Garrison in 2006.
- Chenoweth has been called on to sing the Stephen Schwartz song, “For Good” (which she originated as the first person to play Glinda in the stage musical “Wicked”), at several momentous occasions. For instance, she sang the song at the memorial service for her The West Wing (1999) co-star and friend, John Spencer. She also performed the song for Oprah Winfrey, during one of the final episodes of Winfrey’s talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
- Was in a relationship with Charlie McDowell (April 2008-February 2009).
- Was engaged to Marc Kudisch for three years – the relationship ended in 2001. Chenoweth turned down the role of Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway in Spring 2002, in which Kudisch coincidentally played Trevor Graydon III. Turned down the role of Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the La Jolla Playhouse to star in the NBC sitcom Kristin (2001).
- Finished second runner-up in the Miss Oklahoma pageant.
- As a child, Kristin auditioned for a role as an orphan in the 1982 film version of the Broadway musical “Annie”. She did not get the role, primarily because her New Yorker accent (an imitation of Barbra Streisand) sounded too phony. But Kristin later played the dimwitted villain Lily St. Regis in a 1999 made-for-TV movie of the musical.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 24, 2015 (her 47th birthday).
- Her parents live in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas where Lee Pace, her Pushing Daisies (2007) co-star, grew up.
Personal Quotes by Kristin Chenoweth
There’s a difference between making fun of something and having fun with something.- Kristin Chenoweth
I’m finally dating. It’s fun.- Kristin Chenoweth
I’m a wild lady. Not.- Kristin Chenoweth
A nice pair of Jimmy Choos never hurt anyone.- Kristin Chenoweth
Not everyone is going to like what you do or what you have to offer; however, if you can’t see yourself doing anything else, and you have the drive and ambition, get the training and go for it.- Kristin Chenoweth