Jennifer Audrey Coolidge is an American actress and comedian, known for playing Stiflers mom, a role in the American Pie films Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde and its sequel Hilary Duffs characters evil stepmother Fiona in A Cinderella Story as the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated film Robots , and as Rosalee in Soul Men . She is also a regular actor in Christopher Guests mockumentary films. Coolidge is an alumna of The Groundlings, an improv and sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles. She currently stars in the CBS sitcomBroke Girls as Sophie, Max and Carolines Polish upstairs neighbor who owns a cleaning business.
Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gretchen and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts, and is one of four children with a brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Susannah. Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston, Emerson College in Boston and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Her charitable work has included a history of supporting AIDS assistance and animal rights.