She acts in TV shows and movies, and she is a singer! The endlessly cute and funny Kristin Chenoweth still thrills us with her amazing voice at the age of 49.
Kristin Chenoweth’s age and early life
Kristin Chenoweth is a very versatile American performer that is known for being both a TV and movie actress and a singer. Besides her obvious acting talent, Chenoweth is also recognizable by her characteristic voice. As an adopted child, she spent her childhood in Oklahoma. Although she always knew who her parents are, Chenoweth was never interested in meeting them. Kristin showed her singing and acting talents at very early age. She was a member of the Church choir and was part of many school musicals and plays. She even competed in several beauty pageants. Her talent granted her a scholarship from the prestigious “Academy of Vocal Arts” in Philadelphia, where Chenoweth was supposed to continue her opera education. However, when she realized that the big scene attracted her more than opera, Chenoweth turned down the scholarship and moved to New York. She decided to take a chance on Broadway and got her first role in the “Animal Crackers” musical. Since then, her career has been going upward, making Kristin just unstoppable.
Kristin Chenoweth’s career, awards and net worth
Kristin Chenoweth started her career on Broadway and that is where she always comes back to. Because of her specific voice, many producers considered she was the perfect choice for musicals. For many of her roles, Chenoweth has either been given an award or nominated for one. Kristin Chenoweth won her first Tony Award for the “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” musical where she had the role of Charlie Brown’s little sister. Also, she was very noticeable in 2003 because of her role as Glinda in the “Wicked” musical. This role was created specifically for Chenoweth and gave her another nomination for a Tony Award, but she didn’t get it that year, unfortunately. Her latest Tony nomination came two years ago for the “On The Twentieth Century” musical. Additionally, Chenoweth was nominated three times for an Emmy Award, which she finally won in 2009 under the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in “Pushing Daisies,” a TV comedy. We have to mention the role Chenoweth had in “Glee,” which is a TV show that brought her a couple of Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series two years in a row. In this hit series, Chenoweth played the role of the alcoholic April, a school teacher’s friend. Critics praised Chenoweth’s take on the character, as she was phenomenal and very witty with it. Chenoweth’s current net worth is estimated at $10 million. If you want to find out more about this outstanding lady, we have some interesting facts for you!
“The Girl in 14G” as an autobiography
When she was younger, Kristin Chenoweth showed interest in opera, but she did not take her career in that direction. She preferred acting and singing together, so Broadway seemed like a logical choice. As one’s first love can’t be forgotten that easily, she always tries to incorporate some opera elements into her songs. In 2001, she recorded the song “The Girl in 14G,” which talks about the difficulties of living in a new environment. The song is whimsical and catchy, based on Chenoweth’s bad experiences with her neighbors. As we mentioned, this song has some opera elements that perfectly shows the range of Kristin Chenoweth’s voice.
Chenoweth is in great demand for animated movies
Kristin Chenoweth is widely known for her impressive vocal range. Therefore, she can perform many genres, going from opera to pop and jazz music. Many producers recognized her talent, so Chenoweth got highly requested for animated movies. Some of the most famous movies she was a part of are “Rio 2,” “Tinker Bell” and its sequel “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”, “The Peanuts Movie,” “Pixie Hollow Games,” and many others projects created by Disney Animation Studio. This year Chenoweth continued in that direction, starring in two animated movies: “The Star” and “My Little Pony”. Also, she had a noticeable voice role in the American TV series “Sit Down, Shut Up” as the hippie teacher Miranda.
Kristin Chenoweth got pranked in the TV show “Ellen”
Kristin Chenoweth is known as a person with a great sense of humor. Her numerous roles in comedies certainly show her talent for making people laugh with her, although Chenoweth also showed that she has no problem when people laugh at her. When she pairs up with Ellen DeGeneres, it’s a score, so being entertained is guaranteed. One of Chenoweth’s funniest moments on this TV show was in 2011 when the singer made an appearance at a gym where she needed to say anything Ellen whispered in her ear. You can see the video below, so check out how Kristin Chenoweth handled this hilarious challenge on Ellen’s TV show.
This singer is a huge fan of ”Game of Thrones”
In several interviews, Kristin Chenoweth revealed that she is a huge fan of “Game of Thrones” and that she enjoys the adventures taking place in Westeros. Chenoweth paid her tribute to this mega-popular series on Jimmy Kimmel’s TV show. After a little bit of persuasion, Chenoweth sang the theme song of the series amazingly and with a sword in her hand, showcasing what an experienced singer she is. Many “Game of Thrones” fan-pages simply exploded with this performance. Check Kristin on Jimmy Kimmel and doing her vocal warm-up on her Twitter account in the videos below!