Kristin Chenoweth Net Worth: Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $16 million. She is well known for her roles in the television series ‘Glee’, ‘Pushing Daisies’ and for her performance in the Broadway play ‘Wicked’.
Youth:Kristin Dawn Chenoweth was born on July 24, 1968 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was adopted when she was five days old by Junie Smith Chenoweth and Jerry Morris Chenoweth, who both worked as chemical engineers. She stated that she was one-quarter Cherokee. As an adult, she met her biological mother whose uncle had seen Chenoweth on a late-night talk show a decade earlier and commented on their resemblance. She showed an interest in performance music at an early age and sang gospel songs at local churches. At the age of twelve, she performed at the Southern Baptist Convention, where she sang Evie’s song “Four Feet Eleven”, which is her actual height. She attended Broken Arrow High School where she was active in the school’s drama department. After graduation, he attended Oklahoma City College, which is a small private Christian college. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and participated in beauty pageants, winning the title of Miss Oklahoma City University. In 1990, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in musical theater, but stayed in school to earn a master’s degree. She was second runner-up for the title of Miss Oklahoma in 1991, and in 1992 she graduated with a master’s degree in opera performance.
Early Career: She performed at the Lyric Theater in Oklahoma City while completing her master’s degree and occasionally traveled to perform in regional theater. Her early theater work includes roles in Gone with the Wing, Promises, Promises and The King and I. She won the title of “Most Promising Emerging Singer” at the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in 1992. The award came with the title in addition to a full scholarship to the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Before starting classes, he went to New York to help a friend move and auditioned for a role in the Paper Mills Playhouse production of “Animal Crackers.” Once he got the role,
She spent the 90s performing in regional productions and off-Broadway plays, including Babes in Arms, Phantom, The Fantasticks and Box Office of the Damned. She made her Broadway debut in 1997 with a role in the musical “Steel Pier” and won a Theater World Award for her performance. In 1999, she appeared in the Broadway revival of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, playing the younger sister of the title character. She won a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her performance. She made her television debut in 1999 with a role in the mini-series ‘Paramour’ and an appearance in the children’s series ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’. In 2003, she became known to mainstream audiences for her role as Glinda in the Broadway play Wicked.
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Television and film:In the 2000s, Chenoweth began to transition into television and film acting, but continued to act in stage productions. In 2001, she starred in the television series Kristin, which was canceled after one season. The following year she made her film debut in Topa Topa Bluffs, which was directed by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson. In 2005, she became known to mainstream audiences with a supporting role in “Bewitched” alongside Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell and Michael Kaine. Although the film was panned by critics and performed poorly at the box office, Chenoweth won an award for “Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” at the 2006 First Americans in the Arts Awards. Her co-stars received Razzie Award nominations. She continued in film with a supporting role in the 2006 family comedy RV, in addition to a role in the Steve Martin-led mystery comedy Pink Panther, which was the franchise’s tenth installment. He had supporting roles in three other film releases that year, including the comedy-dramas ‘Running with Scissors’ and ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, then the Christmas comedy ‘Deck the Halls’. In 2008, he had a supporting role in Four Christmases opposite Reese Witherspoon, and the following year, he appeared in the indie drama Into Temptation. He had supporting roles in three other film releases that year, including the comedy-dramas ‘Running with Scissors’ and ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, then the Christmas comedy ‘Deck the Halls’. In 2008, he had a supporting role in Four Christmases opposite Reese Witherspoon, and the following year, he appeared in the indie drama Into Temptation. He had supporting roles in three other film releases that year, including the comedy-dramas ‘Running with Scissors’ and ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, then the Christmas comedy ‘Deck the Halls’. In 2008, he had a supporting role in Four Christmases opposite Reese Witherspoon, and the following year, he appeared in the indie drama Into Temptation.
While playing supporting roles in feature films, she is also building her television resume. From 2004 to 2006, she had a recurring role on the popular political drama series “The West Wing” and had a prominent role on the comedy series “Pushing Daisies” from 2007 to 2009. She was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work . her last performance and she, along with the “West Wing” cast, received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She starred in the 2009 animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up alongside Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, and later that year began a recurring role as April Rhodes on the teen musical drama Glee. She appeared in season four of the political drama The Good Wife in 2012, but left the show due to injuries sustained on set. In 2017,
Personal life: Chenoweth dated several high-profile actors, including Dana Brunetti, Seth Green, and Lane Garrison, but did not marry. In 2009, she published a memoir A Little Bit Wicked. She has been open about her Christian faith, but has been described as socially liberal. She suffers from an inner ear condition called Meniere’s disease which causes vertigo and has sometimes caused her to have to use her cast members for balance on stage.