Jennifer Westfeldt Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jennifer Westfeldt was born on 2 February 1970, in Guilford, Connecticut USA, and is an actress, writer and film producer who rose to the prominence with the 2001 film ‘Kissing Jessica Stein’, in which she has appeared as a film star, and produced and wrote it too.
So just how rich is Jennifer Westfeldt? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Jennifer’s net worth reaches $2 million as of mid-2016, accumulated during her career in the entertainment industry which began in the mid-’90s. Westfeldt has earned the net worth as
Jennifer Westfeldt Net Worth $2 Million
Jennifer’s mother, Constance Meyers, worked as a therapist, whereas her father, Patrick McLoskey Westfeldt, Jr., worked as an electrical engineer. She was educated at Guilford High School, and then attended Yale University, where she also joined the a cappella singing group Redhot & Blue. Jennifer Westfeldt began her career as an actress as well as the accumulation of her net worth in the theatre. She took part in over 25 different plays in the New York theatre. Jennifer made her Hollywood debut in a comedy film ‘Kissing Jessica Stein’ – which was based on the scene from the play ‘Lipschtick: The Story of Two Women Seeking The Perfect Shade’ – together with Heather Juergensen, Scott Lee Cohen and Jackie Hoffman. Jennifer received a number of nominations and awards for her outstanding acting and writing including Golden Satellite Award, two Los Angeles Film Festival Awards, GLAAD Media Award and other awards.
Various honours, awards and nominations have increased Jennifer’s net worth and popularity. The actress has also appeared in the film ‘How to Lose Your Lover’ as the main star. Another successful film, where Jennifer was an actress, screenwriter and producer was the film ‘Ira and Abby’ directed by Robert Cary, and co-starring with actors including Chris Messina, Fred Willard, Frances Conroy, Jason Alexander, Robert Klein and Judith Light. Westfeldt added much to her net worth winning The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival Award for the Best Actress, the Los Angeles Film Festival Award and The Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Moreover, Jennifer wrote and starred in for the musical ‘Wonderful Town’. After the musical’s run, Jennifer Westfeld was honoured by the Theater World for the Outstanding Broadway Debut, won the Drama League Award and Tony Award. Afterwards, Westfeld proved to be not only a great actress, creative screenwriter and ambitious producer but also good film director, with the film ‘Friends with Kids’, co-starring with Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns, co-produced by Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Joshua Astrachan, Jake Kasdan and Jon Hamm.
In addition to acting on the big screen Jennifer has also appeared on television. Westfeld starred in the television series ‘Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place’, ‘Notes from the Underbelly’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, so Jennifer Westfeld increased her net worth too. Moreover, since 2004 Jennifer is a star on the Broadway stage. She is the winner of a long list theatre awards: a Drama League Award, Theatre World Award and Tony Award. As she is still very active, it is expected that Jennifer’s net worth will continue to rise.
In her personal life, for 17 years Jennifer Westfield was in a relationship with an actor Jon Hamm, which ended in 2015.
Jennifer received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role as "Jessica Stein" in Kissing Jessica Stein (2001).
Has a sister and a German Shepherd dog named Cora.
Has been in a relationship with Mad Men (2007) lead actor Jon Hamm since 1997. They live together in Los Angeles. They split up in 2015.
Starred in two pilot episodes for network TV series that did not get chosen to air the following season. One was written by Paul Reiser, the other was called "Dante" and she played the agent of a fictional pro football player.
Won a 2004 Theater World Award for the Broadway revival of "Wonderful Town."
Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival "Wonderful Town."
Jennifer's mother is from a German Jewish and Russian Jewish family. Jennifer's father has English, and some Swedish, Irish, French, and Scottish, ancestry. Through her father, Jennifer is descended from a Swedish nobleman (whose surname was originally "Wästfeldt"), and she is therefore listed in the Swedish Book of Peerage.
Attended Guilford High School in Guilford, CT, where she starred in several school theatrical productions. She attended Yale University.
As an actor on sets, I've always clocked how hard the crew works, how much longer their days are, how much lesser their glory is - and the fact that their commitment to the work and project is unwavering, no matter the budget.
I think film is collaboration, and I always want to hear everyone's input.
I'm not a parent yet, but I feel like a kid needs to be loved.
I'm pretty much honest to a fault. It's my best and my worst quality.
My mom and my stepdad are both therapists.
Well, you know, I'm quite a reluctant writer. I'm not someone who set out to be a writer or really wanted to be.
Dogs just need you and love, that's all.
As an actor, I've always been interested in making sure I can perform the role and the lines in the way the writer intended.
I always cry at weddings; they're beautiful, and I'm always moved.
I guess what I learned about myself is I'm a bit of a socialist; I want everyone on the set to get equal treatment and credit.
I seem to only write New York stories because it's the only thing that inspires or interests me.