- Mother was a biology teacher, father was a pilot in the Royal Air Force.
- Due to her father constantly moving the family around, was educated at boarding schools as a child.
- Met Dawn French while studying to be a drama teacher at Central School of Speech & Drama, London.
- Met Adrian Edmondson, her husband of 25 years, at The Comedy Strip in London.
- Her Absolutely Fabulous character name, Edina Monsoon, was a play on Eddie Monsoon, which her actor-comedian husband, Adrian Edmondson, has used on stage and screen.
- Declined an OBE in 2001.
- Did all her own singing for her role in Shrek 2 (2004).
- Songs by the Eurythmics, "Jennifer" and "Adrian," are dedicated to her and her husband, respectively.
- 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Villain: Winner
- Adrian Edmondson — Husband
- Freya Domenica Edmondson — Daughter
- Beatrice Louise Edmondson — Daughter
- Ella Edmondson — Daughter
- Attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England
- Birth Name: Jennifer Jane Saunders
- Birth Place: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
- Profession: Actor, Screenwriter
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