Fast Facts

  • Runner-up in the 1991 Miss Oklahoma pageant.
  • Won a scholarship to Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts, but turned it down two weeks before attending to pursue a career in musical theater in New York.
  • Made her 1997 Broadway debut in the Kander and Ebb musical Steel Pier.
  • Appears on numerous cast recordings and has released solo albums including Let Yourself Go, As I Am and A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas.
  • Has appeared on Sesame Street as Elmo's friend Ms. Noodle.
  • Originated the role of Glinda in the Broadway musical Wicked in 2003.
  • Published the 2009 autobiography A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love and Faith in Stages.
  • Publicly defended her Promises, Promises costar Sean Hayes when he was targeted in a 2010 Newsweek article that stated gay actors are often unconvincing playing straight roles.

Awards

  • 2004, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Winner

Relationships

  • Aaron Sorkin — Ex-significant Other
  • Jerry Chenoweth — Father
  • Junie Chenoweth — Mother
  • Marc Kudisch — Ex-fiancé
  • Mark Chenoweth — Brother
  • Charlie McDowell — Ex-significant Other
  • Dana Brunetti — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States (BFA in Vocal Arts; MFA in Opera Performance)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Kristi Dawn Chenoweth
  • Birth Place: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
  • Birthday: July 24, 1968, Leo
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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