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Jennifer Westfeldt

Jennifer is an American actress and filmmaker, who is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie hits, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) and Friends with Kids (2011). A graduate from Yale University, Jennifer started her career as a New York-based theater actor, starring in over 25 off-Broadway and regional productions, before coming to ... See full bio »

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Kissing Jessica Stein
Kissing Jessica Stein Jessica Stein
Friends with Kids
Friends with Kids Julie Keller
Notes from the Underbelly
Keep Your Distance
Keep Your Distance Melody Carpenter


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 2016 Lemon (Short) (post-production)
 2016 10 Crosby (Short)
Elegant Woman
 2014 Girls (TV Series)
Annalise Pressler-Goings
- Only Child (2014) ... Annalise Pressler-Goings
 2012 Martha Speaks (TV Series)
Special Guest Appearance
- Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (2012) ... Special Guest Appearance (voice)
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Jen Harmon
- Ex-Life (2009) ... Jen Harmon
 2007 Wainy Days (TV Series)
- Dorvid Days (2007) ... Nora
 2005 Keep Your Distance
Melody Carpenter
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
- Man Hunt (2005) ... Karen
 2005 Dante (TV Movie)
 2003 Untitled New York Pilot (TV Movie)
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Emily Carson
 1998-2002 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
Kelly O'Malley
- Barefoot in the Nanny Park (2002) ... Kelly O'Malley
- Gordy's Choice (1999) ... Kelly O'Malley
- One Date at a Time (1998) ... Kelly O'Malley
- The Gay Divorcee (1998) ... Kelly O'Malley
- Looking for Mr. Hoppity (1998) ... Kelly O'Malley
 2001 The Gene Pool (TV Movie)
Jane Anderson
 2001 See Jane Run
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Leisha Elden
- The Burden of Perspective (2000) ... Leisha Elden
- The God Thing (2000) ... Leisha Elden
- Drawing the Line (2000) ... Leisha Elden
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Irene Hollis
- Separation Anxiety (1999) ... Irene Hollis
 1998 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series)
- Two Guys, a Girl and a Landlord (1998) ... Melissa
- Two Guys, a Girl and a Dad (1998) ... Melissa (credit only)
- Two Guys, a Girl and How They Met (1998) ... Melissa
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In the 2003-2004 theater season, Jessica starred as "Eileen Sherwood" in the Broadway revival of Leonard Bernstein's musical, "Wonderful Town".


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I seem to only write New York stories because it's the only thing that inspires or interests me. See more »


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. See more »

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