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JENNIFER WESTFELDT is best known for co-writing, co-producing, and playing the title role in the 2002 indie hit KISSING JESSICA STEIN, released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

KISSING JESSICA STEIN won Audience awards at the Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami International Film Festivals, as well as the GLAAD Media Award for Best Picture. Jennifer won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, a Special Jury Prize for Writing and Acting at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and a nomination for an Indie Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. 

Her second feature as an actress/writer/producer, IRA & ABBY, won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and the Audience Award at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Jennifer also won the Best Actress Award at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival for her performance as Abby. The film was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and was released to critical acclaim in the fall of '07.

Jennifer started her career as a New York-based theater actress, starring in more than 25 Off-Broadway and regional productions, including the long-running hit The Fantasticks. In 2003, she made her Broadway debut in the critical and commercial hit Wonderful Town, directed by two-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, costarring opposite two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy. Jennifer received a 2004 Tony nomination for her performance, a Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, and a Drama League Award. Her most recent stage work includes the world premiere of Cusi Cram's A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages, the world premiere of Joe Gilford's Finks at New York Stage & Film, and Three Sisters for L.A. Theaterworks.

On the small screen, Jennifer was recently seen as Meredith Reed on the final season of Fox's hit show "24". Other television credits include "Grey's Anatomy", "Notes From the Underbelly", "Numb3rs", "Judging Amy", "Hack", "Snoops", "Two Guys And A Girl" and "Holding The Baby". She is currently developing a new series which she will write and star in, with Alan Ball Executive Producing.


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