Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

We’ve seen so many winning performances from Norwell’s Jennifer Coolidge over the years, it sure was great to see her finally win an Emmy Award last night. I was so excited to hear my fellow Emerson College alum’s name called as the winner of the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series category, for her work in The White Lotus. HBO’s highly acclaimed series had 5 nominees in the category. Coolidge beat her co-stars Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Natasha Rothwell and Sydney Sweeney to take home the trophy. She starts at tormented socialite Tanya McQuoid in the series.

The win was such a great moment, made even better by her reaction to getting cut off during her speech with music. She had such a short time to speak before the button was pushed to play the music. How she handled it was pure, spontaneous comedic genius, in my book. Making lemon drops out of lemons is what Jennifer did.  When she first took the mic, Coolidge declared, “I just want to say I took a lavender bath tonight right before the show and it made me swell up inside my dress and I’m having a hard time speaking. This is so thrilling because … I didn’t think it was going to happen.” She awkwardly handled her notes, thanking a few industry friends before the music to play her off drowned her out. That’s when Jennifer proclaimed, “Hold on. No! This is a once in a lifetime thing.” And Coolidge took matters into her own hands. Or hips, as the case may be.


  • The Epic Win And Dance Moment

    This is how you handle Emmy Award producers when they try to cut off one of the greatest moments in your career. Dance, like everybody’s watching.

  • The Reaction On Twitter

    The reactions to Jennifer’s moment last night were almost as funny as she is.

  • The Role In The White Lotus

    Coolidge plays tortured socialtie Tanya McQuaid. Watch her in action on the popular HBO series.

  • The Best of the Best In Show

    In 2000 Jennifer played the overly-botoxed wife of a million who’s beloved pooch is entered into a dog show competition. Who could forget “we both love soup from Best in Show?”

  • The Scene Stealer In Legally Blonde

    Coolidge, as Paulette, in Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde is a character that has earned legendary status for scenes like this. And once again, she’s bustin’ a move.

  • The Seductress in American Pie

    Forget about Stacy’s Mom. Stifler’s mom has got it going on!

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