Jennifer Westfeldt (born February 2, 1970) is an American actress and screenwriter known for the hit 2001 independent film Kissing Jessica Stein, which she co-wrote with Heather Juergensen and in which the two women starred.
Born in Guilford, Connecticut to a Swedish-American father and Jewish mother, Westfeldt was raised in her mother's religion. She graduated from Guilford High School and attended Yale University, where she sang with the a cappella group Redhot & Blue. She is a member of the untitled family of Wästfelt in the nobility of Sweden.
After acting off-Broadway in Lipschtick, a series of sketches she co-wrote with Juergensen, she relocated to Hollywood, where she was cast in a recurring role in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place during its first season on ABC. In 2001 she was featured in three episodes of Judging Amy. Additional television credits include appearances in Grey's Anatomy and Numb3rs, a regular role in Notes from the Underbelly, and the television movie Before You Say I Do with David Sutcliffe.
Westfeldt made her feature film debut in the 2001 screen adaptation of the Joy Fielding novel See Jane Run. Later that year she appeared in her breakthrough role,...