Jennifer Saunders

12 Jul 1958

Actor, Writer

Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedienne, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won two BAFTAs, an International Emmy Award, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a Peoples Choice Award.

She first came into widespread attention in the 1980s and early 1990s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Along with her comedy partner Dawn French, she writes and stars in their eponymous sketch show, French & Saunders, and has received international acclaim for writing and playing the lead role of Edina Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

In her other work, she has guest starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends, and won the American People's Choice Award for voicing the wicked Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2. More recently, she wrote and starred in Jam & Jerusalem and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

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Filmography (15 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···Sing
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Role: Actor (as Nana (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Stick Man
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2015)
···Minions
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Reine Elizabeth II (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Coraline
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Miss Spink (voice))
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2006)
···L'entente cordiale
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Gwendoline McFarlane)
(movie, 2004)
···Shrek 2
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Fairy Godmother (voice))
(movie, 2000)
···French & Saunders Live
Genre: Comedy
By: Ed Bye
Role: Actor (as Various roles)
(series, 1999)
···The Magician's House
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as The Rat)
(movie, 1996)
···Muppet Treasure Island
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Family
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Bluveridge)
(movie, 1995)
···A Midwinter's Tale
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Nancy)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 1993)
···French and Saunders Live
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Various roles)
(movie, 1985)
···The Supergrass
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Lesley Reynolds)