Cambridge, Mass. (AP) – Jennifer Coolidge, who saw a career resurgence after her Emmy-winning turn as Tanya McQuaid-Hunt in the acclaimed HBO series “The White Lotus,” was named 2023 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Husty. Halwa Natya on Tuesday.
Pudding is the oldest theatrical organization in the country and one of the oldest in the world. Since 1951, the award has been given annually to women who have “made a lasting and influential contribution to the world of entertainment.”
Coolidge, who played Stifler’s sultry mom in “American Pie” and sage manicurist Paulette in the “Legally Blonde” movies, grew up in the Boston area.
“We are very excited to welcome Jennifer Coolidge to her hometown and to Harvard, the iconic setting of Legally Blonde,” Man and Woman of the Year coordinator Maya Dubin said in a press release. ,
Coolidge will be honored with a parade through Harvard Square on February 4, followed by a roast when he is presented with his pudding pot.
Her other film credits include roles in “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind” and “Shotgun Wedding,” while she appeared in several television shows including “Seinfeld,” “2 Broke Girls” and “Nip/Tuck.” Huh.
Past winners of the Woman of the Year award include Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, and Debbie Reynolds.
Bob Odenkirk was named the 2023 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year last week. He will be honored on February 2.