Jennifer Coolidge to ride as Honorary Muse

Known for 'American Pie' and 'A Cinderella Story'

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 07, 2020 - 10:06 am
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The Krewe of Muses will have actress and comedienne Jennifer Coolidge riding as the Honorary Muse. 

"From the first time I saw the Muses parade, I was wowed by its creativity and uniqueness.  I'm so flattered to be chosen to lead this extraordinary parade powered by women," Coolidge said in a news release.
 
Coolidge will ride on the signature high heel.

"On February 20, 2020, Jennifer will lead the carnival organization's twentieth parade riding in the Krewe of Muses iconic shoe float, a 17-foot tall fiber optic encrusted red pump."

Coolidge has more than 100 acting credits on IMBD.  She is known to movie and television watchers for a variety of roles to a different generations.

From playing "Stifler's mom" in the American Pie trilogy to "Fiona" (the evil stepmother) in A Cinderella Story, she has a career that spans from 1993 to projects currently in production.
  
The news release lists some of her noted roles including playing "Paulette" opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Legally Blonde franchise, a role she recently reprise for Ariana Grande's hit "Thank U, Next" music video. 

Other film credits include: 

  • A Night at the Roxbury
  • Zoolander
  • Port of Call: New Orleans
  • Austenland
  • Lemony Snicket
  • Pootie Tang
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Television credit include:

  • Sex and the City
  • Friends
  • Seinfeld
  • Frasier
  • Nip/Tuck
  • Party Down
  • Glee
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • 2 Broke Girls  

"Coolidge has lent her voice to characters for Robots, The Emoji Movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Trip, Igor, King of the Hill, American Dad!, Napoleon Dynamite, Gravity Falls, As Told By Ginger, The Life and Times of Tim, and the upcoming Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk, toured stand-up across the country, and performed on Broadway in The Women (2001) and Elling (2010)."

What is she up to now?

"She can currently be seen in Like a Boss co-starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek, and the upcoming Promising Young Women starring Carey Mulligan."

Muses says Coolidge splits her time between Los Angeles and New Orleans, "a city she has adored ever since visiting her sister Susannah while she was a student at Tulane."

Krewe of Muses Captain Staci Rosenberg says, "Jennifer Coolidge is most deserving of leading the Muses. We've spent 20 years trying to make the people of New Orleans laugh and earned a reputation for our wit and humor... So we celebrate our 20 years of sisterhood by honoring a New Orleans sister who makes the world laugh." 

Muses' 20th parade will roll on Thursday evening, February 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Muses will follow its traditional extended route, beginning at the corner of Magazine St. and Jefferson Ave. and proceeding down Magazine to Napoleon Ave. to St. Charles Avenue.

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