Jennifer Coolidge, who has seen a career comeback after winning an Emmy Award as Tanya McCoy Hunt in the critically acclaimed HBO series “White Lotus,” was named Woman of the Year 2023 by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Tuesday. It was
Pudding is the oldest theater organization in the country and one of the oldest in the world. Since 1951, the award has been given annually to a woman who has “made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.”
Coolidge, who played Stifler’s sultry mother in “American Pie” and wise manicurist Paulette in the movie “Legally Blonde,” grew up in the Boston area.
Maya Dubin, Man & Woman of the Year coordinator, said in a press release, “Excited to welcome Jennifer Coolidge to her hometown and to Harvard, the iconic venue for Legally Blonde. “Her glittery personality and comical presence are puddings.”
Coolidge will be honored with a parade in Harvard Square on February 4th followed by a roast where her pudding pot is presented.
Her other film credits include roles in ‘Best in Show’, ‘Mighty Wind’, ‘Shotgun Wedding’, ‘Seinfeld’, ‘2 Broke Girls’, He has appeared in multiple TV shows such as ‘Nip/Tuck’.
Previous 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 2nd.