Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders

actress, writer, producer

Jennifer Saunders was born on Jul 06, 1958 in UK. Jennifer Saunders's big-screen debut came with The Young Ones - Season 1 directed by Paul Jackson in 1982. Jennifer Saunders is known for Sing 2 directed by Garth Jennings, Tori Kelly stars as Meena and Reese Witherspoon as Rosita. Jennifer Saunders has got 7 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Jennifer Saunders achieved is AARP Movies for Grownups Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Jennifer Saunders plays is The Pentaverate - Season 1 which will be released on May 05, 2022.

Jennifer Saunders was born July 6, 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to Jane, a biology teacher, and Robert Thomas Saunders, an RAF pilot. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London, where she met fellow comedians Adrian Edmondson (later her husband), Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and Peter Richardson, who later opened his own club, "The Comic Strip", where these comedians quickly formed a regular format.The Comic Strip team were transferred to television screens with great success as they all starred alongside each other in The Comic Strip Presents... (1982). After The Comic Strip she starred in a few episodes of The Young Ones (1982), Girls on Top (1985) and Happy Families (1985). Afterwards she and Dawn French wrote a TV show of their own, French and Saunders (1987), which was an immense success due to the double act's genius writing, brilliant acting performances and hilarious spoofs of world famous blockbusters and bands.It was in one of the episodes of "French and Saunders" that the audience had the pleasure of watching a sketch about an uptight daughter and a crazy, neurotic mother that became a comedy classic sitcom. When the BBC next asked Saunders to write something, she just couldn't come up with any ideas, so she decided to expand on that sketch, making it more outrageous and therefore funnier - Absolutely Fabulous (1992) was born.Perhaps by coincidence Saunders had created one of the most loved, funny, and creative TV Shows in BBC history. Three series were made, in 1995 the show was put on hold until Saunders began writing again and came back with a fourth series in 2001. She is always ready for charity as well, she has been doing "Comic Relief" with a lot of her comedy companions ever since 1986. Jennifer Saunders, one of the most loved TV faces in Britain, will hit the screens with her fifth series of Absolutely Fabulous in 2003.

  • Birthday

    Jul 06, 1958
  • Place of Birth

    Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
  • Also known

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Known For


7 wins & 13 nominations

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
Best Buddy Picture
Winner - Movies for Grownups Award
BAFTA Awards
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Winner - BAFTA TV Award
BAFTA Television
Winner - Academy Fellowship
Best Comedy (Programme or Series)
Winner - BAFTA TV Award
Best Light Entertainment Performance
Winner - BAFTA TV Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows