Kristin Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American singer and musical theater, film, and television actress. Some of her best-known roles have included Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked and Annabeth Schott in television’s The West Wing. She most recently appeared in the role of Olive Snook on the ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy. She is also the face of Jude Frances jewelry.
Chenoweth has a distinctive speaking voice. In FHM’s March 2006 issue, she compared her voice to that of Betty Boop. Chenoweth is a soprano known for her skilled singing technique and artistic interpretations.