Every time I see Jennifer Westfeldt's name attached to a project, I immediately get excited. She sort of reminds me of a mixture between Portia De Rossi and Lisa Kudrow. Not only is she charming, but she is funny and she just glows on screen. Today she turns 45.
Megan fell in love with Kissing Jessica Stein, Westfedlt's big breakout. She played the title character, a single woman who begins a relationship with another woman for the first time. Not only did she star in Kissing, but she also wrote the screenplay with her co-star Heather Juergensen--they were robbed of an Original Screenplay nomination, by the way.
Westfeldt made her directorial debut with Friends with Kids, an underrated charmer about a pair of friends (Westfeldt and Adam Scott) who decide to have a kid together. The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Westfeldt's very own beau, Jon Hamm. More recently, she was seen on the last season of Girls (as John Cameron Mitchell's widow who insists that her husband wasn't gay--even though she knows everyone thought he was) and Children's Hospital.
Someone give her a television series! Or let her write and direct more!!! Until then, let's all wish Jennifer the happiest of birthdays!!!