The Krewe of Muses announces Jennifer Coolidge will serve as the Krewe’s Honorary Muse for their 20th anniversary.
The all-female krewe will roll on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The parade will follow the traditional uptown route, beginning at the corner of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue.
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Coolidge, actress and comedienne, will lead the parade in the krewe’s iconic shoe float, a 17-foot tall fiber optic encrusted red pump. Seriously, the shoe is a must see and a favorite to many parade goers year after year. And if you’re lucky, you may be able to catch the krewe’s most coveted throw, a decorated high heel pump. Trust me, the crowd goes crazy over them.
See more fabulous pumps here.
Founded in 2000, the krewe will celebrate 20 years this year, coincidentally on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. That’s two – twenty – twenty twenty! Very cool, right?
Coolidge has created a range of iconic characters, including “Stifler’s mom” in the American Pie trilogy, “Fiona” in A Cinderella Story, and “Paulette” opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Legally Blonde franchise, a role she recently reprise for Ariana Grande’s hit “Thank U, Next” music video.
“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”, said Coolidge.
Other film credits include A Night at the Roxbury, Zoolander, Port of Call: New Orleans, Austenland, Lemony Snicket, Pootie Tang, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Additionally, she has lengthy television credit that includes Sex and the City, Friends, Seinfeld, Frasier, Nip/Tuck, Party Down, Glee, Inside Amy Schumer, and 2 Broke Girls.
Coolidge’s voice has been used for characters in 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).
Aside from the Hollywood life, Coolidge is a frequent contributor to human and animal rights organizations and 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 University. It makes perfect sense now that she’s a part of the Muses family considering her New Orleans connection.
Originally from Boston, the actress and comedienne studied theater at Emerson College and was a nine-year veteran of The Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles. 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.
“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” said Krewe of Muses Captain Staci Rosenberg.
Past Honorary Muses include Patricia Clarkson, Mayor Latoya Cantrell, Tamron Hall and Solange. The Muses organization is now home to over 1,400 female members.
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