Posted on October 2, 2010
It emerged in 2001 in independent film and is married to Jon Hamm (Mad Men). Invited to the hit series 24, the review laid eyes on it and hope that it stops being a promise.
Some nine years ago, Jennifer Westfeldt decided to enter the world of self-management and to shape their own cinematic dreams. To do this, he adapted the novel "See Jane Run" (Canadian novelist Joy Fielding, a real machine bestseller) to the big screen and reaped "Kissing Jessica Stein."
The film, a comedy of romantic tone with allusions to lesbianism but especially frustrating collections blind dates, had great impact on independent cinema: it won an award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was praised by the influential Ellen DeGeneres.
Habitué in TV series
After the success of Kissing Jessica Stein, Westfeldt entered slowly but surely to the television and saw some of the most successful series; from the melodramatic Judging Amy (as last season aired in 2005) to Grey's Anatomy.
Finally, last year captured the attention of TV critics when he broke into the hit number 24 in the role of an ambitious journalist with ties to the Arab leader Hashemi (played by Anil Kapoor, the insidious TV host in Slumdog Millionaire).
Couples with actor Jon Hamm (Don Draper in Mad Men), Jennifer now expects its emergence as a mainstream series will open doors to new projects.