Lavinia Peck-Foster

Played by Kristin Chenoweth

Actor Bio

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth plays Lavinia Peck-Foster on NBC’s “Trial & Error: Lady, Killer.”

Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. She received an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009 for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and was also Tony nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth was nominated for two Emmys and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” Chenoweth is set to co-star in the upcoming musical comedy “Death Becomes Her,” an adaptation of the 1992 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Audience Choice Award in 2015 for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century,” for which she also earned Tony and Drama League Award nominations.

Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. She released a CD and DVD in 2014 of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Notable television appearances include “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and “The Muppets.” In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle, in “The Peanuts Movie.” She starred in the indie teen drama “Hard Sell” and additional film credits include “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “12 Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit and Run” and “Family Weekend.”

She co-starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” in 2016 and was recently seen in the Starz original series “American Gods,” where she reunited with “Pushing Daisies” executive producer Bryan Fuller. Chenoweth voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and can also be heard in the animated film “The Star.”

Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance” in 2016, her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement “My Love Letter to Broadway” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where she received rave reviews.  

In 2009, Chenoweth wrote “A Little Bit Wicked,” an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life that debuted on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction bestseller list.

Chenoweth received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a master’s degree in opera performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth’s accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. 

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