Jennifer Coolidge's Style Evolution, From Budding Comedy Actor To 'White Lotus' Star

The Emmy winner has been hitting the red carpet for more than two decades.

Jennifer Coolidge recently captivated audiences with her “La Dolce Vita” style in the latest season of HBO’s “The White Lotus.” But even when she’s not playing lovelorn heiress Tanya on the hit series, the actor has a sartorial personality of her own.

From little black dresses to sweeping gowns, Coolidge has long brought a sense of glam and fun to the red carpet and other locations. HuffPost has rounded up 57 photos of her style evolution, from early 2000s character actor to Emmy-winning comedy and drama star.

2000
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Coolidge at the premiere of the film "Best in Show" in West Hollywood, California, on Sept. 19, 2000.
2001
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Coolidge at the premiere of the comedy "Down to Earth" in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2001.
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Coolidge at the "American Pie 2" premiere in Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 2001.
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Coolidge at the opening-night party for the play "The Women" in New York City on Nov. 8, 2001.
2002
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Coolidge at an event related to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (now known as NCTA – The Internet & Television Association) in Pasadena, California, on July 11, 2002.
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Coolidge at the premiere of TV movie "Women vs. Men" in Los Angeles on July 23, 2002.
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Coolidge at the Angel Awards, an event held by the nonprofit Project Angel Food, in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 2002.
2003
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Coolidge at the "American Wedding" premiere in Universal City, California, on July 24, 2003.
2004
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Coolidge attends an HBO Films event in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 2004.
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Coolidge at the premiere of the film "A Cinderella Story" in Los Angeles on July 10, 2004.
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Coolidge at the Angel Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 21, 2004.
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Coolidge at the premiere of the movie "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" in Los Angeles on Dec. 12, 2004.
2005
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Coolidge at the People's Choice Awards in Pasadena on Jan. 9, 2005.
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Coolidge at the "Robots" premiere in Los Angeles on March 6, 2005.
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Coolidge at the GLAAD Media Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on April 30, 2005.
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Coolidge at an event held by The Trevor Project, a nonprofit, in West Hollywood on Dec. 4, 2005.
2006
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Coolidge at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10, 2006.
2007
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Coolidge at an event for the Farm Sanctuary nonprofit in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 8, 2007.
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Coolidge at the premiere for the fifth season of the series "Nip/Tuck" in Hollywood on Oct. 20, 2007.
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Coolidge in New York City on Nov. 6, 2007.
2008
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Coolidge at an Elton John AIDS Foundation event on Feb. 24, 2008, in West Hollywood.
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Coolidge at a political event on Sept. 28, 2008, in Los Angeles.
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Coolidge at the Best in Drag Show, a nonprofit fundraiser event, in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2008.
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Coolidge at a Farm Sanctuary benefit event in New York City on Dec. 4, 2008.
2009
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Coolidge at an event titled "An Evening With Women: Celebrating Art, Music & Equality" in Beverly Hills on April 24, 2009.
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Coolidge at a comedy festival in Beverly Hills on May 8, 2009.
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Coolidge at the AFI Fest premiere of the crime drama "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" in Hollywood on Nov. 4, 2009.
2010
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Coolidge at an after-party following the Broadway opening of the play "Elling" in New York City on Nov. 21, 2010.
2011
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Coolidge at a Trevor Project benefit event in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2011.
2012
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Coolidge at a party to celebrate the awards season in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2012.
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Coolidge at the Los Angeles premiere of the comedy "American Reunion" on March 23, 2012.
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Coolidge at an American Heart Association event in New York City on June 5, 2012.
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Coolidge at the Face Forward Gala, a charity event, in Beverly Hills on Sept. 15, 2012.
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Coolidge at a gala event held by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, on Oct. 11, 2012, in Hollywood.
2013
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Coolidge at an event for the nonprofit Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills on March 14, 2013.
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Coolidge at a Television Critics Association event in Beverly Hills on July 29, 2013.
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Coolidge at the premiere of the romantic comedy "Austenland" in Hollywood on Aug. 8, 2013.
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Coolidge at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City on Aug. 12, 2013.
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Coolidge at a gala event for Face Forward in Santa Monica, California, on Sept. 28, 2013.
2014
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Coolidge at an event held by Emerson College's Los Angeles center on March 8, 2014.
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Coolidge at "Lipshtick - The Perfect Shade of Stand-Up," a comedy performance series, in Las Vegas on Sept. 19, 2014.
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Coolidge at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" in Hollywood on Oct. 6, 2014.
2015
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Coolidge at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner event in Washington on April 25, 2015.
2016
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Coolidge at Los Angeles International Airport on July 11, 2016.
2017
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Coolidge at the premiere of "The Emoji Movie" in Los Angeles on July 23, 2017.
2018
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Coolidge at a gala event for Farm Sanctuary in New York City on Oct. 4, 2018.
2019
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Coolidge and actor Billy Porter at a photo session for the film "Like a Boss" in New York City on Dec. 14, 2019.
2020
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Coolidge at the "Like a Boss" premiere in New York City on Jan. 7, 2020.
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Coolidge at Build Series event in New York City on Jan. 8, 2020.
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Coolidge in New York City for the talk show "Watch What Happens Live" on Jan. 13, 2020.
2021
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Coolidge at the Los Angeles premiere of "The White Lotus" on July 7, 2021.
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Coolidge at the premiere of the film "Swan Song" in Los Angeles on Aug. 5, 2021.
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Coolidge at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2021.
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Coolidge at the Gotham Awards in New York City on Nov. 29, 2021.
2022
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Coolidge in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2022.
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Coolidge at the Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2022.
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Coolidge at the Los Angeles premiere for the second season of "The White Lotus" on Oct. 20, 2022.
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