Jennifer Saunders is a British based actress and comedian known for her sketch show French & Saunders alongside her friend Dawn French.
She also made her name portraying the role of Eddy Monsoon in the popular BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. Further, she is also the writer of the show and the author of the book Absolutely Fabulous 2.
Besides, Jennifer also is the award-winning actress for her brilliant performance as the wicked Fairy Godmother in the movie Shrek 2 (2004).
Moreover, in the film Shrek 2, she sang all of her songs by herself and has provided her voice in the animated movie Minions (2015).
Well, let’s have a detailed look at the distinguished personality’s life through the article!
Born in 1958, the Sleaford, England native blows up her birthday candles on the 6th of July. She was born to an RAF pilot father, Robert Thomas Saunders, and a biology teacher mother, Jane Saunders.
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For her acting, she joined the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she met her current friend and comedy partner, Dawn French.
Besides, after the completion of her high school, the BAFTA award winner worked as an au pair for one year in Italy.
Jennifer’s Married Life Plus Children
The actress plus comedian is spending her life happily with her husband, a fellow comedian, Adrian Edmondson.
The initiation of their love life began when the two fellow comedians met on the set of Channel 4 show Comic Strip Presents… At first sight, Adrian fell in love with Jennifer. However, Adrian was already in a marital bond with his wife (now divorced) Anna.
Nonetheless, after Adrian and Anna got separated in 1979, he decided to make a bond with Jennifer. And after more than 5 years of friendship, Adrian decided to propose Jennifer on horseback as she liked horses. But, after that idea failed, he chose to bring Jennifer to dinner and propose her.
Finally, his idea worked out, and he said about the feeling that he had for Jennifer, to which she happily said yes. After both of them decided to get together, the pair tied the knots on 11 May 1985.
Jennifer Saunders with her husband, Adrian Edmondson at London on 4th December 2019 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
Making their marital bond even stronger, the two were blessed with three children. The eldest daughter was named Ella Edmondson (b. 22 January 1986), the middle daughter was named Beattie Edmondson (b. 19 June 1987), and the youngest daughter was named Freya Edmondson (b. 16 October 1990).
Since their marriage to now, they have held their hands in every circumstance, and have always supported each other.
Moreover, the duo also got the fortune to play with their grandchildren.
Her Net Worth
With a vast and long career in the field of entertainment, Jennifer has been able to play a different type of roles in different TV shows and movies.
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Some of her movies and TV shows are Dead Boss (2012), The Boy in the Dress (2014), Grandpa's Great Escape (2018), and the list continues.
With that noted, she indeed has made some handsome amount of money. Well, as of 2018, her total net worth is calculated to be $20 million.
Quick Facts About Jennifer Saunders
She is also a mimic artist.
Her height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).
She lives with her children and husband in a 400-year-old farmhouse in Devon.
She has won multiple awards including BAFTA TV Award, British Comedy Award, and others.
She is the winner against her battle with breast cancer.
As of now, she is currently busy with her new project entitled Death on the Nile.