Jennifer Westfeldt is an American actress, screenwriter, director and producer. She is best known for co-writing, co-producing and starring in the 2002 indie film Kissing Jessica Stein, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical; and for writing, producing, starring in and making her directorial debut in the 2012 indie film Friends with Kids, which was included on New York Magazine's Top Ten Movies of 2012 list, as well as NPR's Top 12 of 2012. Her television work includes series regular and recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy, 24, Queen America and Notes from the Underbelly, among others; and memorable guest-starring turns on This is Us and Girls. She recently completed a four-season arc as Pauline Turner Brooks on TVLand’s series Younger, created by Darren Star.She made her Broadway debut in 2003 in the revival of Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy, for which she received a 2004 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, a Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, and a Drama League Award for her role as Eileen Sherwood. Other notable stage credits include the world premieres of Nell Benjamin's The Explorers Club at Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Marc Bruni; Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun at The Vineyard Theater opposite Linda Lavin, directed by Mark Brokaw; and Scott Z. Burns’ The Library at The Public Theater opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, directed by Steven Soderbergh.