Jennifer Saunders also became one of those revolutionary entertainers to begin her career in a Boys club. Jennifer, along with Dawn French, started their career in the  1980s  by doing alternative standup comedy. The duo introduced themselves as “Menopause Sisters.” They shifted their entertainment from stage to television, titling “French and Saunders.” The show, full of gags, spoof, and meta-satire, became popular among the audience during the 80s and 90s. Their performance even got the highest budget in the history of the BBC.

Quick Info
Full NameJennifer Jane Saunders
Date of Birth6 July 1958
Birth PlaceSleaford, England
Parent(s)Barbara Jane Saunders and Robert Thomas Saunders
OccupationComedian, screenwriter, singer and actress
Spouse(s)Ade Edmondson ​(m. 1985)
Weight63 kg
Net WorthUS $20 million

Moreover, Saunders alone is famous for her contributions in “Shrek 2″, ” The Queen in Minions,” the situational comedy “Absolutely Fabulous,” alongside Joanna Lumley, and many more.


Where was Jennifer Saunders born and raised?

The birthplace of Jennifer is Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. She came into the world on 6 July 1958. Her mother’s name is Barbara Jane Saunders. She was a biology teacher. Her father’s name is Robert Thomas Saunders. He was a pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Robert also reached the position of group captain and even worked in “British Aerospace.” Jennifer had three brothers. The nationality of Jennifer is European (English). She belongs to the English ethnicity. Her current age is 62 years.

Jennifer Saunders


Jennifer Saunders had to change her schools many times as her father was in the armed force. She did her schooling in boarding schools from five to eighteen. Them, she went to St. Paul’s Girls’ School. It was an independent school in West London. She even worked as an “Au Pair” for a year in Italy after completing her school.

Likewise, Jennifer secured her position in the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 1977. She was enrolled in a drama teachers’ course. There she met Dawn French, who became her partner for the standup comedy and later for the TV show. Dawn had taken the course to become a teacher, and Jennifer didn’t know about the course properly. Jennifer’s mother became sad when Jennifer refused to apply for Oxbridge University Education.


How Jennifer Started her Career?

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn grab the people’s attention after their appearance in the alternative comedy scene at “The Comic Strip” at the beginning of the 1980s. They received the opportunity as a “The Stage” newspaper was seeking female comedians for the performance. Before them, there were only male performers. Just after they stepped into the audition, they were told that they were selected and questioned when they could start. And they started continuing as members of the club. They shared the club with Robbie Coltrane, Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, and Adrian Edmondson. 

Likewise, Saunders, along with Dawn, appeared in “The Comic Strip Presents: Five Go Mad in Dorse.” It broadcasted on November 2, 1982. She even co-wrote “Girls on Top” in 1985. Jennifer also appeared in “Happy Families,” ” The Supergrass,” “Strike,” ” The Young Ones,” and many more. Jennifer and Dawn created “French and Saunders” in 1987. It became popular around the 80s and 90s. The show runs from 1987 to 1993 on BBC Two and from 1994 to 2017 on BBC Four. 

Jennifer Saunders

Moreover, Jennifer Saunders has also been part of movies like “The Supergrass” in 1987, “Muppet Treasure Island” in 1996, and “Absolument fables” in 2001. Jennifer had also given a voice to several characters in movies like “Minions” in 2015, “Coraline” in 2009, and “Shrek 2” in 2004. Jennifer was also part of the film like “Patrick” in 2018 and “Isn’t It Romantic” in 2019. Her upcoming movie “Death on the Nile” is in the post-production phase.


Who is Saunders married to?

Jennifer Saunders married Ade Edmondson in Cheshire on May 11, 1985. The couple has three daughters. They became grandparents on August 27, 2012, after her daughter gave birth to a baby boy. The couple became grandparents second time in February 2014. They were blessed with the first granddaughter in August 2016. The couple has a total of four grandchildren.

Jennifer is also a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with the disease in July 2010. Jennifer also published her autobiography in October 2013. The title of the book is “Bonkers: My Life in Laughs.”


Social Media

Jennifer Saunders is quite active on Social Media platforms. She goes with the name of “@ferrifrump” on Twitter with 673.2K followers, and her Facebook page “Jennifer Saunders” has 40K followers.  Moreover, there is also an Instagram account with the name of “@ferrifrump” with 62.6K followers. The description and profile picture is the same as that of Twitter, but the account is not verified yet.

Jennifer Saunders

How much is Saunders’s Current Net Worth?

Jennifer Saunders has been part of the industry for more than 35 years. She has been part of many projects, including movies, TV, stage, and animations. According to the evaluation of her projects and, she has an approximate net worth of $20 million.



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