Kristin Chenoweth's Height
4ft 10in (147 cm)
American actress best known for playing Annabeth Schott on West Wing and Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies. She once said in relation to her stature: "I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, 'If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.' And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute. They could say I was a bitch, which would be terrible in my book. So I've decided that this height ain't so bad"
. In ABC News in 2011 she said "Let’s see, I could wear heels, I could tease my hair, and maybe on a good day I could be 5’1″. But the bottom line is, I’m 4’11″ and that’s the way I was put together"
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
4ft 9.5in (146.1cm)
Jodie53 said on 29/Jul/15
I'm just under 4'10" and got teased in high school alot and went home crying! But it ended up being to my advantage because I had no problem getting boyfriends and taken for 10 years younger than I am...
Steve said on 21/Apr/15
One of the most gorgeous women in the entire world. Petite women are the best!!
Could be as short as 4'9.5" which is amazingly cute!
Cliff said on 13/Jun/14
She looked this height next to 5'1" Olesya Rulin
S_G said on 17/Mar/14
hello littlesue :) so cute
Jewel said on 3/Mar/14
she has good proportions
Natt said on 27/Jan/14
@Emily: HAHAHAHAHAHA!! No wad posture can put someone down 9 inches. What planet do you live on!
JohnSmith said on 9/Dec/13
met her in NYC in 2009, nice woman, she's about 5 foot in heels
Emily said on 17/Oct/13
She's actually 5'7, she just has poor posture
pnut said on 25/Mar/13
had to look up her height to see if I was taller...nope I'm 4'9"
TNTinFL said on 25/Feb/13
I had to look this up when I saw her at the Red Carpet Oscars pre-show. She is TINY.
little sue said on 6/Feb/13
She is probably about like me, 4ft 10 3/4 but rounds up to 4ft 11. I hope I look as good as that!!
said on 5/Feb/13
Just curious --- why did you downgrade her Rob?
[Editor Rob: I just think she can look 4ft 10 more and more]
jake said on 6/Jun/12
I absolutely love short women. I am a 5'9" man so I am about average...and to me small women are so sexy. I love it and Kristin is no exception. I would give anything for a date with her...oh God, she is just absolutely gorgeous. Seriously!!!
Amber said on 5/Feb/12
I'm about 5'1 and I always am made fun of for my height, but then I look up Kristin's height and now I laugh at my friends and tell them that I'm just destined to be on Broadway!!
Victoria said on 30/Sep/11
I agree with you Jane, it would be boring if we were all about the same height. Plus, people's height usually seems to suit them well. I'm only 5'2 and my lifelong (female) friend is 5'9, but our heights are right for us. It would be weird if I was 5'9 or she was 5'2. Likewise, Kristen's tininess suits her.
emina said on 17/Aug/11
@Amy like being small is great.the first rule is to be ok with your self.but calling tall girls ''masculine'' is ridiculous,there are bad words for short girls too you know
Amy said on 14/Aug/11
Mmkay, so first of all, just to get it out of the way- I am Kristin's biggest fan. Ever. Ok so now onto the height. Yeah, she's short. But so am I (believe it or not I'm 4'11" haha). I used to wanna be tall, too, but then once I realized I had stopped growing I realized that if I ever did get any taller I'd look way too thin and would have to work on gaining weight and people would start calling me anorexic. Plus, I'm the only one who can fit under the sink to fix it :) Oh, and one really annoying fact: you have to be taller than 5'10" to be a runway model. How awful.
Jane said on 14/Jul/11
What's wrong with tall people or short people? It's not like there's any "right" height! Wouldn't the world be boring if we were all in the same five inch range?
My teacher met Kristin Chenoweth and said that she seemed 4'11", just as most sources report.
FiveEightisGreat said on 13/Jul/11
Well, you can't change your height so you might as well be happy with it, whatever it is! That's horrible to call women who are over 5'9 masculine! And to Sharon, I wouldn't change a thing about my height either.
Sharon said on 10/Jul/11
I'm an adult woman who is 4'10" and 100lbs I wouldn't want to be any larger even if I were paid a million dollars! All men adore me and both men and women comment daily on how petite and cute I am and how I look just like a doll. The downfall being it's extremely difficult to find clothes that fit and shoes are a nightmare (I wear a woman's size 4 or a childs size 2) but it is all worth the effort. I wouldn't change a thing. Those of you who posted that women 5'9" and over are masculine - well you are actually correct. The average height of men (including all nationalities around the world) is in fact 5'9". The world average height of women is 5'3".
greek guy said on 17/Feb/11
@Wagonmaster my girlfriend is 5 10 and a half
PaulH said on 10/Feb/11
"some men are 10 feet tall, only their bodies don't know it"- said by hawkeye to Radar, on MASH. I agree completely. Kristen is a fabulous talent- who cares how short she is? Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise are just two superstars of the screen, that come to mind right away, who are short- and who cares about their lack of height. Also, when Kristen was opposite Allison Janney on the west wing, it was a source of humour, but not derisive. Anybody think the vert tall janney is not attractive?
Wagonmaster said on 9/Dec/10
"I don't think a female body was designed to be over 5 feet 9, pass that is when they start to look masculine."
You need to check out a few more tall females, if you think that! Maria Sharapova comes to mind, instantly!
tania tich said on 24/Aug/07
thats what my friend call me, I recently just finished a dance course in London and I was one of the older ones but shorter (I'm 4.11)ones, we had to go round on the first day state our age, and when we were taking out next ballet exam, everyone was shocked to here I was 16! but I have a high voice I wouldn't say it was squeeky or something but unless I strain my voice on then do I sound more grown up, girls in my class say I sound like a baby which I find harder to deal with than the fact that I'm small, I found it a benefit for getting into west end shows. Though back to my point sorry kristin I think were exactly the same height or about you know, I saw her in the Donmar Warehouse years ago and I was tiny then and not that young but I remember Kristin saying, 'aww your so cute, and tiny' I'll always remember that. The best actress/singer ever!
Unidentified said on 13/Aug/07
I was instantly smitten when I saw her on The West Wing. Even her voice -- which some probably don't like -- is very sexy to me. What can I say? I'm an average size guy, and I really like short women. I hope that doesn't make me sound as bad as average sized women who insist that you're not a "real man" unless you're over six feet!
Rae-Anne said on 26/Jul/07
Ive been short my whole life (I'm 4'11'') and it has always been commented on. Through my teenage years with a bit of wit I used to say "I'm not short, just vertically challenged!" Well after I got into the Wicked craze my friends and I came up with the phrase that I'd been CHENOFIED and it has stuck ever since, but imagine our surprise when we learned that our word was already out there! So I'd just like to say many kudos to Kristin Chenoweth, I love you so much, and good luck to all of the Chenofieds, and as Cheno has already set an example of, short people will one day rule the world! ;-P
Jon Doe said on 1/Jul/07
Atleast you girls are just getting teased for your stature and not getting beat up.Beleive me being short and a guy is way worse,besides you're all probably gonna marry some 6foot+ "hunk" anyways.
Holly said on 22/Jun/07
I met at the stage door of her broadway play "The Apple Tree" a couple months ago, and she was super tiny, both in height and weight. I'm about 5'1.5, so I'm not that much taller, but I still felt like a giant next to her! She was really cute and sweet.
Anais said on 10/Jun/07
When I went out with 2 of my friends one day, we asked someone we knew at the arcade how old we looked. They said that my friends looked around 16. When I asked how old I looked, they said 10. That's really sad.
Anais said on 8/Jun/07
Well, there's a lot for me to say. They had said that Kristen did have a height problem, but usually when you see models or actresses, they're like 5'7-5'10, so I thought she would be like 5'2 or something. I thought that Idina was taller too, but she's only 5'4 and the reason she looks so tall is because Kristen is short measuring at 4'11 LIKE ME!!! I feel so proud of her. I get mocked a lot and people call me shorty and mistake me as a younger child, but knowing this, I feel better.
lizzy said on 20/Apr/07
I was 4'9'' until 10th grade and only weighed 85lbs. which used to be so embarrassing because all my teachers on like the first day of class were like " sweety the middle school is the next building over" and I would just go red in the face lol. So my solution to gain a little more height - as suggested by my friend was just to eat more food because for like my whole life all I would have would be 3 meals a day (always PB&J for lunch lol) and was always pretty active & it sort of made sense because she was like you probably have a really fast metabolism and since you don't just sit around you burn up everything you take in and your body has nothing left to grow - so I started eating like 24/7 and now I'm 18 and a freshman in college and up to 5'3'' at 104lbs. and never mistaken for a M.S.er lol - but many are impressed with my ability to eat a whole golden fudge cake =)
Ellie said on 28/Jan/07
Tall girl, that's soo cool that you grew 11 in. in less than a year! I just turned 16 and am 5'1.5". I'd love to be 5'6"-5'8", but realistically I think I could still grow to be 5'3"-5'4" (my mom is 5'4" and dad is 5'10"). did you do anything specail? I've been trying to eat more protein and calcium so that i can grow.
Erica said on 11/Nov/06
I think kristin chenoweth is a great actress with lots of talent!she is a role model and inspiration to all petite/short girls, proving that they can have sucessful careers!I am a short girl my self Standing only at 4'9. Alot of people say short petite girls are cute which is definatly true!I beleive Kristin stands between 4'9 -4'11 tall.
TallGirl said on 7/Aug/06
I was 4'11 for the longest time, up until a year and a half ago. My parents and I assumed I was going to be short forever. It's funny, as soon as we gave up hope that I'd grow, I grew to 5'10 in under a year(I'm 17 now!). So for those of you who are unsure as to if you'll keep growing, if you're young, there's always a chance, :) And I think Kristin is adorable at 4'11, my friend loved her on TWW and almost spat out her coffee when I told her Krisitin was in her late thirties, my friend had thought she was just out of high school.
Gretchen said on 30/Apr/06
I saw Kristen on the Martha Stewart show, and Martha TOWERED over her! She had really high heels on too! I just knew she was super short! But super CUTE, too!
kristian said on 27/Mar/06
i have seen ascene of her in the west wing next to allison janney.....
i was like hhhhhhh?????!!!!????
it was really incredible how short she was!!!!!!4´11 Maybe a bit too much???????????
Kristy said on 13/Feb/06
No, Anonymous, it is not a fact that girls stop growing 2 years after their period. And even if you do get shots, and even if they work, they usually only add 1"-3" at the very most. The best thing is to just learn to accept yourself the way God made you, and turn your stature into a positive thing. Just by looking at this site you can see that you don't have to be tall to be famous, and I know several short people who seemed much taller simply because of their personalities. On the flip side, I've known lots of tall people who didn't like how much they stood out, and wished they were closer to an average height. It's all about what you make of yourself, and how much you allow your appearance to affect the person you are.
Anonymous said on 12/Feb/06
does anybody know if girls really stop growing 2 years after their period? is there any way to grow taller without the shots?
gyllenhaalic823 said on 19/Jan/06
She has such a cute, peppy and high voice because of her height - it allowed her to sing "popular" from "wicked" perfectly.
btw, off-topic, i went to see "wicked" tues. night in chicago - GREAT show!! oh and the girl who played galinda ("WITH A 'GAH'") looked pretty tiny . . . i dont think it was kristin though . . . she looked around 5'1" though. they like tinier ppl for that role lol
heightfan said on 3/Jan/06
I just saw her on Ellen, even with her giant heels and Ellen in her normal flats, Kristin was dwarfed. She reminds me of an ex that used to say she was 4'11", which I never believed. One night I measured her and she was really 4'8". She admitted she knew she was not really 4'11",but said her telling everyone that she was less than 5' was embarassing enough. Do you think Kristin could be doing the same?
Anonymous said on 13/Dec/05
If Kristen can have success on stage and on television and have her true talents seen, then that gives me hope for my stature as well on stage, since I am 4'11" as well.
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/05
I have been teased all my life. everyday, all day. and for others it never gets old. actually, i was just at a social gathering where i was being teased. no one calls me cute, they just mock me. and at first, i can handle it. but not once you have seven people in your face, pointing out the fact that they were your height when they were five. i love that kristen is 4'11. as am i. she is an inspiration, and she gives a little hope to those of us out there who are short and also want to work in show biz.
ellie clark said on 11/Nov/05
i was teased all through middle scholl about me heaight(then 4"9) when i got to high school people thought i was cute. Now i love being 4"11 just like kristin chenowith, my idol!
miss shorty said on 8/Nov/05
i was 4'11 for the longest time but now i've topped out at 5'2 i love being short though because you get so much more attention!
kristin2 said on 26/Sep/05
You have to admire KC. She seems to be the only celebrity who is actually honest about her height. As a fellow 4'11er, she's my hero.
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Jun/05
Said in Parade Magazine, "I’m 4 feet 11, but please put in that I’m only 96 pounds"