Stage actress who won a Tony Award for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Her other Broadway credits include Wicked, Candide, and The Apple Tree. In 2015, she appeared as Maleficent in the Disney TV movie Descendants.
She studied musical theater and opera performance at Oklahoma City University. She subsequently starred in a 1994 Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks.
She won a 2009 Emmy Award for her performance on the television show Pushing Daisies.
Born of partial Cherokee, she was adopted as an infant by Jerry and Junie Chenoweth. She previously dated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.