01:35 PM EDT 11/23/2015
Originally posted 11/20/2015 12:00PM
In honor of National Adoption Day on Nov. 21, award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth writes for WhoSay about her experience as an adopted child.
I've always known that I was adopted. It was never a secret or held from me.
I knew that my birth mother loved me so much that she wanted to give me a better life. And my parents, Jerry and Junie Chenoweth, were looking to adopt a baby and found me – literally less than one week after I was born.
Growing up, my parents explained my adoption by telling me, "We chose you." It was a wonderful way to put it to an adopted child. And I think it's true. An adoption is a full-circle blessing.
Next, if you're thinking about adopting a child, remember that it's a gift you're getting and it comes with just as much responsibility as if you had your child biologically. On top of that, it's a beautiful blessing that you were chosen to take care of this child and become his or her parent.
Originally posted 10/23/2015 06:10PM
Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is raising awareness for a new technique for discovering breast cancer.
Chenoweth, whose adoptive mother is a breast cancer survivor, tells PEOPLE Genius 3D Mammography testing is not very different from a regular mammogram, but it detects 41 percent more invasive cancers earlier because it is much clearer.
What Stars Are Watching This Week: Sir Patrick Stewart, Chrissy Teigen, Ellen DeGeneres and More Share Their TV Favorites
Originally posted 08/28/2015 06:05PM
From indulging in a Netflix binge to filling their datebooks with appointment television, even busy A-listers somehow find time to keep up with their favorite shows – and share what they love on social media. Check out PEOPLE's weekly round-up of our favorite entertainers' TV shout-outs to stay in the loop.
Sir Patrick Stewart and Kumail Nanjiani watch each other in Blunt Talk and Silicon Valley when they aren't gushing about the shows on Twitter.
Originally posted 08/26/2015 10:10AM
The actress, 47, couldn't resist doing a little "manscaping" during her appearance on Conan on Tuesday, tackling host Conan O'Brien's unruly eyebrows.
The Tony-winning actress explained her aptitude for helping groom her male friends (but "just the face") before pointing out O'Brien's trouble spots.
Originally posted 07/14/2015 01:40PM
Kristin Chenoweth is just too popular to stay on the market!
Originally posted 06/04/2015 08:55AM
Her awards-night co-host revealed to Seth Meyers on Wednesday, however, that she "can't stop talking" and that her vocal rest lasted "for about 30 seconds."
Alan Cumming, 50, told the Late Night host that Chenoweth starts her meetings off with the dry-erase board, segueing rapidly into whispers, her normal speaking voice and then straight-up "screaming."
Originally posted 04/29/2015 01:00PM
Talk about living in a Barbie world!
Originally posted 01/13/2015 08:20AM
You'd think buying someone an airplane for Christmas would entitle the gift-giver to a little peace and quiet, but Kristin Chenoweth's dad missed that memo.
Originally posted 12/02/2014 04:30PM
It's a match made in Glee heaven.
Logo TV has tapped smooth-voiced heartthrob Darren Criss, 27, to host the NewNowNext Awards on Dec. 7, which will also feature a performance from Glee alum Kristin Chenoweth.
But it doesn't appear a duet is on the horizon: Chenoweth, 46, is scheduled to perform a song from her upcoming live CD, Coming Home.
Originally posted 11/12/2014 08:45PM
Perhaps it was fitting that Kristin Chenoweth was singing songs from her new live album for an audience full of world-class physicians.
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