Ann Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American [[conservative]] political commentator, bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. Known for her controversial statements and confrontational style in [[conservative media]] circles, Coulter has been a prominent figure in American conservative politics since the late 1990s. ## Early life and education Ann Hart Coulter was born in New York City but raised in New Canaan, Connecticut. She comes from a conservative family, with her father, John Vincent Coulter, being an [[FBI]] agent, and her mother, Nell Husbands Coulter, being a housewife. Coulter has two older brothers, James and John. Coulter graduated from New Canaan High School in 1980 before attending Cornell University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1984. While at Cornell, Coulter was a member of the Delta Gamma national sorority and the editor of the conservative student newspaper, The Cornell Review. She later earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988. ## Career After law school, Coulter worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit under Judge Pasco Bowman II. She later worked in private practice and for the U.S. [[Senate]] Judiciary Committee, where she was involved in crafting crime legislation. Coulter transitioned from law to political commentary in the mid-1990s, writing for Human Events and National Review. She gained national prominence as a pundit during the late 1990s, frequently appearing on cable news shows such as CNN's Crossfire and [[Fox News]] Channel's Hannity & Colmes, on [[Rupert Murdoch]]'s network. Ann Coulter has written 13 books to date, many of which have become bestsellers. Some of her notable titles include: 1. High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton (1998) 2. Godless: The Church of Liberalism (2006) 3. Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole (2015) 4. In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! (2016) ## Controversies Coulter is known for her provocative and controversial statements, which have garnered significant attention and criticism. She has been accused of making [racist](, [sexist](, and xenophobic comments, as well as spreading [conspiracy theories]( Ann Coulter has never been married and does not have children.