Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

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Feb. 15th, 1971
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Alex Borstein's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Family Guy TV Show
Family Guy
MADtv TV Show
Getting On TV Show
Getting On
Bordertown TV Show
Slacker Cats TV Show
Slacker Cats
Never Mind the Buzzcocks TV Show
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Celebrity Blackjack TV Show
Celebrity Blackjack

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Alexandrea "Alex" Borstein is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She is well known for her long-running role as Lois Griffin on the animated television series Family Guy, and as a cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv. A native of Deerfield, Illinois, Borstein is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric. She was trained in improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California, and was selected to join MADtv after being scouted by talent agents who noticed her work at the theatre. She was a writer and voice actor for several television shows, including Casper, Pinky and the Brain, and Power Rangers: Zeo, before joining the cast of MADtv as a featured player, and later as a repertory player in 1997.

  • She became engaged to be married when her boyfriend 'Jackson Douglas' (qv) proposed to her during the taping of a _"MADtv" (1995)_ (qv) skit.
  • Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film _Little Man (2006/I)_ (qv), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
  • Was the original choice for Sookie St. James in _"Gilmore Girls" (2000)_ (qv). The role was performed by 'Melissa McCarthy' (qv).
  • Left _"MADtv" (1995)_ (qv) at the end of the 2001-2002 season.
  • Her school bus driver was 'John Malkovich' (qv).
  • Ms. Swan, her most famous and lovable character on _"MADtv" (1995)_ (qv), was based on a combination of Borstein's real life grandmother and 'Björk (I)' (qv).
  • Son Barnaby Borstein Douglas was born September 8th, 2008. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz.

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