Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow

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Jul. 30th, 1963
Born in
Encino, California, USA
5' 8

Lisa Kudrow's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Friends TV Show
Mad About You TV Show
Mad About You
Web Therapy TV Show
Web Therapy
Who Do You Think You Are? (US) TV Show
Who Do You Think You Are? (US)
The Comeback TV Show
The Comeback
Hopeless Pictures TV Show
Hopeless Pictures
Room for Two TV Show
Room for Two

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Pearl Jam Twenty
2010 - Easy A
2009 - Hotel for Dogs
2009 - Powder Blue
2009 - Bandslam
2007 - Kabluey
2007 - P.S. I Love You
2005 - Happy Endings
2003 - Marci X
2003 - Wonderland
2002 - Analyze That
2001 - Dr. Dolittle 2
2000 - Hanging Up
2000 - Lucky Numbers
1999 - Analyze This
1997 - Clockwatchers
1997 - Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Guest
Congresswoman Josephine Marcus
Aphrodite (Voiced)
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Kathy Fleisher
Herself - Guest
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Kudos for Kudrow! Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Lisa Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) in Encino, California. Her father, Lee, was a physician and her mother, Nedra, was a travel agent. Kudrow was raised in Tarzana and played varsity-level tennis in high school and college, and is a pool shark who has mastered some of the more difficult trick shots (so beware). She graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology.

At first, she wanted to pursue a career in research, so she returned to Los Angeles to begin working with her father. However, Kudrow got inspired to perform by one of her brother's friends, comedian 'Jon Lovitz' , and so the tall (5' 8") blond-haired, green-eyed beauty entered show biz. Kudrow auditioned for the improv theater group, The Groundlings, based in Los Angeles. 'Cynthia Szigeti', a well-known improv teacher, took Kudrow under her wing. In that class, Kudrow became a friend of 'Conan O'Brien'. Graduating with honors in 1989, Kudrow became a full-fledged member of The Groundlings.

Breaking into TV, she got a recurring role as Ursula, the ditsy waitress on Mad About You (1992). This led to her starring role on Friends (1994). In the debut season (1994-95) of Friends (1994), Kudrow earned an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; in 1998, she won that award for her role as Phoebe, the ditsy but lovable folk singer. Lisa has also been nominated for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards for her performances.

Kudrow made the transition to the big screen with a lot of success. In 1997, she starred opposite Oscar winner 'Mira Sorvino' in the above-mentioned Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997). Kudrow garnered more praise for her film work when she got the New York Film Critics Award for her starring role in The Opposite of Sex (1998).

Kudrow married Michel Stern, an advertising executive, (May 27, 1995). They were blessed with a son, Julian Murray (b. May 7, 1988); they live in Los Angeles.

  • Filmed all her scenes for _Wonderland (2003)_ (qv) in three days.
  • Is a major fan of 'Diane Keaton' (qv).
  • Received a degree in Biology from Vassar College, and 'Mira Sorvino' (qv) received a degree in Asian Studies from Harvard University, so during production of _Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)_ (qv), they nicknamed each other "Smart" and "Smarter".
  • Convinced to quit her job as a medical researcher to become a full-time actress by 'Jon Lovitz' (qv).
  • First played Ursula on _"Mad About You" (1992)_ (qv), then played her twin sister, Phoebe, on _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv), and has played both characters at once in a few episodes of _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv).
  • Even though her son was only 6 months old, she choose to voice 'Aphrodite' in _"Hercules" (1998)_ (qv) so her son would find her work more interesting.
  • Her motion picture debut was supposed to be in the film _Impulse (1990)_ (qv) but her scenes were cut before the film's release.
  • Was considered for a role in _Evan Almighty (2007)_ (qv).

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