Lisa Kudrow Biography

Birthday: 1963-07-30
Place of Birth: Encino, California USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her father, Lee, was a physician and her mother, Nedra, was a travel agent. Lisa 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, Lisa 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. Lisa auditioned for the improv theater group, The Groundlings, based in Los Angeles. Cynthia Szigeti, a well-known improv teacher, took Lisa under her wing. In that class, Lisa became a friend of Conan O'Brien. Graduating with honors in 1989, Lisa 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), Lisa 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. Lisa 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). Lisa 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). Lisa married Michel Stern, an advertising executive, on May 27, 1995. On May 7, 1998, they were blessed with a son, Julian Murray; they live in Los Angeles.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Instant Comedy with the Groundlings 1998 Comedy
Friends Phoebe Buffay 2002 - 2003 Comedy
The Comeback Valerie Cherish 2005 Comedy
Hopeless Pictures Sandy 2005 - Animation
Night of Too Many Stars 2008
Magic Numbers Crystal 2010 Family
Web Therapy Fiona Wallice 2011
Happy Endings Mamie 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Total Divas Laura Sobel 2013 Action
Married To The Job Ursula Buffay 2013 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Paper Man Claire 1971 Game Show, Sport
The Unborn Louisa Krelm 1991 Drama, Horror
In the Heat of Passion Bank Teller 1992 Thriller
Dance with Death Millie 1992 Thriller
Friends Phoebe Buffay 1994 Comedy, Romance
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful Teller 1994 Thriller, Drama
Mother Linda 1996 Comedy, Drama
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Michele 1997
Hacks Reading Woman 1997 Mystery, Comedy
Clockwatchers Paula 1998 Comedy, Drama
The Opposite of Sex Lucia DeLury 1998 Comedy
Analyze This Laura MacNamara Sobel 1999 0
Hanging Up Maddy Mozell 2000
Bark! Darla 2002 Comedy, Drama
All Over the Guy Marie 2002 Comedy, Romance
Analyze That Laura Sobel 2002 Comedy, Crime
The Comeback Valerie Cherish 2005 Comedy
Happy Endings Mamie 2005 Comedy, Drama, Music
P.S. I Love You Denise 2007 Drama, Romance
PS, I Love You Denise 2007 Drama, Romance
Kabluey Leslie 2008
The Other Woman Carolyn 2008 Biography
Hotel for Dogs Lois Scudder 2009 0
Powder Blue Sally 2009
Paper Man Claire Dunn 2009 Comedy, Drama
Bandslam Karen Burton 2009 Comedy, Drama, Family
Easy A Mrs. Griffith 2010 Comedy, Romance
Townies Actress 2014 Comedy
El Americano: The Movie Lucille 2015 Animation, Action, Adventure