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Lisa Kudrow

Vassar College, 2004
Born Lisa Kudrow
July 30, 1963 (1963-07-30) (age 44)
Encino, California
Spouse(s) Michel Stern (1995-present)

Lisa Diane Marie Kudrow[1] (born July 30, 1963) is an Emmy Award- and SAG-winning American actress, best known for her roles as Phoebe Buffay in the popular television sitcom Friends and as Valerie Cherish in the HBO series The Comeback, which she co-created and produced. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Encino is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, California located in the San Fernando Valley. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winners: 1974: Cloris Leachman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975: Betty White, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1976: Betty White, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1977: Mary Kay Place, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman... This article is about the television show. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... This article is about the television show. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan (born February 16, 1967) is a fictional character from the popular US television sitcom Friends (1994-2004), played by Lisa Kudrow. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... This article is about the television show. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... The Comeback was a television series produced by HBO that starred actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. ...

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Biography

Early life

Kudrow was born in Encino, California, the daughter of Nedra (née Stern), a travel agent, and Lee Kudrow, a headache specialist and physician.[2] She was raised in an upper middle class Ashkenazi Jewish family[3] and has an older sister, Helene Marla, and an older brother, neurologist David Kudrow. She is the niece of composer/conductor Harold Farberman. After having attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California, she went on to graduate from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, and then later received her B.S. from Vassar College in Biology in 1985. She also took guitar lessons as a child. Encino is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, California located in the San Fernando Valley. ... Née redirects here. ... Vacations to destinations such as Hawaii, shown above, may be seen as a hallmark of the upper-middle class. ... Ashkenazi (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי, Standard Hebrew Aškanazi, Tiberian Hebrew ʾAškănāzî) Jews or Ashkenazic Jews, also called Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים, Standard Hebrew Aškanazim, Tiberian Hebrew ʾAškănāzîm), are Jews who are descendants of Jews from Germany, Poland, Austria and Eastern Europe. ... Harold Farberman (b. ... Portola Middle School is a middle school located at Tarzana, California. ... Tarzana is a community in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. ... Taft High School William Howard Taft High School is a public school located on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, USA, within the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ... BS or bs is an abbreviation with multiple meanings, including: Bachelor of Science degree British Standard Bahamas (ISO country code) The postcode for Bristol, England A somewhat more polite abbreviation of bullshit A card game The Swiss canton of Basel_Stadt Shorthand for the backspace and the backspace control character Shorthand... Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded as a womens college in 1861, it was the first member of the Seven Sisters to become coeducational. ... For the song by Girls Aloud see Biology (song) Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: Βιολογία - βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, speech lit. ...


Career

Kudrow originally intended to follow in her father's footsteps - researching headaches. However, she was 'discovered' and began her career as an actress. Kudrow began her comedic career as a member of The Groundlings, joining the ranks of those such as Will Ferrell and Janeane Garofalo. Briefly, Lisa joined with Conan O'Brien and director Tim Hillman in the short-lived improv troupe Unexpected Company. She was also the only regular female member of The Transformers Comedy Troupe, a group directed by Stan Wells that currently plays at the Empty Stage Comedy Theatre. She played a role in an episode of Cheers opposite Woody Boyd. She tried out for Saturday Night Live in 1990, but the show chose Julia Sweeney instead. She had a recurring role in Bob, Bob Newhart's third CBS outing, but her character was eliminated at the end of the first season. She was hired to play the role of Roz in Frasier, but the part was re-cast during the filming of the pilot episode because producers didn't think she was right for the part. However, one of the people working on Frasier also worked on Friends and suggested Lisa audition for the show. Her first major television role was Ursula Buffay, the eccentric waitress on Mad About You (this character would later appear in 'Friends' as Phoebe's twin sister). This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967)[1] is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career, starring in the comedies A Night at the... Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, writer and former co-host on Air America Radios The Majority Report. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Unexpected Company is an improvisational comedy group founded in Hollywood, CA in 1986 by Dr. Tim Hillman, formerly a director and teacher at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks, CA were he trained under Kent Skov. ... The Empty Stage Comedy Theatre is a sketch comedy and improvisational theatre located in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. The Empty Stage was started and is currently owned by Stan Wells. ... This article is about the TV series. ... SNL redirects here. ... Julia Sweeney (born October 10, 1959 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actress and comedian who lives in Hollywood, California. ... Bob is an American television situation comedy starring Bob Newhart. ... George Robert Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Roz Rozalinda Roz Doyle is a fictional character played by Peri Gilpin in the sitcom Frasier. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... Ursula Pamela Buffay was a fictional character from the popular television sitcoms Mad About You, which ran from 1992 to 1999, and Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004. ... Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. ...


Despite the previous lack of success, this role led to her starring role on Friends as Phoebe Buffay, a role for which she won the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She played the character from 1994 until the show ended in 2004. The program was hugely successful and Kudrow, along with her co-stars, gained wide renown among television viewers. She was the most Emmy-nominated cast member of the show, totaling six nominations. Kudrow received a salary of one million dollars per episode for the last two seasons of Friends. According to the Guinness World Book of Records (2005), Kudrow (along with her female co-stars) became the highest paid TV actress of all time with her $1 million-per-episode paycheck for the tenth season of Friends. This article is about the television show. ... Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan (born February 16, 1967) is a fictional character from the popular US television sitcom Friends (1994-2004), played by Lisa Kudrow. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Her film credits include comedic roles in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Hanging Up, Marci X, Analyze This and its sequel Analyze That. However, Kudrow has also starred in dramatic roles including the biopic Wonderland about the late porn star John Holmes. She has garnered critical acclaim in mostly dramatic roles for writer-director Don Roos in the films The Opposite of Sex and Happy Endings. After 'Friends', Kudrow portrayed Valerie Cherish, the main character on the HBO original series The Comeback. The series premiered on HBO on June 5, 2005. She also served as co-creator, writer, and executive producer. The show, about a has-been sitcom star trying for a comeback, was not renewed for a second season. Kudrow received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The Comeback, making her the first Friends cast member to receive a major award nomination since Friends ended. Romy and Micheles High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming. ... Hanging Up is an 2000 American (Comedy/Drama) film about a trio of sisters who bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close. ... Marci X is a 2003 film, directed by Richard Benjamin and written by Paul Rudnick. ... Analyze This is a 1999 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. ... Analyze That is a 2002 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. ... Wonderland is a 2003 film about the Wonderland Murders starring Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth and Lisa Kudrow. ... A pornographic actor or a porn star is somebody who appears in pornographic movies, live sex shows or peep shows. ... John Curtis Holmes (August 8, 1944 – March 13, 1988) better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd (after the lead character in a series of related films), was one of the most famous male adult film stars of all time, appearing in about 2,500 adult loops, stag films... Don Roos is a screenwriter and director. ... The Opposite of Sex is a 1998 film directed by Don Roos. ... Cast Lisa Kudrow - Mamie Toll Steve Coogan - Charley Peppitone Jesse Bradford - Nicky Kunitz Bobby Cannavale - Javier Duran Maggie Gyllenhaal - Jude Jason Ritter - Otis McKee Tom Arnold - Frank McKee David Sutcliffe - Gil Palmer Laura Dern - Pam Ferris Sarah Clarke - Diane ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... The Comeback was a television series produced by HBO that starred actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She has also been a voice over for the animated series Hercules, as Aphrodite. Her most recent work is in the movie adaptation of the bestselling novel, PS, I Love You alongside Hilary Swank, in which she plays a supporting role as Denise. Also, she was the voice of the female grizzly bear 'Ava' in the 2001 film sequel Dr. Dolittle 2, starring alongside Steve Zahn (voice) and Eddie Murphy. For other uses, see P.S. I Love You. ... Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is a two-time Oscar winning American actress. ... Dr. Dolittle 2 is an American comedy film, the theatrical sequel to Dr. Dolittle. ... Steven James Zahn (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian and actor of both film and stage. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ...


Kudrow is also in the upcoming movie Will, co-starring alongside Gaelan Connell, Vanessa Hudgens and others. She will be playing the role of Karen Burton, Will's mother. Shooting has started in Austin, Texas. Look up will in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Vanessa Anne Hudgens. ...


Personal life

Kudrow had a relationship with Conan O'Brien until he moved to New York to host his TV show beginning in 1993. On May 27, 1995, Lisa became the first "Friend" to marry when she wed Michel Stern, a French advertising executive. They have had one son, Julian Murray (born May 7, 1998). Lisa's pregnancy was written into Friends with her character Phoebe having triplets as a surrogate parent for her brother. Lisa is bilingual, she speaks English and French fluently. Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and TV writer, best known as host of NBCs Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ...

Filmography

Television

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Awards & nominations

Emmy Awards
  • 1995 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 1997 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 1998 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Won)
  • 1999 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 2000 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 2001 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, "The Comeback" - (Nominated)
Golden Globe Awards
  • 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, "Friends" (Nominated)
Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 1996 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 1999 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 2000 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Won)
  • 2004 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
American Comedy Awards
  • 1996 - Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 1999 - Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)
  • 1999 - Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series, "Mad About You" - (Nominated)
  • 1999 - Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, "The Opposite of Sex" - (Nominated)
  • 2000 - Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series, "Friends" - (Won)
  • 2000 - Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication, "1999 MTV Movie Awards" - (Nominated)
  • 2000 - Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, "Analyze This" - (Nominated)
  • 2001 - Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series, "Friends" - (Nominated)

An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... The Comeback was a television series produced by HBO that starred actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article is about the television show. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article is about the television show. ... Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. ... The Opposite of Sex is a 1998 film directed by Don Roos. ... This article is about the television show. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... Analyze This is a 1999 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. ... This article is about the television show. ...

References

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
  2. ^ Lisa Kudrow Biography (1963-)
  3. ^ USA WEEKEND Magazine

External links

Preceded by
Samuel L. Jackson
MTV Movie Awards host
1999
Succeeded by
Sarah Jessica Parker
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Preceded by
Joan Cusack
for In & Out
Best Supporting Actress
for The Opposite of Sex
1998
Succeeded by
Catherine Keener
for Being John Malkovich
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NAME Kudrow, Lisa Diane Marie
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actress
DATE OF BIRTH July 30, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH Encino, California
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Lisa Kudrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (952 words)
Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an Emmy Award and SAG-winning American actress best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom Friends.
Kudrow was born in Encino, California to Jewish parents, Lee Kudrow and Nedra Stern, and has one sister and two brothers: older sister Helene Marla Kudrow, and older brothers David Kudrow and Derrick Kudrow.
Kudrow began her comedic career as a member of The Groundlings, joining the ranks of those such as Will Ferrell and Janeane Garofalo.
Lisa Kudrow Pictures, Biography, Filmography, Awards, Wallpapers (347 words)
Lisa Kudrow was born on July 30, 1963 in Encino, California and raised in Tarzana.
Kudrow expected to follow in her father's footsteps when she graduated from Vassar College in New York State with a B.S. in biology and returned to California to work with him.
Kudrow was not accepted the first time because of her lack of experience but after working with Cynthia Szigeti, a well-known comedy teacher, she got in in 1989.
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