Born: 30 July 1963
Birthplace: Encino, California
Best known as: Phoebe on TV's Friends
Lisa Kudrow has often played ditzy blondes, the most notable being massage therapist Phoebe on the TV superhit Friends (1994-2004). (She was one of the show's troika of females, along with Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston.) In real life Kudrow is brainy enough to have a biology degree from Vassar and to be an alumnus of the comedy troupe The Groundlings. While starring on Friends, she made several feature films, including the surprise hit Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (1997), the off-the-wall comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998, starring Christina Ricci), and the box-office smashes Analyze This and Analyze That (1988 and 2002, both with Billy Crystal). Since the end of her turn as Phoebe, Kudrow has worked in feature films such as Wonderland (2003) and Happy Endings (2005, with Maggie Gyllenhaal), and briefly starred in her own TV series, The Comeback (2005).
Extra credit: For her role on Friends Kudrow earned six Emmy nominations, with one win... Although it lasted only one season, The Comeback brought Kudrow her seventh Emmy nomination.
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