Lisa Kudrow

BirthDay:

30 Jul 1963

BirthPlace:

Encino, California, USA

BirthName:

Lisa Valerie Kudrow

Bio:

Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Lisa was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her mother, Nedra S. (Stern), was a travel agent, and her father, Lee N. Kudrow, was a physician. Her parents are both from Jewish immigrant families (from Belarus, Russia, and Hungary). 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 137 credits )

The Boss Baby (2017) Mother (voice)
Table 19 (2017)
The Girl on the Train (2016) Monica
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Dean Carol Gladstone
Angie Tribeca (2016) (1 episode, 2015)
El Americano: The Movie (2016) Lucille (voice)
Too Much TV (2016)  Phoebe Buffay - Friends (archive footage) (uncredited)
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016)  Herself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live (2015) Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)  Fairy Godmother / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Neighbors (2014) Dean Carol Gladstone
Celebrity Name Game (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Wanda Pierce (7 episodes, 2015)
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Guest Star (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Wendell and Vinnie (2013)  Natasha Kraf (1 episode, 2013)
Scandal (2012)  Congresswoman Josephine Marcus (4 episodes, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Herself (3 episodes, 2012)
CBS This Morning: Saturday (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Kathy (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Phoebe Buffay (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Web Therapy (2011)  Fiona Wallice (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Allen Gregory (2011)  Sheila (1 episode, 2011)
Rove LA (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
What's Trending (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Easy A (2010) Mrs. Griffith
Who Do You Think You Are? (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Conan (2010)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2011-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Other Woman (2009) Carolyn
Bandslam (2009) Karen
Paper Man (2009) Claire Dunn
Powder Blue (2009) Sally
Hotel for Dogs (2009) Lois Scudder
Cougar Town (2009)  Dr. Amy Evans (1 episode, 2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2010)
Web Therapy (2008)  Fiona Wallice (99 episodes, 2008-2013)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
P.S. I Love You (2007) Denise
Kabluey (2007) Leslie
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Happy Endings (2005) Mamie
American Dad! (2005)  The Ghost of Christmas Past (1 episode, 2006)
The Comeback (2005)  Valerie Cherish (19 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself - Guest / ... (14 episodes, 2009-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Hopeless Pictures (2005)  Sandy (2 episodes, 2005)
Father of the Pride (2004)  Foo-Lin (1 episode, 2005)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Wonderland (2003) Sharon Holmes
Marci X (2003) Marci Feld
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Famous (2003)  Herself - Actress (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Analyze That (2002) Laura Sobel
Bark! (2002) Darla
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) (1 episode, 2010)
Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) Ava (voice)
All Over the Guy (2001) Marie
Good Day Live (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Lucky Numbers (2000) Crystal
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000) Herself
Hanging Up (2000) Maddy Mozell
Analyze This (1999) Laura MacNamara Sobel
The Opposite of Sex (1998) Lucia DeLury
Hercules (1998)  Aphrodite (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (1998)  Herself (2 episodes, 1998)
Clockwatchers (1997) Paula
Hacks (1997) Reading Woman
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) Michele Weinberger
King of the Hill (1997)  Amy Pittman (1 episode, 2001)
The View (1997)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mother (1996) Linda
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (8 episodes, 1997-2002)
E! News Live (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Phoebe Buffay (1 episode, 2008)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Blue's Clues (1996)  The Baby Doctor (1 episode, 2001)
Ruby Wax Meets... (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)  Lisa (1 episode, 1997)
Hope & Gloria (1995)  Phoebe Buffay (1 episode, 1996)
The Crazysitter (1994) Adrian Wexler-Jones
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (1994) Teller
Friends (1994)  Phoebe Buffay / ... (238 episodes, 1994-2004)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994)  Female Beta Maxians (1 episode, 1996)
Howard Stern (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (10 episodes, 1994-2005)
Dance with Death (1992) Millie
In the Heat of Passion (1992) Bank Teller
Mad About You (1992)  Ursula Buffay / ... (25 episodes, 1992-1999)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Flying Blind (1992)  Amy (1 episode, 1993)
Bob (1992)  Kathy Fleisher (3 episodes, 1993)
Room for Two (1992)  Woman in Black (1 episode, 1992)
To the Moon, Alice (1991) Friend of Perky Girl
The Unborn (1991) Louisa Krelm
Lifestories (1990) (1 episode, 1990)
The Simpsons (1989)  Alex Whitney (1 episode, 1998)
Coach (1989)  Lauren / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Life Goes On (1989)  Stella (1 episode, 1990)
The More You Know (1989)  Herself
L.A. on $5 a Day (1989) Charmer
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2013)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (4 episodes, 2000-2010)
Cheers (1982)  Emily (1 episode, 1989)
Newhart (1982)  Sada (1 episode, 1990)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2014)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Angie Tribeca (1 episode, 2014)
Today (1952)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)

Producer ( 7 credits )

Web Therapy (2016) consulting executive producer (18 episodes, 2016)
Shitty Boyfriends (2015) executive producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Web Therapy (2011) executive producer (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
Who Do You Think You Are? (2010) executive producer (35 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Other Woman (2009) executive producer
Web Therapy (2008) executive producer (97 episodes, 2008-2013)
The Comeback (2005) executive producer (19 episodes, 2005-2014)

Writer ( 4 credits )

Web Therapy (2016) (creator) (18 episodes, 2016)
Web Therapy (2011) (creator) (43 episodes, 2011-2015)
Web Therapy (2008) (creator) (133 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Comeback (2005) (creator) (21 episodes, 2005-2014)