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Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow is an Emmy Award-winning actress who has also been recognized for her work in films. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the New York Film Critics and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in Don Roos' 1998 film The Opposite of Sex. The following year, she won a Blockbuster Award and received a nomination for an American Comedy Award for her starring role in Harold Ramis' hit comedy Analyze This, in which she starred with Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro.

Kudrow most recently starred in the independent feature Kabluey, which premiered at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. Her additional film credits include starring roles in Don Roos' Happy Endings, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; Wonderland, with Val Kilmer; Analyze That, reprising her role from Analyze This; Hanging Up, opposite Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton, who also directed; Nora Ephron's Lucky Numbers, with John Travolta; the hit comedy Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, opposite Mira Sorvino; Clockwatchers, with Toni Collette and Parker Posey; and Albert Brooks' Mother.

On television, Kudrow starred on the smash hit NBC comedy series Friends, which, after ten seasons, ended its run while still topping the ratings. For her portrayal of Phoebe Buffay on the show, Kudrow earned numerous acting honors, including an Emmy Award and five additional Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, an American Comedy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2003, Kudrow formed the production company Is or Isn't Entertainment with writer/producer Dan Bucatinsky. Since its inception, the company has produced a number of television pilots, in addition to the critically acclaimed HBO series The Comeback, starring Kudrow. The show garnered three Emmy Award nominations, including one for Kudrow for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Lisa Kudrow Facts

Birth Name Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow
BirthdayJuly 30, 1963 (60)
BirthplaceEncino, California, USA
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is Lisa Kudrow compared to you?
Awards2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series (for Friends)

Selected Filmography

Happy Endings (2005) as Miriam Toll
Analyze That (2002) as Laura Sobel
Hanging Up (2000) as Maddy Mozell
Lucky Numbers (2000) as Crystal
Analyze This (1999) as Laura Sobel
Romy and Michelle High School Reunion (1997) as Michelle
Friends (1994) tv user recommendation as Phoebe Buffay (breakthrough)
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