Lisa Kudrow
American actress
Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow is an American actress, comedian and producer. She gained worldwide recognition for her ten season run as Phoebe Buffay in the television sitcom Friends, for which she received many accolades including an Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She went on to produce, write and star in the short lived HBO series The Comeback, and is currently starring in Web Therapy which is in its second season on Showtime.
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CBS Announces Plans For A Gay Legal Drama, 'Rebel Law'
Huffington Post - 4 months
A new gay legal drama could break fresh ground at CBS.  On Monday, the network acquired “Rebel Law,” which follows an openly gay attorney who returns to his Mississippi hometown to join his family’s multigenerational law practice, Deadline reports. Written by Kit Williamson, the series will be executive produced by Michael Rauch, Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. No casting has been announced.  Best known for a recurring stint on “Mad Men,” Williamson created the daytime Emmy-nominated comedy series, “EastSiders,” about a Los Angeles-based gay couple grappling with the aftermath of infidelity. The 30-year-old writer-performer, who hails from Mississippi, told The Huffington Post that he drew a lot on his family background in writing “Rebel Law.”  “My mother’s a lawyer, my father’s a lawyer, my sister’s a lawyer and my grandfather was a judge,” Williamson, who was otherwise tight-lipped on the show’s specifics, said. “It’s so incredible to be able to take part in the family tra ...
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Fear and Loathing at "Hastings-on-Hudson"
Huffington Post - 5 months
Rebecca Ferguson plays Anna, who had much more fun being the "other woman." Photo credit: Barry Wetcher, DreamWorks How can a gripping page-turner be such a mediocre movie? The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor and based on the blockbuster novel by Paula Hawkins, is upscale, sexy and stylish, featuring many good looking people behaving badly. The movie is so confusing to follow, it makes keeping track of the names in Russian literature seem easy. What is perfectly clear is that everyone is miserable. Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson plucks the mousy brown protagonist, Rachel (played by Emily Blunt), from the British rail in the book to the tracks of the Metro-North Railroad in New York. Rachel is a sad sack, par excellence. The movie opens with her sitting backwards on a train, foggily sketching in a notebook. Rachel is usually snookered because she likes to sip alcoholic beverage in a plastic commuter cup. Haunted by loss, despair and self-loathing, she wa ...
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Watch Courteney Cox And Lisa Kudrow Test Their Friends Knowledge On Celebrity Name Game - Cinema Blend
Google News - 5 months
Cinema Blend Watch Courteney Cox And Lisa Kudrow Test Their Friends Knowledge On Celebrity Name Game Cinema Blend Friends was on the air for 10 years and lives on around the world in syndication. There are few people who haven't at been introduced to the comical world of Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel and Joey. Now, we get a chance to see just how well ... Courteney Cox's Impression of David Schwimmer Is Hilariously Spot OnE! Online The One Where Courteney Cox Grills Lisa Kudrow On 'Friends' TriviaHuffington Post Lisa Kudrow And Couretney Cox Reuniting For Some 'Friends' Trivia Is A Fan's Dream Come TrueUPROXX -Entertainment Weekly -Yahoo TV (blog) -Metro all 22 news articles »
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What It Was Like For The 'Friends' Cast To Film That Emotional Finale
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Whoa! Your First Look At The 'Friends' Reunion Gets Scandalous
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Now we know why Chandler couldn't be there. NBC's tribute to director James Burrows, aka a great excuse to stage a "Friends" reunion, is on the way, and your first look gets a little saucy. (Sorry, we're not talking about the meatball sub kind of saucy, Joey.) "Did you all sign contracts saying that you wouldn't sleep with each other?" asks Bravo's Andy Cohen to the cast. This is "the one where you hear nothing but crickets" since it appears no one knew how to respond. "David, say something," jokes Phoebe Lisa Kudrow to a rarely speechless Ross David Schwimmer. Of course, it's not a true reunion since Chandler Bing Matthew Perry will reportedly be in London for his play, "The End of Longing" (which couldn't be more ironically titled since we've waited years for this). But at least it'll still be cool for NBC to ask the rest of the cast, "How you doin'"? NBC's tribute to James Burrows airs Feb. 21 on NBC. Also on HuffPost: -- This fee ...
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This Is The One Where The 'Friends' Cast Finally Reunited
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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This Is The Reason Joey And Phoebe Never Hooked Up On 'Friends'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Friends" was a show about six single people who had unrealisticlly large apartments and never had to fight for prime seating at their favorite coffee shop. It was also about six single people who had a lot of sex -- often with each other.  By the end of the series' 10-season run, Monica married Chandler, Rachel dated Joey and had a baby with Ross and they all kissed one another at some point.   And according to Splitsider, they had a total of 85 sexual partners between them. But in all that time, while Joey and Phoebe kissed -- on a few occasions -- they never hooked up.  Sure, Phoebe ended up with Mike and he's all right (He was played by Paul Rudd, after all). But the fact that a Joey/Phoebe relationship that fans continue to lobby for years after the show has ended, never happened, well, it almost seems unjust. But there has to be a good reason why the show's kookiest characters never got a real shot at it together, right? Nope. There isn't ...
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Comment on Meet The Man Behind The Gender/Jewish/Everything Updated Remake Of Annie Hall by Dee
Heeb - almost 2 years
For future reference: Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, S ...
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An (Over-The-Top) Guide to Reading Into Your Child's Valentines
Huffington Post - about 3 years
For the first time in well over a decade, I have pre-Valentines Day jitters. The typical woman panics: Will I get long stem roses at the office? Will he finally change his Facebook relationship status? And if so, should I take a bigger risk with my bikini wax? But not me. My greatest concern is not if, but when, my daughters will feel their first tinge of a broken heart. There's a reason why young boys are playing little league and using a magnifying glass to spot their first chest hair while young girls are watching Heathers and Jawbreaker (OK, Mean Girls and Gossip Girl). As boys train to be men, girls train to be bitches, and preschool is their boot camp. Thus, there is much to be taken from the Valentines your child receives -- or doesn't. Here are some guidelines: Don't be too quick to assume the kid who doesn't hand out cards has an absentee parent, or has anti-Valentine's Day religious affiliations. More than likely, the "oversight" is an intentional way of putting a ...
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Michelle Obama and Thoughts on Turning 50
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In our teens, hormones are running a three-ring circus. In our 20s and 30s, we're consumed with what we'll be. In our 40s, we're consumed with what we are. Then comes 50. The half century mark. If we believe we're all going to live to be 100, we're half way there. If not, we're on life's downhill slide. It's a time for personal reflection. Where have I been? What have I done? Who am I? What do I do now? Here is a random list of personal thoughts in the measure and meaning of a half century on the planet. You're reading this list. Congratulations. Elvis didn't make it this far. You start to check out celebrities who are turning 50. Even factoring in personal trainers and plastic surgery, there is good news for 2013 and 2014 on what 50 looks like: Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Lisa Kudrow, John Stamos, Conan O'Brien, Michelle Obama, Matt Dillon; Rob Lowe, Edie Falco and Elle MacPherson, Mike Myers, You start to read more about the future of artificial body parts. The older you ...
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The 7 Best Speeches In TV History
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Some of the best television moments come in the form of speeches. Used sparingly and effectively, a good monologue can really alter the landscape of a show. With Lisa Kudrow's epic "Scandal" diatribe in mind, we took a look back at the best speeches in recent TV history -- prepare for goosebumps. "Mad Men": Don Draper on love, nostalgia and the Kodak Carousel For the Don Draper that we knew in this episode, at the end of Season 1, the Carousel pitch was so beautiful and touching, that it seemed to inform everything that was missing in his Grinch-like shriveled heart. Nostalgia, he tells the Kodak reps, "let's us travel the way a child travels -- around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved." "Friday Night Lights": Coach Taylor on failure Eric Taylor churned out a few inspirational speeches across Friday Night Light's five year run. (I mean, "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.") But his discussion of vulnerability and the fact that everyone will, ...
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Matthew Perry to Reunite With His Friends Wife Courteney Cox on Cougar Town
US Magazine - over 3 years
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Bing Forever! After Courteney Cox made a guest appearance on Friendscostar Matthew Perry's now-canceled NBC comedy Go On, he's returning the favor by making an appearance on her TBS comedy Cougar Town.  PHOTOS: Costars reunited This certainly isn't the first on-screen Friends reunion. Perry and Lisa Kudrow appeared on an episode of Jane Lynch's summer comedy game show, Celebrity Game Night, and Jennifer Aniston and Kurdrow also guest starred on Cougar Town in 2010.  PHOTOS: Courteney's best looks ever Cox, 49, and Perry, 44, played on-screen spouses Monica Gellar and Chandler Bing on the 10-season hit sitcom. No details have been released about Perry's character or when his episode will air, but the show's fifth season premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m.    PHOTOS: Courteney Cox and daughter Coco's cutest moments Perry most recently played heartbroken radio personality Ryan King on NBC's Go On for 22 episodes before the show was cancell ...
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Ricky Gervais and 'Derek': A Defence
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Office is one of the great artistic works of the 21st Century. It was the Waiting for Godot of television comedy, a radical reinvention of the genre that will probably never be equalled. Weighted with a deadpan poeticism somewhere between Christopher Guest and Kafka, it is a staggeringly textured study of class, ennui, self-delusion, laughter, companionship, solitude and the importance of work. Its anti-hero, David Brent, joins Messrs Partridge, Fawlty and Mainwaring in the canon of misunderstood, quixotic, middle-English dreamers. It is the sort of show that makes you proud to be British. Extras, Gervais and co-writer Stephen Merchant's follow-up, was a searing, complicated fable about fame, ambition and loyalty, and the sourest, sharpest satire of show-business since The Larry Sanders Show. (The best since Extras, for what it's worth, is Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback - it is bleakly magnificent and, like Human Remains, the sort of one-series wonder that commands an almost Masonic ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lisa Kudrow
  • 2012
    Age 48
    She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Program for the series in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Away from television, Kudrow has also appeared in many films, including Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), The Opposite of Sex (1998), Analyze This (1999) and its sequel Analyze That (2002), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Wonderland (2003), Happy Endings (2005), P.S. I Love You (2007), Bandslam (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Easy A (2010), Neighbors (2014) and its sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016). Throughout her career she has received ten Emmy Award nominations, twelve Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Lisa Kudrow was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Nedra S. (née Stern, born 1934), a travel agent, and Dr. Lee N. Kudrow (born 1933), a physician who specialized in the treatment of headaches. She has an older sister, Helene Marla (born 1955), and an older brother, Santa Monica neurologist David B. Kudrow (born 1957). Kudrow was raised in a middle-class Jewish family and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Her ancestors emigrated from Belarus, Germany, Hungary and Poland, some of them lived in the village of Ilya, in the Minsk area. Her paternal great-grandmother, Mera Mordejovich, was murdered in Ilya during the Holocaust. Her paternal grandmother, Grunya Farberman, immigrated to Brooklyn, where her father grew up.
    She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for the show in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details She is also one of the executive producers of the TLC reality program Who Do You Think You Are.
  • 2010
    Age 46
    On March 19, 2010, Kudrow’s search for her roots in eastern Europe was broadcast.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    The improv series, which launched online in 2008, has earned several Webby nominations and one Outstanding Comedic Performance Webby for Kudrow, who plays therapist of unspecified credentials Fiona Wallice.
    More Details Hide Details She offers her patients three-minute sessions over iChat. In July 2011, a reformatted, half-hour version of the show premiered on Showtime, before being cancelled in 2015 after four seasons. Kudrow has guest starred on multiple television series such as Cougar Town, BoJack Horseman, Angie Tribeca, and Scandal. Following Friends, Kudrow has also appeared in films such as Easy A, Hotel for Dogs, Happy Endings, and Neighbors. She reprised her role as Carol Gladstone in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and will appear in the upcoming thriller film The Girl on the Train.
  • 1998
    Age 34
    For her starring role as Phoebe on Friends (NBC, 1994–2004) Kudrow won the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
    More Details Hide Details According to the Guinness Book of World Records (2005), Kudrow and co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox became the highest paid TV actresses of all time, earning $1 million per episode for the ninth and tenth seasons of Friends. During her tenure on Friends Kudrow appeared in multiple comedic films such as Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Hanging Up, Marci X, Dr. Dolittle 2, Analyze This and its sequel Analyze That, and dramatic films, such as Wonderland and The Opposite of Sex. She also guest starred on numerous television series during Friends, including, The Simpsons, Hope and Gloria, King of the Hill, and hosting Saturday Night Live. Kudrow starred as protagonist Valerie Cherish on the single-season HBO series The Comeback (premiered June 5, 2005), about a has-been sitcom star trying for a comeback. She also served as co-creator, writer, and executive producer. The series was cancelled by HBO before being renewed for a second season nearly a decade after being originally cancelled. Kudrow received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The Comeback.
  • 1995
    Age 31
    On May 27, 1995, Kudrow married Michel Stern, a French advertising executive.
    More Details Hide Details They have one son, Julian Murray Stern, who was born on May 7, 1998. Kudrow's pregnancy was written into Friends (seasons 4 and 5), with her character Phoebe having triplets as a surrogate mother for her brother Frank and his wife Alice because they were not able to have children.
  • 1989
    Age 25
    Prior to Friends, she appeared in at least two produced network pilots: NBC's Just Temporary (also known as Temporarily Yours) in 1989, playing Nicole; and CBS' Close Encounters (also known as Matchmaker) in 1990, playing a Valley girl.
    More Details Hide Details Kudrow was cast to play the role of Roz Doyle in Frasier, but the role was re-cast with Peri Gilpin during the filming of the pilot episode. Kudrow said in 2000 that when rehearsals started, "I knew it wasn't working. I could feel it all slipping away, and I was panicking, which only made things worse". Her first recurring television role was Ursula Buffay, the eccentric waitress on the NBC sitcom Mad About You. Kudrow would reprise the character on the NBC sitcom Friends, in which Kudrow co-starred as massage therapist Phoebe Buffay, Ursula's twin sister.
  • 1979
    Age 15
    Kudrow attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California. In 1979, at the age of 16, she underwent rhinoplasty to reduce the size of her nose.
    More Details Hide Details She graduated from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. Kudrow received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Vassar College, intending to follow in her father's footsteps and research headaches. Kudrow worked on her father's staff for eight years while breaking into acting, earning a research credit on his study on the comparative likelihood of left-handed individuals developing cluster headaches. At the urging of her brother's childhood friend, comedian Jon Lovitz, She began her comedic career as a member of The Groundlings, an improv and sketch comedy school in Los Angeles. Kudrow has credited Cynthia Szigeti, her improv teacher at The Groundlings, for changing her perspective on acting, calling her "the best thing that happened, on so many levels." Briefly, Kudrow 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. She played a role in an episode of the NBC sitcom Cheers. She tried out for Saturday Night Live in 1990, but the show chose Julia Sweeney instead. She had a recurring role as Kathy Fleisher in three episodes of season one of the Bob Newhart sitcom Bob (CBS, 1992–1993), a role she played after taking part in the memorable series finale of Newhart's previous series Newhart.
  • 1963
    Born on July 30, 1963.
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