Born In: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Lisa Kudrow is an American actor, best known for her role in the television sitcom ‘Friends.’ Her portrayal of ‘Phoebe Buffay’ in ‘Friends’ not only won her many awards, but also made her a household name in the United States. Apart from being an actor, she is also a writer and producer. Born to a physician father, she did not intend to become an actor early in her life. A student with good academic score at school, Kudrow aspired to follow in her father’s footsteps. She studied biology in college and worked with her father for a few years. She seemed destined for a career in research, but life had other plans for her. Paying heed to the advice of an acquaintance, she ventured into acting while working as a medical researcher under her father. Eventually, she realized that acting was her true calling and decided to become a full-time actor. Smart, talented, and passionate, she landed several television roles which increased her popularity. She started hogging the limelight following the success of ‘Friends,’ and it was not long before she started appearing in movies as well.
Also Known As: Lisa Valerie Kudrow
Spouse/Ex-: Michel Stern
father: Lee N. Kudrow
mother: Nedra Stern
siblings: David B. Kudrow, Derrick Kudrow, Helene Marla Kudrow
children: Julian Murray Stern
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Russian American, Polish American, Hungarian American, German American
U.S. State: California
City: Los Angeles
Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born on July 30, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Her mother, Nedra, worked as a travel agent, while her father Dr. Lee N. Kudrow was a physician who specialized in treating headaches. She has a brother and a sister.
Lisa Kudrow was inspired by her father and wanted to follow in his footsteps. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from ‘Vassar College’ with an intention of researching the cause behind headaches, just like her father.
Lisa Kudrow received her big breakthrough in 1994 when she was cast as ‘Phoebe’ in ‘Friends.’ She became very popular by playing this role and earned several awards and accolades for her performance.
In 2019, she played supporting roles in ‘Long Shot’ and ‘Booksmart.’ She also started voicing ‘Judy Elk’ in the animated comedy TV series ‘Human Discoveries.’
In 2020, Lisa Kudrow appeared in the 12th episode of The Good Place (season 4). She also starred in the Netflix series Space Force, as Maggie Naird.
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