Lisa Kudrow

Biography: Lisa Kudrow is a Jewish American-Emmy Award winning actress who was born in Encino, California. Her father is Lee Kudrow and her mother is Nedra Kudrow. She has one sister and two brothers. Older sister, Helene Sherman (1960), older brother, David Kudrow(1957) and older brother, Derrick Kudrow(1959). She went to Portola Middle School, in Tarzana, California, and graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She is fluent in French. She began her comedic career as a member of The Groundlings. Her first major television role was Ursula Buffay, the eccentrically silly waitress on Mad About You. This led to her starring role on Friends as Ursula's sister, Phoebe Buffay, a role for which she won an Emmy Award in 1998 for Best Actress In A Comedy Series. She is married to French-born Michel Stern and has one son, Julian Murray (born May 7, 1998). Kudrow has spoken publicly about having saved her virginity until marriage. Her mother taught her from an early age that her virginity was a special gift and she wanted to save it for her husband.

Her film credits include Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, The Opposite of Sex, Hanging Up, Analyze This and its sequel Analyze That. She has also starred in the biopic Wonderland about the late porn star John Holmes.

Kudrow portrayed Valerie Cherish, the main character on the HBO original series, The Comeback. The series premiered on HBO on June 5, 2005. She also served as co-creator, writer and executive producer. The show was cancelled by the network during its first season, only 13 episodes.

Lisa Kudrow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 72 Easy A
Lowest Metascore: 20 Marci X
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 Neighbors May 9, 2014 Actress / Actress / Carol Gladstone 6.2
37 The Other Woman Feb 4, 2011 Carolyne 5.0
72 Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Mrs. Griffith 7.2
37 Paper Man Apr 23, 2010 Claire Dunn 6.8
66 Bandslam Aug 14, 2009 Karen Burton 6.9
tbd Powder Blue May 8, 2009 Sally 6.3
51 Hotel for Dogs Jan 16, 2009 Lois Scudder 4.7
62 Kabluey Jul 4, 2008 Leslie 8.4
39 P.S. I Love You Dec 21, 2007 Denise 6.9
57 Happy Endings Jul 15, 2005 Mamie 7.2
20 Marci X Aug 22, 2003 Marci Feld 3.9
37 Analyze That Dec 6, 2002 Laura Sobel 4.4
46 All Over the Guy Aug 10, 2001 Marie 8.3
31 Lucky Numbers Oct 27, 2000 Crystal 3.7
33 Hanging Up Feb 18, 2000 Maddy Mozell 6.5
61 Analyze This Mar 5, 1999 Laura MacNamara Sobel 7.3
70 The Opposite of Sex May 22, 1998 Lucia DeLury 8.3
59 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Apr 25, 1997 Michele Weinberger 7.6

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