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.
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Lisa Kudrow's Scores

Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 71 Mad About You: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 58 The Comeback: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
58 The Comeback: Season 1 Jun 5, 2005 Valerie Cherish / Writer 8.6
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd Friends: Season 10 Sep 25, 2003 Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan 8.8
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Friends: Season 9 Sep 26, 2002 Phoebe Buffay 8.7
tbd Friends: Season 8 Sep 27, 2001 Phoebe & Ursula Buffay / Phoebe & Ursula Buffay 8.9
tbd Friends: Season 7 Oct 12, 2000 Phoebe & Ursula Buffay / Phoebe & Ursula Buffay 9.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Friends: Season 6 Sep 23, 1999 Phoebe Buffay 9.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd Friends: Season 5 Sep 24, 1998 Phoebe & Ursula Buffay / Phoebe & Ursula Buffay 9.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Friends: Season 4 Sep 25, 1997 Phoebe Buffay 9.2
tbd Mad About You: Season 6 Sep 23, 1997 Ursula Buffay tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Mad About You: Season 5 Sep 17, 1996 Ursula Buffay tbd
tbd Friends: Season 3 Sep 16, 1996 Phoebe & Ursula Buffay / Phoebe & Ursula Buffay 9.1
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Mad About You: Season 4 Sep 24, 1995 Ursula Buffay tbd
tbd Friends: Season 2 Sep 21, 1995 Phoebe Buffay 9.1
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
59 Friends: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Phoebe & Ursula Buffay / Phoebe & Ursula Buffay 9.0
tbd Mad About You: Season 2 Sep 16, 1993 Ursula Buffay tbd
71 Mad About You: Season 1 Sep 23, 1992 Ursula Buffay 8.0

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