Lisa Kudrow Bio, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Net Worth

Lisa Kudrow Biography

Lisa Kudrow is an Emmy Award-winning American actress who is well known for playing the role of Phoebe on the sitcom Friends.’ In addition, she has starred in the TV comedies “Web Therapy” and ‘The Comeback.’ Kudrow is also a comedian, writer, and producer.

Regarding her education, Lisa went to Portola Middle School in Tarzana, Los Angeles. Later on, she attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, where she completed her high school education. During that time, N.W.A. members Ice Cube, Robin Wright, and Eazy-E attended the same school.

Kudrow joined Vassar College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She aimed to become an expert on headaches like her physician father. Lisa also worked on her dad’s staff for eight years while breaking into acting, receiving a research credit on his study on the competitive likelihood of left-handed persons developing cluster headaches.

Lisa’s fame rose when she was cast as Phoebe Buffay, the adorable folk-singing massage therapist, on the sitcom Friends. The show premiered in 1994 and was well-received earning Kudrow an Emmy Award in 1998. She also received a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2000 for her performance in the prime-time comedy.

Moreover, Lisa reprised her role as Ursula from Mad About You, who also appeared on Friends as Phoebe’s twin sister. During the 9th and 10th seasons of Friends, Lisa along with other fellow cast members and friends Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox, became the highest-paid actresses of all time, earning $1 million per episode.

Similarly, Kudrow transitioned to the big screen in movies such as Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997), The Opposite of Sex (1998), Analyze This (1999), Happy Endings (2005), and P.S. I Love You (2007). She also performed as a voice actor, taking on the roles of Aphrodite in Hercules: The Animated Series, student Alexandra Whitney in The Simpsons as well and Ava the Bear in Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001).

In 2005, Lisa appeared in the premiere of The Comeback, an HBO comedy she co-created and co-wrote with Michael Patrick King, an executive producer of Sex and the City. The comeback featured Lisa as Valerie Cherish, a washed-up sitcom actress striving to make a return to the business. The show aired only 13 episodes and was called off. However, it was revived for a second season in 2004.

Furthermore, in 2008, Kudrow launched Web Therapy, a prosperous improvisational web series. She played as a self-centered therapist Fiona Wallice. Additionally, the show features guest stars like Jane Lynch, Selma Blair, and Molly Shannon, who were selected by Showtime as a TV series in 2011 and aired four seasons.

Lisa also served as an executive producer of Who Do You Think You Are? a genealogy-themed documentary series in which stars trace their family roots. In a 2010 episode, Kudrow explored her own family tree of ancestors who immigrated from Belarus, Hungary, and Germany. In a moving scene, she learned that her great-grandmother was killed during the Holocaust.

Since then, Lisa has appeared on the big screen in the Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors (2014), and also on a small screen with a recurring role in the popular drama Scandal. Besides, due to her ability to make audiences laugh, Kudrow received the 10th Emmy nomination of her career back in 2015, for her performance on The Comeback.

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Lisa Kudrow Age

How old is Lisa Kudrow? Kudrow is 60 years old as of 2023. She was born Lisa Valerie Kudrow on July 30, 1963, in Encino, Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. In addition, Lisa celebrates her birthday on the 30th of July, and her birth sign is Leo.

Lisa’s nationality is American.

Lisa Kudrow Family

Lisa was born to her parents, Nedra S. (née Stern), a travel agent, and Lee N. Kudrow, a physician who specialized in the treatment of headaches. She was born in Encino, Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. Lisa has an older brother named David B. Kudrow, a Santa Monica neurologist born in 1957, and an older sister named Helene Marla, born in 1960.

Kudrow was brought up in a middle-class Jewish family and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Her ancestors emigrated from Belarus, Hungary, Germany, and Poland, and some of them resided in the village of Ilya, in the Minsk area.

Lisa’s paternal grandparents were David Kudrow born in Mogilev, Belarus, and Gertrude Farberman born in Ilya, Belarus. In addition, her paternal great-grandmother, Mera Mordejovich, was killed in Ilya during the Holocaust. Her paternal grandmother emigrated to Brooklyn, where her father grew up.

Lisa Kudrow Husband

Kudrow married French advertising executive Michel Stern on May 27, 1995. Together, they have a son named Julian Murray Stern, born on May 7, 1998. Lisa’s pregnancy was written into the fourth season of Friends acting as Phoebe, having triplets as a surrogate mother for her younger half-brother Frank (Giovanni Ribisi) and his wife Alice (Debra Jo Rupp).

Moreover, in 2019, during an interview with Marc Maron, Lisa disclosed that she experienced body dysmorphic disorder while working on the show.

Lisa Kudrow Height

Kudrow stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighs 62 kg (137 lbs). In addition, she has light green eye color and brown eye color.

Lisa Kudrow’s Net Worth

Kudrow has an estimated net worth of $90 million. Her wealth is mainly attributed to her career as an actress.

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