LISA KUDROW recently starred with Billy Crystal and Robert
DeNiro in director Harold Ramis' comedy "Analyze This" and in Don Roos'
critically acclaimed film "The Opposite of Sex." For the role of
'Lucia' in the Roos-scripted and -directed film, she received the Best
Supporting Actress Award from the New York Film Critics and an Independent
Spirit Award nomination.
Previously, she starred with Mira Sorvino in the hit comedy "Romy &
Michele's High School Reunion" and co-starred in Albert Brooks' comedy
"Mother." More recently, she starred opposite Toni Collette and Parker
Posey in "Clockwatchers."
Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as 'Phoebe Buffay' on NBC's hit
comedy series "Friends," Kudrow has received a total of four Emmy
nominations (one win), one Golden Globe nomination and two Screen Actors Guild
Kudrow was always passionate about acting but never thought of it as a career
until after college. While growing up, she performed and reenacted many of her
favorite movie scenes for family and friends.
When she returned to California after college, her passion for performing
returned. Her brother's good friend, actor/comedian Jon Lovitz, inspired her to
pursue her dream. She began studying with improvisational instructor Cynthia
Szigeti and acting teacher Ian Tucker. In 1989, her dream became a reality when
she was accepted as a member of the famed Los Angeles improvisational group, The
Kudrow is shooting a starring role in the Nora Ephron-directed film
"Numbers" opposite John Travolta.
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