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Lisa Kudrow

Phoebe Buffay

Lisa Kudrow grew up in Los Angeles and studied Biology at Vassar College, intending to follow in her scientist father’s footsteps. She did indeed work with his practice while breaking into acting, joining Los Angeles’s Groundlings acting troupe. She also landed TV and film roles on Cheers, Life Goes On, and Coach.

Before Friends, Kudrow could be seen playing the oddball Ursula on the NBC hit sitcom Mad About You, with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt. When she was cast on Friends, it was in the role of Phoebe Buffay—Ursula’s twin sister! Of course, Phoebe was Kudrow’s breakthrough role, as she kept audiences’ heads spinning with her quirky, insightful character.

During Friends, Kudrow appeared in a ton of successful film projects, including The Opposite of Sex, Clockwatchers, Analyze This and Analyze That with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, Wonderland, and the hysterical Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion with Mira Sorvino.

Following Friends, Kudrow was involved with an assortment of successful projects including The Comeback on HBO and films including P.S. I Love You, Paper Man, Easy A, and The Other Woman, starring with Natalie Portman.

Most recently, Kudrow played the sidesplitting psychotherapist Fiona Wallice on web-to-Showtime TV series Web Therapy, where she welcomed fellow Friends alumni Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Jennifer Aniston as guest stars. Kudrow returned the favor as well, appearing on Courteney Cox’s Cougar Town as a cruel dermatologist.

Kudrow has taken home an Emmy, a SAG Award, a Gracie Allen Award, and most recently two Webby awards for Web Therapy.

Giggle at Phoebe’s (and sometimes, Ursula’s!) hilarious insights on Friends on TVLand, Wednesdays at 9PM/8C

Get social! Follow Lisa on Twitter at @LisaKudrow.

Character Bio

Phoebe Buffay, the musical, mystical… okay, let’s just say it: Phoebe is the quirky friend. Phoebe answered Monica’s ad for a roommate, but she moved out before too long due to compatibility issues; Phoebe was the slob to Monica’s neatnik, and they both wanted to preserve their friendship. She’s also a talented songstress, and always has new tunes to play for her friends at the coffee shop. After a hard-luck childhood, she and her identical twin sister, Ursula, lived on the streets from age fifteen on, so if you mess with Phoebe, you might get stabbed. On the other hand, she’s charming, funny, and a licensed massage therapist, so she has myriad ways of getting what she wants!

Friends TV Schedule

Friday
October 31
10:00pm
The One Without the Ski Trip
Ross and Rachel remain apart while their friends feel forced to choose between them.
TV-PG
10:30pm
The One With the Hypnosis Tape
Phoebe is distraught when her brother wants to marry a woman twice his age. While working as a waitress, Monica gets a tip from an admirer worth a small fortune.
TV-PG
Saturday
November 1
10:00pm
The One With the Tiny T-Shirt
Ross is upset when Rachel returns his personal belongings and dates Mark. Monica dates a millionaire.
TV-PG
10:30pm
The One With the Dollhouse
Joey thinks he's found his true love. Rachel's boss dates Chandler, creating big trouble for Rachel. Monica inherits a dollhouse. Guest Star: Alison LaPlaca
TV-14
Monday
November 3
1:00am
The One With a Chick and a Duck
When Pete buys a restaurant, Monica must make a difficult decision. Ross makes a sacrifice for Rachel. Joey buys Chandler an unusual pet.
TV-PG
1:30am
The One With the Screamer
Ross tries to convince Rachel that her date is psychotic. Joey's play gets terrible reviews. Guest Star: Ben Stiller
TV-PG
10:00pm
The One With Ross' Thing
Ross finds a strange growth on his buttocks. Phoebe can't choose between two guys. Monica's boyfriend surprises her.
TV-PG
10:30pm
The One With the Ultimate Fighting Champion
Monica's boyfriend cannot stop fighting. Chandler's boss is overly friendly. Guest Stars: Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, John McCarthy, Bruce Buffer
TV-PG