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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
April 3
12:00am
The One With the Apothecary Table
Joey finally dates Janine –but she doesn't like his friends. Rachel worries that Phoebe won't appreciate the way she furnishes their apartment.
TV-PG
12:40am
The One With the Joke
Ross and Chandler bicker over which of them created a raunchy joke. Phoebe antagonizes Monica and Rachel with her candor.
TV-PG
Saturday
April 4
12:00am
The One With Rachel's Sister
Rachel tries to help her pampered younger sister, Jill, find independence – but Jill flirting with Ross is not part of the plan.
TV-PG
12:40am
The One Where Chandler Can't Cry
Rachel's sister Jill wants Ross– but not for the reasons he thinks. Chandler astounds the others with his inability to express emotions.
TV-PG
Sunday
April 5
12:00am
The One That Could Have Been, Pt 1
The friends fantasize that Rachel and Ross are in respective loveless marriages; Monica is an overweight virgin; poor Chandler works for television.
TV-14
12:40am
The One That Could Have Been, Pt 2
In the speculative fantasy, Ross initiates romantic advances with his wife Carol; Chandler and Monica help each other overcome loneliness.
TV-14
6:00pm
The One With the East German Laundry Detergent
While Phoebe and Chandler end their respective romantic relationships, Rachel and Ross do laundry together on their first date.
TV-PG
6:30pm
The One With the Blackout
A citywide power outage leaves Chandler stranded in the vestibule for a banking machine with gorgeous model Jill Connick. Ross tries to ask Rachel out on a date. Joey learns that Monica used to be infatuated with him. Guest Star: Jill Connick
TV-PG
7:00pm
The One With All the Poker
The women lose money in a poker game with the men. After getting advice from a champion card player, they demand a rematch.
TV-PG
7:40pm
The One Where Ross Finds Out
Dramatic developments occur in Ross and Rachel's relationship. Chandler regrets asking Monica to help him lose weight.
TV-PG
8:20pm
The One With the List
Rachel makes a painful discovery concerning Ross. Monica's new boss gives her an impossible task. Guest Star: Michael McKean
TV-PG
9:00pm
The One With the Prom Video
Monica's old home video shows Ross' true feelings for Rachel. Joey gives a gaudy gift to Chandler.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The One Where Ross and Rachel&You Know
Ross and Rachel encounter obstacles to romance. Monica becomes enamored with a handsome, older doctor. Guest Star: Tom Selleck
TV-14
11:00pm
The One Where No One's Ready
Ross becomes frantic trying to get everyone ready to leave to hear his speech at the museum.
TV-PG
11:30pm
The One the Morning After
Ross wakes up with Chloe, but an oblivious Rachel wants to resume their relationship.
TV-PG