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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
July 10
6:00pm
The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Rachel finds out about Ross' secret love for her -- but another surprise awaits her.
TV-14
6:30pm
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
7:00pm
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
7:36pm
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
8:12pm
The One With Chandler in a Box
On Thanksgiving, Joey wants to punish Chandler for kissing Kathy. Monica gets a surprise when she visits an eye doctor.
TV-PG
8:48pm
The One With the Embryos
Phoebe finds out whether she is pregnant or not. A simple challenge escalates into a full-blown contest between the guys and the women.
TV-PG
9:24pm
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
10:00pm
The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Chandler and Monica's relationship becomes less of a secret. Ross must prove to his boss that he's sane in order to return to work.
TV-14
10:30pm
The One Where Ross Got High
On Thanksgiving, Chandler tries to gain favor with Monica's parents – but an old secret involving Ross causes problems. Undomestic Rachel's dessert proves intriguing.
TV-PG
11:00pm
The One Where Paul's the Man
Ross is nervous about meeting Paul, Elizabeth's dad, and invites the gang to the coffeehouse for moral support. Guest Stars: Bruce Willis, Alexandra Holden
TV-PG
11:40pm
The Last One, Pt 1
Filled with humor and bittersweet emotion, the series finale finds the gang embarking on the next chapters in their lives.
TV-PG
Saturday
July 11
12:20am
The Last One, Pt 2
Now it's their last day together, and it's one of momentous events and last-minute surprises. Even as the friends make major decisions about their futures, they share a bond that will last forever.
TV-PG
1:00am
The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Rachel finds out about Ross' secret love for her -- but another surprise awaits her.
TV-14
1:30am
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
2:00am
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
2:30am
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
3:00am
The One With Chandler in a Box
On Thanksgiving, Joey wants to punish Chandler for kissing Kathy. Monica gets a surprise when she visits an eye doctor.
TV-PG
3:30am
The One With the Embryos
Phoebe finds out whether she is pregnant or not. A simple challenge escalates into a full-blown contest between the guys and the women.
TV-PG
4:00am
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
4:30am
The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Chandler and Monica's relationship becomes less of a secret. Ross must prove to his boss that he's sane in order to return to work.
TV-14