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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

Tuesday
November 25
12:00am
The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs
Chandler's irrational fear causes problems when Phoebe brings home a cute dog. Rachel's assistant gives her a Thanksgiving surprise. Guest Star: Eddie Cahill
TV-PG
12:30am
The One With Rachel's Other Sister
Both Chandler and Rachel’s visiting sister, Amy, are upset that they are not being considered as adoptive parents of Emma, should an accident befall Ross and Rachel.
TV-PG
Wednesday
November 26
12:00am
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
12:30am
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
Thursday
November 27
12:00am
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
12:30am
The One With The Rumor
In this Thanksgiving episode, special guest star BRAD PITT plays Will, Monica's high school friend, who was the only student fatter than Monica.
TV-PG