Emmy Award-winning actress Lisa Kudrow continues to bring her original sense of comedic timing and delivery to every role she takes on and is able to venture between films to television to the internet with ease.
Lisa made her feature film debut in the Albert Brooks’ comedy Mother in 1996. Following Mother she starred opposite Toni Collette and Parker Posey in Clockwatchers (1997) and in the critically acclaimed hit comedy Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) with Mira Sorvino which garnered her widespread popularity with film audiences.
She went on to star in The Opposite of Sex for writer/director Don Roos (1998); Analyze This (1999) and the sequel Analyze That (2002) with Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal; Lucky Numbers (2000) with John Travolta; Hanging Up (2000) opposite Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton; Wonderland (2004) with Val Kilmer; Happy Endings (2005) for writer/director Don Roos; P.S. I Love You (2007) with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler; Hotel for Dogs (2008); Easy A (2010) with Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson and Thomas Hayden Church, and Paper Man (2010) opposite Jeff Daniels and Ryan Reynolds.
Lisa has always received rave reviews for her feature film roles. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the New York Film Critics, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Chicago Film Critics Award nomination for her role in The Opposite of Sex. She won a Blockbuster Award and received a nomination for an American Comedy Award for her starring role in the box office hit Analyze This for director Harold Ramis.
Of course it was Lisa’s role as Phoebe Buffay, the character she brilliantly portrayed on the NBC hit comedy series Friends for ten seasons (1994-2004) that brought her to audience attention worldwide. For this role Lisa was nominated for an Emmy award five times and won once for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1998. Lisa also received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a Television Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination.
In the fall of 2003 Lisa formed the production company, Is or Isn't Entertainment with actor/writer Dan Bucatinsky. Is or Isn’t Entertainment has garnered great success since its inception. In addition to having four pilots ordered, Is or Isn’t’s first television series, the HBO series The Comeback (2005) garnered three Emmy Award nominations including one for Lisa for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The cirtically acclaimed series returned to HBO in Fall 2014, nine years later, for a second season, and earned Lisa another Emmy nomination.
Who Do You Think You Are, the second series from Is or Isn’t Entertainment, is a documentary series which traces the genealogy of a well-known person in each episode. Following three successful seasons on NBC, including Emmy-nominated Season 3, the show transitioned to TLC in the summer of 2013, garnered a second Emmy nomination, and is now in its 6th season.
Is or Isn’t also produces the web series Web Therapy in which Lisa stars. The web series moved to Showtime in July 2011 as a half-hour series, and recently completed its fourth season there.
In 2009, Lisa received a Special Webby Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance for her role in Season One of Web Therapy; in 2010 the show won a Webby Award for Best Comedy Series and received two additional nominations including one for Lisa for Best Individual Performance and in 2011 Lisa Kudrow won a Webby Award for Best Individual Performance and Web Therapy won for Best Comedy: Long Form or Series. Web Therapy received a nomination from the Producers Guild of America for Best Web Series, and was nominated for a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award.
Recently, Lisa guest starred on ABC's third season of Scandal, appeared in the Universal Pictures movie Neighbors, and lent her voice to the Spanish-language animated feature El Americano. She will soon appear in the sequel, Neighbors 2, the upcoming film Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick, and the highly anticipated The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt.
Lisa can be followed on Twitter: @lisakudrow