We Sing Happy Birthday to You Lisa

Today we wish a happy birthday to our own dear Lisa Kidrow. As Phoebe she was the friend who was a little bit floopy, but full of heart.  Today , she shows that love to her son and husband. So today, we show her a little love by honoring her career. Lisa was born in Encino California on July 30, 1963  to Lee and Nedra Kudrow. Lisa is no “Dumb” blonde since she graduated from Vassar with a BS in pschobiology.  She also excels in tennis and considers herself a pool shark.  Lisa was bitten by the acting bug with the help of her brother and his pal Jon Lovitz. She then joined the LA group , the Groundlings.  This led to the start of a great television career.

Here is a young Lisa when she was in high school. She excelled in sports and wanted to be a doctor like her father. Her mother was a travel agent.

Here is Lisa as she appeared on “Cheers” . She was a young actress that was supposed to appear in a production of “Our Town” with Woody. Woody couldn’t act with her , because he was in love with his future wife, Kelly. Little known fact, Lisa was originally cast in “Frazier” as Roz, but lost the part to Peri Gilpin.

Lisa was the obnoxious waitress on “Mad About You” . Her character was named Ursula.Coincidentally, Lisa had transferred Ursula when she was on “Friends” She had her sister play her double and voila, “Phoebe had a twin. Ursula was a bad girl and slept with her dearest friend , Joey.

Lisa also won an Emmy in 1998 for her portrayal of Phoebe. One of the major storylines of that year was her being a surrogate mother to her half brother’s babies. Here she is in the touching scene of saying good bye to the triplets.

Like all the other friends, Lisa had a budding movie career. She starred in great movies like “Happy Endings” with Bobby Cannavale  “Lucky Numbers”  with John Travolta and “Marci X ” with Damon Wayans

She played opposite “Nurse Jackie” s Bobby Cannavale in “Happy Endings”

Here she is with “Modern Family’s ” Ed O Neil in “Lucky Numbers”

Here is my favorite Lisa movie “Romy and Michelle’s HS Reunion” I just loved her and Mira Sorvino as two clueless twentysomethings who decide to lie at their high school reunion.

When “Friends” ended, Lisa became executive producer with SOTC Michael Patrick King in “The Comeback” Lisa was Valerie Cherrish, a washed up sitcom actress who was trying to make a comeback by starring in her own reality show. Lisa was nominated for an Emmy, but sadly she didnt win and the show lasted only a season.

Lisa also made a point to stop at “Cougar Town” where she was reunited with Courteney Cox as a dermatologist who slept with Bobby Cobb.

Currently , she can be seen on Showtime’s “Web Therapy”  . She plays a therapist who wants to help her patients and her career by broadcasting their sessions on the Web. One of her patients this year might seem very familiar . It is none other than her former co star ,David Schwimmer.

Lisa loves to be soccer mom to her son , Julian, who was born in 1998.

Here she is with her handsome husband, Michel , who she married in 1995

So from chitownstarconnections, we wish you Lisa a happy happy birthday.


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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