Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Valerie Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. After making appearances in several 1980s television sitcoms, Kudrow came to international prominence in the 1990s for portraying Phoebe Buffay in the American sitcom Friends, which earned her Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards. Kudrow also portrayed Phoebe's twin sister Ursula on both Friends and Mad About You. Kudrow has received several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series from six nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Awards from 12 nominations, and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Her Friends character was widely popular while the series aired and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. Kudrow starred in the cult comedy film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) and followed it with an acclaimed performance in the romantic comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998), which won her the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. In 2005, she went on to produce, write and star in the HBO comedy series The Comeback, which was revived nine years later for a second season. Kudrow was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for both seasons. In 2007, Kudrow received praise for her starring role in the film Kabluey and ...

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Easy A (2010)

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Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Gluck
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Cam Gigandet

Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Gluck
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Cam Gigandet

All Over the Guy (2001)

A contemporary romantic comedy exploring the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Davis
CAST:  Dan Bucatinsky  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Richard Ruccolo  •  Sasha Alexander

A contemporary romantic comedy exploring the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Davis
CAST:  Dan Bucatinsky  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Richard Ruccolo  •  Sasha Alexander

Analyze That (2002)

The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Joe Viterelli

The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Joe Viterelli

Analyze This (1999)

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Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Chazz Palminteri

Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Chazz Palminteri

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Kyla Pratt

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Kyla Pratt

Happy Endings (2005)

Filmmaker Nicky offers to track down the son that Mamie gave up for adoption nearly two decades before. Meanwhile, Mamie's stepbrother (and the father of her child), Charley, along with his boyfriend, Gil, try to find out what became of the sperm Gil donated to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Lisa Kudrow  •  Steve Coogan  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Jesse Bradford

Filmmaker Nicky offers to track down the son that Mamie gave up for adoption nearly two decades before. Meanwhile, Mamie's stepbrother (and the father of her child), Charley, along with his boyfriend, Gil, try to find out what became of the sperm Gil donated to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Lisa Kudrow  •  Steve Coogan  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Jesse Bradford

Lucky Numbers (2000)

Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Tim Roth  •  Ed O'Neill

Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Tim Roth  •  Ed O'Neill

Mother (1996)

After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lisa Kudrow

After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lisa Kudrow

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

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Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Alan Cumming

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Alan Cumming

The Opposite of Sex (1998)

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Martin Donovan  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Lyle Lovett

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Martin Donovan  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Lyle Lovett

Wonderland (2003)

On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal murders - both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cox
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Dylan McDermott  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Josh Lucas

On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal murders - both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cox
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Dylan McDermott  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Josh Lucas

Clockwatchers (1997)

The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jill Sprecher
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Parker Posey  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Alanna Ubach

The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jill Sprecher
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Parker Posey  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Alanna Ubach

Hanging Up (2000)

A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Keaton
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Diane Keaton  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Walter Matthau

A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Keaton
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Diane Keaton  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Walter Matthau

In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (1994)

When a wheelchair-bound wife dies from an apparent accident, her husband and his adult stepdaughter turn out to be lovers, who conspired to murder her. However, tensions surface when complications arise regarding her inheritance, and soon the husband and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Cyran
CAST:  Barry Bostwick  •  Matt McCoy  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Lisa Kudrow

When a wheelchair-bound wife dies from an apparent accident, her husband and his adult stepdaughter turn out to be lovers, who conspired to murder her. However, tensions surface when complications arise regarding her inheritance, and soon the husband and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Cyran
CAST:  Barry Bostwick  •  Matt McCoy  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Lisa Kudrow

In the Heat of Passion (1992)

A struggling actor lands the part of a rapist in a TV reenactment for a "Crimebusters" segment. He soon meets a beautiful rich woman whom he begins an affair with, even though she is married. Her husband soon finds out and is accidently killed. The two lovers cover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodman Flender
CAST:  Sally Kirkland  •  Andre Rosey Brown  •  Carlos Carrasco  •  Jack Carter

A struggling actor lands the part of a rapist in a TV reenactment for a "Crimebusters" segment. He soon meets a beautiful rich woman whom he begins an affair with, even though she is married. Her husband soon finds out and is accidently killed. The two lovers cover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodman Flender
CAST:  Sally Kirkland  •  Andre Rosey Brown  •  Carlos Carrasco  •  Jack Carter

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)

Actors, crew and executives who worked at Warner Bros. Pictures recall their days at the studio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Khammar
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Martin Sheen  •  Steve Carell

Actors, crew and executives who worked at Warner Bros. Pictures recall their days at the studio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Khammar
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Martin Sheen  •  Steve Carell

Americano (2016)

Cuco, a mexican parrot, goes on an adventure from Mexico to Hollywood in order to get help from El Americano, a famous superhero from TV, against an evil band of birds trying to take control of his family’s beloved circus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricardo Arnaiz  •  Mike Kunkel
CAST:  Rico Rodriguez  •  Cheech Marin  •  Kate del Castillo  •  Gabriel Iglesias

Cuco, a mexican parrot, goes on an adventure from Mexico to Hollywood in order to get help from El Americano, a famous superhero from TV, against an evil band of birds trying to take control of his family’s beloved circus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricardo Arnaiz  •  Mike Kunkel
CAST:  Rico Rodriguez  •  Cheech Marin  •  Kate del Castillo  •  Gabriel Iglesias

Kabluey (2007)

Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie still can't make ends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Prendergast
CAST:  Lisa Kudrow  •  Christine Taylor  •  Scott Prendergast  •  Conchata Ferrell

Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie still can't make ends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Prendergast
CAST:  Lisa Kudrow  •  Christine Taylor  •  Scott Prendergast  •  Conchata Ferrell

Neighbors (2014)

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A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Rose Byrne  •  Dave Franco  •  Seth Rogen

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Rose Byrne  •  Dave Franco  •  Seth Rogen

P.S. I Love You (2007)

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard LaGravenese
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Gerard Butler  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Harry Connick Jr.

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard LaGravenese
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Gerard Butler  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Harry Connick Jr.
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