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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Women We Love: Lisa Kudrow

Object of our affection: Lisa Kudrow, actress.

- Guest spots on such series as Cheers and Newhart led to a recurring role on Mad About You, in which she played ditsy barmaid Ursula.

- She was almost cast on both Saturday Night Live and Frasier, but she finally hit the big time as Phoebe Buffay on the classic sitcom Friends. The role earned her an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

- During Friends long run, she could be heard in various voice-over roles on such animated shows as The Simpsons, Disney's Hercules and King of the Hill.

- Meanwhile, on film, she co-starred in Mother, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Clockwatchers, The Opposite of Sex, Analyze This (and That), Hanging Up, All Over the Guy and Wonderland.

- After Friends, she co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed but short-lived The Comeback on television and has starred in such movies as Happy Endings, P.S. I Love You and Kabluey. She will next be seen in Hotel for Dogs, in theaters this week.

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