Who is Lisa Kudrow and what is her net worth 2018? Lisa Kudrow is an actress who is known for her role as Phoebe Buffay on the popular TV series ‘Friends’ on NBC. She is also a comedian, producer, and writer. As a producer, Kudrow has produced the series ‘The Comeback’ on HBO. She has appeared in various TV shows and has won a number of awards and nominations. She is also the executive producer of the reality series ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ on TLC. She has appeared in series like ‘Mad About You’, ‘The Comeback’, ‘Web Therapy’, and has also lent her voice in ‘Bojack Horseman’.
Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born on July 30, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. She was born to parents Lee N. Kudrow and Nedra S. Kurdow. Her father was a physician and her mother was a travel agent. She has two other siblings named Helene Marla and David B. Kudrow. She went to Portola Middle School located in Tarzana, California. At 16 years of age, she underwent rhinoplasty for her nose.
She completed her graduation from Taft High School located in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles. Kudrow then attended Vassar College and received her BSc degree in biology. She first intended to by a physician just like her father and worked as his staff for eight years. She was urged by Jon Lovitz to be a member of the Groundlings which was a comedy school. For a short while, she was a part of Unexpected Company, which was an improv troupe.
In May 1995, Lisa Kudrow was married to Michel Stern, who was a French advertising executive. In 1998, she gave birth to their son named Julian Murray Stern.
Lisa Kudrow appeared in an episode of ‘Cheers’ on NBC. She then appeared in the sitcom ‘Bob’ on CBS. This was followed by ‘Just Temporary’ on NBC and ‘Close Encounters’ on CBS. Kudrow then appeared in ‘Mad About You’ as Ursula Buffay. In 1994, she became a cast of ‘Friends’. She appeared in Fiends till 2004. She also guests starred in many TV series like Hope and Gloria, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and King of the Hill.
In 2005, she appeared in ‘The Comeback’ on HBO. She was also the co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the show. She became the executive producer of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and also co-created ‘Web Therapy’ which was a web series.
She then appeared in many TV series including Angie Tribeca, Scandal, and BoJack Horseman. She has also appeared in many films including Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Dr. Dolittle 2, Hanging Up, The Opposite of Sex, Cougar Town, Hotel for Dogs, Easy A, Neighbors, and Happy Endings. In 2016, Kudrow appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and was also seen in the thriller movie The Girl on the Train.
In 1997, Lisa Kudrow won the Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in Friends. She has won the Screen Actors Guild Award two times in her career. She is also the winner of New York Film Critics Circle Award. Other awards won by her include Dorian Award, Gracie Award, and Satellite Award. She also has won two Webby Awards for her role in ‘Web Therapy’.
Lisa Kudrow Net Worth
Lisa Kudrow appeared in many TV shows before appearing on Friends. However, after she gained fame after she became a cast member of ‘Friends’. Today, she is a successful actress and is also a producer and writer. Lisa Kudrow’s net worth is an estimated $65 million.
She inherited this fortune by appearing in all the films and TV series. She and her co-stars from Friends, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston became the highest paid actresses of all time at that time. They earning a million dollar per episode in the ninth and tenth season of Friends. She has appeared in 236 episodes of Friends.
When she was pregnant, it was written in Friends. In the seasons 4 and 5, she became the surrogate mother of triplets for her brother Frank and Alice. She credits Cynthia Szigeti, from improv for her career in acting and comedy.