Her father, Lee, was a physician with a specialty in studying headaches, and her mother, Nedra, was a travel agent. The youngest of three children, she grew up in a middle-class Jewish family. After earning a degree in biology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Kudrow returned to Los Angeles to work with her father and follow a career in research. Her brother's childhood friend, comedian Jon Lovitz, encouraged Lisa to perform, and she tried to break into acting while continuing to work for her father as a medical researcher. She honed her comedic skills there and with other improv groups, including Unexpected Company, alongside Conan O'Brien , and the Transformers Comedy Group. Kudrow's early foray into television comedies was marked by ups and downs.
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Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday. Instead Lisa Kudrow, who opened up about her feelings starring alongside her female co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. Opening up to Marc Aaron on his WTF podcast, Lisa talked candidly about body image and the struggles she had with it on the show, particularly when comparing herself to her co-stars. I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them. When I was too thin, I was sick all the time. A cold, sinus infection… I was always sick.
What better excuse to ask them the most burning question in all of the Friends canon? Why on earth did Phoebe and Joey never get together? Turns out, Kudrow and LeBlanc have a pretty good answer.
She plays the role of Phoebe Buffay and her twin sister, Ursula , on Friends. She was raised in an upper-middle class Jewish family and has an older sister, Helene Marla, and an older brother, neurologist David Kudrow. She also took guitar lessons as a child and is left-handed.