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Emmy Award-winning actress Lisa Kudrow continues to bring her original sense of comedic timing and delivery to every role she takes on, and is able to venture between films to television to the Internet with ease.
Lisa made her feature film debut in the Albert Brooks comedy "Mother" in 1996. Following that she starred opposite Toni Collette and Parker Posey in "Clockwatchers" (1997), and in the critically acclaimed hit comedy "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion" (1997) with Mira Sorvino, which garnered her widespread popularity with film audiences.
She went on to star in "The Opposite of Sex" for writer/director Don Roos (1998), "Analyze This" (1999), and the sequel "Analyze That" (2002) with Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal, "Lucky Numbers" (2000) with John Travolta, "Hanging Up" (2000) opposite Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton, "Wonderland" (2004) with Val Kilmer, "Happy Endings" (2005) for writer/director Don Roos, "P.S. I Love You" (2007) with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, "Hotel for Dogs" (2008), "Easy A" (2010) with Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson and Thomas Hayden Church, and "Paper Man" (2010) opposite Jeff Daniels and Ryan Reynolds.
Lisa has always received rave reviews for her feature film roles. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the New York Film Critics, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Chicago Film Critics Award nomination for her role in "The Opposite of Sex." She won a Blockbuster Award and received a nomination for an American Comedy Award for her starring role in the box office hit "Analyze This" for director Harold Ramis.
Of course it was Lisa's role as Phoebe Buffay, the character she brilliantly portrayed on the NBC hit comedy series "Friends" for 10 seasons (1994-2004), that brought her to audience attention worldwide.
For this role Lisa was nominated for an Emmy award five times and won once for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1998. Lisa also received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a Television Series, and a Golden Globe Award nomination.
In the fall of 2003 Lisa formed the production company Is or Isn't Entertainment with actor/writer Dan Bucatinsky.
Is or Isn't Entertainment has garnered great success since its inception. Is or Isn't's first television venture, the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Comeback" (2005), garnered three Emmy Award nominations including one for Lisa for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
The documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are," the second from Is or Isn't Entertainment, traces the genealogy of a well-known person in each episode and is returning to NBC in February 2012.
Is or Isn't also produces the web series "Web Therapy" in which Lisa stars. Seasons 1-4 of the critically acclaimed series, which is about a therapist who does sessions with her clients via the Internet, can be found at www.lstudio.com and is also available for download on iTunes. The "Web Therapy" iPhone app was released last year.
Last summer Showtime aired "Web Therapy," the network's first-ever online-turned-television comedy series. Showtime ordered a second season of the series which will return to Showtime this summer.
In 2009 Lisa received a Special Webby Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance for her role in Season 1 of Web Therapy; in 2010 the show won a Webby Award for Best Comedy Series and received two additional nominations including one for Lisa for Best Individual Performance. In 2011 Lisa won a Webby Award for Best Individual Performance, and "Web Therapy" won for Best Comedy: Long Form or Series. Most recently "Web Therapy" received a nomination from the Producers Guild of America for Best Web Series.