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Busy Philipps


Busy was born Elizabeth Jean Phillips in Illinois, US. She became interested in acting when she was in fourth grade and was always starring in school productions. In the summer, she would attend theater camp. She is more commonly known as a television actress, getting her first break on Freaks and Geeks (1999). She joined Dawson's Creek (1998) and ... See full bio »

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Cougar Town
Cougar Town Laurie Keller
(2009-2015)
The Gift
The Gift Duffy
(2015)
White Chicks
White Chicks Karen
(2004)
Made of Honor
Made of Honor Melissa
(2008)

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 2016-2017 Vice Principals (TV Series)
Gale Liptrapp
- The Union of the Wizard & The Warrior (2017) ... Gale Liptrapp
- Venetian Nights (2017) ... Gale Liptrapp
- Spring Break (2017) ... Gale Liptrapp
- The Most Popular Boy (2017) ... Gale Liptrapp
- The King (2017) ... Gale Liptrapp
 2017 Grizzly Bear: Losing All Sense (TV Movie)
Red Dress
 2017 The Sackett Sisters (TV Movie)
Mandy Sackett
 2017 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Natasha
- Should She Stay or Should She Go? (2017) ... Natasha
 2016 I Like You Just the Way I Am (TV Series)
Amanda / Samantha
- Sex with Luke (2016) ... Amanda
- You Were ALMOST Kidnapped (2016) ... Amanda
- Drone Attack (2016) ... Samantha
 2014-2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Eleanor Roosevelt / Elizabeth Avery Waring
- The Roosevelts (2016) ... Eleanor Roosevelt
- Charleston (2014) ... Elizabeth Avery Waring
 2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (TV Series)
Cate Kates
- Spiritual Gurus (2016) ... Cate Kates
 2016 FML
Amanda
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Courtney Woodpatch-Newton
- Miso Dead (2016) ... Courtney Woodpatch-Newton
 2016 New Girl (TV Series)
Connie
- 300 Feet (2016) ... Connie
 2016 Bottom's Butte (TV Movie)
Beverly / Additional Voices
 2015/VI The Gift
Duffy
 2009-2015 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Laurie Keller
- Mary Jane's Last Dance (2015) ... Laurie Keller
- A Two Story Town (2015) ... Laurie Keller
- Climb That Hill (2015) ... Laurie Keller
- Yer So Bad (2015) ... Laurie Keller
- Two Men Talking (2015) ... Laurie Keller
 2015 Thrilling Adventure Hour Live
Red Plains Rider
 2014 Garfunkel and Oates (TV Series)
Karen
- Eggs (2014) ... Karen
- Hair Swap (2014) ... Karen
 2014 Jason Nash Is Married
Busy
 2013 Made in Cleveland
Shannon
 2013 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Joan
- Borderline Personalities (2013) ... Joan
 2013 A Case of You
Ashley
 2010-2013 Jason Nash Is Married (TV Series short)
Sarah
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... Sarah
- Nana Is Sick (2010) ... Sarah
- Beth the Designer (2010) ... Sarah
- I'm Sick (2010) ... Sarah
- Pot for Cancer (2010) ... Sarah
 2012 The Reef 2: High Tide
Cordelia (voice)
 2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series)
Busy Philipps
- A Reunion... (2012) ... Busy Philipps
 2012/IV Revolution (Short)
Emily
 2012 Blue Briefs
Emily (segment: "Revolution")
 2011 Happy Endings (TV Series)
Girl
- The Code War (2011) ... Girl (uncredited)
 2011 I Don't Know How She Does It
Wendy Best
 2011 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Clamanda
- We've Got Fish Spirit (2011) ... Clamanda (voice)
 2011 Community (TV Series)
Greendale Team Member
- For a Few Paintballs More (2011) ... Greendale Team Member (uncredited)
 2010 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Cute Girl
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Cute Girl
 2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Kacy Corbin
- Today Is the Day: Part 1 (2009) ... Kacy Corbin
- Brothers of Nablus (2008) ... Kacy Corbin
- Allison from Palmdale (2008) ... Kacy Corbin
- The Mousetrap (2008) ... Kacy Corbin
- Automatic for the People (2008) ... Kacy Corbin
 2009 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Whitney
- Competition (2009) ... Whitney
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You
Kelli Ann
 2008 House Poor (TV Series)
Busy
 2008 Made of Honor
Melissa
 2007 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Rachel
- Third Wheel (2007) ... Rachel
 2006-2007 ER (TV Series)
Hope Bobeck / Dr. Hope Bobeck
- In a Different Light (2007) ... Dr. Hope Bobeck
- Sea Change (2007) ... Hope Bobeck
- I Don't (2007) ... Hope Bobeck
- Photographs and Memories (2007) ... Hope Bobeck
- From Here to Paternity (2007) ... Hope Bobeck
 2007 Derek and Simon: The Show (TV Series short)
Julia
- In Character (2007) ... Julia
 2007 Entourage (TV Series)
Cheryl
- Dog Day Afternoon (2007) ... Cheryl
 2005-2006 Love, Inc. (TV Series)
Denise Johnson
- Friends (2006) ... Denise Johnson
- Dream On (2006) ... Denise Johnson
- Full House (2006) ... Denise Johnson
- Fired Up (2006) ... Denise Johnson
- Cursed (2006) ... Denise Johnson
 2005 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (TV Series)
Korlianne
- Girl Trouble (2005) ... Korlianne (voice)
 2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Video)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dana
- Threat Levels (2005) ... Dana (voice)
 2005 Testing Bob (TV Movie)
Madison 'Maddie' West
 2005 Life As We Know It (TV Series)
Alex Morrill
- Papa Wheelie (2005) ... Alex Morrill
- You Must Be Trippin' (2005) ... Alex Morrill
 2004 White Chicks
Karen
 2004 Mummy an' the Armadillo
Carol Ann
 2004 Foster Hall (TV Movie)
Peg Hall
 2001-2003 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Audrey Liddell
- All Good Things... (2003) ... Audrey Liddell (credit only)
- ...Must Come to an End (2003) ... Audrey Liddell (credit only)
- Joey Potter and Capeside Redemption (2003) ... Audrey Liddell
- Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road (2003) ... Audrey Liddell
- Catch-22 (2003) ... Audrey Liddell
 2003 Criminology 101 (TV Movie)
Polly
 2002 Home Room
Alicia Browning
 2002 Undeclared (TV Series)
Kelly
- The Day After (2002) ... Kelly
- Truth or Dare (2002) ... Kelly
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
Tracy Sallback
- Death Is in the Air (2001) ... Tracy Sallback
 2001 Spring Break Lawyer (TV Movie)
Jenny
 2001 Anatomy of a Hate Crime (TV Movie)
Chasity Pasley
 2000 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Meghan
- High School Play (2000) ... Meghan (as Busy Phillips)
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Kim Kelly
- Noshing and Moshing (2000) ... Kim Kelly
- Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) ... Kim Kelly
- The Little Things (2000) ... Kim Kelly
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... Kim Kelly
- Discos and Dragons (2000) ... Kim Kelly
 2000 The Smokers
Karen Carter
 1999 Saving Graces (TV Series)
Mindy
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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I'm in the middle of my own 'Project Runway' challenge given to me by my daughter's preschool. All the parents have to make an outfit for their kids, for school pictures, made entirely out of recycled objects. I can not believe I have homework. See more »

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Has 2 daughters with her husband Marc Silverstein - Birdie Leigh Silverstein (b. August 13, 2008) and Cricket Pearl Silverstein (b. July 2, 2013). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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