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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 June 1979Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Birth NameElizabeth Jean Philipps
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 ER (1994), but her breakthrough role has been Laurie Keller on Cougar Town (2009).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Spouse (1)

Marc Silverstein (16 June 2007 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Auditioned for the role of Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks (1999) before being cast as Kim Kelly.
Auditioned for the television show Roswell (1999).
Her parents gave her the nickname Busy, because as an infant she was always moving, the name stuck, and it even appears on her credit cards.
Raised in Scottsdale, Arizona
She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona where she was taught by high-school theatre teacher Deborah Carrick.
She attended Loyola Marymount University at the same time as Colin Hanks, Linda Cardellini and Sarah Norton.
Worked the toy fair circuit as a real-life Barbie before making her show-business debut.
Filmed a pilot for a 2004 TV series for NBC called "Foster Home" with Macaulay Culkin, but the show was never picked up.
Godmother of Matilda Ledger, the daughter of her Dawson's Creek (1998)co-star Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger.
One of Busy's hobbies is designing, creating, and baking very intricate, theme based, custom designed cakes, such as a multiple level cake based on the movie Tangled (2010) (based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel"), which she made for her 3 1/2 year old daughter, Birdie. Busy brought pictures of the "Tangled cake" for her March 14, 2012 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).
Daughter, Birdie Silverstein's godmother is Lizzy Caplan.
Friend of James Franco, since meeting on Freaks and Geeks (1999).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 29, a daughter Birdie Leigh Silverstein on August 13, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Marc Silverstein.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a daughter Cricket Pearl Silverstein on July 2, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Marc Silverstein.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on the death of James Gandolfini] So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. He was such an amazing actor and by all accounts a wonderful person.

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