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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameAlexandrea Borstein
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Borstein is a Chicago-born American actress, known for her work on the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005), Bad Santa (2003), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017). Borstein became a MADtv cast member in 1997, during the sketch comedy show's third season. The following year, Seth MacFarlane cast her as the voice of Lois Griffin in Family Guy, which debuted on Fox in 1999. In 2013, due to her work on Family Guy, Borstein was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance and, in 2018, Borstein won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Susie Myerson on the period dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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Spouse (1)

Jackson Douglas (1999 - 9 November 2017) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (11)

She became engaged to be married when her boyfriend Jackson Douglas proposed to her during the taping of a MADtv (1995) skit.
Was the original choice for Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls (2000). The role was performed by Melissa McCarthy.
Left MADtv (1995) at the end of the 2001-2002 season.
Ms. Swan, her most famous and lovable character on MADtv (1995), was based on a combination of Borstein's real life grandmother and Björk.
Her school bus driver was John Malkovich.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Little Man (2006), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
Is currently on a nationwide stand-up comedy tour [2004]
Her father was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Polish Jewish immigrants. Her mother is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant; she was born in Budapest, and moved to the United States after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Has two children with her ex-husband Jackson Douglas - a son Barnaby Borstein Douglas (b. September 8, 2008, he weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz.) and a daughter Henrietta Borstein Douglas (b. October 1, 2012).
Was heavily pregnant with her daughter Henrietta while filming on Shameless (2011). Her pregnancy was written in the show and her character Lou Deckner also became pregnant. Lou apparently gave birth to her child after the events of season 3's episode 6 when Borstein gave birth herself four months before this episode aired.
Nominated for the 2019 Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for her role as Susie Myerson in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), but lost to Patricia Clarkson for Sharp Objects (2018).

Personal Quotes (7)

I'm still auditioning and doing other movie parts, but I really like the developing and the writing. You have more control over your destiny.
I think I was born because my parents had two boys and wanted to give it one more go and try for a girl... they got me instead.
I have no point in my system or morals where I say, 'This is too far.'
I got my degree in rhetoric.
Every comic is really a frustrated rock star.
Usually, impersonations come out of something you dig, because you're listening to it over and over. And you kind of start developing... You're really trying to emulate them, then you realize, 'I sound ridiculous doing this. Oh, hey, maybe this is a funny impersonation.'
Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project.

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