Lisa Kudrow

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

30th July, 1963




1st January, 1970



Kathleen Turner Says She Wasn't Made To Feel Welcome On The Set Of Friends

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 August 2018

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The Hollywood film star played Chandler Bing's dad, Helena Handbasket, in the hit sitcom

One of the most iconic sitcoms of recent times came to an end a staggering 14 years ago as worldwide fans said goodbye to six FRIENDS and a whole host of other wondrful ancillary characters. However, it seems one actress who joined the cast on a recurring basis did not have the most friendliest time.

Kathleen Turner did not enjoy her time on Friends

Kathleen Turner played Chandler Bing's dad who divorced his mum, Nora Taylor Bing, when he came out as transgender.

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All Friends' Fans Are About To Feel Really Old

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 03 August 2018

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The actors who played Rachel's step-son, Ben, are now as old as actress Jennifer Aniston was when she starred in series one

Everyone loves the 90s hit sitcom Friends and it continues to garner new audiences with its permenant repeats on Comedy Central and now as a result of it being acquired by Netflix. With the fact it's always on the TV, it's easy to forget exactly how old it really is. But now, there's a handy reminder.

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston made their names in the popular American sitcom, Friends

Now horrified fans of the hit ten season show have worked out the actors that played Ross Geller's son, Ben, are now the same age as Jennifer Aniston was in the first series. Doesn't it make you feel old?

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Lisa Kudrow Responds To Fake Friends 'Trailer'

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 January 2018

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One super fan has spliced together clips from the actors' other works to create a film trailer

With the appearance of iconic sitcom Friends on streaming service Netflix and a fake film ‘trailer’ doing the rounds, everyone’s favourite 90s/early 00s group of chums has been placed firmly back in the spotlight. But some of the 'Friends' are not too keen on reprising their roles.

Lisa Kudrow has responded to the fake Friends 'trailer' one superfan has created

Actress Lisa Kudrow, who played quirky Phoebe Buffay in the hit show, has addressed rumours of a possible movie.

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Lisa Kudrow at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

Lisa Kudrow at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

Stephen Merchant Loved Cracking Lisa Kudrow Up

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14 April 2017

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Kudrow and Merchant kept making each other laugh during the filming of new comedy 'Table 19'.

In terms of best buds in the movie scene, American star Lisa Kudrow and English comedian Stephen Merchant don’t necessarily seem on the surface like natural friends – but the pair of them got on like a house on fire on the set of new comedy Table 19.

Image caption Stephen Merchant and Lisa Kudrow star in 'Table 19'

Released in the UK last week, the Jeffrey Blitz-directed comedy tells the story of a load of odd-ones-out thrown together on one wedding table.

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The Boss Baby Review

Very Good

There isn't a lot of subtlety in this madcap animated comedy, which is more aimed at nostalgic adults than young kids who will miss the rapid-fire movie references. But it's also silly and busy, and cute enough to make everyone in the audience sigh a few times. And it's anchored by a terrific vocal performance from Alec Baldwin that channels his infantile Donald Trump impersonation to hilarious effect.

The story is told through the eyes of a creative 7-year-old named Tim (Tobey Maguire as the film's narrator, Miles Bakshi as the character), who has enjoyed growing up as the only child of his playful, loving parents (Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel). Then a little baby brother (Alec Baldwin) arrives, and Tim discovers that he can walk and talk, and also that he's the CEO of Baby Corp, sent on a secret mission to spy on Puppyco, where Tim's parents work. Apparently, puppies are becoming more popular than babies, and now the Puppyco boss (Steve Buscemi) is preparing to launch a breed of puppy that will forever steal the love of parents from their children. In a panic, Tim teams up with the Boss Baby to get rid of him for good.

It's clear to grown-ups in the audience that all of this is happening in Tim's wildly imaginative head, which kind of eliminates any tension in the crazed action mayhem that follows. Younger viewers may find the premise itself rather baffling, but will enjoy the hyperactive pacing and snappy dialogue. The only problem with this is that it means that the movie remains resolutely superficial, touching on big issues like sibling rivalry and corporate greed without ever dealing with them. And it presents a baby as an aggressive invader, which may be how it sometimes feels to an older sibling, even if we know better.

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Lisa Kudrow Reveals A 'Friends' Reunion Happened, But We All Weren't Invited

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 March 2017

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The cast of the classic sitcom all got together, away from the cameras.

Lisa Kudrow has revealed that the long-awaited ‘Friends’ cast reunion has happened, but sadly it was in private.

Speaking on the ‘Today’ show the actress, who played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom, said that the whole cast got together recently for a private dinner, away from cameras.

Image caption Lisa Kudrow let slip about a secret ‘Friends’ reunion

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The Boss Baby Trailer

What happens when a baby takes the top position? Seven-year-old Tim Templeton was doing just fine until his parents brought home his new baby brother, who seemed determined to attract as much attention as possible and steer their parents' sights away from poor Tim. Sibling rivalry is a natural thing, but Tim is exasperated by his mom and dad's blindness towards the baby, who happens to be constantly dressed in a business suit and carries a mini briefcase. It seemed inevitable that the baby would grow up to be a boss someday, though everyone expected him to actually grow up first. One day, Tim discovers that the baby can talk, though it's less 'goo goo ga ga' and more 'let's strike a deal'. As much as this news rocks Tim's world, he must team up with his bossy little brother when they discover that the CEO of Puppy Co., Francis E. Francis, wants to take over the world.

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The Girl On The Train Review

Very Good

As the director of The Help, Tate Taylor may seem like an odd choice to make a movie based on Paula Hawkins' sexy mystery thriller bestseller. While the film features three central female characters, it also has a dark and twisty plot. Taylor manages to bring out plenty of insinuating textures in the characters to keep the audience intrigued, but he never quite gets a grip on the Hitchcockian elements of this story about identity and life expectations.

The title character is Rachel (Emily Blunt), who commutes into Manhattan every day, observing life in the suburban homes along the train line. She's particularly fascinated by one house and the blonde woman (Haley Bennett) who lives there with her lusty husband (Luke Evans). But the fact is that Rachel knows this woman: she's Megan, the nanny who takes care of the infant daughter of Rachel's ex-husband Tom (Justin Theroux) and his new wife Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), who live just a few doors down. And Rachel has a history of stalking them. Then she spots Megan with another man (Edgar Ramirez), just before Megan goes missing. So when Rachel emerges from yet another black-out drunken stupor, she begins to worry about what she might have done.

This is another challenging role for Blunt, who plays the shattered Rachel with raw grit. This is a woman who doesn't trust her own mind, knows that she drinks far too much and feels incapable of getting over her past mistakes. The film also occasionally circles around to show scenes from Megan's and Anna's perspectives, and both Bennett and Ferguson bring superbly unsteady textures to the roles. These are three complex, flawed women dealing with very big issues in their lives. And there are smaller but pivotal roles for the gifted Alison Janney (as a detective), Laura Prepon (as Rachel's flatmate) and Lisa Kudrow (as an old friend). By comparison the men are a bit simplistic.

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Table 19 Trailer

Whilst Eloise was in a relationship with Francie's brother, they were the best of friends; they were so close that Francie asked Eloise to be the Maid Of Honour at her wedding to her fiancé Doug. When Eloise is dumped (via text) by her boyfriend she loses the friendship of Francie too and finds herself being removed from the coveted role of Maid Of Honour.

The wedding date draws closer and Eloise battles with the decision as to if she should go to Francie's big day or not - even RSVPing with a scribbled out 'not attending' box. Finally the day arrives and Eloise instantly becomes regretful about attending.

With no plus one to keep her company and the only people she knows quite clearly distancing themselves from Eloise, she feels very alone and the day suddenly becomes one that she must 'just get through'. As their table places are assigned she sees that she's at the back of the room on table 19 along with all the other ragtag guests.

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The Identity Of Ugly Naked Guy From 'Friends' Has Finally Been Revealed

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 June 2016

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No it was not Michael Hagerty, he played superintendent Mr Treeger.

A great TV mystery has finally been solved, as the man who was known to millions of ‘Friends’ viewers as Ugly Naked Guy has finally revealed himself (no, not in that way). After a year long search, Todd Van Luling from The Huffington Post tracked down the man whose face we never saw and confirmed his identity as actor Jon Haugen.

We finally figured out the identity of #UglyNakedGuy from "Friends"

— HuffPostEnt (@HuffPostEnt) June 1, 2016

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Lisa Kudrow - Shots from the bi-annual event TrevorLIVE which was held at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 7th December 2014

Lisa Kudrow - Photographs from the PS Arts Express Yourself Event as a variety of stars arrived at the Barker Hanger in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th November 2014

Lisa Kudrow - Lisa Kudrow, Sunday 19th February 2012 at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.