The popular American television actress Lisa Kudrow rose to fame with her role on the television show ‘Friends’ that ran for a decade. Now let’s have a close look on Lisa Kudrow’s net worth in 2018.
Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born on 30th of July in 1963 in California in a Jewish family of physician father Lee N. Kudrow and mother Nedra S. She also has an elder sister who was called Helene Marla, and an elder brother David B. Kudrow. She was from a middle-class family and had her Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
She studied at Portola Middle School in California and graduated from Taft High School in Los Angeles. She did her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Vassar College. Before she got into acting, she worked in her father’s footsteps, researching headaches. She worked for eight years and got her study a research credit.
She married Michel Stern in 1995, he was a French advertising executive. They had a son named Julian in 1998. Lisa’s pregnancy happened during she was a part of the show ‘Friends,’ because of which her character also had to be shown pregnant.
Her acting career started with playing a comedy role in ‘The Groundings’ which was a comedy school in L.A. She also played a role in one of the episodes of the show ‘Cheers.’ After trying out for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ she opted for ‘Julia Sweeney’ in 1990.
Before playing the role of Phoebe Buffay on the show ‘Friends,’ she played Ursula Buffay in the show ‘Mad About You.’ This character was then reprised in the show ‘Friends’ where she played the twin sister of Ursula.
Her role of ‘Phoebe Buffay’ the massage therapist in the show ‘Friends’ was the breakthrough in her career. For which she not only won several awards but also created a Guinness Book of World records for the highest paid television actress of all times. During her appearance on the show, she was also part of other comedy films and shows like ‘Wonderland,’ ‘The Opposite of Sex,’ ‘ Hanging up,’ ‘Marci X,’ ‘Dr. Dolittle 2’, and more.
She also made a guest appearance on shows like ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Hope and Gloria,’ ‘King of the Hill,’ and more. After the show ended, she became a part of multiple films and shows like ‘The Comeback,’ ‘Hotel for Dogs,’ ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Neighbors,’ and more.
Awards & Achievements
Lisa has received six ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations for her show ‘Friends,’ out of these she won one in the year 1998. She has also received twelve nominations for ‘Screen Actors Guild Award, winning them in 1996, and 2000.
For her show ‘The Comeback’ she received a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nomination for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.’
Net worth of Lisa Kudrow
Lisa has been into acting and production for most of her career. A few shows in which has acted, she was also the producer and writer, for example, ‘The Comeback’ on HBO. The multi-talented star today has a net worth of $60 million.
Lisa is one of those self – made stars who have moved up the ladder of success purely on their own hard work and dedication. She is an idol for those who wish to follow their dreams. Even today she has a huge fan following amongst a generation that grew up on Friends. It is hard to come across any group of people discussing Friends and not mentioning Lisa. In fact, the eccentricity of her character Phoebe is still widely discussed. Her fans are looking forward to her upcoming work in films and television.