Lisa Kudrow Net Worth, Career and Awards

Busytape February 15, 2020
Updated 2020/02/15 at 3:24 PM
Lisa Kudrow Net Worth
Lisa Kudrow Net Worth

Lisa Kudrow is an American actress, singer, comedian, and producer who rose to prominence with her role of “Phoebe Buffay” in Friends (1994–2004), earning a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her initiative performance.

Apart from all the accolades, she received for initially portraying Phoebe’s twin sister Ursula on the TV sitcom Mad About You, she won 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards from 12 nominations, 1 Primetime Emmy Award from 6 nominations, and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award nomination. Lisa Kudrow has been recognized as one of the biggest female characters in American television.

Lisa Kudrow’s Early Life

Lisa Kudrow is the daughter of Lee N. Kudrow, a physician who specialized in treating headaches, and Nedra S. Kudrow, a travel agent. She was born on July 30 1963 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Lisa and her two siblings Helene Marla and neurologist David B. Kudrow were raised in a middle-class Jewish family. Her ancestry includes Polish, Hungarian, Germany, and Belarus.

Educational History

Lisa Kudrow schooled in Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California. At the age of 16 in the year 1979, she underwent rhinoplasty to cut down the size of her nose.

She completed high school by graduating from Taft HighSchool in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, the same high school where then N.W.A. members  Eazy-E and Ice Cube and actress Robin Wright also attended.

Lisa Kudrow obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vassar College with an intention of becoming an expert in treating headaches like her physician father.

After graduating from college, Lisa Kudrow worked on the staff of her father for eight years while entering into acting.

Lisa Kudrow’s Career

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology and working for her father for a period of eight years, Lisa Kudrow switched lanes to prioritize acting instead.

Comedian Jon Lovitz who was her brother’s childhood friend encouraged her to perform, and eventually, she joined the renowned Los Angeles comedy troupe known as The Groundlings, where she put her comedic skills on display and earned much regard.

Lisa Kudrow did not have an easy entry into television comedies as her early days were marked by ups and downs. Unsuccessfully, she auditioned for Saturday Night Live in 1990 and failed to land a role in the 1992 sitcom Mad About You.

She then got the chance to appear on some episodes of Bob Newhart’s show Bob in 1993. However, she was cast that same year for a role in Frasier and she was replaced along the line.

Her big break came with a role in the sitcom Friends when she played the role of Phoebe Buffay, the massage therapist. The television show became a hit after it premiered in 1994, and Lisa went on to win an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the comedy show.

During the ninth and tenth seasons of the comedy TV show, Lisa, along with her friends and female cast mates Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox became the highest-paid television actresses of all time, earning a good sum of $1 million per episode.

Empowered by the fame from her top-rated television appearance, Lisa Kudrow witnessed a major transition to the big screen in films such as The opposite sex, Happy Endings, Romy, and Michele’s High School Reunion, Analyze This, and P.S. I Love You. As a big-name artist, she was also paid for performing as a voice actor, playing the roles of Ava the bear in Dr. Dolittle 2, Alexandra Whitney in The Simpsons, and Aphrodite in Hercules: The Animated series.

In 2008, she launched Web Therapy, an improvisational web series, where she starred as a therapist Fiona Wallice. The show, featuring guest stars such as Molly Shannon, Selma Blair, and Jane Lynch, was selected by Showtime as a television series in 2011 and played for four seasons.

As a producer, she has served as an executive producer of various films and television series including Who Do You Think You Are?

Lisa Kudrow, in what seems like an astonishing acting career has since appeared various times on the big screen in Neighbors (2014), and also on the small screen with a role in the popular drama Scandal.

For proving to still retain an innate ability to make audiences laugh, Lisa Kudrow earned a 10th Emmy nomination in 2015 and still continues to take up roles in the entertainment industry both as an actress, singer, comedian, and film producer.

Lisa Kudrow’s Awards & nominations

Lisa Kudrow has had a wonderful career which is now running into decades. Asides from earning fame and fortune, she has received numerous accolades over her career. She’s a recipient of 6 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, winning it once in 1998.

Accompanying that is 1 win from 8 nominations at the American Comedy Awards and another 2 wins from 13 nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Such an impressive feat and a way to mark a successful career of accomplishments.

Lisa Kudrow Personal Life, Marriage & Children

From what we have gathered, all records show that Lisa Kudrow has been married just once. She is the wife of a French advertising executive, Michel Stern, with whom he has one child, a son, Julian Stern who was born in 1998.

Lisa Kudrow Net Worth

What is Lisa Kudrow Net Worth? How much does Lisa Kudrow earn? 

Lisa Kudrow has mostly kept this aspect of her life away from the knowledge of the public, particularly her earnings in the entertainment industry as an actress, singer, comedian, and film producer.

From these areas of her career, Lisa Kudrow net worth is estimated to be somewhere within the range of $60 million or more considering the number of roles in films and television shows in which she has appeared throughout her active career years.

We also do know that during the ninth and tenth seasons of the comedy TV show Friends, Lisa became one of the highest-paid television actresses of all time, earning a good sum of $1 million per episode.

Lisa Kudrow has had a great career and has achieved feats that only a few people in her line of occupation can only dream of. The whole of her net worth, fame, and success completely confirm that she must be proud of what she has made for herself and her family.

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