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A graduate of Vassar College, Lisa Kudrow was born July 30, 1963, in Encino, Calif. Though she'd always loved performing, it wasn't until actor-comedian Jon Lovitz encouraged her that she seriously pursued a showbiz career.

After college, Kudrow joined an L.A. improv group and soon began playing small roles on the tube. Her big break came in 1993 with a role as a scatterbrained waitress in "Mad About You"; she went on to achieve true stardom the following year on the popular TV series "Friends," winning an Emmy in 1998 for her supporting role, and garnered an Emmy nod for her role in the HBO series "The Comeback" in 2006.

The multifaceted actress successfully crossed over into feature films with parts in Mother (1996), Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Clockwatchers (1997), The Opposite of Sex (1998), Analyze This (1999), its 2002 sequel (Analyze That) and Wonderland (2003).

Lisa Kudrow in The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

2016 R

During her daily rail commute, divorcée Rachel Watson observes the happily married couple living in a house near the train route. One day, she witnesses a scene that enrages her -- and soon finds herself deeply entangled in the ensuing mystery.

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  • Lisa Kudrow in P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
  • Lisa Kudrow in Easy A Easy A
  • Lisa Kudrow in Mother Mother
  • Lisa Kudrow in Wonderland Wonderland
  • Lisa Kudrow in Powder Blue Powder Blue
  • Lisa Kudrow in Analyze This Analyze This
  • Lisa Kudrow in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Lisa Kudrow in Hotel for Dogs Hotel for Dogs
  • Lisa Kudrow in Analyze That Analyze That
  • Lisa Kudrow in Mad About You Mad About You
  • Lisa Kudrow in Hanging Up Hanging Up
  • Lisa Kudrow in Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Lisa Kudrow in Kabluey Kabluey
  • Lisa Kudrow in Friends Friends
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Opposite of Sex The Opposite of Sex
  • Lisa Kudrow in Happy Endings Happy Endings
  • Lisa Kudrow in Bandslam Bandslam
  • Lisa Kudrow in Paper Man Paper Man
  • Lisa Kudrow in Dance with Death Dance with Death
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Mad About You Collection The Mad About You Collection
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Season 1 The Best of Friends: Season 1
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Season 2 The Best of Friends: Season 2
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Vol. 4 The Best of Friends: Vol. 4
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Vol. 3 The Best of Friends: Vol. 3
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Vol. 2 The Best of Friends: Vol. 2
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Vol. 1 The Best of Friends: Vol. 1
  • Lisa Kudrow in Dr. Katz: The Complete Series Dr. Katz: The Complete Series
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Best of Friends: Season 4 The Best of Friends: Season 4
  • Lisa Kudrow in Clockwatchers Clockwatchers
  • Lisa Kudrow in All Over the Guy All Over the Guy
  • Lisa Kudrow in Bark Bark
  • Lisa Kudrow in Marci X Marci X
  • Lisa Kudrow in Friends: The Series Finale Friends: The Series Finale
  • Lisa Kudrow in Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
  • Lisa Kudrow in IFC TV Uncut: New Season Sneak Preview IFC TV Uncut: New Season Sneak Preview
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback: The Complete Series The Comeback: The Complete Series
  • Lisa Kudrow in Hopeless Pictures Hopeless Pictures
  • Lisa Kudrow in The Other Woman The Other Woman
  • Lisa Kudrow in Web Therapy Web Therapy