Busy Philipps

Actor
Actress Busy Philipps exuded an effervescence that made her a natural at portraying fun-loving and vivacious characters. She first showed off her exuberance as a bully with a mouth as big as her heart on the cult hit ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1979 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Cougar Town 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 2015 (Movie)

Duffy (Actor)

Vice Principals 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Garfunkel and Oates 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

Ashley (Actor)

Blinging Up Baby 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made in Cleveland 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fashion Police 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Fish Hooks 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Food Network Star 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny or Die Presents... 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

Wendy Best (Actor)

The Reef 2 2011 (Movie)

Cordelia (Voice)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

Kelli Ann (Actor)

Kath & Kim 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

ER 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love, Inc. 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

life as we know it 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: White Chicks 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Dawson's Creek 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Room 2003 (Movie)

Alicia (Actor)

Undeclared 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Last 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm a Spring Break Lawyer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Smokers 1999 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Anatomy of A Hate Crime (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actress Busy Philipps exuded an effervescence that made her a natural at portraying fun-loving and vivacious characters. She first showed off her exuberance as a bully with a mouth as big as her heart on the cult hit series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), a sharp comedy about so-called losers trying to survive 1980s-era high school. Philipps then moved on to the critical darling "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003), starring as a bubbly college student who shared a dorm room with the headstrong coed, Joey Potter (Katie Holmes). She also displayed her versatility with serious roles on the award-winning series "ER" (1994-2009), as well as on the sci-fi series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Fox, 2008-09), where she portrayed the sympathetic neighbor of Sarah Connor (Lena Headey). After dabbling in drama, she was pitch-perfect as a bodacious twenty-something who helped Courteney Cox get her groove back on the comedy series "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009- ), a role that finally marked Philipps as one of Hollywood's most talented character actresses.

Relationships

Colin Hanks Actor

Companion
Met when they both attended Loyola Marymount University Together from 1997-2001

Birdie Silverstein

Daughter
Born August 13, 2008 father, Marc Silverstein

Marc Silverstein Actor

Husband
Married in 1998

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , California
Attended with Colin Hanks and Linda Cardellini

Chaparral High School

Scottsdale , Arizona

The Oxford School of Drama

1998
Completed a summer program

Milestones

2011

Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It"

2009

Cast opposite Courtney Cox on the ABC comedy "Cougar Town"

2008

Played a bridesmaid in the romantic comedy "Made of Honor"

2007

Made feature writing debut with the Will Ferrell comedy "Blades of Glory"

2006

Joined the cast of the NBC medical drama "ER" playing a devout-Christian medical intern

2005

Appeared on the UPN sitcom "Love, Inc." in a role originally intended for Shannen Doherty

2004

Cast in the comedy "White Chicks" opposite Marlon and Shawn Wayans

2001

Joined the cast of "Dawson's Creek" (The WB) as the fun-loving roommate of studious Joey (Katie Holmes)

2000

Made feature film debut in "The Smokers"

1999

Co-starred on the critically acclaimed NBC series "Freaks and Geeks"

1998

Completed a summer program at the Oxford School of Drama

Performed in Scottsdale community theater

Wrote and produced two plays for the Actors Lab of Arizona

Raised in Scottsdale, Arizona

Hired by Mattel to play Barbie for the Toy Fair in New York, NY

Bonus Trivia

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"Although she was born with the name Elizabeth, Philipps says she has been known by the moniker Busy since she was a very active 6-month-old baby. Constantly on the go, and now, always involved in some new project, her parents gave her the nickname which has applied to her ever since. It even appears on her driver's license" – from NBC press materials, 1999

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