Busy Philipps was born Elizabeth Jean Phillips in Illinois, US. She became interested in acting when she was in fourth grade and was always starring in school productions. In the summer, she would attend theatre camp.
Busy Philipps is more commonly known as a television actress, getting her first break on Freaks and Geeks (1999). She joined Dawson’s Creek (1998) and ER (1994), but her breakthrough role has been Laurie Keller on Cougar Town (2009).
She has also performed significant roles in films like The Smokers (2000), as Karen Carter, the drama film Home Room (2002) as Alicia Browning, she appeared in White Chicks (2004), played a supporting role in Made of Honor (2008) and appeared in He’s Just Not That Into You (2009). She played Laurie Keller in the TV series Cougar Town for which she won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011.
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