Lisa Kudrow

Actress Lisa Kudrow arrives at Film Independent's 2006 Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach in Calif. on March 4, 2006.
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Lisa Kudrow may be best known for her role as air-headed Phoebe Buffay on the long-running series "Friends," but she has established herself as a unique comic talent.

The California native got her start with the L.A. comedy troupe The Groundlings.

During her 10 seasons on "Friends," she received the most Emmy nominations of any actor in the cast, six in all. She won her first and only Emmy in 1998.

Kudrow was co-creator, writer and executive producer of her HBO series "The Comeback," in which she starred as a has-been actress trying to reinvigorate her career.