Lisa Kudrow rose to fame as one of the most adored television actors because to her role as the free-spirited guitarist Phoebe Buffay in Friends. She kept performing after the series finished in various TV shows, web series, and motion pictures. Lisa Kudrow’s net worth was $90 million as of 2022. She is now Friends’ fifth-richest cast member as a result.
|Full Name||Lisa Valerie Kudrow|
|Born||July 30, 1963|
|place of birth||Encino, Los Angeles|
|Net Worth||$90 Million|
In Encino, Los Angeles, Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born on July 30, 1963. While her mother Nedra works as a travel agent, her father Lee is a doctor. She has three siblings growing up: David, Derick, and Helene.
She attended Taft High School, Portola Middle School, and Portola Middle School. Young Lisa attended Vassar College to study biology with the intention of following in her father’s footsteps.
Her first professional plans did not include acting. She worked with her dad’s research team for eight years after receiving her bachelor’s degree.
With “The Groundlings,” a sketch and improv comedy school, Kudrow landed her first acting role. She joined a number of humorous ensembles as a comic, which aided in her obtaining small acting roles in sitcoms that aired in the 1980s and 1990s.
She played the eccentric waitress Ursula Buffay in NBC’s sitcom “Mad About You” in her first regular television appearance. Phoebe, Ursula’s twin sister, went on to play a major role in Friends.
Lisa returned to the series as Ursula when it premiered in 1994. She was most known to women as Phoebe, a character renowned for speaking her opinion without fear. As Lisa was actually expecting in season four, Phoebe’s pregnancy was included into the plot of the season.
Lisa Kudrow appeared in comedies including Marci X, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Analyze This while Friends was still in production. Additionally, she made appearances in King of the Hill, Saturday Night Live, and The Simpsons.
She played the lead role in the HBO comedy-drama “The Comeback” after her primary program ended in 2004. She launched the four-season internet television program “Web Therapy” in 2008.
On the Showtime network, a TV adaptation debuted in 2011. Other media projects she worked on included Easy A, BoJack Horseman, Cougar Town, and Scandal.
Earnings and Net Worth
Lisa’s main source of money is unquestionably Friends. She made $22,500 per episode in the first season. In seasons two, three, four, five, and six, it went up to $40,000, $75,000, $85,000, $100,000, and $125,000 respectively.
She had an episode salary of $750,000 in seasons seven and eight. In seasons nine and ten, it was increased to $1 million. Netflix and numerous TV networks are still airing the show even though it has concluded. This provides Lisa Kudrow with royalties, a significant contributor to her $90 million fortune.
Kudrow and Michael Stern married in 1995. The pair is said to own numerous mansions throughout the globe, but they reportedly live in one in Los Angeles.
Phoebe Buffay took up the role of a surrogate mother in Friends when Lisa became pregnant with Michael’s child, Julian. Lisa disclosed that she has body dysmorphic disorder and that she had experienced it while working on the series.