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Also Known As: Busy Phillips, Elizabeth Jean Philipps Died:
Born: June 25, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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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, 2009-12; TBS, 2013-15), a role that finally marked Philipps as one of Hollywood's most talented character actresses.

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, 2009-12; TBS, 2013-15), a role that finally marked Philipps as one of Hollywood's most talented character actresses.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I Feel Pretty (2018)
2.
 Gift, The (2015)
3.
 Case of You, A (2013)
4.
7.
 Made of Honor (2008)
8.
 White Chicks (2004) Karen
9.
 Home Room (2003) Alicia
10.
 I'm a Spring Break Lawyer (2001) Jenny
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2004:
Cast in the comedy "White Chicks" opposite Marlon and Shawn Wayans
2005:
Appeared on the UPN sitcom "Love, Inc." in a role originally intended for Shannen Doherty
2011:
Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It"
2014:
Had a guest role on "Garfunkel and Oates"
2016:
Played Amanda in comedy flick "FML"
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Education

Chaparral High School: Scottsdale , Arizona -
Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles , California -
The Oxford School of Drama: - 1998

Notes

"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" --NBC press materials, 1999

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companion:
Colin Hanks. Survived him.
companion:
Colin Hanks. Actor. Met at Loyola Marymount College; together from c. 1997 to 2001.

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