Everyone was trying too hard" - it was O'Brien who inspired her to stick it out and eventually become a member of the renowned Groundlings comedy troupe in L. THE BEST MOMENTS OF CONAN O'BRIEN From there, Kudrow went on to tackle her now-famous, quirky character Phoebe on NBC's hit "Friends." "Lisa came in to audition and just nailed it," producers Marta Kauffman and David Crane said of the blond-haired actress.
"Phoebe ran the risk of being cartoonish, and Lisa brought so much humanity to her." Kudrow, who was previously hired - and fired - as "Roz" on Frazier after just three days of rehearsal, struck it big in the role, but never let it get to her head, according to castmate Matthew Perry.
"There Was Never a Friends Movie" Says Lisa Kudrow"But I was so afraid anyone would see that I liked him, so when he'd come to pick her up, he'd say, 'Oh, hello Lisa,' and I'd say, 'Hi,' and I'd go and leave the room and he thought I was a freak.
She also starred in Web Therapy, which aired for four seasons on Showtime.
As a producer of the series, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for the series in 2012.
She is also one of the executive producers of the TLC reality program Who Do You Think You Are and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program for the series in 20.
Apart from television, Kudrow has also made several notable film appearances, including Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), The Opposite of Sex (1998), Analyze This (1999) and its sequel Analyze That (2002), Dr.