Philipps at the New York Television Festival, 2009
|Born||Elizabeth Jean Philipps
June 25, 1979
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Busy Philipps|
|Spouse(s)||Marc Silverstein (2007–present; 1 child)|
Elizabeth Jean Philipps (born June 25, 1979), known professionally as Busy Philipps, is an American actress, known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek. 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 plays Laurie Keller in the TV series Cougar Town for which she won a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Critic's Choice Television Award in 2011.
Early life 
Elizabeth Jean Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her parents gave her the nickname Busy because as an infant she was always moving. The nickname stuck; it even appears on her credit cards, but not her drivers license (as she stated on an episode of Wendy Williams 12-7-10). She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. She attended Loyola Marymount University at the same time as Linda Cardellini and former boyfriend Colin Hanks.
Philipps worked the toy-fair circuit as a real-life Barbie before making her show-business debut, Her first major role was Kim Kelly in Freaks and Geeks, in which she appeared in all but one of its eighteen episodes (the exception being the episode titled "Chokin' & Tokin'"). She later made her film debut in comedy The Smokers in 2000, as well as various other cameos on television.
In 2001, Philipps was cast as Audrey Liddell in the teen drama Dawson's Creek. She was a series regular in seasons 5 and 6, appearing in 46 episodes, before the show finished in 2003. Her role of Audrey earned Philipps a Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of "TV - Choice Sidekick". She was later ranked #58 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001. Philipps later appeared in two films, Home Room (2002) and White Chicks (2004). She was cast in the UPN sitcom Love, Inc., in a role originally intended for Shannen Doherty. The show lasted for one season (2005–2006) before being cancelled. In 2006, she had a major recurring role as Hope Bobeck on ER. During her second year on ER, her character headed to South America to "fulfill her Christian mission". Philipps had a co-credit for the storyline of the 2007 comedy film Blades of Glory. A year later, Philipps returned to being in front of the camera with her supporting role in Made of Honor.
Philipps also made a brief appearance in He's Just Not That Into You as the character of Kelli Ann. Since 2009, Philipps has portrayed Laurie Keller in the television series Cougar Town. Philipps also routinely contributes to the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a live stage radio show. Her primary reoccurring character is the Red Plains Rider.
On a 2010 appearance on Chelsea Lately, Phillipps commented that she auditioned for the hit television show Glee just one week after giving birth, following a pregnancy during which she gained 80 pounds.
Personal life 
Philipps married screenwriter Marc Silverstein in 2007. She gave birth to Birdie Leigh Silverstein on August 13, 2008. Actress Lizzy Caplan is the godmother of Birdie. In December 2012, Philipps announced that she was pregnant with her second child, later be revealed to be a girl.
|2000||The Smokers||Karen Carter|
|2002||Home Room||Alicia Browning|
|2004||Mummy an' the Armadillo||Carol Ann|
|2008||Made of Honor||Melissa|
|2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Kelli Ann|
|2011||I Don't Know How She Does It||Wendy Best|
|2012||The Reef: High Tide||Cordelia (voice)||Filming|
|2012||Made in Cleveland||Shannon|
|1999||Saving Graces||Mindy||TV series|
|1999-2000||Freaks and Geeks||Kim Kelly||18 episodes|
|2000||Malcolm in the Middle||Meghan||Episode: "High School Play"|
|2001||Anatomy of a Hate Crime||Chasity Pasley||TV movie|
|2001||Spring Break Lawyer||Jenny||TV movie|
|2001||Dead Last||Tracy Sallback||Episode: "Death Is in the Air"|
|2001-2003||Dawson's Creek||Audrey Liddell||46 episodes|
|2002||Undeclared||Kelly||Episode: "Truth or Dare"
Episode: "The Day After"
|2003||Criminology 101||Polly||TV movie|
|2004||Foster Hall||Peg Hall||TV movie|
|2005||Life As We Know It||Alex Morrill||Episode: "Papa Wheelie"
Episode: "You Must Be Trippin'"
|2005||Testing Bob||Madison 'Maddie' West||TV movie|
|2005||American Dad!||Dana (voice)||Episode: "Threat Levels"|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Additional Voices||Video|
|2005||Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!||Korlianne (voice)||Episode: "Girl Trouble"|
|2005-2006||Love, Inc.||Denise Johnson||22 episodes|
|2006-2007||ER||Dr. Hope Bobeck||19 episodes|
|2007||Entourage||Cheryl||Episode: "Dog Day Afternoon"|
|2007||Derek and Simon: The Show||Julia||Episode: "In Character"
Episode: "Troubled Times: Part 1"
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Rachel||Episode: "Third Wheel"|
|2008||House Poor||Busy||TV series|
|2008-2009||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Kacy Corbin||5 episodes|
|2009||Kath & Kim||Whitney||Episode: "Competition"|
|2009–present||Cougar Town||Laurie Keller||76 episodes|
|2010||Funny or Die Presents...||Cute Girl||Episode: "1.1"|
|2011||Community||Greendale Team Member (uncredited)||Episode: "For a Few Paintballs More"|
|2012||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Herself||Episode: "A Reunion..."|
||This article uses bare URLs for citations. (January 2013)|
- "Busy Philipps Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- "Busy Philipps profile on IMDB.com".
- "Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2001". Retrieved 2012-05-03. Text "Maxim.com" ignored (help)
- "Busy Philipps Checks Out of the ER". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
- Josh Grossberg (2008-08-14). "Busy Phillips' Little Bundle of Joy". E Online. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- Phillips, Busy (May 18, 2013). "So this happened...". Twitter. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- White, Nucholas (May 18, 2013). "Cougar Town"s Busy Phillips Having Baby Girl". TVGuide. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
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