She and Jennifer Aniston both auditioned for regular cast member spots on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) prior to their success on "Friends" (1994).
Attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. She graduated on June 18, 1981.
Graduated with a B.S. in Psychobiology from Vassar College. 
Her motion picture debut was supposed to be in the film Impulse (1990) but her scenes were cut before the film's release.
First played Ursula on "Mad About You" (1992), then played her twin sister, Phoebe, on "Friends" (1994), and has played both characters at once in a few episodes of "Friends" (1994).
Was originally cast for the role of Roz Doyle on "Frasier" (1993) but producers and writers decided that they were changing the character too much to fit Lisa's personality. Both parties decided it would be better to recast the role.
Her character Phoebe Buffay in "Friends" (1994) became pregnant with her brother's triplets (by artificial insemination) to cover up Kudrow's own pregnancy.
Tallest female member of the cast of "Friends" (1994).
Until 2004 was the only cast member of "Friends" (1994) to have a child. Matt LeBlanc's daughter Marina Pearl was born February 8, 2004, and Courteney Cox's daughter Coco Riley was born June 13, 2004.
She was terrified of the duck that showed up in Season 3 of "Friends" (1994).
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Julian in order to begin filming the fifth series of "Friends" (1994).
On the day she gave birth to her son Julian, NBC aired the season finale of "Friends" (1994) - "The One With Ross' Wedding Parts 1 & 2". She sent these episodes as her Emmy tape submissions and subsequently won the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy.
Was seven months pregnant with her son Julian when she completed filming on the fourth series of "Friends" (1994).
Oldest cast member of the four friends in ''Friends (1994)''.
The story line of Phoebe Buffay having her brother's babies was thought up in "Friends" (1994), was when she announced her real-life pregnancy. However, as she was not big enough to be having triplets, and the show was shot in "TV time", the costumers had to pad her to make her look bigger for the show.
Out of the six "Friends" (1994) stars she was the first to win an Emmy Award for her performance. She has also been nominated for the Emmy Award more times than any other "Friends" (1994) actor.
She has a B.S. in psychobiology from Vassar, and Mira Sorvino who had has a degree in Asian studies from Harvard, so during production of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), they nicknamed each other "Smart" and "Smarter".
Even though her son was only 6 months old, she choose to voice 'Aphrodite' in "Hercules" (1998) so her son would find her work more interesting.
Filmed all her scenes for Wonderland (2003) in three days.
Teri Garr has played her mother twice: in Kabluey (2007) and "Friends" (1994).
She supported the WGA strike, which started in 2007 and ended in 2008.
Was considered for a role in Evan Almighty (2007).
She took the role in Hotel for Dogs (2009), so her son could see some of her work, because she think he is to young to see her other movies, like Powder Blue (2009), P.S. I Love You (2007) and The Opposite of Sex (1998).
Lisa knew her paternal great-grandmother Mera Mordejovich had been murdered by the Nazis during World War II, but in March 2010, on an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (2010) (TV), she visited Ilya, Belarus and was shocked when she was shown the records that reported how Mera had been 'killed and burned' with 900 other Jews in the town.