Busy Phillips Bio, Age, Family, Spouse, Career, Television Shows and ABC

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Who is Busy Phillips?

Busy Philipps is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), Dawson’s Creek (2001–2003), Love, Inc. (2005–2006), and ER (2006–2007), for her abortion access advocacy, and for her portrayal of Laurie Keller on the ABC series Cougar Town (2009–2015), for which she received a Critics’ Choice Television Award.

She has also appeared in supporting roles in numerous films, such as The Smokers (2000), Home Room (2002), White Chicks (2004), Made of Honor (2008), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), The Gift (2015), and I Feel Pretty (2018). From 2018 to 2019, Philipps hosted her own television talk show Busy Tonight, on E!.

Busy Phillips’s Career

While still in high school, Philipps worked the toy-fair circuit as a real-life Barbie (“Cool Teen Skipper”). Among the people who saw her at a toy convention was actress Sharon Stone, who was impressed with Philipps’ performance and told Philipps that she would be a star. Her first major role was Kim Kelly in the 1999-2000 comedy-drama TV series Freaks and Geeks; Philipps appeared in all but one of the show’s 18 episodes (the exception being the episode “Chokin’ & Tokin'”). She made her film debut in the comedy The Smokers in 2000 and had various small appearances on television.

A Photo of Busy Phillips
A Photo of Busy Phillips

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 portrayal of Audrey earned Philipps a Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of “TV – Choice Sidekick”. Philipps then appeared in several films, including 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). In 2006, she had a major recurring role as Hope Bobeck on ER, alongside her Freaks and Geeks co-star Linda Cardellini.

Second Year

During her second year on ER, her character was written out as heading 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 a supporting role in Made of Honor. Philipps also made appearances in He’s Just Not That Into You as the character of Kelli Ann and on an episode of How I Met Your Mother. From 2009 to 2015, Philipps portrayed Laurie Keller in the television series Cougar Town. She routinely contributed to The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a live stage radio show. Her primary recurring character is the Red Plains Rider.

On a 2010 appearance on Chelsea Lately, Philipps 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. Philipps starred on the HBO series Vice Principals, which premiered in 2016 and ended in 2017. In 2017, Philipps signed on as co-lead opposite Casey Wilson in Tina Fey’s comedy pilot, The Sackett Sisters, for NBC, but the series was not picked up.

In 2018 and 2019, Phillips played the role of Sheba Goodman in season 4 of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Philipps had a late-night talk show called Busy Tonight, which aired on E! from October 28, 2018, to May 16, 2019. It was canceled the same day Phillips was nominated for a 2019 Critics Choice Award. In August 2020 she began hosting a podcast, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best, along with former Busy Tonight writers Caissie St. Onge and Shantira Jackson.


Philipps’ memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, was released October 18, 2018. Her memoir includes a passage in which the actress describes a physical altercation that took place between James Franco and herself while on the set of Freaks and Geeks. Philips said she was “bummed” by the amount of attention drawn to just this incident in the book, saying the story was not new, and that she meant for it “to illustrate a larger point about the way women are treated in this business and in life.”

How Old is Busy Phillips?

Phillips was born on June 25, 1979, in Oak Park, Illinois. She is currently 41 years old.

Busy Phillips‘s Family

Who are Busy Phillips’s parents?

Phillip’s parents are Barbara Philipps and Joseph Philipps.

Does Busy Phillips have siblings?

Phillips has a sister named Ann Phillips.

Busy Phillips‘s Education

Phillips attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. In her memoir, she revealed that she was raped at age 14 by her then-boyfriend, whom she refers to as “Trey” in the memoir. Though she found the event emotionally scarring, she did not consider it rape until decades later. She disclosed in her book and on Busy Tonight that she had an abortion at 15. She attended Loyola Marymount University at the same time as Freaks and Geeks costar Linda Cardellini and Colin Hanks; Phillips dated Hanks for several years after they left school.

Busy Phillips‘s Husband

Philipps married screenwriter Marc Silverstein in 2007.

Busy Phillips‘s Children – Kids

Phillips has two kids named Birdie Leigh Silverstein and Cricket Pearl Silverstein.

Busy Phillips’s Net Worth

Phillips has an estimated net worth of $12 million.


Phillips stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in.

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