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Alex Borstein

Alexandrea "Alex" Borstein (born February 15, 1973) is an American actress, singer, voice actress, writer and comedian. She is best known for her long-running role as Lois Griffin on the animated television series Family Guy, and as a cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv. A native of Highland Park, Illinois, Borstein is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric. She was trained in improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California, and was selected to join MADtv after being scouted by talent agents who noticed her work at the theatre. She was a writer and voice actor for several television shows, including Casper, Pinky and the Brain and Power Rangers: Zeo, before joining the cast of MADtv as a featured player, and later as a repertory player in 1997. As an actress, she has made appearances in such films as The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Catwoman and Dinner for Schmucks.

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Feb 15, 1971 In Highland, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Untitled Family Guy live-action/animated film
Latest Project:
Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 2017-03-16
Known For
Poster of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Poster of Bordertown
Poster of Bunk
Poster of Never Mind the Buzzcocks (US)
Movie Untitled Family Guy live-action/animated film 2021
Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Susie Myerson 2017-03-16
Movie The Angry Birds Movie Sophie Bird / Peggy Bird (voice) 2016-05-11
Series Bordertown Janice Buckwald 2016-05-04
Movie Man Rots from the Head Gladys 2016-08-10
Movie Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship Wonder Woman (voice) 2015-10-18
Movie Love the Coopers Angie Cooper 2015-11-12
Series Life in Pieces Linette 2015-09-21
Movie Lennon or McCartney Herself (voice) (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Millie 2014-05-22
Movie Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise Wonder Woman (voice) 2014-04-06
Series Getting On Dawn Forchette 2013-11-24
Series Bunk Unknown 2012-06-08
Movie Ted John's Mom 2012-06-29
Movie ParaNorman Mrs. Henscher (voice) 2012-08-03
Movie Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special Wonder Woman / Giganta / Woman (voice) 2012-09-09
Movie For Christ's Sake Mrs. Marcus 2011-06-12
Movie Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap! Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Sy Snootles / Asian Woman / ET Announcer / Hot Girl's Mother (voice) 2010-12-21
Movie Dinner for Schmucks Red Hair Woman (uncredited) 2010-07-30
Movie Killers Mrs. Baily 2010-06-04
Movie Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / OnStar Voiceover / Empire Member's Wife / Robot Wife (voice) 2009-12-22
Movie Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show herself 2009-11-08
Series The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Movie Family Guy Presents: Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie 2009-01-01
Series Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy 2008-09-10
Movie A Very Special Freakin Family Guy Christmas 2008-09-01
Movie The Lookout Mrs. Lange 2007-03-09
Series Talkshow with Spike Feresten Unknown 2006-09-16
Movie Little Man Janet 2006-08-31
Movie Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way) 2006-11-14
Series Too Late with Adam Carolla Unknown 2005-08-08
Movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Natalie 2005-09-16
Movie Kicking & Screaming Obnoxious Hummer Lady 2005-05-13
Movie Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Lois Griffin / Tricia Takanawa / Vanessa / Condoleezza Rice / Additional Voices (voice) 2005-07-23
Movie Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer Betty Henderson 2004-11-07
Series Drawn Together Unknown 2004-10-27
Movie Catwoman Sally 2004-07-22
Series Celebrity Blackjack 2004-07-05
Movie Seeing Other People Tracy 2004-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Lizzie McGuire Movie Miss Ungermeyer 2003-05-02
Movie Bad Santa Milwaukee Mom with Photo 2003-11-26
Movie Showtime Casting Director 2002-03-14
Series Never Mind the Buzzcocks (US) Unknown 2002-03-04
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Series Titus Unknown 2000-03-20
Series Family Guy Lois Griffin / Tricia Takanawa / Loretta Brown / Barbara Pewterschmidt (voice) 1999-01-31
Series MADtv 1995-10-14
Series Friends Bitter Woman on Stage 1994-09-22
Series Frasier Evelyn 1993-09-16
Series Power Rangers Madame Woe 1993-08-28