Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1971-02-15

Place of Birth Highland, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (18 episodes) as Susie Myerson
2016 Man Rots from the Head as Gladys
2016 Bordertown (13 episodes) as Janice Buckwald (13 episodes) as Becky Buckwald
2016 The Angry Birds Movie as Sophie Bird / Peggy Bird (voice)
2015 Love the Coopers as Angie Cooper
2015 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship as Wonder Woman (voice)
2015 Life in Pieces (1 episode) as Linette
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Herself (voice) (archive footage)
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Millie
2014 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise as Wonder Woman (voice)
2013 Getting On (18 episodes) as Dawn Forchette
2012 Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special as Wonder Woman / Giganta / Woman (voice)
2012 ParaNorman as Mrs. Henscher (voice)
2012 Ted as John's Mom
2012 Bunk (2 episodes)
2011 For Christ's Sake as Mrs. Marcus
2011 Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap! as Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Sy Snootles (voice)
2011 Family Guy Presents: Road to the North Pole
2010 Dinner for Schmucks as Red Hair Woman (uncredited)
2010 Killers as Mrs. Baily
2009 Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side as Lois Griffin as Princess Leia (voice)
2009 Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show as herself
2009 The Cleveland Show (8 episodes)
2009 Family Guy Presents: Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie
2008 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (50 episodes)
2008 A Very Special Freakin Family Guy Christmas
2007 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest as Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Barbara Pewterschmidt as Aunt Beru (voice)
2007 The Lookout as Mrs. Lange
2006 Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way)
2006 Talkshow with Spike Feresten (1 episode)
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. as Natalie
2005 Too Late with Adam Carolla (1 episode)
2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story as Lois Griffin, Tricia Takanawa, Vanessa, Condoleezza Rice (voice)
2005 Kicking & Screaming as Obnoxious Hummer Lady
2004 Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer as Betty Henderson
2004 Drawn Together (3 episodes)
2004 Catwoman as Sally
2004 Celebrity Blackjack (19 episodes)
2004 Seeing Other People as Tracy
2003 Bad Santa as Milwaukee Mom with Photo
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie as Miss Ungermeyer
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2 episodes)
2002 Showtime as Casting Director
2002 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (US) (1 episode)
2000 Gilmore Girls (6 episodes)
2000 Titus (1 episode)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) (193 episodes) as Barbara Pewterschmidt (193 episodes) as Tricia Takanawa (193 episodes) as Marguerite Pewterschmidt (193 episodes) as Loretta Brown (328 episodes) as Lois Griffin (voice)
1995 MADtv (2 episodes)
1994 Friends (1 episode) as Bitter Woman on Stage
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Evelyn
1993 Power Rangers (50 episodes) as Queen Machina (voice) (1 episode) as Madame Woe

Writing

2011 Shameless (4 episodes)Writer
2009 Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show Writer
2006 Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way) Writer
2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Writer
1999 Family Guy (6 episodes)Writer

Production

2010 Spliced (26 episodes)Producer
1999 Family Guy (230 episodes)Producer

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