Lisa Kudrow Net Worth

April 15, 2023
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Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born on 30 July 1963, in Los Angeles, California USA, into the Jewish family of Nedra S. a travel agent, and Lee N. Kudrow a physician, descended from  German, Hungarian, Belarussian and Polish ancestorsand so had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Lisa is a comedian, voice actress, television and film producer, as well as an actress, perhaps best known for her role of Phoebe Buffay in the  popular television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, called “Friends”.

So just how rich is Lisa Kudrow, as of early 2018? Sources state that Lisa’s net worth is estimated to be over $80 million, most of which has come from her acting career which began in the late ’80s. In 2002, Kudrow’s annual salary for a season of “Friends” amounted to $24 million, while in 2003 Kudrow’s earnings rose to $36 million, great contributions to her bank account.


Lisa Kudrow Net Worth $80 Million


Lisa Kudrow was educated at Portola Middle School and later Taft High School. Kudrow’s professional career started when she joined an improvisational sketch troupe called “The Groundlings”, with which she performed in a variety of shows. Kudrow later joined another troupe entitled “Unexpected Company” and even tried out for a position in “Saturday Night Live”, however, she was unsuccessful.

Prior to her big breakthrough on television, Lisa Kudrow had several minor roles in such television productions as the sitcom called “Bob” with Bob Newhart, and portrayed the character of Ursula Buffay in “Mad About You” – Kudrow would later portray the role of Ursula’s sister Phoebe Buffay in “Friends”. From its debut in 1994, “Friends” maintained the status of one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. In addition to Phoebe Buffay, the show featured characters portrayed by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. Considered to be the Best Written Series of All Time, “Friends” had high television ratings with more than 29 million viewers on average during its first season, and maintained an average of more than 20 million viewers throughout its eight season run. The cultural impact of the series is immense, as it inspired the “How I Met Your Mother” series with Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, the creation of Central Perk franchise all around the world, and even influenced the English language, which is proven by the extensive study conducted by the University of Toronto. Over the years, “Friends” gathered a number of awards and nominations – its main stars Jennifer Aniston collected 15 awards and 36 nominations, and Lisa Kudrow received five awards and a total of 27 nominations.

Following the success of “Friends”, Lisa Kudrow went on to star in “The Simpsons”, voiced a character in “Dr. Dolittle 2” with Eddie Murphy and Raven Symone, and reunited with Courteney Cox in a television sitcom “Cougar Town”.

Lisa Kudrow also ventured to produce and write her own television series called “The Comeback”, which ran for one season of 13 episodes in 2005. She was also the producer of the American adaption of the UK television series “Who Do You Think You Are?“.

On the big screen, Lisa has appeared in such films as “Easy A”, “Happy Endings”, “Hotel for Dogs”  and “Neighbors”. More recently, in 2016 she reprised her role as Carol Gladstone in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, followed by co-starring in the thriller film “The Girl on the Train”, and lending her voice to Lucille in the animated film “El Americano: The Movie”, and also Mrs Templeton in “The Boss Lady”.

In her personal life, since 1995 Lisa has been married to French advertising executive Michel Stern, and they have a son. They still reside in Los Angeles.

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