Fast Facts

  • Received the nickname "Busy" as an infant because of her restless nature. 
  • Shares her birthday with Freaks and Geeks and ER costar Linda Cardellini.
  • Attended college with Cardellini and Colin Hanks.
  • Wrote and produced two plays for the Acting Lab of Arizona.
  • First professional acting job was portraying a Barbie doll at Mattel's Toy Fair convention in New York City.
  • Credited as a story writer for the 2007 film Blades of Glory—she came up with the idea with Jeff and Craig Cox, whom she knew from high school.


  • Cricket Pearl Silverstein — Daughter
  • Matilda Rose Ledger — Godchild
  • Barbara Philipps — Mother
  • LeighAnn Philipps — Sister
  • Colin Hanks — Ex-significant Other
  • Birdie Leigh Silverstein — Daughter
  • Joseph Philipps — Father
  • Marc Silverstein — Husband


  • Attended Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Jean Philipps
  • Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
  • Birthday: June 25, 1979, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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