Alex Borstein

  • Birth Name: Alexandrea Borstein
  • Birth Place: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Voice actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • First performed stand-up comedy at age 16 at a nightclub in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
  • Was a member of a sketch-comedy troupe while a student at San Francisco State.
  • Worked as an advertising copywriter after college, and one of her firm's clients was Barbie.
  • Met husband Jackson Douglas when both were performing improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles.
  • First voice-acting role was on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1996, while she was a writer on the show.
  • Douglas proposed to her while they were performing in a skit on MadTV.
  • Landed her role on Family Guy without having to audition for it.
  • Was cast as Sookie on Gilmore Girls and appeared in the pilot episode in 2000 but couldn't continue because of a contractual obligation to MadTV. Was later given a different role on Gilmore Girls.
  • Released a one-woman stand-up DVD, Drop Dead Gorgeous in a Down to Earth Bombshell Sort of Way, in 2006.

Awards

  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more): Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Nominee
  • 2019, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2019, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2019, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Winner
  • 2019, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Judy Borstein — Mother
  • Irving Borstein — Father
  • Henrietta Borstein Douglas — Daughter
  • Barnaby Borstein Douglas — Son
  • Adam Borstein — Brother
  • Jackson Douglas — Husband

College

  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States (BA in Rhetoric, 1992)

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