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Alex Borstein Biography

Birth Name:
Alexandrea Borstein
Birth Place:
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor, voice actor, writer

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

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships

  • Adam Borstein -- Brother
  • Henrietta Borstein Douglas -- Daughter
  • Irving Borstein -- Father
  • Judy Borstein -- Mother
  • Barnaby Borstein Douglas -- Son