Busy Philipps

  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Jean Philipps
  • Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • 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.


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


  • Attended Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, United States
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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