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Busy Philipps Biography

Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jean Philipps
Birth Place:
Oak Park, Illinois, United States

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