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Actress Known for Her Roles in "White Chicks," "Cougar Town" & "The Gift"

As a toddler, Elizabeth Jean Philipps reportedly had such endless energy, her parents called her "Busy," a nickname that stuck - even appearing on her driver's license. She started acting in school productions, and was voted Best Actress in her senior yearbook. After training at the Acting Lab of Arizona and at England's Oxford School of Drama, she performed at various community productions in the Scottsdale area.

In 1999, Philipps landed a supporting role on "Freaks and Geeks," created by director Judd Apatow. The show appealed mostly to Gen-Xers who recognized a bit of themselves as they tried to survive high school. After the show was cancelled, Philipps was cast as Audrey Liddell in the teen drama "Dawson's Creek." She was a series regular in seasons five and six, appearing in 46 episodes, before the show concluded in 2003.

Philipps later appeared in two films, "Home Room" (2002) and "White Chicks" (2004). Additionally, in 2006, she had a major recurring role as Hope Bobeck on "ER," alongside her "Freaks and Geeks" co-star Linda Cardellini. Since 2009, Philipps has portrayed Laurie Keller in the television series, "Cougar Town." Most recently, Philipps was cast in the 2015 mystery/thriller, "The Gift," starring Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, and Rebecca Hall.

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