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Alex Borstein    

Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Writer, Comedian & Voice Actor, Known for "Family Guy" & "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Alexandrea Borstein is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Borstein voices Lois Griffin on the animated comedy television series "Family Guy," for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award. She also gained acclaim for starring as Susie Myerson in the comedy-drama series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Borstein had lead roles as various characters on the sketch comedy series "MADtv," as well as Dawn Forchette in the medical comedy series "Getting On." As an actress, she has made appearances in such films as "Killers" and "Dinner for Schmucks." She played the school principal in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," the best friend of Halle Berry's character in "Catwoman," and an employee at CBS News in "Good Night, and Good Luck." She also had an uncredited cameo in the Will Ferrell movie "Kicking & Screaming" as an obnoxious coffee shop patron. She had a small role in the movie "Bad Santa" as well.

Borstein is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric. She was trained in improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California, and was selected to join the cast of "MADtv" after being scouted by talent agents. While working on "MADtv," Borstein met Seth MacFarlane, who was then preparing to launch the animated sitcom "Family Guy" on FOX. MacFarlane cast Borstein as the voice of key character Lois Griffin. As well as her role as the voice performer for Lois and several other characters throughout the series, Borstein is also a producer and staff writer.

In 2010, Borstein joined the first season staff of the Showtime dramedy "Shameless," as a writer and supervising producer. In its second season she held the position of writer and consulting producer. She also guest starred in the first season episode "But at Last Came a Knock," as Lou Deckner.

In 2017, Borstein starred in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." She has won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on this show.

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Alex Borstein has landed a guest-starring role on CBS' new comedy Life in Pieces, EW has learned exclusively.

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