Busy Philipps Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Busy Philipps      

Actress, NY Times Best-Selling Author & Late Night Host of "Busy Tonight"

Busy Philipps is a New York Times best-selling author, actress, and writer who struck a chord with critics and audiences early on in her career and has continued to garner attention as a dynamic actress and consistent scene-stealer.

Philipps began hosting her own late-night talk show, "Busy Tonight" on E! network on October 28, 2018. The show features Busy giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments. Philipps also serves as executive producer on the show, alongside Tina Fey, Julie Darmody and Eric Gurian.

Philipps released a collection of humorous autobiographical essays in her book "This Will Only Hurt a Little" on October 16, 2018. That book was immediately a New York Times Best Seller the first week. The book offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that Busy is beloved for using on her social media accounts.

On the big screen, Philipps was recently seen in the STX romantic comedy, I Feel Pretty, opposite Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams, and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. She also appeared in Joel Edgerton’s thriller The Gift, alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Released by STX, the film tells the story of a young married couple whose lives are thrown into a tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s path brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light.

Previously, Philipps was seen in HBO’s "Vice Principals", an 18-episode comedy series from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill. The series ran for 2 seasons and starred Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Kimberly Herbert Gregory and Georgia King. Philipps played Gale Liptrapp, the ex-wife of McBride’s character and loving mother to his child. Also on television, she starred opposite Courteney Cox on the popular TBS comedy "Cougar Town" where she played ‘Laurie Keller.’ Philipps first garnered attention at the age of 19 in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s critically praised series, "Freaks and Geeks." Her performance as the tough-yet-sympathetic rebel Kim Kelly crafted Philipps as one of the most compelling young actors in contemporary television.

Following her breakout performance as a budding actress, she went on to appear in numerous roles across acclaimed television series’ including a 5-episode arc on "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"; a major recurring role as the devout Christian med-student, Hope Bobeck, on season 14 of ER; and a series regular in Kevin Williamson’s award-winning coming-of-age series "Dawson's Creek" where she starred alongside a notable cast including, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams.

Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the age of 18 she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career.

Philipps currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Marc Silverstein, and two daughters.

News


Busy Philipps Talks About Sharing Info on Social Media | Variety

Busy Philipps earns her name, having become a consistent presence on TV since breaking through on “Freaks and Geeks.” Her latest show, “Cougar Town,” led ...

Busy Philipps and BFF Michelle Williams Star in Dawson's Creek ...

Busy Philipps was super-excited last night to see her and Michelle Williams featured on the long-running game show in an "answer" about Dawson's ...

Busy Philipps Offers Her Best Advice to Moms: 'Use Google Sparingly'

Busy Philipps has some advice for moms who turn to Google for advice about their children: “Use it sparingly!” The 36-year-old actress opened up to ET about ...

Busy Philipps: James Franco 'Shoved Me' on 'Freaks and Geeks' Set ...

Busy Philipps claimed James Franco 'shoved [her] to the ground' on the 'Freaks and Geeks' set as teenagers — find out more.

Related Speakers View all


More like Busy