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Busy Philipps

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Busy Philipps is a New York Times Best-Selling author, actor, activist, writer and previous late-night talk show host of BUSY TONIGHT. Philipps served as executive producer on the show, alongside Tina Fey. In 2018, Philipps released a collection of humorous autobiographical essays in her book THIS WILL ONLY HURT A LITTLE that was immediately a New York Times Best Seller the first week. The book offers unfiltered and candid stories and was published by Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone division.

Currently, Philipps stars in the hit comedy series GIRLS5EVA opposite Sara Bareilles, which Netflix recently picked up for a third season. Produced by Tina Fey, the acclaimed series centers on a one-hit wonder girl group from the ’90s who try for another chance at pop stardom. Recently she also appeared in a scene-stealing recurring turn in three episodes of Freeform’s hit comedy series SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE. In 2020, Philipps launched her podcast called BUSY PHILIPPS IS DOING HER BEST, with her creative partner, Caissie St. Onge, and Shantira Jackson, both of whom wrote on BUSY TONIGHT. Philipps and St. Onge now co-host the show together. The show features conversations between the duo and their guests, who reflect on times in their lives when a setback led to better opportunities.

On the big screen, Philipps can next be seen in Paramount’s feature adaptation of the Broadway hit MEAN GIRLS: THE MUSICAL, where she will step into the iconic role of “Mrs. George”, alongside Renee Rapp, Tina Fey and Jenna Fischer. She can also be 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. Additional film credits include: Kat Coiro’s A CASE OF YOU opposite Justin Long, Peter Dinklage and Sam Rockwell; Douglas McGrath’s, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT alongside Sarah Jessica Parker; Ken Kwapis’s HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU & Paul Weiland’s MADE OF HONOR with Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan. On television, Philipps was seen in HBO’s VICE PRINCIPALS, an 18-episode comedy series from EASTBOUND & DOWN creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill. Philipps also starred opposite Courteney Cox on the popular TBS comedy COUGAR TOWN where she played ‘Laurie Keller’ for six seasons. Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Philipps currently resides in New York City with her two daughters.