Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

  • Highest Rated: 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Catwoman (2004)
  • Birthday: Feb 15, 1971
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Best known for her roles as the outrageous Mrs. Swan on MADtv and devoted wife Lois on the hit Fox series Family Guy, comedic female talent Alex Borstein has been keeping busy on screens both large and small ever since appearing in a handful of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers in the mid-'90s. Born in Highland Park, Chicago, and raised in the nearby suburb of Deerfield, Borstein moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1980 and eventually enrolled in San Francisco State University. It was there that the aspiring comic began trying her talent at improvisational theater, and shortly after graduation she would begin performing at the ACME Comedy Theatre. Small roles in The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and a short-lived spin-off were quick to follow, with her stint on MADtv beginning in 1997. While many fans cited her as a highlight of MADtv thanks to her outlandish characters and quick wit, Borstein was also eager to launch a film career and could frequently be seen in features such as Showtime, Bad Santa, and Catwoman. With a distinctive voice that seemed to lend itself well to animated performances, Borstein was cast as levelheaded housewife Lois on Family Guy in 1999. It was around this time that she also continued her small-screen trajectory with a handful appearances on the wildly popular family drama Gilmore Girls.In 2005, Borstein took a turn for the dramatic in the monochromatic period drama Good Night, and Good Luck, with subsequent television roles on Drawn Together and Robot Chicken serving well to balance out the seriousness of the critically acclaimed Edward R. Murrow drama. The following year, Borstein brought her popular stage show to viewers across the nation with the release of Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down to Earth Bombshell Sort of Way) on home video. In 2007, Borstein was paired with Good Night, and Good Luck star Jeff Daniels once again in the tense crime thriller The Lookout. As the years rolled on, Borstein would continue to remain a force on screen, appearing in movies like Killers, Dinner for Schmucks, and Ted.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

18% Love the Coopers Angie 2015
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Millie $37.4M 2014
88% ParaNorman Mrs. Henscher $56M 2012
68% Ted John's Mom $218.2M 2012
No Score Yet Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Actor 2012
10% Killers Lily Bailey $47.1M 2010
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap Actor 2010
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side Actor 2009
No Score Yet Family Guy - Blue Harvest Actor 2008
87% The Lookout Mrs. Lange $4.6M 2007
12% Little Man Janet $58.3M 2006
No Score Yet Alex Borstein - Drop Dead Gorgeous Actor 2006
93% Good Night, And Good Luck Natalie $31.6M 2005
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Actor 2005
No Score Yet Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer Actor 2004
9% Catwoman Sally $40.3M 2004
39% Seeing Other People Tracy 2004
78% Bad Santa Milwaukee Mom with Photo 2003
41% The Lizzie McGuire Movie Miss Ungermeyer $42.7M 2003
25% Showtime Casting Director $38M 2002
No Score Yet Dawg Darcy Smits 2002

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

71% Family Guy
1999
Voice Co-producer Screenwriter Lois Griffin
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
92% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
2017
Susie Myerson
  • 2018
  • 2017
39% Bordertown
2016
Voice
  • 2016
43% MADtv
2016
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
Lynette
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Getting On
2013-2015
Dawn Forchette
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Shameless USA
2011
Screenwriter
  • 2013
90% Shameless
2011
Director Screenwriter
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Slacker Cats
2007-2009
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest Performer
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
Celine Miss Celine
  • 2005
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Evelyn
  • 2003

QUOTES FROM Alex Borstein CHARACTERS

Edward
So should I bring her back around 6?
Millie
We really don't keep a schedule around here. He'll just be in when he feels like putting his penis in an asshole.
Edward
So we'll say 6, then.
Patience Philips/Catwoman
Ok Sal, waht do you think? [hold up to different dresses]
Sally
I don't know. You going to a church or a Playboy mansion?
Sally
Beau-lean is magic in a bottle.