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Busy Philipps



With her memorable performance as tough but sympathetic rebel teen Kim Kelly in the critically praised but criminally short-lived series Freaks and Geeks, actress Busy Philipps crafted one of the most compelling young characters in contemporary television. In addition to later serving as something of a life-support system for the rapidly expiring teen drama Dawson's Creek, Philipps has gone on to make a name for herself in such features as the Columbine-influenced Home Room and the 2004 comedy White Chicks as well. Born Elizabeth Jean Philipps in Oak Park, IL, the active youngster was quickly dubbed "Busy" for her seemingly boundless energy and sociability. A role as Wilber the Pig in a grade-school production of Charlotte's Web eventually lead to Philipps being voted Best Actress of her class in her senior yearbook. The ambitious screen prospect went on to take classes at the Acting Lab of Arizona, where she would write and produce a pair of successful plays. Philipps subsequently refined her skills by studying at England's Oxford School of Drama before making a name for herself in community theater around the Scottsdale area, with her first professional gig coming with a role as a real-life Barbie doll at Mattel's Toy Fair convention in New York. Philipps role in Freaks and Geeks did wonders for her exposure, regardless of the endearing show's remarkably short lifespan, and in the years that followed, she continued to impress in such features as Anatomy of a Hate Crime and Home Room. Many viewed Philipps' involvement with Dawson's Creek as something of a breath of fresh air for the somewhat stale series, with simultaneous appearances in the Freaks and Geeks follow-up series Undeclared proving a welcome opportunity to work with old friends. In 2004, Philipps took a supporting role opposite Jaime King in the Shawn and Marlon Wayans comedy White Chicks. In 2009 she was cast in the TV series Cougar Town, and in 2011 she appeared in the Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle I Don't Know How She Does It.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet FML
  • Amanda
2016
93% The Gift
  • Duffy
2015
No Score Yet Jason Nash Is Married
  • Actor
2014
44% A Case of You
  • Ashley
2013
No Score Yet Made In Cleveland
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Reef 2: High Tide
  • Cordelia
2012
17% I Don't Know How She Does It
  • Wendy Best
2011
14% Made of Honor
  • Melissa
2008
15% White Chicks
  • Karen
2004
No Score Yet The Mummy an' the Armadillo
  • Carol Ann
2004
55% Home Room
  • Alicia Browning
2003
No Score Yet The Smokers
  • Karen Carter
2001
No Score Yet Anatomy of a Hate Crime
  • Chasity Pasley
2001
No Score Yet Spring Break Lawyer
  • Jenny
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Rachel
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
Chopped Junior
2015
  • Judge
No Score Yet Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
  • Kacy Corbin Kacy Cotton Kacy
How I Met Your Mother
  • Rachel
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015
  • Natasha
76% Cougar Town
2009-2015
  • Director
  • Laurie
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
  • Kim
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Meghan
93% New Girl
2011
  • Connie
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Cheryl
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Hope Bobek Hope Bobeck
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
  • Herself
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Appearing
  • Actor
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Jack McPhee Audrey
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
63% Vice Principals
2016
  • Gale
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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