At 44 years old, Busy Philipps has this physical status:
While still in high school, Philipps worked at toy trade fairs as a real-life Barbie ("Cool Teen Skipper"). Among the people who saw her at a toy convention was actress Sharon Stone, who was impressed with Philipps's performance and told Philipps that she would be a star.
Her first major role was Kim Kelly in the 1999–2000 comedy-drama TV series Freaks and Geeks; Philipps appeared in all but one of the show's 18 episodes (the exception being the episode "Chokin' & Tokin'"). She made her film debut in the comedy The Smokers in 2000, and had various small appearances on television.
In 2001, Philipps was cast as Audrey Liddell in the teen drama Dawson's Creek. She was a series regular in seasons 5 and 6, appearing in 46 episodes, before the show finished in 2003. Her portrayal of Audrey earned Philipps a Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of "TV - Choice Sidekick".
Philipps appeared in several films, including Home Room (2002) and White Chicks (2004). She was cast in the UPN sitcom Love, Inc., in a role originally intended for Shannen Doherty. The show lasted for one season (2005–2006). In 2006, she had a major recurring role as Hope Bobeck on ER, alongside her Freaks and Geeks co-star Linda Cardellini. During her second year on ER, her character was written out as heading to South America to "fulfill her Christian mission".
Philipps had a co-credit for the storyline of the 2007 comedy film Blades of Glory. A year later, Philipps appeared in a supporting role in Made of Honor.
Philipps made appearances in He's Just Not That Into You as the character of Kelli Ann and on an episode of How I Met Your Mother.
From 2009 to 2015, Philipps portrayed Laurie Keller in the television series Cougar Town. She routinely contributed to the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a live stage radio show. Her primary recurring character is the Red Plains Rider.
On a 2010 appearance on Chelsea Lately, Philipps commented that she auditioned for the hit television show Glee just one week after giving birth, following a pregnancy during which she gained 80 pounds.
Philipps starred on the HBO series Vice Principals, which premiered in 2016 and ended in 2017.
In 2017, Philipps signed on as co-lead opposite Casey Wilson in Tina Fey's comedy pilot, The Sackett Sisters, for NBC, but the series was not picked up.
In 2018 and 2019, Philipps played the role of Sheba Goodman in season 4 of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Philipps had a late-night talk show called Busy Tonight, which aired on E! from October 28, 2018, to May 16, 2019. It was cancelled the same day Philipps was nominated for a 2019 Critics Choice Award. In August 2020 she began hosting a podcast, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best, along with former Busy Tonight writers Caissie St. Onge and Shantira Jackson.
Philipps's memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, was released October 18, 2018. Her memoir includes a passage in which the actress describes a physical altercation that took place between James Franco and herself while on the set of Freaks and Geeks. Philips said she was "bummed" by the amount of attention drawn to just this incident in the book, saying the story was not new, and that she meant for it "to illustrate a larger point about the way women are treated in this business and in life."
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Busy Philipps announced that she has called it quits with her husband Marc Silverstein after almost 15 years of marriage. During the latest episode of her podcast Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best on Friday, she revealed the sad news saying that it had “been a really long time that Marc and I have been separated.” In fact, she noted that they broke up back in February of 2021!
Thank you townandcountrymag for having me today on your panel at the Philanthropy Summit about rage giving and how to stay in these very important and interconnected fights... And also to my sweet hampdenstacy for dressing me in hampdenclothing and matthewmonzon for making my hair feel like how I imagine Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair might. ✨ #philanthropy
Honestly- I was proud of this dumb pic I did for my stories so I UPGRADED THIS BITCH. New POD IS out now. Will you see this post? Maybe! Maybe not! WHO CAN TELL!?! THIS APP IS DEAD I READ IT IN THE PAPER (ON MY PHONE) THIS AM! AMONGST OTHER THINGS, this week- I tell the story of how I almost died the other night at 11:11pm so instacais named the episode BUSY ALMOST DIED. Because I felt that. Like for REAL. Also anyone else ever have a true adrenaline reaction after a thing that you weren’t hurt at all by? I was uninjured but was shaking uncontrollably! Bodies are the best weirdest machines!!!!! Slide 2 is the EXTENT OF MY INJURIES. 3. Is a close up of my face after I went through the fall and then subsequent adrenaline/sobbing/snotting/sweating all over myself. Again. Just putting this here: I was sober for this. Fucking weird. Listen to the podcast and download if you can! And share it if you want! And tag us if you do! And in the hopes you see this I’m not putting the pods official handle! Anyway! GLAD I LIVED TO SEE ANOTHER DAY! Go VOTE!!!!!!!!!!! ✨✨✨
These were not the stairs I fell down nor the shoes I was wearing when I fell. This WAS however my LOOK from last night’s singoutnyclu benefit for the aclu_nationwide and the nyclu that I was thrilled to host alongside my dear friend and actual genius yesimsarahjones ✨ my sweet friend hampdenstacy sent me this gorge dress from hampdenclothing - the label is plan_c_official which honestly is ON TREND(just a little repro rights humor- FIND IT WHERE YA CAN) and I bought the shoes with surefineokay even though a massive sinus infection felled her and she couldn’t make it to the event! Face by gpcbeauty Hair by matthewmonzon WHAT A THRILL OF A LIFETIME to present Patti Smith with her honor for her continuing and lifelong commitment to activism in every way shape and form. The black and white pics are by themichaelkushner and honestly? There are so many good ones he took I’ll maybe do another post❤️ let’s hear it for the people doing the work to continue to protect our rights, and get them back for everyone- especially in the face of the most unspeakably egregious time in recent history. I love you aclu_nationwide and nyclu and I’m so grateful you’re on our side. ❤️👏✨