“Life is a lot easier when you’re dumb,” says this graduate of Vassar College. After finishing her degree in biology, Kudrow planned on doing research with her father, a world-renowned headache specialist. But an audition for the famed Los Angeles improvisational group, The Groundlings, led to her becoming a regular member of the troupe.
Nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and American Comedy Awards for her work in Friends and Mad About You, Kudrow says, “People are watching really carefully. But I think I’m funny.”