Known for movies

Short Info

Net Wortharound $24 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 15, 1971
SpouseJackson Douglas
FactWas the original choice for Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls (2000). The role was performed by Melissa McCarthy.


Alex Borstein is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and singer. She is best known for her work on the animated television series Family Guy, where she voices Lois Griffin, and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 1999.

Borstein was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on February 15, 1973, the daughter of Judy (née Rosen), a social worker, and Michael Borstein, a financial consultant. She has two older brothers, Gary and Ron. Borstein is of Lithuanian Jewish descent on her father’s side and German Jewish descent on her mother’s side.

Borstein was raised in Deerfield, Illinois. She attended San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric. After graduating in 1995, she moved to Los Angeles to study acting.

Borstein’s first major role was as a writer and producer on the MTV series Tracey Takes On… from 1996 to 1997. She also made appearances on the show as various characters, including a talent agent, an Italian woman, and a lesbian. In 1997, Borstein was hired as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She was fired after one season, but was later rehired as a writer.

Borstein’s biggest break came in 1999 when she was hired to voice Lois Griffin on the animated television series Family Guy. The show was cancelled after three seasons, but was revived by Fox in 2005. Borstein has won two Emmy Awards for her work on the show.

In addition to her work on Family Guy, Borstein has also appeared in the films Bad Santa (2003), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017). She has also lent her voice to a number of animated films and television series, including Robot Chicken and The Powerpuff Girls.

Borstein is married to actor Jackson Douglas. They have two children together.

Borstein is 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m) tall and has red hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameAlex Borstein
Net Wortharound $24 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 15, 1971
Height1.52 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Singer
EducationSan Francisco State University
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJackson Douglas
ChildrenBarnaby Borstein Douglas, Henrietta Borstein Douglas
ParentsJudy Borstein, Irv Borstein

Accomplishments

NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or More)
MoviesThe Lizzie McGuire Movie, Ted, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Catwoman, Love the Coopers, Good Night, and Good Luck, A Million Ways to Die in the West, ParaNorman, Bad Santa, The Little Man, Killers, The Lookout, For Christ's Sake, Seeing Other People, It's a Trap!, Something, Something, Somethin...
TV ShowsBordertown, Getting On, Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, Family Guy, Power Rangers, Celebrity Blackjack

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Quotes

#Quote
1Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project.
2Usually, impersonations come out of something you dig, because you're listening to it over and over. And you kind of start developing... You're really trying to emulate them, then you realize, 'I sound ridiculous doing this. Oh, hey, maybe this is a funny impersonation.'
3Every comic is really a frustrated rock star.
4I got my degree in rhetoric.
5I have no point in my system or morals where I say, 'This is too far.'
6I think I was born because my parents had two boys and wanted to give it one more go and try for a girl... they got me instead.
7I'm still auditioning and doing other movie parts, but I really like the developing and the writing. You have more control over your destiny.

Facts

#Fact
1Was heavily pregnant with her daughter Henrietta while filming on "Shameless"' season 3. Her character Lou Deckner also became pregnant because of it. Her character reportedly was in a labor at the end of 6th episode. Borstein gave birth 4 months before this episode aired.
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter named Henrietta Borstein Douglas on October 1, 2012. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Jackson Douglas.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son named Barnaby Borstein Douglas on September 8th, 2008. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Jackson Douglas.
4Her father was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Polish Jewish immigrants. Her mother is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant; she was born in Budapest, and moved to the United States after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
5Her husband of 15 years Jackson Douglas filed for divorce from her. [October 2014]
6Was heavily pregnant with her daughter Henrietta while filming on "Shameless"' season 3. Her character Lou Deckner also became pregnant. Lou gave birth after events of episode 6, 4 months after Borstein gave birth herself.
7Is currently on a nationwide stand-up comedy tour [2004]
8Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Littleman (2006), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
9Her school bus driver was John Malkovich.
10Ms. Swan, her most famous and lovable character on MADtv (1995), was based on a combination of Borstein's real life grandmother and Björk.
11Left MADtv (1995) at the end of the 2001-2002 season.
12Was the original choice for Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls (2000). The role was performed by Melissa McCarthy.
13She became engaged to be married when her boyfriend Jackson Douglas proposed to her during the taping of a MADtv (1995) skit.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy1999-2016TV SeriesLois Griffin Additional Voices Tricia Takanawa ...
Man Rots from the Head2016ShortGladys
Bordertown2016TV SeriesJanice / Becky Buckwald
Angry Birds2016Sophie Bird / Peggy Bird (voice)
Workaholics2012-2016TV SeriesColleen Walker
Getting On2013-2015TV SeriesDawn Forchette
Life in Pieces2015TV SeriesLynette
Love the Coopers2015Angie
Masters of Sex2015TV SeriesLoretta
Shameless2011-2015TV SeriesLou Deckner
A Million Ways to Die in the West2014Millie
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff2014Video GameLois Griffin Tricia Takanawa (voice)
The Cleveland Show2009-2013TV SeriesHadassah Lowenstein Lois Griffin Trish ...
M.Y.C.2013TV MovieChèvre
Bunheads2012-2013TV SeriesSweetie Cramer / Hooker
Robot Chicken2005-2012TV SeriesWonder Woman Birdo Daffney Gillfin ...
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse2012Video GameLois Griffin (voice)
Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special2012TV MovieWonder Woman Giganta Woman (voice)
ParaNorman2012Mrs. Henscher (voice)
Ted2012John's Mom
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesPreshi
For Christ's Sake2010/IMrs. Marcus
Dinner for Schmucks2010Red Hair Woman (uncredited)
Killers2010Lily Bailey
Glenn Martin DDS2009TV SeriesClerk
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy2008-2009TV SeriesAbbie / Wife
MADtv1997-2009TV SeriesVarious / Ms. Swan / Sue Napersville / ...
Slacker Cats2007-2009TV SeriesLatoyah
The Thick of It2007TV MovieHope Mueller
The Lookout2007Mrs. Lange
The Pre Nup2007ShortAnnie
Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way)2006Video
Family Guy2006Video GameLois Griffin (voice)
Littleman2006Janet
American Dad!2006TV SeriesDoctor Gupta
Drawn Together2006TV SeriesAIDS Walk Coordinator / Lois Griffin / Jelly Donuts Leader
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005Natalie
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story2005VideoLois Griffin Tricia Takanawa Vanessa ... (voice)
Kicking & Screaming2005Obnoxious Hummer Lady (uncredited)
Gilmore Girls2000-2005TV SeriesDrella Miss Celine Museum Voices ...
Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer!2004ShortBetty Henderson
Catwoman2004Sally
Seeing Other People2004Tracy
Bad Santa2003Milwaukee Mom with Photo
The Lizzie McGuire Movie2003Miss Ungermeyer
Friends2003TV SeriesBitter Woman on Stage
Frasier2003TV SeriesEvelyn
3-South2002-2003TV SeriesBecky
Showtime2002Casting Director
Bad Boy2002Darcy Smits
Titus2002TV SeriesNicky
Life at Five Feet2002TV MovieAndie Marshack
Brown Eyed Girl2001ShortRegistrar
Coyote Ugly2000Bidding Customer (uncredited)
Power Rangers Zeo1996TV SeriesQueen Machina
Big Bad Beetleborgs1996TV SeriesCataclaws
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers1993-1994TV SeriesLipsyncher / Bloom of Doom / Contest Announcer / ...

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ShamelessTV Series written by - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2011
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show2009TV Short written by
Family GuyTV Series staff writer - 42 episodes, 1999 - 2003 written by - 4 episodes, 2001 - 2007
Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way)2006Video
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story2005Video written by - part 2
MADtv1997-2002TV Series writer - 114 episodes
Life at Five Feet2002TV Movie
Histeria!TV Series 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999 written by - 2 episodes, 1998
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain1999TV Series 1 episode
Monster Farm1998TV Series writer
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper1996TV Series

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ShamelessTV Series consulting producer - 31 episodes, 2011 - 2013 supervising producer - 4 episodes, 2011
Family GuyTV Series co-producer - 29 episodes, 2005 - 2006 producer - 17 episodes, 2006 - 2007 supervising producer - 14 episodes, 2006 - 2008
Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way)2006Video executive producer
Take Alex to Work Day2006Video documentary short executive producer
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story2005Video co-producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Getting On2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy1999-2010TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show2009TV Short performer: "Family Guy Theme Song", "Edelweiss", "Poker Face", "Surfin' Bird" - uncredited
Brown Eyed Girl2001Short writer: "Even if I Wanted To"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy: 200 Episodes Later2012TV Movie documentary special thanks: to the cast

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV's Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Name Game2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
@midnight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship2015TV SpecialWonder Woman (voice)
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise2014TV SpecialWonder Woman (voice)
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Family Guy: 200 Episodes Later2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bunk2012TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Real Time with Bill Maher2010TV SeriesChristine O'Donnell
Comic-Con 2010 Live2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show2009TV ShortHerself Lois Griffin Bea Arthur ... (voice)
Inside the Actors Studio2009TV SeriesHerself
MADtv2009TV SeriesHerself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2007TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
Take Alex to Work Day2006Video documentary short
World Domination: The 'Family Guy' Phenomenon2005Video documentary shortHerself
Too Late with Adam Carolla2005TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself
Hilary's Roman Adventure2004Video documentaryHerself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHost
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2002TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
All Access Pass to the 14th Annual American Comedy Awards2000TV Special shortHerself - Host

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
The Channel 101 Experience2012DocumentaryLois Griffin (uncredited)
Family Guy: Ground Breaking Gags2011TV Movie documentaryLois Griffin (uncredited)
Psychopathic: The Videos2007VideoJasime (segment "Real underground baby") (uncredited)
The Family Guy 100th Episode Celebration2007TV MovieLois Griffin

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Screenplay (for a DVD Premiere Movie)Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceFamily Guy (1999)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More)Family Guy (1999)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceFamily Guy (1999)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceFamily Guy (1999)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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