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Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Birthday: 25 June 1979, Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: Elizabeth Jean Philipps
Height: 168 cm

Busy was born Elizabeth Jean Phillips in Illinois, US. She became interested in acting when she was in fourth grade and was always starring in school productions. In the summer, she would attend theat ...Show More

Busy Philipps
I'm a jewelry girl. I became with friends with designer Irene Neuwirth a few years ago. At that poin Show more I'm a jewelry girl. I became with friends with designer Irene Neuwirth a few years ago. At that point, I just used to wear my wedding rings. Very low key. Now, if I could, I'd be draped from head to toe in her jewelry all the time. Everything she makes is beautiful. Hide
It's interesting when people make comments about celebrities' weight gain or lack of weight gain as Show more It's interesting when people make comments about celebrities' weight gain or lack of weight gain as if they're a medical professional that's treating that celebrity. Like, 'This doctor does not treat Jessica Simpson, but thinks her weight is unhealthy.' If you don't treat her, then how do you know? Hide
I had a baby with no pain medicine, mainly because most people I talked to didn't think I'd be able Show more I had a baby with no pain medicine, mainly because most people I talked to didn't think I'd be able to do it. So there! Hide
Now that I'm a wiser, older human, when I do photo shoots, I specifically say, 'Please do not airbru Show more Now that I'm a wiser, older human, when I do photo shoots, I specifically say, 'Please do not airbrush my moles out.' Because they will do it, to make you homogenized. Hide
I love my nose! I was so nervous when I got pregnant that I was going to get that weird nose spread Show more I love my nose! I was so nervous when I got pregnant that I was going to get that weird nose spread that you sometimes see pregnant ladies get. Hide
I'm actually incapable of lying. I'm like a parody of a person who can't lie. I'm actually incapable of lying. I'm like a parody of a person who can't lie.
I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, there's nothing guilty about it. I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, there's nothing guilty about it.
I find it to be strange that people get obsessed about how fast actresses and celebrities are taking Show more I find it to be strange that people get obsessed about how fast actresses and celebrities are taking off their baby weight. I guess people like to look to them and feel better about themselves or feel worse about themselves. Hide
I have to make a dress out of recycled materials for my kid's preschool 'Project Runway'-like assign Show more I have to make a dress out of recycled materials for my kid's preschool 'Project Runway'-like assignment. I'm currently fusing plastic bags. Hide
If I see myself on a worst-dressed list - and I've been on many of them - I tend to have low self es Show more If I see myself on a worst-dressed list - and I've been on many of them - I tend to have low self esteem for 24 hours. I just like to feel comfortable, and I like being excited about whatever it is I'm wearing. I hate subjecting myself to that kind of criticism! Hide
In high school I had some famously egregious fashion missteps. I was really out there in fashion, I Show more In high school I had some famously egregious fashion missteps. I was really out there in fashion, I think because I wanted attention. I would wear crazy patterns, skin-tight pants and giant platform shoes. Hide
I'm kind of lucky that we've finished shooting 'Cougar Town,' so I'm able to kind of just enjoy my p Show more I'm kind of lucky that we've finished shooting 'Cougar Town,' so I'm able to kind of just enjoy my pregnancy and be a stay-at-home mom and go to prenatal Pilates and do all that fun stuff that, if I were working, would be almost impossible to do. Hide
I have the emergency kit in my purse that has double-sided tape and Tylenol, and a small energy bar. Show more I have the emergency kit in my purse that has double-sided tape and Tylenol, and a small energy bar. I'm the one that has an extra lip gloss just in case. Hide
I think it's important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now Show more I think it's important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now because I have a daughter and I feel with fashion, like they're sexualizing the kids so young. Little kids in high heels and that kind of thing is really difficult for me to wrap my head around. Hide
I'm somebody who doesn't work with a stylist. I'll be honest with you, I'm a mom and it's just not s Show more I'm somebody who doesn't work with a stylist. I'll be honest with you, I'm a mom and it's just not something I want to put money toward because it's expensive to have somebody who helps dress you and I feel like I have to pay for preschool and so many things... so I don't have a stylist. Hide
Yes, I'm having a baby. I think it's so hard as a woman to give yourself a break. It's great to be h Show more Yes, I'm having a baby. I think it's so hard as a woman to give yourself a break. It's great to be healthy but you have to set a good example for your kids and know that it's not about a number on a scale but how you feel. Hide
'Freaks and Geeks' was a show where our individuality was really celebrated. 'Freaks and Geeks' was a show where our individuality was really celebrated.
I was always a very quirky kid. I remember very early like fourth or fifth grade doing pratfalls to Show more I was always a very quirky kid. I remember very early like fourth or fifth grade doing pratfalls to make my friends laugh, like falling on the ground on the playground and doing like bits and characters. Hide
I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important t Show more I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you're healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn't defined by how thin she is. Hide
I have the same pet peeve as Anderson Cooper, which is bare feet in public. I hate it. It so grosses Show more I have the same pet peeve as Anderson Cooper, which is bare feet in public. I hate it. It so grosses me out, especially in New York. Oh my God, New York in the summer with people and their feet in their sandals and their flip-flops, like get it away! Hide
I like starting off the new year fresh. I'm excited to see how 2013 turns out. Maybe because I'm an Show more I like starting off the new year fresh. I'm excited to see how 2013 turns out. Maybe because I'm an actress and I am always on a diet and fitness program, but my New Year's resolution is to let myself be nice to myself about my body. Hide
Nobody wants to see a bejeweled pregnant lady from top to bottom. Nobody wants to see a bejeweled pregnant lady from top to bottom.
Your first pregnancy you have nothing to do except sleep and take care of yourself and go to prenata Show more Your first pregnancy you have nothing to do except sleep and take care of yourself and go to prenatal yoga or whatever. Now I have a full-time job, I have a four-year-old, I've got a life that is demanding my attention, so I've gone to prenatal yoga once. It's such a bummer. Hide
[on the death of James Gandolfini] So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. He was such an amazing act Show more [on the death of James Gandolfini] So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. He was such an amazing actor and by all accounts a wonderful person. Hide
We're not co-sleeping. I'm all for what people want to do in their home, but I need my bed. I'm a te Show more We're not co-sleeping. I'm all for what people want to do in their home, but I need my bed. I'm a terrible sleeper... I toss and turn and flip, and it would just be a disaster if there were a baby there. And I think it's important for a kid to have their own space. Hide
I was in New York and I went to a meatball shop with my friend and there was paparazzi there and I t Show more I was in New York and I went to a meatball shop with my friend and there was paparazzi there and I thought, 'How did you know that someone was gonna come to this meatball shop?' But I was pregnant and I wanted a meatball sub and let me tell you, it was delicious. Hide
From time to time I think I made some errors in judgment, but I have some really fashionable friends Show more From time to time I think I made some errors in judgment, but I have some really fashionable friends and I feel I've cultivated my own sense of style and what I feel comfortable with over the years. Hide
I love little Peter Pan collars and little puff sleeves. I love little Peter Pan collars and little puff sleeves.
My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas Show more My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner - but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours. Hide
No one cares what you ate for breakfast. Unless it's something really spectacular, don't tweet me yo Show more No one cares what you ate for breakfast. Unless it's something really spectacular, don't tweet me your breakfast, I don't care. Hide
And then I went to 'Dawson's Creek,' which is a show that was, for better or for worse, all about th Show more And then I went to 'Dawson's Creek,' which is a show that was, for better or for worse, all about the language. It was a word-perfect show, which I'd never had any experience with. And it was really shocking for me. I felt really hemmed in. At the time, it wasn't my favorite working experience. Hide
It's ludicrous that my friends in California aren't able to legally get married. It's a civil rights Show more It's ludicrous that my friends in California aren't able to legally get married. It's a civil rights issue. In 20 years we're going to look back at tapes of these antigay people saying ridiculous things on the news and it's going to sound as antiquated as the newsreels of horrible racists from the '50s. Hide
I actually feel like, for a lot of my career, I wasn't able to show my comedic range. I did a lot of Show more I actually feel like, for a lot of my career, I wasn't able to show my comedic range. I did a lot of dramas and dramedies. I was on 'E.R.' That's not generally thought of as a funny show. Hide
I only became a celebrity because I had a kid. Before I was pregnant nobody cared. I joke to my agen Show more I only became a celebrity because I had a kid. Before I was pregnant nobody cared. I joke to my agent that having a baby made my career. Hide
The rugs that I picked out and the pillows with the little owls, sort of like whimsical throw pillow Show more The rugs that I picked out and the pillows with the little owls, sort of like whimsical throw pillows - I feel like you can never enough whimsical throw pillows in your house, in your life. My husband probably disagrees. Hide
You can be in Ohio and shoot your own web series, if you want. If this had been around when I was in Show more You can be in Ohio and shoot your own web series, if you want. If this had been around when I was in high school, I can guarantee you that my friends and I would have been shooting our own television shows and putting them online and trying to get as many hits as possible. Hide
I have great ideas, but the follow through is always really difficult for me. As my kid gets a littl Show more I have great ideas, but the follow through is always really difficult for me. As my kid gets a little bit older, if I feel like I have a little bit more time on my hands, I'd like to get more into developing ideas and writing things. Hide
The good thing about being pregnant is that I don't have to worry about sucking it in or dieting! The good thing about being pregnant is that I don't have to worry about sucking it in or dieting!
I never underestimate the power of hot rollers for your hair and eyelash curlers for your eyelashes. I never underestimate the power of hot rollers for your hair and eyelash curlers for your eyelashes.
Also, this is what a pregnant Busy Philipps does in her free time, I'm taking master fondant cake de Show more Also, this is what a pregnant Busy Philipps does in her free time, I'm taking master fondant cake decorating class with Anna from 'Ace of Cakes' at Duff's Charm City Cakes. It's, like, 4 three-hour classes. Hide
I'm in the middle of my own 'Project Runway' challenge given to me by my daughter's preschool. All t Show more I'm in the middle of my own 'Project Runway' challenge given to me by my daughter's preschool. All the parents have to make an outfit for their kids, for school pictures, made entirely out of recycled objects. I can not believe I have homework. Hide
I'm a sucker for a sale. I don't understand why anyone wants to pay full price for anything because Show more I'm a sucker for a sale. I don't understand why anyone wants to pay full price for anything because everything goes on sale. I love sale websites. In fact - this is almost kind of embarrassing - I'm coming from an Isabel Marant sample sale. Hide
I never doubted that I would work, and every time I went to an audition, I went into the room with t Show more I never doubted that I would work, and every time I went to an audition, I went into the room with the knowledge that I was going to get the part. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I didn't. Hide
I'm so happy for anyone who chooses to get married! I want more people to join the club. I'm so happy for anyone who chooses to get married! I want more people to join the club.
Birdie is amazing and such an incredible child and I'm having such a great time being a mom but I st Show more Birdie is amazing and such an incredible child and I'm having such a great time being a mom but I still want to have a career and I still look forward to auditions and parts, and when I don't get them I'm disappointed. Hide
I would never be on a reality show. I would never be on a reality show.
I know so many people who actually just watch television on their computers now and don't even reall Show more I know so many people who actually just watch television on their computers now and don't even really watch their TV anymore. Hide
After 'Freaks and Geeks,' I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, Show more After 'Freaks and Geeks,' I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, every single mole on my body. They tried to cover them on my first two episodes of 'Dawson's Creek,' and it just looked ridiculous, so I had to put my foot down. But it's not something I'm insecure about. Hide
We didn't name Birdie before she was born. When she came out I said, 'I think we gotta go with Birdi Show more We didn't name Birdie before she was born. When she came out I said, 'I think we gotta go with Birdie, I think that's her name.' Hide
Busy Philipps's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (217)
Busy Philipps Busy Philipps'S roles
Laurie Keller
Laurie Keller

Jane
Jane

Busy Philipps
Busy Philipps

Herself - Guest Judge
Herself - Guest Judge

Kacy Corbin
Kacy Corbin

Melissa
Melissa

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