You might remember Lisa Kudrow for her role as Phoebe Buffay on the sitcom Friends. She also starred in a movie called Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. And now, she’s starring alongside Jennifer Aniston in a new Netflix show! But some people think Lisa may have a twin sister. Is this true? Keep reading to find out.
The Friends Sitcom
Friends is a TV sitcom that ran on NBC, an American television network. The show was about six friends in New York City and their lives as they lived them.
Over ten seasons, it had many dozens of main characters who became household names; people like Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani).
Many guest stars appeared over the years, including Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Madonna, to name a few! But there is one character that everyone wants to know more about: Lisa Kudrow’s twin sister Ursula Buffay.
Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow
In 1965 Lisa Kudrow was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother Judy was a radio actress, and her father Lee was a businessman. The family grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and Lisa attended Taft High School, where she became interested in acting.
While at high school, Kudrow joined the theater program and appeared as Mimi Schmirnoff (Barry’s girlfriend) on “The Facts of Life.” During her senior year, she auditioned for Laker Girls but didn’t make it; however, during an interview, she met casting director Felicia Fasano who introduced her to creator/producer Gary David Goldberg who cast Kudrow Ursula Buffay on his show: Friends.
Lisa Kudrow started acting when she was just thirteen years old. She appeared on “The Facts of Life” as Mimi Schmirnoff, the girlfriend of Barry Williams, who played Greg.
In 1985 she appeared in an episode of “Mr. Belvedere.” In 1986 she also had a role in one episode of Family Ties alongside Michael J Fox and Justine Bateman. Jennifer Aniston replaced her character as she was too young!
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Lisa Kudrow first came to mainstream attention with her supporting part as Ursula Buffay on NBC sitcom Friends from 1994–2004; however, this wasn’t Lisa Kudrow’s first acting appearance on screen: Her debut film performance was as a supporting role in the 1997 comedy Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.
The film was about two women who attend their high school reunion on Long Island, New York, with very different expectations: one expects to see old friends and possibly rekindle some romance from high school days while the other hopes to show everyone that she has achieved great success since graduating from South Hadley High School.
Lisa Kudrow played Ursula Buffay, an eccentric waitress at a local restaurant where they work as waitresses after attending university together but having lost touch over time.
Ursula Gweneth Trudy Buffay & Phoebe Buffay
Phoebe is one of six main characters from the sitcom Friends. Lisa Kudrow portrays her. At some point during her childhood, Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula were separated at birth.
Ursula is one of six main characters from the sitcom Friends, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow. At some point during her childhood, Ursula was separated from her twin sister Phoebe Buffay.
Many people have wondered if there are any other links between these two sets of twins apart from their looks! So let’s take a look, shall we?
Does Lisa Kudrow Have A Twin?
The biggest similarity is that both pairs of sisters changed their names when they became famous; however, it turns out that this has nothing to do with each other but rather because “Hagerty” seems somewhat similar to another name that Lisa was called as a child.
Lisa Kudrow has never acknowledged that she had any twin sisters apart from Phoebe Buffay. Still, many people believe this to be an elaborate cover-up story of Hagerty, who herself is trying not to take away the spotlight from her more famous sister!
The biggest similarity is that both pairs of sisters changed their names when they became famous; however, it turns out that this isn’t connected at all and rather because “Hagerty” seems similar to another name Lisa used growing up.
Lisa Kudrow has never acknowledged having any twin sisters, but many people think there must be something else behind why this happened! This causes some confusion among many people!