About Alex Borstein
Following a brief cameo in the feature "Coyote Ugly" (2000) Borstein had a recurruing role on The WB's family drama "Gilmore Girls" (2000- ), playing Drella, a prickly harp player whose biting comments are in contrast to her beautiful music, throughout the first season, and she returned to the show in 2003 as a new character, Miss Celine. Borstein would also appear on episodes of such series as "Friends," "Frasier," and "3-South."
Borstein's unique talent with voices made for a successful career in animation. A writer for such animated series as "Casper" (Fox) and "Pinky and the Brain" (The WB) earlier in her career, she took on voice work, portraying the character of Lois Griffin on Fox's "Family Guy" beginning in 1999. Here she brought life to the surprisingly calm, long-suffering wife of the boorish title character and mother of two trying teens and a maticidal infant. Beginning in the second season, Borstein would additionally contribute to the series as a staff writer.
The comdienne also lauched a successful side career as a character actress in a variety of high profile films, including "Bad Boy" (2002), "Showtime" (2002), "The Lizzie Maguire Movie" (2003) and "Bad Santa" (2003). She had her most visible role as Halle Berry's man-crazy gal pal Sally in 2004's "Catwoman," providing a much-needed comic spark to her scenes in the otherwise dismal adventure.
|Jackson Douglas. married in 1998; Douglas proposed to Borstein during the taping of a "Mad TV" skit|
|San Francisco State University, San Francisco , California|
|Wrote for animated series including "Casper" (Fox) and "Pinky and the Brain" (The WB)|
|Moved with family from Chicago to Los Angeles|
|Lent her voice to Queen Machina on "Power Rangers Zeo" (Fox)|
|Was a regular on "Mad TV", portraying the memorable recurring character Ms. Swan as well as impersonating celebrities including Regis Philbin and Janeane Garofalo|
|Voiced Lois Griffin, the mother on the Fox animated series "Family Guy"|
|Featured on The WB series "Gilmore Girls" as Drella, the acerbic harpist in the lobby of the inn that employs series star, single mother Lorelei (Lauren Graham)|
|Had a cameo in the feature film "Coyote Ugly"|
|Cast in "Showtime" which starred Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy|
|Appeared in the teen comedy "The Lizzie McGuire Movie"|
|Featured opposite Halle Berry in "Catwoman"|
|Starred in the George Clooney-directed "Goodnight, and Good Luck," a 1950s-era drama that chronicles broadcaster Edward R. Murrow's campaign against Senator Joseph McCarthy|
|Voiced various characters, including Wonder Woman and Cindy Brady, in the stop motion animated series "Robot Chicken"|
|Voiced various characters on the "Family Guy" animated spinoff series "The Cleveland Show"|
|Co-starred opposite Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl in the action/drama "Killers"|