Busy Philipps Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 43 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth June 25, 1979

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight 61 kg (134 lbs)
Waist 28 inches
Hips 35 inches
Dress Size 8 (US)
Body Type Hourglass
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Known For Freaks, Geeks
Nickname Busy
Full Name Elizabeth Jean Philipps
Profession Actress, Writer, Producer, Director
Nationality American
Birthplace Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Elizabeth Jean Philipps aka Busy Philipps (born on June 25, 1979) in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. She is an American actress.


Philipps is best known for her roles on the Freaks and Geeks (1999 to 2000, TV series). She has starred in Dawson’s Creek (2001 to 2003, TV series). She starred in the sitcom Cougar Town (2009 to 2015, TV series).

Philipps also played supporting roles in many films. Including The Smokers (2000), Home Room (2002), White Chicks (2004), The Gift (2015), I Feel Pretty (2018), and many more. From 2018 to 2019, Philipps hosted her own television talk show Busy Tonight, on the E! channel. Currently, she stars as Summer in the original Girls5eva (2021, TV series) on Peacock.

She attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In 2003, she received the Teen Choice Awards nominations for Choice TV: Sidekick. In 2010, she won Entertainment Weekly for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011.

In 2018, she published the book This Will Only Hurt a Little. She opened up About Being a Survivor of Sexual Abuse on The Ellen Show. On the show, she is encouraging others to speak their truth and never keep something in. “This conversation needs to happen more, and people need to first teach your children to speak up, never be ashamed, and think that it’s your problem and your fault because it’s never your fault. You were a child. Period.”

Busy Philipps Education

School Chaparral High School in Scottsdale.
College Loyola Marymount University

Busy Philipps Career

Profession: Actress, Writer, Producer, Director

Known For: Freaks, Geeks


Film: The Smokers (2000)
TV Show: Saving Graces (1999)

Net Worth: USD $12 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Joseph Philipps

Mother: Barbara Philipps


LeighAnn Philipps (Sister

Marital Status: Married

Marc Silverstein (m. 2007)

Children: 2

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Birdie Leigh Silverstein, Cricket Pearl Silverstein

Dating History:

Colin Hanks (1997-2000)

Busy Philipps Favorites

Hobbies: Designing, Creating very intricate theme based custom designed Cakes

Favorite Food: Mexican Food

Favorite TV Show:
Friends or any bedtime program on HGTV

Favorite Movies:
Kicking and Screaming (1995)

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