Elizabeth Jean

Inside Biography


Thirty-seven years old Elizabeth Jean “Busy” Philipps is an American actress, known for her supporting roles on the television series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek’. Busy has performed significant roles in several hit films  like ‘The Smokers’ (2000), as Karen Carter, the drama film ‘Home Room’ (2002), as Alicia Browning, ‘White Chicks’ (2004), played the supporting role in ‘Made of Honor’ (2008), and appeared in ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ (2009). She also played Laurie Keller in the TV series Cougar Town. Busy Philipps was born on June 25, 1979.

Early life and Education

Elizabeth Jean Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States America. She is the daughter of Joseph Philipps and Barbara Philipps and her parents gave her the nickname Busy because as an infant she was always moving. Busy Philipps attended Chaparral High School situated in Scottsdale, Arizona. After she completed her high school, she attended Loyola Marymount University, where she studied with Linda Cardellini and her former boyfriend Colin Hanks.


At the beginning of her career, Elizabeth Jean worked in the toy fair circuit as a real-life Barbie, before making her show-business debut. Her first strong role was Kim Kelly in ‘Freaks and Geek’, in which Busy appeared in all, however, one of its eighteen episodes. In 2000, she made her film debut in comedy ‘The Smokers’, as well as many other cameos on television. 

Elizabeth Jean won a Teen Choice Awards for her role in Audrey. After that, she appeared in two films, ‘Home Room’ (2002) and ‘White Chicks’ (2004). Philipps also was also cast in the UPN sitcom Love, Inc., in a role originally intended for Shannen Doherty, which lasted for one season (2005-2006) before canceled.

Elizabeth Jean has a co-credit for the storyline of the 2007 comedy film ‘Blades of Glory’. She has also made appearances in ‘He’s Just Not That into You’, where she played the role of Kelli Ann and on an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Busy stars on the HBO series Vice Principles that premiered in 2016.

Personal life and Affair

Elizabeth Jean is a married woman. She has been married to Marc Silverstein in 2007, who is the screenwriter. The couple has two daughters named Birdie Leigh (born on August 13, 2008), and Cricket Pearl (born on July 3, 2013).

Net worth, Salary and Body Measurement

Busy has estimated net worth of $12 million and her annual salary is $1454545. She stands tall with the height of five feet six inches and her weight is 59 kg.

by Bchrome, 24 Jan, 2017

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