Valerie Cherish

played by Lisa Kudrow

Valerie Cherish will do anything to stay in the spotlight.

Lisa Kudrow

Kudrow made her feature film debut in the Albert Brooks’ comedy ‘Mother’ in 1996. Following ‘Mother’ she starred opposite Toni Collette and Parker Posey in ‘Clockwatchers’ (1997) and in the critically acclaimed hit comedy ‘Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion’ (1997) with Mira Sorvino, which garnered her widespread popularity with film audiences.

She went on to star in ‘The Opposite of Sex’ for writer/director Don Roos (1998); ‘Analyze This’ (1999) and the sequel ‘Analyze That’ (2002) with Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal; ‘Lucky Numbers’ (2000) with John Travolta; ‘Hanging Up’ (2000) opposite Meg Ryan and Diane Keaton; ‘Wonderland’ (2004) with Val Kilmer; Happy Endings (2005) for writer/director Don Roos; ‘Kabluey’ (2007) ‘P.S. I Love You’ (2007) with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler; ‘Hotel for Dogs’ (2008); ‘Paper Man’ (2009) opposite Jeff Daniels and Ryan Reynolds; ‘Bandslam’ (2009) and ‘Easy A’ (2010) with Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson and Thomas Hayden Church. Most recently, audiences saw Kudrow in the Universal film ‘Neighbors,’ which starred Zac Efron and Seth Rogan.

Kudrow has always received rave reviews for her feature film roles. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the New York Film Critics, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Chicago Film Critics Award nomination for her role in ‘The Opposite of Sex.’ She won a Blockbuster Award and received a nomination for an American Comedy Award for her starring role in the box office hit ‘Analyze This’ for director Harold Ramis.

It was Kudrow’s role as Phoebe Buffay, the character she portrayed on the NBC hit comedy series ‘Friends’ for 10 seasons (1994-2004), that brought her to audience attention worldwide. For this role Kudrow was nominated for an Emmy award five times and won once for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1998. Kudrow also received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a Television Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination.

In the fall of 2003, Kudrow formed the production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment with actor/writer Dan Bucatinsky. Is or Isn’t Entertainment has garnered great success since its inception 10 years ago. The production company’s first television series, the critically acclaimed HBO series ‘The Comeback,’ garnered three Emmy Award nominations, including one for Kudrow for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

‘Who Do You Think You Are,’ the second series from Is or Isn’t Entertainment which traces the genealogy of a well-known person in each episode, just aired its fifth season on TLC. ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Structured Reality Series.

Is or Isn’t also produces the critically acclaimed web series ‘Web Therapy,’ which stars Kudrow as a therapist who does sessions with her clients via the internet. Season four of ‘Web Therapy’ returns to Showtime in October 2014.

In 2009, Kudrow received a Special Webby Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance for her role in Season One of ‘Web Therapy’; in 2010, the show won a Webby Award for Best Comedy Series and received two additional nominations, including one for Kudrow for Best Individual Performance and in 2011 Kudrow won a Webby Award for Best Individual Performance and ‘Web Therapy’ won for Best Comedy: Long Form or Series. ‘Web Therapy’ was also nominated an Emmy Award in 2012 for Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs and most recently ‘Web Therapy’ received a nomination from the Producers Guild of America for Best Web Series.

Valerie Cherish

Valerie Cherish previously starred on television sitcom ‘I’m It!,’’ which sparked her nickname of ‘It Girl’ when the show was popular...back in the early ’90s. She rebooted her career 10 years ago when she allowed cameras to trail her around the clock for a reality show called ‘The Comeback,’ a prerequisite for being cast as Aunt Sassy in the pilot of the new series ‘Room and Bored.’ Now, Valerie is returning to the scene -- cameras in tow again, of course -- as she reunites with Paulie G. to star in the HBO dramedy ‘Seeing Red.’

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