Actress who rose to fame for portraying the ditzy Phoebe Buffay on NBC's Friends from 1994 to 2004. The role earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actress. She also wrote, produced and starred in the HBO series The Comeback.
Prior to becoming an actress, she studied and worked with her father, scientifically researching headaches.
She married Michel Stern in 1995, and their son Julian was born in 1998.