Alex Borstein is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian best known for her role in the comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is also famous for voicing Lois Griffin on the animated television series, Family Guy. The multi-talented celebrity has made quite a fortune in her long career that began over two decades ago.
She has won numerous accolades for her outstanding performance in the film industry including one in the 2019 Emmy awards. She has a large fan base on social media, but some of her followers and fans do not know more about her background, net worth and love story.
Alex Borstein profile summary
- Full Name: Alex Borstein
- Birth Date: February 15, 1971
- Birth Place: Highland Park, Illinois, USA
- Age: 48 years
- Birth sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Jewish
- Profession: Actress, writer, producer and comedian
Alex Borstein background
The actress was born on February 15, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and raised in Deerfield, Illinois. She is currently 48 years old. Her parents, Irv and Judy Borstein, are both mental health professionals. The American actress also has two elder brothers. Her paternal grandparents are Paul Borstein and Bessie Kaufman, while her maternal grandparents are Jenö Grünfeld and Vera Winternitz.
The 48-year-old studied at Chatsworth High School and graduated in 1989. She later joined San Francisco State University, California for her degree in Rhetoric. She also joined ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood where she trained in Improvisational Comedy.
Alex Borstein height
How tall is Alex Borstein? She stands at 5' 0" (152 cm) tall. You can quickly notice Alex Borstein weight loss by comparing her past photos to the current ones. She currently weighs 66kg.
The multi-talented star began performing stand-up comedy at age 16 at a nightclub in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. In the early 1990s, she worked together with Jackson Douglas on the animated series Casper and Pinky and the Brain. After college, she worked as an advertising copywriter for several clients, including Barbie. She left her position in the company to become a full-time writer.
Her first TV appearance was in 1993, voicing the character of Madame Woe in the children's series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The role was, however, uncredited. Her first credited performance was on the comedy series MADtv (1997) for which she became a popular cast member for 12 years. Her film debut also came in a small uncredited role in the comedy film Coyote Ugly (2000) before securing a credited role as a director in Showtime (2002).
Alex Borstein movies and TV shows
The actress has featured in several films as a cast member, director, writer and voiceover artist. With her exceptional vocal abilities, she landed a voicing role in the animated series Family Guy. She voiced Lois Griffin from 1999 to date and other characters like Tricia Takanawa and Barbara Pewterschmidt in the series.
She featured as a cast member in the series Shameless (2011-date) as Lou Deckner as well as landing a lead role in Getting On (2013-2015) as Dawn Forchette. She also voiced Edie McVroom in Cars 3 (2017) as well as appearing as Susie Myerson in the series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
Alex Borstein movies
- Love The Coopers (2015)
- A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)
- Killers (2010)
- The Lookout (2007)
- Little Man (2006)
TV shows and series
- Life in Pieces (2015)
- Hot in Cleveland (2012)
- Friends (2003)
- Titus (2002)
As a writer, the American celebrity contributed her creativity and skills to writing the Shameless TV show series (2012-2013).
Awards and nominations
Despite receiving several honours in the industry, Alex Borstein Emmy win in the 71st annual ceremony of the award ceremony is probably the key highlight of her career. She took home the 'Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series' for her outstanding role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In 2018, she won two Emmy awards for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series' and 'Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.'
She was also nominated in the 2019 Golden Globe awards under the category of 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.' The pretty actress was also nominated for the 'Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance' in 2013.
Is Alex Borstein racist?
The actress has been in the spotlight following her controversial remarks in her role as Ms Swan in MADtv. Her accent appeared to be an impersonation of an Asian woman, and many fans were quick to criticize her. Some petitioned for her removal from the Family Guy TV series.
Alex Borstein net worth
After starring in several films and contributing as a voice-over artist, writer, and producer, there is no doubt the multi-talented actress has earned much money in her life. She has a net worth of $24 million.
Alex Borstein husband
Is the beautiful American actress married? Well, despite Alex Borstein hot looks and beauty, she is currently single and focused on her career since divorcing Jackson Douglas. The two met back in ACME Comedy Theatre, and after dating for a while, they tied the knot in 1999. In 2014, Jackson filed a divorce and finalized it in 2017. They both have two children, a son and a daughter.
Alex Borstein young son, Barnaby Borstein Douglas, was born on September 8, 2008, while her daughter, Henrietta was born on October 1, 2012. The actress is currently staying with her kids in Pasadena, California.
In her acceptance speech at the 2019 Emmy awards, Alex Borstein challenged ladies to 'step out of line' in their life. She is an inspiration and role model to many young ladies who can learn from her hard work and dedication in her career. You can create some time to watch any of her movies listed above and enjoy her hilarious comedy and acting skills.