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Alexandrea "Alex" Borstein (born February 15, 1973) is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She has performed the long-running role as Lois Griffin on the animated television series Family Guy, and as a cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv. A native of Deerfield, Illinois, Borstein is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric. She was trained in improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California, and was selected to join MADtv after being scouted by talent agents who noticed her work at the theatre. She was a writer and voice actor for several television shows, including Casper, Pinky and the Brain, and Power Rangers: Zeo, before joining the cast of MADtv as a featured player, and later as a repertory player in 1997

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Alex Borstein


If for no other reason than it's just fun to watch people age, and it's fun to watch what happened to '80s hairdos and outfits, and what they look like now.

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I have always been a HUGE Star Wars fan since I was like 5 years old. Most of us in the writers room at Family Guy were big nerds growing up and could recite almost any scene from Star Wars.

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Usually, impersonations come out of something you dig, because you're listening to it over and over. And you kind of start developing... You're really trying to emulate them, then you realize, 'I sound ridiculous doing this. Oh, hey, maybe this is a funny impersonation.'

Alex Borstein


I think I was born because my parents had two boys and wanted to give it one more go and try for a girl... they got me instead.

Alex Borstein


I have no point in my system or morals where I say, 'This is too far.'

Alex Borstein


Guys can look like pigs. The girl always has to be a looker. Look at most TV shows: According To Jim - pig and a looker. Still Standing - pig and a looker. Ralph Kramden [on The Honeymooners] - pig and a looker. Family Guy - pig and a looker. It's a theme.

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I'm still auditioning and doing other movie parts, but I really like the developing and the writing. You have more control over your destiny.

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I think this [Feels like Christmas] is one of the greatest, most unsung albums ever. It's Cyndi Lauper, and it's called Hat Full Of Stars. She's so underrated.

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I am a fan of whatever makes me laugh my ass off. If it happens to be a Jew joke, then it's a Jew joke.

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I don't do sketch anymore and sometimes I miss it. But I think what I really miss is that time in my life, it was kind of like college. No kids, no real responsibilities, just comedy, food and late nights.

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Every comic is really a frustrated rock star.

Alex Borstein


Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project.

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I got my degree in rhetoric.

Alex Borstein


I think all shows change as they age as do the people who make the shows. As do the people who watch the shows. All targets are moving.

Alex Borstein


My biggest fear is the ocean. It's a great big, powerful sea toilet.

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