Alex Borstein is an American actress, voice artist, writer, producer and comedian. She is known for voicing Lois Griffin on the animated comedy series Family Guy, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award from multiple nominations. Borstein also had lead roles as various characters on the sketch comedy series MADtv, Dawn Forchette in the medical comedy series Getting On and Susie Myerson in the historical comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel the latter of which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards. She had supporting roles in numerous films including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Catwoman, Good Night and Good Luck, Dinner for Schmucks, Ted, ParaNorman and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Birth Name

Alexandrea Borstein

Nickname

Alex, A.bo, A. Bo, a.bo

Profession

Actress, Writer, Producer, Comedian

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Alex Borstein was born on the 15th of February 1973, in Highland Park, Illinois, United States.

Age

She’s currently 46 years old.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

White

She has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Religion

Judaism

Education

Alex enrolled at the Heschel Day School in the San Fernando Valley. She is a graduate of Chatsworth High School in 1989. She went on to enroll at the San Francisco State University with a major in rhetoric.

Family Details

  • Father – Irving Borstein (Mental Health Professional)

  • Mother – Judy Borstein (Mental Health Professional)
  • Siblings – Adam Borstein (Older Brother), She has another older brother.
  • Relatives – Paul Borstein (Paternal Grandfather), Bessie Kaufman (Paternal Grandmother), Jenö Grünfeld (Maternal Grandfather), Vera Winternitz (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status

Divorced

Boyfriend / Spouse

Alex Borstein has dated –

  • Jackson Douglas (1999-2017) – Alex and fellow actor-cum-writer Jackson Douglas studied improve together at the ACME Comedy Theatre in the 90s. The duo got engaged during the taping of one of the skits on MADtv and tied the knot in 1999. The couple share 2 children – a boy, Barnaby Borstein Douglas (b. September 8, 2008) and a girl, Henrietta Borstein Douglas (b. October 1, 2012). After more than a decade together, the couple filed the divorce papers in October 2014 and it was finalized in November 2017.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 153 cm
  • In meters – 1.53 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 68 kg
  • In Pounds – 150 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 5.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Borstein is known for voicing Lois Griffin on the animated comedy series Family Guy (1999–present), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award from multiple nominations. She also had lead roles as various characters on the sketch comedy series MADtv (1997–2009), Dawn Forchette in the medical comedy series Getting On (2013–15) and Susie Myerson in the historical comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present) the latter of which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Film Debut

In 2000, Alex made her theatrical film debut with the comedy film Coyote Ugly in a small role. However, her role was uncredited. In 2002, her first credited performance when she played a casting director in the buddy cop film Showtime.

Television Debut

In 1993, she made her first television appearance as a voice artist, voicing the character of Madame Woe in the live-action children’s series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. However, her role was uncredited. In 1997, her first credited performance was on the comedy sketch series MADtv.

Brand Endorsements

Alex has done endorsement work for the following brands- Geek Eyewear, Wendigo Tea Co., Vladì Shoes & reVamp Vintage Los Angeles.

Awards & Nominations

Year Organization Category Works Result
2006 DVD Exclusive Awards Best Screenplay (for a DVD Premiere Movie) Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Won
Spike Video Game Awards Best Cast Family Guy Video Game! Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Good Night, and Good Luck Nominated
2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Family Guy: Blue Harvest Nominated
2013 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Family Guy: Lois Comes Out of Her Shell Nominated
2018 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Family Guy: Nanny Goats Won
2019 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Family Guy: Throw It Away Nominated

Alex Borstein Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  • Favorite Board Game – Scattergories
  • Favorite Color of M&M’s – Red, Orange, Peanut Butter
  • Favorite Vacation Destination – Italy
  • Favorite Cities – Riomaggiore, Rome, New York, Chicago, Pasadena
  • Favorite Episode on Family Guy – 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter (Season 4 Episode 8)
  • Favorite Character on Family Guy – Jasper
  • Favorite Moment on Family Guy – Who Wants Chowder?
  • Favorite Line from Family Guy – Brian, he’s knocking on the back door, what should I do? Should I let him in? (Season 4 Episode 23)
  • Favorite Project by a Family Guy Cast Member – Ted (2012) directed by Seth MacFarlane
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Pizza

Alex Borstein Net worth

Alex Borstein has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Alex Borstein

  • She started performing at the ACME Comedy Theatre. She also got several small roles in the TV show The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • In 1997, she got her first major acting role in MADtv, which ran for an impressive 15 seasons.
  • In 1998, she got one of the most important roles of her career, she became the voice of Lois Griffin in Family Guy, which is an animated sitcom developed by Seth MacFarlane for Fox Broadcasting Company.
  • In 2000, she got the role of Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls but had to let go of the role due to her prior commitment to MADtv.
  • Alex owns a production company called Crackerpants Inc.
  • In 2010, Borstein joined the first season staff of the Showtime comedy-drama series Shameless, as a writer and supervising producer.
  • In 2012, she also appeared as a comedian contestant on IFC’s short-lived comedy-driven game show Bunk.
  • In 2017, Borstein began starring as Susie Myerson in the historical comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which she received significant critical acclaim and won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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