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Alexandrea "Alex" Borstein (born February 15, 1973) is an American actress, singer, voice actress, writer and comedian. She is best known for her 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 Highland Park, 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.

As an actress, she has made appearances in such films as The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Catwoman and Dinner for Schmucks.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2004: Sally - Catwoman
2005: Natalie - Good Night, and Good Luck.
2007: Mrs. Lange - The Lookout
2010: Mrs. Baily - Killers
2005: Lois Griffin, Tricia Takanawa, Vanessa, Condoleezza Rice (voice) - Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
2003: Miss Ungermeyer - The Lizzie McGuire Movie
2012: John's Mom - Ted
2012: Wonder Woman / Giganta / Woman (voice) - Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special
2011: Mrs. Marcus - For Christ's Sake
2004: Tracy - Seeing Other People
2011: Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Sy Snootles (voice) - Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap!
2009: herself - Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show
2003: Milwaukee Mom with Photo - Bad Santa
2015: Angie Cooper - Love the Coopers
2006: Drop Dead Gorgeous (In a Down-to-Earth Bombshell Sort of Way)
2015: Wonder Woman (voice) - Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship
2014: Wonder Woman (voice) - Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise
2014: Millie - A Million Ways to Die in the West
2016: Sophie Bird / Peggy Bird (voice) - The Angry Birds Movie
2014: Herself (voice) (archive footage) - Lennon or McCartney
2016: Gladys - Man Rots from the Head
2012: Mrs. Henscher (voice) - ParaNorman
2007: Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Barbara Pewterschmidt as Aunt Beru (voice) - Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
2010: Red Hair Woman (uncredited) - Dinner for Schmucks
2004: Betty Henderson - Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer
2005: Obnoxious Hummer Lady - Kicking & Screaming
2011: Family Guy Presents: Road to the North Pole
2008: A Very Special Freakin Family Guy Christmas
2009: Family Guy Presents: Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie
2002: Casting Director - Showtime
2009: Lois Griffin as Princess Leia (voice) - Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

TV CREDITS:
1999: Family Guy
1999: Barbara Pewterschmidt - Family Guy
1999: Loretta Brown - Family Guy
1999: Tricia Takanawa - Family Guy
1999: Marguerite Pewterschmidt - Family Guy
2003: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
2005: Too Late with Adam Carolla
2013: Dawn Forchette - Getting On
1995: MADtv
2000: Gilmore Girls
2008: Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
2004: Celebrity Blackjack
2000: Titus
2006: Talkshow with Spike Feresten
2017: Susie Myerson - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
1994: Bitter Woman on Stage - Friends
2004: Drawn Together
1993: Evelyn - Frasier
2009: The Cleveland Show
2002: Never Mind the Buzzcocks (US)
1999: Lois Griffin (voice) - Family Guy
2016: Becky Buckwald - Bordertown
1993: Queen Machina (voice) - Power Rangers
1993: Madame Woe - Power Rangers
2012: Bunk
2016: Janice Buckwald - Bordertown
2015: Linette - Life in Pieces