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Alex Borstein is a Chicago-born American actress, known for her work on the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005), Bad Santa (2003), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017). Borstein became a MADtv cast member in 1997, during the sketch comedy show’s third season. The following year, Seth MacFarlane cast her as the voice of Lois Griffin in Family Guy, which debuted on Fox in 1999. In 2013, due to her work on Family Guy, Borstein was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance and, in 2018, Borstein won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Susie Myerson on the period dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Interesting Facts about Alex Borstein
- Nominated for the 2019 Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for her role as Susie Myerson in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), but lost to Patricia Clarkson for Sharp Objects (2018).
- Was the original choice for Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls (2000). The role was performed by Melissa McCarthy.
- Is currently on a nationwide stand-up comedy tour 
- Her father was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Polish Jewish immigrants. Her mother is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant; she was born in Budapest, and moved to the United States after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
- Her school bus driver was John Malkovich.
- Has two children with her ex-husband Jackson Douglas – a son Barnaby Borstein Douglas (b. September 8, 2008, he weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz.) and a daughter Henrietta Borstein Douglas (b. October 1, 2012).
- Left MADtv (1995) at the end of the 2001-2002 season.
- She became engaged to be married when her boyfriend Jackson Douglas proposed to her during the taping of a MADtv (1995) skit.
- Was heavily pregnant with her daughter Henrietta while filming on Shameless (2011). Her pregnancy was written in the show and her character Lou Deckner also became pregnant. Lou apparently gave birth to her child after the events of season 3’s episode 6 when Borstein gave birth herself four months before this episode aired.
- Born on exactly the same date as Renée O’Connor (of “Xena: Warrior Princess” fame).
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Little Man (2006), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
- Ms. Swan, her most famous and lovable character on MADtv (1995), was based on a combination of Borstein’s real life grandmother and Björk.
Personal Quotes by Alex Borstein
I have no point in my system or morals where I say, ‘This is too far.’- Alex Borstein
If you believe in romance, and if you believe in marriage, you also have to believe in divorce. It’s like, with ‘Getting On,’ a lot of people say, ‘I don’t want to watch that. It’s so dark.’ But you can’t just want to go to weddings and children’s birthday parties. You’ve got to witness it all.- Alex Borstein
As an actor, you create your own ideas.- Alex Borstein
I’ve always felt like an outsider as a woman. I’ve never really felt wholly comfortable in a women’s world or woman’s things. I’ve never been conventionally pretty or thin or girly-girl. Never felt dateable. All I’ve seen on TV has never felt like mine.- Alex Borstein
My uncle is a hemophiliac, and my brother is one as well. I am a carrier, and it’s a disease that my kids also deal with. It’s something that has affected my family and I for so long, and I think it’s actually what drove me to comedy as a means to cope during tough times.- Alex Borstein