In Conversation with Alex Borstein
Award-winning multi-hyphenate talent Alex Bortsein is known for her work on some of Hollywood’s most beloved projects, like Shameless, Family Guy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more. In memorable moderated Q&A’s, Borstein uses her trademark humor to explore complex topics and share insights from her tremendous career.
Alex Borstein is a multi-hyphenate talent who wrote for Showtime’s long-running series Shameless. She then followed that by starring along-side Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash in HBO’s, Getting On, where she brought the vulnerable character of Dawn Forcehette to life. Getting On rose to critical acclaim during its three seasons as it followed the daily lives of put-upon nurses and doctors as they struggle with the dark comedic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system.
Most recently, Alex won her second Emmy for her turn as Susie Myerson on Amazon Prime’s award winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She also took home an Emmy for her voiceover work as Lois Griffin on FOX’s long-running, mega-hit, Family Guy.
On the film front, Borstein appeared in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die in The West as Millie, the madam in the town’s brothel. In the summer of 2012, Borstein also appeared in MacFarlane’s directorial debut Ted, also released by Universal. Previously, Borstein appeared opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Scott Frank's The Lookout, in Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton and in The Lizzie Mcguire Movie with Hilary Duff. Not just a comedic actress, Borstein starred alongside George Clooney in the six-time Academy Award-nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck. Her role as Natalie also earned her a Screen Actor’s Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and was awarded Movie of the Year by the American Film Institute.
Originally from Chicago, Borstein graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Rhetoric. She started performing sketch comedy while in San Francisco and later joined the ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles.
Borstein is short and spends the best parts of life in Barcelona.