Lisa Kudrow: 'Friends' Star to Host Writers Guild Awards West Coast Show

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Lisa Kudrow of Friends fame is honored to be hosting the Writers Guild Awards West Coast Show in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 14th. The actress has launched a second career--this one in the writing and producing field--that has sent her soaring well beyond her days as the daffy Phoebe Buffay.

"One of my most proud professional moments was when I qualified to join the Writers Guild,” Kudrow, who has been a WGAW member since 2005, said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Now, I’m truly honored to be asked to host the WGAW awards show this year.”

Lisa Kudrow fans needn't worry, however. She hasn't given up acting. She has recently utilized all her talents to include acting, writing and producing credits on projects such as The Comeback (for which she earned a 2006 Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) and Web Therapy (for which she shared an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program).

It's important to remember the film world when noting Lisa Kudrow's talents, too. Over the years she has appeared on the big screen in Easy A, The Other Woman, Analyze That, and The Opposite of Sex.

So what exactly is a Writers Guild Award? If Kudrow is hosting the celebration, fans best get the inside scoop on what it's all about. After all, this awards show doesn't get the kind of press that the Oscars or Golden Globes receive.

EW reports that, "the WGA honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories."

In other Lisa Kudrow news, the actress/writer/producer was spotted hanging out with friends (not Friends, however) at Sundance late last week.

Are you among those shocked to learn that there is way more to Lisa Kudrow than the silly antics of Phoebe Buffay, or did you know there was a boundless source of talent and creativty there all along?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.