Is there anyone busier than Busy Philipps?
With a stack of impressive career accomplishments and an easily relatable personality, there seems to be nothing stopping the notoriously determined Busy Philipps. Upon the release of her debut memoir, “This Will Only Hurt a Little,” Philipps prepares to bring another strong female voice to late-night television as the host of new talk show BUSY TONIGHT, premiering on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. ET on E!. Philipps’ brazen sense of humour and refreshingly honest opinion gives entertainment lovers countless reasons to adore her free-spirited nature.
As we countdown the days to the BUSY TONIGHT premiere, let’s reflect on the Five Things We Love About Busy Philipps:
She has starred in several fan-favourite TV series
From her first major role as Kim Kelly on FREAKS AND GEEKS, to starring as Audrey Liddell in the teen classic DAWSON’S CREEK, Philipps reached Hollywood success after appearing in several fan-favourite TV shows. After taking on the notable role of Dr. Hope Bobeck in the television series ER, Philipps continued her hit TV streak by starring as the fun-loving Laurie Keller in COUGAR TOWN. Each series that Philipps takes on demonstrates a new element to her talent, making her undeniably relatable — after all, she is known as your favourite unfiltered “Hollywood best friend.” Now with BUSY TONIGHT, Philipps brings her personal brand to late-night TV.
She is the champion of Instagram stories
Busy Philipps’ Instagram stories consistently illustrate reality in its truest form, making her an authentic and popular celebrity voice in the realm of social media. Whether posting the sweaty aftermath of trampoline-based workouts or discussing the work that goes into maintaining oneself for an acting career, Philipps bares it all in her social sphere, leaving fans feeling like they can be her best friend.
She is BFFs with Michelle Williams
All best friends meet on the set of hit TV shows, right? Well, these ladies did. The friendship between Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps is the true definition of BFF goals. Meeting on the set of DAWSON’S CREEK, the best friend duo have been vocal of their support for one another, both on the red carpet and in their personal lives. Check out what Michelle Williams had to say about Philipps’ new late-night talk show here!
She is an advocate
Using her strong opinions and powerful voice to encourage change, Philipps consistently advocates for women’s rights, marriage equality, and mental health awareness. Most recently, Philipps publically claimed that her FREAKS AND GEEKS co-star, James Franco, assaulted her while on the set of the 1999-2000 series. Philipps details the alleged incident, along with her experience with sexual assault, in her recently released book. This year, Philipps has also been vocal about her experience with anxiety, partnering with the Child Mind Institute campaign, #MyYoungerSelf.
She is a #girlboss
Her list of achievements is endless both in her career and personal life. Known as an actor, writer, producer, director, and now, host, Philipps’ strong-willed and determined personality makes her a true role model for career-driven women. Philipps has managed to balance her “Busy” career, while also cherishing her role as a wife to Marc Silverstein, and a mother to two daughters, Birdie and Cricket. Is there anything that Busy Philipps can’t do?