Nedra Stern was a celebrity mother who passed on at the end of February 2020. Her daughter Lisa Kudrow is an actress famous for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the American television sitcom Friends. The series was a breakthrough for Lisa and earned her awards from Screen Actors Guild, Primetime Emmy, Satellite, and American Comedy. Her Phoebe character is rated as one of the greatest television characters. Lisa is known for films like The Opposite of Sex, The Comeback, and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
Who was Nedra Stern’s husband? And is her daughter married? Keep on reading to learn more about Nedra and her family.
Nedra Stern Bio
Nedra Stern was a travel agent married to Lee Kudrow, a physician specializing in treating headaches. She is kept from the spotlight, and little information is known concerning her life. Nedra and Lee Kudro lived in Los Angeles, California, where they raised their four children. Theirs was a middle-class Jewish family. Nedra died in late February 2020, and her burial ceremony was conducted at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her daughter Lisa instructed the people present for the funeral against hugging to prevent the spread of the airborne virus.
Lee’s parents were David Kudrow, born in Mogilev, Belarus, and Gertrude Farberman, born in Ilya, Belarus. His maternal grandmother Mera Mordejovich was murdered during the Holocaust, forcing his mother to emigrate to Brooklyn, where he grew up.
Nedra Stern Children
Nedra and Kudrow had four children: Helene Marla Kudrow, Lisa Kudrow, David B. Kudrow, and Derrick Kudrow. Helene was born in 1960 and is an artist (painter) and sculptor. David was born on 8 August 1957 and is a neurologist with a specialty interest in headache medicine. Derrick was born in 1959 and preferred to keep his life away from the limelight.
Lisa was born in Encino, Los Angeles, on 30 July 1963. She attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana, Los Angeles, and graduated from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. Intending to become like her father, Lisa studied Biology at Vassar College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. For eight years, Lisa worked for her father while breaking into acting.
Lisa’s acting career was influenced by her brother’s childhood friend, comedian Jon Lovitz, who urged her to join The Groundlings, a sketch comedy school in Los Angeles. She started by trying out a role in the NBC sitcom Cheers and Saturday Night Live in 1990. Before landing her groundbreaking role in friends, she had small roles in a few episodes of Bob, Newhart, Just Temporary, and Close Encounters.
Between 1994 and 2004, Lisa co-starred as Phoebe Buffay in Friends. She was the first cast member in Friends to win an Emmy Award. she also became one of the highest paid TV actresses of all time alongside her co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. Lisa has appeared in several films and television series like Hanging Up, Dr, Dollitle 2, Analyze This, The Simpsons, Hope and Gloria, and Scandal. She has appeared in comedic films like Happy Endings, Easy A, Long Shot, and Booksmart.
Lisa married Julian Murray Stern in May 1995, and they have a son named Julian Murray Stern.
Nedra Stern was lucky to experience her children grow into responsible adults, each with their own successful career life.