She is an American actress known for her role in television shows, movies and also her popular posts and videos on Instagram. At the age of 19, Elizabeth Jean Philipps (her birth name) landed a role on the critically acclaimed but short-lived TV series Freaks and Geeks (1999 – 2000). That was her first media opportunity and it also served as a career launch pad from which she went on to star in several more roles until her name became a familiar one in the industry.
Date of Birth: June 25, 1979
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Elizabeth was six months old when she got the nickname “Busy” because at that young age, she was already so full of energy; some sources claim that she was given the moniker by her parents and others claim that it was given to her by her babysitter to the time, Susie. Today, the I Feel Pretty (2018) star is an actress, writer, producer, director, author, social media personality, wife and mother of two. Keep reading to meet the family of this Hollywood celebrity.
Busy Philipps parents
Busy Philipps father
Joseph Phillips (dad)
He is much older now but remains as close to his family as ever, the Philipps family is a small one and remains as close knit as always. In 2017, Joe and Barbara went on a surprise boat cruise with their daughters and granddaughters to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and it was one sweet experience for the much older couple.
Busy Philipps mother
Barbara Philipps (mom)
The relationship between Barbara and her famous daughter has not always been easy but after Busy had her first child, she understood better how much her mum loved her and they worked out their differences.
You might know that Busy is not just an actress but she is a cake artist who makes creative narrative cakes and even stand-up cakes. She was introduced to the confectionary world by her mother and since then her love for baking has grown deeper.
Busy Philipps siblings: sister
Leigh Ann Dolan (nee Philipps) (older sister from same parents)
She is the only sibling to the pretty actress and Busy even named her first daughter after Leigh. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is married to Bob Dolan and has 2 kids.
Busy Philipps husband
Marc Silverstein (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: 2007 till present
Date of Birth: July 1, 1971
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Busy met screenwriter-director Marc in 2006 and that same year, they started dating. They got married in 2007 and have been together ever since then even though Busy confessed in her book “This Will Only Hurt A Little” that she asked her husband for a divorce in December 2016. She said she had noticed a disconnect between them and that she felt alone in parenting but after telling her husband how he felt, he was shocked she felt that way and asked her for a chance to change. Philipps gave him the second chance and both lovers started going for therapy together and eventually started to work through the trying period.
Busy Philipps children: 2 daughters
Birdie Leigh Silverstein (daughter with Marc Silverstein)
Date of Birth: August 13, 2008
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birdie is the oldest Philipps-Silverstein child and we know her from her mum’s Instagram account. She’s a pre-teen but already seems to be interested in fashion. For Halloween in 2007, Birdie dressed up as her mom; she had on the same stylish signature, iced coffee and even nailed the facial expression. Philipps shared this with her fans on Instagram and we couldn’t help but agree that Birdie Leigh was just as cute as her mama.
Cricket Pearl Silverstein (daughter with Marc Silverstein)
Date of Birth: July 2, 2013
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Cricket is Philipps’ look alike and younger daughter; she is also a frequent face on her social media accounts. The Dawson’s Creek (2001 – 2003) actress has mentioned severally how she doesn’t want to impose her social life on her kids. She acknowledges that they are their win people whether they are her kids or not and for this reason, she has to be respectful of their choices.