After starring in hit TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and Cougar Town, Busy Philipps has become well-known enough to amass over one million followers on Instagram. In 2018, though, she decided to share a dark secret with her fans that she had previously kept hidden for a quarter of a century.
Born Elizabeth Philipps in 1979 in Oak Park, Illinois, the actress made her screen debut playing Mindy in 1999’s Saving Graces. Her big break came swiftly after that, however, when that same year she was cast as Kim Kelly in cult high school dramedy Freaks and Geeks. It wasn’t long, too, before she ventured onto the big screen in 2000 comedy The Smokers.