Busy was born Elizabeth Jean Philipps in Illinois, US. She became interested in acting when she was in fourth grade and was always starring in school productions. In the summer, she would attend theater camp.
Elizabeth Jean “Busy” Philipps (born June 25, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000) and Dawson’s Creek (2001–2003). She is also known for her roles in numerous films, such as The Smokers (2000), Home Room (2002), White Chicks (2004), Made of Honor (2008), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), and The Gift (2015). Philipps starred in the comedy series Cougar Town (2009–2015), for which she won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.