In her three-hour Archive interview, Lisa Kudrow talks about growing up with the hopes of becoming a biomedical engineer, and how her goals shifted to acting. She discusses her work with the improv group The Groundlings, and with acting coach Cynthia Sigetti. She speaks of getting her first break from Aaron Spelling, who cast her in the play "Ladies Room," and chronicles several early guest-actor roles on Cheers, Newhar t, and Mad About You before getting a chance to audition for a new pilot created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. Kudrow then details how she got the role of "Phoebe" on Friends, and discusses developing the character and some of the songs on the show. She explains how the idea for "Ursula" ("Phoebe's" twin sister) came about and talks of working with the cast and the many guest-actors on the program. She speaks of The Comeback, which she co-created with producer Michael Patrick King, and describes coming up with the character "Valerie Cherish" for her HBO series Web Therapy. Karen Herman conducted the interview on December 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.