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Alexandrea "Alex" Borstein (born February 15, 1973) is an American actress, voice actress, writer, and comedian. Borstein is known for her long running role as Lois Griffin in the animated television series Family Guy, and a cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv.
Born in Highland Park, Illinois and studied San Francisco State University. Borstein was trained in comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California, and was selected to join MADtv after being searched by talent agents who noticed her comedy work at the theatre. Borstein was a writer and voice actress for several shows like; Casper, Pinky and the Brain and Power Rangers: Zeo, before joining the cast of MADtv as a featured player, and as a theatre player in 1997.
Borstein is married to Jackson Douglas since 1999 and have a child Barnaby Douglas, and Henrietta Douglas.