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Lisa Kudrow Reflects on Her 'Life Altering' Nose Job

'I had always thought that fame would give you ... permission to love yourself. It’s not true,' actress says.

The Forward
The Forward
The Forward
The Forward

Lisa Kudrow, born in 1963, grew up in a middle-class Jewish household in Encino, CA. Unsurprisingly for a female comedian, she had a tough time as a teenager. In junior high, where the “meanest people were popular,” her best friends ditched her and when she got to college at Vassar she met some very nonchalant anti-Semites.

Like most humans — though rarely actors in magazine interviews — Kudrow admits to having always struggled with her need to feel loved by others and herself.

In an interview with Saturday Evening Post for its November/December issue, Kudrow said “I had always thought that fame would give you permission to lighten up on yourself. If everybody else likes you, you could finally have permission to love yourself. It’s not true.”

But despite all this ruminating on self-acceptance, she was rather nonchalant about her decision to get a nose job.

Read more at The Forward

Lisa Kudrow.Credit: Reuters

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