Alum Alex Borstein, of 'Family Guy' Fame, Celebrates Birthday

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
YAHOO (AUSTRALIA) -- While at San Francisco State University, Borstein continued performing stand up and joined sketch comedy troupe The Virus. After doing voices and writing for a number of cartoons, the ACME Comedy Theatre performer got her big break in 1997 on “MADtv,” a long-running sketch series based on its kooky namesake magazine. On “MADtv,” Borstein won fame for several of her character creations across more than 100 episodes, but particularly for her stereotypical middle-aged Asian woman Ms. Swan. After meeting writer Seth MacFarlane while working on the Fox show, she was cast to voice the wife of “Family Guy” protagonist Peter Griffin in 1998.