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Posted on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 : 11:29 a.m.

'Family Guy' voice actress Alex Borstein and writer/producer Cherry Cheva will speak at the library Monday, November 8

By Staff

On Monday, November 8, from 7-9 p.m. at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library (343 South Fifth Avenue), Alex Borstein — the voice of Lois on "Family Guy" and the former "MADtv" star — will discuss the show and her screenwriting career.

Joining her will be Ann Arbor native (and Huron High grad) Cherry Cheva, now a writer/producer on "Family Guy" and author of the young adult novel "She's So Money" and "DupliKate."

Borstein is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric and was trained in improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California. Borstein was selected to join "MADtv" after being scouted by talent agents who noticed her work at the theatre. She was a writer and voice actor for several television shows before joining the cast of "MADtv" as a featured player, and later as a repertory player in 1997. As an actress, she has made appearances in such films as "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," "Catwoman," "Dinner for Schmucks," and "Good Night and Good Luck."

Cheva majored in psychology at Yale and earned a J.D. from NYU Law School. In addition to her two young adult novels, Cheva also coauthored, with Borstein, "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One." Cherry currently serves as a writer/producer on "Family Guy" and lives in Los Angeles.

"Family Guy" has been nominated for many awards, including 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 3. In 2009, the show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, the first time an animated series was nominated for the award since "The Flintstones" in 1961.

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