A pioneer member and former director of The Groundlings, Phyllis has enjoyed working in TV, film and stage as an actor, writer and director. Her one-woman show, "Katz: Music & Characters," won a Drama-Logue award for best performance; her play; "Codependently Yours," was an L.A. Weekly award nominee; and her first film short, "Shoedini," ran on I-film for a year with a 10 rating. She most recently appeared inReno 911, Strong Medicine, and the film Taking the Plunge and was the female lead on Showtime's cult comedy Sherman Oaks. As a songwriter, she co-authored three TV theme songs and the anthem for Project Literacy and was a regular contributor to FX's Son of the Beach. In addition to co-creating The Groundlings School, Phyllis does private coaching and conducts writing, character development, and song improv workshops across the country. She is a contributing writer for OurLa.org. and her first book Hipwrecked: My Health Insurance Sucked, So I Went to India is now available!