Prior to Dawson's Creek, Philipps starred in acclaimed cult series Freaks and Geeks. From 2009–2015, Philipps starred alongside Courteney Cox in comedy series Cougar Town. She currently hosts her own talk show on E! called Busy Tonight.
- Philipps and Oliver Hudson (Eddie Doling) have been good friends since she was 19, when they were in both of their first films, The Smokers (2000).
- Philipps describes being unhappy during Season 5 on Dawson's Creek and being so happy that Hudson joined the show in Season 6, where they had a lot of fun together.