Elizabeth Jean "Busy" Philipps is an American actress who is currently in the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as Kacy Cotton. Her parents gave her the nickname Busy, because as an infant she was always moving. The name stuck, and it even appears on her driver's license. She was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She previously auditioned for the role of "Lindsay Weir" on Freaks and Geeks (1999) before being cast as "Kim Kelly". She has also auditioned for the television show Roswell (1999).

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Busy appears as the Connors' extremely pregnant landlord and neighbor Kacy Cotton. She and Sarah have so far bonded fairly well because of the pregnancy, and Sarah has developed a protective attitude concerning her. In "Allison from Palmdale", Kacy has some complications with bleeding and cramps, and Sarah drops what she's doing to take her to the ER. Sarah stays at her side the whole visit, assuring Kacy that everything will be alright. The Ultra-sound technician discovers that nothing seems to be wrong with the baby.

When the baby's father shows up, Kacy hints at Sarah that she wants her to stay. Sarah does stay, showing concern about Kacy's reaction to his appearance at the hospital. Later, Sarah attempts to "check him out" to make sure he's not a danger. He appears to be an honest, caring man so Sarah backs off.


  • She portrays Kacy Cotton. (Neighbor and landlord for the Connors)
    • The IMDB entry [1] for the actress erroneously identifies her character's name as Kacy Corbin, she is slated for appearance in 3 episodes.
  • Her character's introduction to the series is intended to give another outlet for Sarah's personality and story as they bond over Kacy's pregnancy. [2]
  • The "The Mousetrap" official podcast contains much discussion about the possible continuation of Busy's contract for Kacy as a character in the series.





  • Made of Honor (2008)
  • White Chicks (2004)
  • Home Room (2002)
  • The Smokers (2000)


  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (3 Episodes, 2008)
  • How I Met Your Mother (1 Episode, 2007)
  • ER (2006-2007)
  • Entourage (2007)
  • Love, Inc. (2005-2006)
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (1 Episode, 2005)
  • Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005)
  • American Dad! (1 Episode, 2005)
  • Testing Bob (2005)
  • Life As We Know It (2 Episodes, 2005)
  • Mummy 'an the Armadillo (2004)
  • Foster Hall (2004)
  • Dawson's Creek (2001-2003)
  • Undeclared (2 Episodes, 2002)
  • Dead Last (1 Episode, 2001)
  • Spring Break Lawyer (2001)
  • Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
  • Malcolm in the Middle (1 Episode, 2000)
  • Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)


  1. Busy Philipps' IMDB entry
  2. The TSCC Official Podcast for "Automatic for the People"

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