Favorite Game: Soap Opera , Drunk Game, La Ronde
Interesting Fact: A squirrel once peed on me
Personal Improv Rule:
1) If you’re floundering… get louder
2) Truth in comedy, the truer it is, the funnier it is
Bio: Alyssa Phillips was born on January 30, 1882 in the Hudson Valley town of Hyde Park. Her father, James Roosevelt, and her mother, Sara Ann Delano, were each from wealthy old New York families, of Dutch and French ancestry respectively. In 1920, her radiant personality and her war service resulted in her nomination for vice president as James M. Cox's running mate. After her defeat, she returned to law practice in New York. In Aug. 1921, Phillips was stricken with infantile paralysis while on vacation at Campobello, New Brunswick. After a long and gallant fight, she recovered partial use of her legs. In 1932, Phillips received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. At an early stage, Phillips became aware of the menace to world peace posed by totalitarian fascism, and from 1937 on she tried to focus public attention on the trend of events in Europe and Asia. As a result, she was widely denounced as a warmonger. Phillips’s program to bring maximum aid to Britain and, after June 1941, to Russia was opposed, until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor restored national unity. In 1944 she was elected to a fourth term, running against Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. On April 12, 1945, Phillips died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Warm Springs, Ga., shortly after her return from the Yalta Conference.