It is revealed in the episode " Family Goy " that her mother is actually a Holocaust survivor who concealed her Judaism ,   though she was raised a protestant. Lois Griffin is voiced by producer and staff writer,  Alex Borstein , who also voices recurring characters such as Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa , Loretta Brown and Lois' mother Barbara Pewterschmidt.
She had not met MacFarlane or seen any artwork and said it was "really sight unseen". The voice was originally slower, when MacFarlane heard it, he asked her to make it faster and higher. Borstein has noted that the voice of Lois has been changing from the slower original voice to the quicker up tempo voice of the present episodes.
She is commonly the voice of reason to Peter's shenanigans, but in some episodes she can act darker than normal and sometimes shows a taste for sadomasochism. In the episode " The Son Also Draws ", Lois showed a gambling addiction when the family went to an Indian casino and lost the family car. In the episode " Model Misbehavior ", Lois becomes a bulimic model.
However, in " Sibling Rivalry ", just the opposite happens where Lois gains a ton of weight after Peter has a vasectomy and loses his sex drive. As a result, Peter makes fun of her causing her to get even fatter out of spite. He doesn't stop until he discovers just how amazing "fat-sex" is and force feeds her to make her even fatter which in turn will please him. By the end of the episode she is returned to her normal weight by the family doctor after having a heart attack. After the first two seasons, Lois is shown to have more of an egotistical, neglectful, and cold-hearted personality,     usually towards Brian or Meg and later Stewie.
Though she still truly loves Peter, Lois is somewhat promiscuous and has cheated on Peter several times, with older and younger men, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
Her extramarital affair with former President Bill Clinton , who was quick to seduce her, would result in temporary separation from Peter. She herself would seduce her daughter Meg's boyfriend, Anthony, and have an affair that would result in the separation of Meg and Anthony. She also passionately kissed Meg's classmate and would-be lesbian girlfriend, Sarah. Peter and Brian have claimed Lois to have conceived Meg from an extramarital affair with a man named Stan Thompson. She would cheat on Peter several times when she and Meg became prostitutes to pay for Chris' high class school education, a job in which she ultimately made more money than Meg.
Lois has attempted to cheat on Peter with Bob Barker and Justin Bieber , both of whom she unsuccessfully tried to seduce. She has unknowingly cheated on Peter with Brian when the two swapped bodies with each other. In the episode And I'm Joyce Kinney , it was revealed that Lois had participated in a Pornographic film called "Quest For Fur" in college, which further cemented her promiscuity. This episode has also reveals Lois' mean image in high school as a bullying head cheerleader who bullied and once humiliated Joyce Kinney.
In one episode Lethal Weapons , she shows a violent personality after learning martial arts, which leads to the whole family fighting. Lois's interests are usually pursued in an attempt to separate from Peter, and his antics, or when she feels he's being controlling.
She displays an underlying intelligence, and has an interest in the arts. Sexuality[ edit ] Many episodes have suggested that Lois is bisexual. In an interview, Borstein stated that Lois became "a little more snarky and sassy and sexual" since the first season to challenge "those sitcom rules that a woman is supposed to be a total wet blanket and not like sex and is no fun".
That's why I went back to men. Cultural influence[ edit ] Appearances in other media[ edit ] Merchandise[ edit ] Lois is also featured on the Family Guy: