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Lauren Graham

Lauren GrahamAKA Lauren Helen Graham

Born: 16-Mar-1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Belly Buttons are Cool

Graham taught herself to read as an infant, which allowed her to skip kindergarten. Like her Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, she had a distant relationship with her mother, who left home to pursue a career as a singer just as her daughter was entering school. Also like her Gilmore Girls character, Graham tends toward loopiness when she is nervous.

Prior to playing the hip unwed mother of Alexis Bledel, Graham had featured roles in four different sitcoms, all of which were quite quickly cancelled -- Good Company, Townies, Conrad Bloom, and MYOB. She also had recurring roles as an annoyingly perky girl on Caroline in the City, and as an efficiency expert on NewsRadio.

In her several movies, she has usually been relegated to background roles. She played the school principal to Vin Diesel's The Pacifier, was dumped cruelly by Josh Brolin in Nightwatch, and she wisely dumped Keanu Reeves in Sweet November. She had a rare big-screen leading role opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa, as an alcoholic bartender with a Saint Nick fetish. She was the second choice to play Sarah Braverman in the sit-com Parenthood, hired only after a bout of cancer kept Maura Tierney from the role.

Father: Lawrence Graham (former president, Chocolate Manufacturers Assn.)
Mother: Donna Graham (fashion executive, div. Lawrence Graham in 1971)
Mother: Karen Graham (stepmother, business consultant, m. Lawrence Graham in 1981)
Boyfriend: Matthew Perry (actor, dated in 2003)
Boyfriend: Marc Blucas (actor, dated 2005-06)
Boyfriend: Peter Krause (actor, together 2010-)

    High School: Langley High School, McLean, VA (1984)
    University: BA English, Barnard College (1988)
    University: MA Acting, Southern Methodist University (1992)

    Friends of Hillary
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Parenthood Sarah Braverman (2010-)
    Gilmore Girls Lorelai Victoria Gilmore (2000-07)
    Conrad Bloom Molly Davenport (1998)
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    It's Kind of a Funny Story (Sep-2010) · Lynn
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (16-Sep-2009) [VOICE]
    The Answer Man (18-Jan-2009) · Elizabeth
    Flash of Genius (7-Sep-2008)
    Birds of America (24-Jan-2008) · Betty Tanager
    Evan Almighty (21-Jun-2007)
    Because I Said So (2-Feb-2007)
    The Pacifier (1-Mar-2005)
    The Amateurs (6-Feb-2005) · Peggy
    Lucky 13 (2005)
    Seeing Other People (7-May-2004)
    Bad Santa (26-Nov-2003) · Sue
    Chasing Destiny (14-Feb-2001)
    Sweet November (12-Feb-2001) · Angelica
    Dill Scallion (25-Jan-1999)
    One True Thing (18-Sep-1998)
    Confessions of a Sexist Pig (7-Mar-1998)
    Nightwatch (Feb-1997) · Marie

Author of books:
Someday, Someday, Maybe (2013, novel)


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