Lauren Graham Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Childhood and Early Life
American actress Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is of mixed English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was five years old, and her father brought her up.
Lauren Graham was a pupil at Langley High School in McLean Virginia, and after graduating, she enrolled at Barnard College where who obtained a BA in English. She then studied for his master’s degree in acting at Southern Methodist University.
Rise to Stardom
One of Graham’s early roles was in the horror film Nightwatch (1997) which starred Nick Nolte, Ewan McGregor and Patricia Arquette which met with mixed reviews. Her next movie Confessions of a Sexist Pig (1998) starred Edward Kerr and Traylor Howard, won a Best Feature Film Award at the New Orleans International Film Festival. In 1999, she appeared in a film based on the life of a country and western singer which a cast including Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow.
One of her early television roles was in an episode of Law & Order (1990). She appeared in Caroline in the City for five episodes (1995-1996), an episode of Seinfeld as Valerie in The Millennium (1997). She was in fifteen episodes of Conrad Bloom as Molly Davenport (1998). After four episodes of M.Y.O.B. as Opal Marie Brown in 2000, Graham was offered her breakthrough role as Lorelai Gilmore in the Gilmore Girls.
Lauren Graham played Lorelai Gilmore in the Gilmore Girls television series for seven years between 2000 and 2007. There was a reunion series on Netflix in 2016, where she once more starred she starred as Lorelai Gilmore.
Apart from the Gilmore Girls Graham appeared in Sweet November (2001), Bad Santa (2003), The Pacifier (2005), Said So (2007) and Evan Almighty (2007). She also starred in the NBC television series Parenthood playing Sarah Braverman (2010-2015).
Lauren Graham is also a published author. Her first novel was Someday, Someday, Maybe (2013). She has also written a memoir: Talking as Fast as I Can.
Awards and Achievements
Lauren Graham has won a Golden Globe nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for Gilmore Girls (2000); four Gold Derby Award nominations in 2004 2005, 2006 and 2007 and numerous other nominations. In 2006 she won the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the Gilmore Girls (2000).
Personal Life and Legacy
Lauren Graham’s partner is Peter Krause, and they have been together since 2010. They have one child.
She has a Twitter account @thelaurengraham with 546K follers.
Lauren Graham was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith.