Lauren Graham

Actress
Embraced for her girl-next-door persona, actress Lauren Graham enjoyed a fruitful career, most often playing nurturing single mothers and supportive wives. After paying her dues as a struggling New York actress, Graham ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Max 2015 (Movie)

Pamela (Actor)

Parenthood 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Luann Mitchler (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lucky 13 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Web Therapy 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

Daughter In Store (Actor)

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Go On 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Fran Lockwood (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Answer Man 2009 (Movie)

Elizabeth Danson (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Flash of Genius 2008 (Movie)

Phyllis Kearns (Actor)

Because I Said So 2007 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Birds of America 2007 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

Joan Baxter (Actor)

Gilmore Girls 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Gilmore Girls Backstage Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pacifier 2005 (Movie)

Principal Claire Fletcher (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Caroline in the City 1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Celebrity Poker Showdown 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Newsradio 1996 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seeing Other People 2004 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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TV Revolution 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

Angelica (Actor)

The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Destiny 2000 (Movie)

Jessy James (Actor)

M.Y.O.B. 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Conrad Bloom 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dill Scallion 1999 (Movie)

Kristie Sue (Actor)

Confessions of a Sexist Pig 1998 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Nightwatch 1998 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

Law & Order 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best Defense 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Good Company (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

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The Odd Couple (Tv Show)

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Townies (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Embraced for her girl-next-door persona, actress Lauren Graham enjoyed a fruitful career, most often playing nurturing single mothers and supportive wives. After paying her dues as a struggling New York actress, Graham relocated to Los Angeles, where she quickly began picking up television guest spots on sitcoms like "Caroline in the City" (NBC, 1995-99). Early attempts at regular work on such failed shows as "Townies" (ABC, 1996) eventually led to the actress' breakout role on the hit dramedy series "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07). Graham's well-rounded performance as Lorelai Gilmore, the spirited and quirky single mother of equally witty teenaged daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), endeared her to audiences throughout the program's seven-year run. She parlayed that success into several film roles - at times subverting her "good girl" image with efforts like the pitch-black holiday comedy "Bad Santa" (2003), starring Billy Bob Thornton. Following the end of "Gilmore Girls" Graham alternated between comedy and drama, often as supportive, albeit exasperated, wives in films like "Evan Almighty" (2007) and "Flash of Genius" (2008). Television audiences delighted at her return to regular series work, once again as a caring single mother on "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010- ). Talented, versatile and adaptable, Graham continued to entertain as she played characters whose traits most audiences saw, or wished they saw, in their own friends and family.

Relationships

Tate Donovan Actor

Companion
Met 2002 when they appeared together in the play "Once in a Lifetime" No longer together

Lawrence Graham

Father
Raised Graham as a single parent after divorcing Graham's mother c. 1971 until he remarried in c. 1981

Karen Graham

Step-Mother
Married Graham's father c. 1981

Donna Grant

Mother
Divorced from Graham's father c. 1971

Peter Krause Actor

Companion
Co-starred on NBC's "Parenthood" Revealed they were dating in October 2010 issue of Redbook magazine

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas 1992

Barnard College

New York , New York
Enrolled at age 17

Langley High School

Langley , Virginia
Was involved in competitive horseback riding

Milestones

2010

Cast as Sarah Braverman on NBC's updated version of the 1989 film, "Parenthood"

2009

Made her Broadway debut as 30s nightclub singer Miss Adelaide in the revival of "Guys and Dolls"

2008

Played Greg Kinnear's supporting wife in "Flash of Genius"

2007

Played Steve Carell's wife in "Evan Almighty," the sequel to the 2003 comedy "Bruce Almighty"

2007

Co-starred with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore in "Because I Said So"

2005

Starred with Vin Diesel in "The Pacifier"

2004

Cast opposite Jay Mohr and Andy Richter in "Seeing Other People"

2003

Co-starred as a Santa groupie in "Bad Santa"

2000

Had lead in the short-lived NBC sitcom "MYOB"

2000

Starred as a single mother raising a teenage daughter in "Gilmore Girls" (WB/CW)

1998

Had supporting role in "One True Thing"

1998

Feature film debut, "Nightwatch"

1998

Returned to series TV as co-star of the NBC sitcom "Conrad Bloom"

1997

Played recurring role of Andrea, highly-inept efficiency expert, on the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio"

1996

Co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Townines"

1996

TV series debut as a regular, played a copywriter on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Good Company"

1995

Had recurring role of Shelley, Richard's dim-witted girlfriend on the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City"

Worked in summer stock in Augusta, Michigan

After college, traveled by bicycle throughout France and Spain

Made TV debut in the HBO program "Hardcore TV"

Performed with the female a capella/comedy troupe the Metronomes at Barnard College

Bonus Trivia

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"What impresses me is her ability to not only play the humor that's inherent in the scene, but to mine the humor, to find more of those moments." - Jason Katims, executive producer of "Parenthood" on Graham, to Emmy magazine, Issue No. 2, 2010

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