Lauren Helen Graham, an Irish-American actress and producer, was born in the United States. She is a voracious reader who relies on books to break up the monotony of her life when it becomes too mundane. She always remembers to bring a good book with her to the studio. She is a crossword puzzle addict who completes at least one a day. She used to go on a lot of trips with her father when she was a kid. She discovered her talent for performing in elementary school and went on to do a lot of theatre during her high school years. She quickly accumulated a large number of ads and sitcoms in her kitty. Her major breakout role, however, was as Lorelei Gilmore, a single mother with a teenage daughter named Rory, in the popular television series ‘Gilmore Girls,’ for which she garnered numerous accolades. She never looked back after that and continued to climb the corporate ladder. Sarah Braverman’s role in the popular American comedy-drama television series ‘Parenthood’ was another significant break in her life. She received numerous awards as a result of it. She is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Childhood and Adolescence
Graham is the son of Donna Grant, a fashion buyer, and Lawrence Graham, the current President of the National Confectioners Association and a candy industry lobbyist. Graham’s parents divorced when she was five years old, and she and her father moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked as a Congressional Staffer. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C. Her leisure activity was horseback riding, but she soon moved on to acting, honing her skills on the drill squad at Langley High School.
After two years in Summer Stock at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan, she earned an Actor’s Equity Card in 1988. Graham earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Bernard College of Columbia University in New York the following year. She got a post-graduate degree in Acting Performance from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, after moving to Texas in 1992.
Career of Lauren
Lauren returned to New York City after completing her official studies and worked as a waiter. Her first paid employment was as a ‘Striker,’ the mascot for the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States. She relocated to Hollywood, California in 1995, where she produced ads for Dimetapp and Lean Cuisine, as well as hosting free preview weekends on ‘The Movie Channel.’ Many of her early roles on prime-time television were guest-starring or co-starring parts, including a handful of the failed sitcoms such as ‘Townies,’ ‘Lush Life,’ and ‘M.Y.O.B.’
She became a regular guest star on many NBC hit shows between 1996 and 1997, including ‘3rd Rock from the Sun,’ ‘Caroline in the City,’ ‘Law & Order,’ and ‘NewsRadio.’ In the year 2000, she had her breakthrough as Lorelei Gilmore on the American comedy-drama series ‘Gilmore Girls.’ She began working as a producer with season 7’s episode ‘To whom it may concern’ and continued until the season’s end. Later, TV Guide disclosed that she was only persuaded to join the eighth season of the show.
She also competed in the ‘Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown’ second tournament. After winning her preliminary match, she finished second in the championship game to another former NewsRadio star, Maura Tiemey. Her film roles include ‘Sweet November,’ ‘Bad Santa,’ ‘The Pacifier,’ ‘Because I Said So,’ ‘Evan Almighty,’ ‘Flash of Genius,’ and other major studio productions, including ‘Sweet November,’ ‘Bad Santa,’ ‘Because I Said So,’ ‘Because I Said So,’ ‘Because I Said So,’ She appeared in a number of short films, including the 15-minute ‘Gnome.’
She signed a seven-figure development agreement with NBC, one of the most lucrative TV talent deals of the year, but the deal fell through due to a writers strike. She’s also done voice-over work for Kellogg’s Special K goods and American Express adverts promoting the Plum Card launch. She made her Broadway Theatre debut as Miss Adelaide in the remounting of the classic ‘Guys and Dolls,’ which began previews on February 5, 2009 and opened on March 1, 2009. After 113 performances and 28 previews, the production was shut down on June 14th.
She took over the role of single mother Sarah Braverman in the television series “Parenthood” from Maura Tierney on October 9, 2009. The show premiered on NBC the next year and was later reworked for a second season. Graham was cast in the ABC comedy pilot ‘The Bridget Show’ in January 2009, as a talk show host and self-help guru who can’t let go of her ex-boyfriend. Despite this, it did not receive a series order. She was a judge on the first episode of Season 10 of ‘Project Runway,’ an American reality television series, in July 2012. She recently made her writing debut with the humorous and engaging novel ‘Someday, Someday, Maybe,’ about a struggling actor in New York City. On April 30, 2013, it will be released.
Major Projects of Lauren
She starred in the critically acclaimed ‘Gilmore Girls’ series, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. It also received an Emmy nomination for its lone appearance in 2004. She received critical acclaim for her role in the American drama ‘Parenthood,’ which won PRISM Awards in 2012.
Achievements & Awards
In 2005, she was nominated in various categories and won two Teen Choice Awards for her outstanding performance in the Gilmore Girls series in the category ‘Choice TV Parental Units.’ She earned a Teen Choice Award in the same category for the television series “Parenthood” in 2010.
Personal Experiences of Lauren
Lauren dated Tate Donovan in 2002, after meeting him at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts while performing in the play “Once in a Lifetime.” Later, she stated that their personalities clashed. She dated Matthew Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom ‘Friends,’ in 2003, but the relationship ended. In 2005,
she had a brief relationship with American actor Marc Blucas. It didn’t seem to work out. Since 2010, she has been married to her ‘Parenthood’ co-star Peter Krause. Lauren is fascinated by Japanese culture and feels a strong connection to it. She had a Japanese Nanny for two years when she was younger. Her first words were in Japanese when she was a child. Her pals know she can always be counted on to make “excellent butterscotch brownies.”
Estimated Net Worth
Lauren Graham is a $15 million dollar actress, producer, and novelist from the United States. Graham is best recognized for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore (2000–2007; 2016) and Sarah Braverman (2010–2015) on “Gilmore Girls” and “Parenthood.”