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Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham is an American actress and author renowned for her captivating performances. She gained widespread recognition for portraying Lorelai Gilmore in the beloved television series “Gilmore Girls” (2000–2007), earning acclaim with nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Satellite Awards. Additionally, her portrayal of Sarah Braverman in NBC’s “Parenthood” (2010–2015) further solidified her reputation as a versatile talent.

Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, who worked as a lobbyist in the candy industry. Her dad hailed from New York, while her mom was from the American South, giving Lauren a mix of Irish, English, and Scottish roots. Growing up, she called Northern Virginia home, bouncing between Fairfax, Arlington, and Great Falls. She attended Langley High School in McLean before pursuing her love of literature at Barnard College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Later, she fine-tuned her acting skills, obtaining a Master’s Degree from Southern Methodist University.

After her parents split when she was just five, Lauren was mostly raised by her dad, and their travels sparked her interest in acting, which she discovered in elementary school. Despite dreaming of being a jockey when she was younger, she soon found her calling in the world of theatre, film, and TV, captivating audiences with her diverse talents.

In the realm of cinema, Graham has showcased her talent in a variety of roles, including appearances in “Sweet November” (2001), “Bad Santa” (2003), “The Pacifier” (2005), “Because I Said So” (2007), and “Evan Almighty” (2007). Beyond acting, she ventured into the realm of literature, debuting as an author with Ballantine Books in 2013 with her novel “Someday, Someday, Maybe.” In 2016, she delighted fans by revisiting her iconic character Lorelai Gilmore in Netflix’s reunion miniseries “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” while simultaneously releasing her memoir, “Talking as Fast as I Can.”


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  • Born: March 16, 1967
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Parents: Donna Grant, Lawrence Graham
  • Siblings: Shade Grant, Maggie Graham, Chris Graham
  • Education: New York University; Barnard College (BA); Southern Methodist University (MFA)

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