Lauren Graham
Actress, producer
Lauren Graham
Lauren Helen Graham is an American actress and producer. She is best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on the WB Network dramedy series Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood.
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Lauren Graham's personal information overview.
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This Netflix Tweet Hints That There's More 'Gilmore Girls' On The Way
Huffington Post - 2 months
Oy with the poodles, already! On Wednesday, Netflix sent out a tweet that made many fans of “Gilmore Girls” arch their brows. The show’s revival, which debuted on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend, was supposed to be a stand-alone series made to give fans and creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, a little bit of closure. The reboot even featured the last four words Sherman-Palladino had always intended to end the show with. (She didn’t have the opportunity to throw them in during the series’ original run due to her departure before the final season.) But boy, were those four words — spoken between Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory — open-ended. So much so that many believe the show has to run more episodes. Even Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai, thinks the four words seem more like a cliffhanger than a conclusion, which she mentions multiple times in her memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can. So when Netflix tweeted out something that makes it sound like there may be more “G ...
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"Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" Has That Graham Girl and That Is Enough For Me
Huffington Post - 2 months
TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" (Netflix) For years I have avoided watching "Gilmore Girls". All through its original run I dismissed it as something I wouldn't enjoy and something I had no interest in whatsoever. But then along came "Parenthood" and I became fascinated by Lauren Graham. I found her to be an enchanting actress and a bright personality in real life. She was the main reason I watched every episode of that show during its too short run. So when I heard she was doing an "update" of "Gilmore Girls" my interest was piqued. Here was a chance to see Graham again. I hesitated for a few weeks but then I plunged into it and bingewatched all four ninety minute episodes of the revival of "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life". It wasn't bad, and Graham was very, very good. For those of you who are in my boat and didn't know anything about these characters before this show, Graham plays Lorelai Gilmore, mother of Rory ...
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers
NYTimes - 3 months
Lauren Graham, the “Gilmore Girls” actress whose new memoir is No. 3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says she has carefully calibrated just how revealing she wants to be.
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Lauren Graham on How She Got Together With Boyfriend Peter Krause
ABC News - 3 months
"Gilmore Girls" star opens up about her relationship with her longtime love.
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Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham
NPR - 3 months
Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.
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A coffee-free Lauren Graham on the 'Gilmore Girls' revival and becoming a writer
LATimes - 3 months
Lauren Graham pulls a laptop from her purse.  It’s an overcast day in West Hollywood and the actress— just back from a jaunt to Berlin to promote the global launch of Netflix’s revival of “Gilmore Girls”— is sitting in a conference room at her publicist’s office when she abruptly reaches into her...
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The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Is Best When It Talks About Grief
Huffington Post - 3 months
There’s a moment in the opening chapter of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” after the first “la las” and Gwyneth Paltrow dig, when the long-awaited Netflix revival finally takes a second to breathe. Fueled by a late-night batch of coffee, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) convene in their rarely used kitchen to do the thing they do better than anyone else on television: talk. “I’m just stressed out and kind of feeling my mortality lately,” Lorelai says after confessing that she willingly flipped through a brochure for an all-expenses-paid cruise, much to their shared horror. The line is especially significant given that the series, much like its caffeine-infused hero, is also contending with its mortality. Nine years after it was cancelled by the CW on the heels of a rudderless final season, “Gilmore Girls” has become the latest in a long line of early 2000s series to get the revival treatment. But instead of abandoning what made the show so beloved, “A Year ...
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Before Lorelai and Rory, there was Emily and Lorelai: Lauren Graham weighs in on the other mother-daughter relationship of 'Gilmore Girls'
LATimes - 3 months
When people talk about “Gilmore Girls,” much attention is paid to the BFF mother-daughter relationship between its central characters, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. But it's that other mother-daughter relationship that provides some of the best moments in Netflix’s revival of the series. “Gilmore Girls:...
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Night Out: Lauren Graham’s Taste of Tokyo
NYTimes - 3 months
After sake- and snack-shopping, the “Gilmore Girls” star shares sushi, and a love of Japanese culture, with her half sister.
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Lauren Graham And Alexis Bledel Are Looking Friday Night Dinner Ready
Huffington Post - 4 months
Lorelai and Rory Gilmore ― or, as you may also know them, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel ― were not necessarily revered for their keen sense of style over the seven-season run of “Gilmore Girls.”  Teasers from the Netflix reboot, slated to debut on Nov. 25, show some sartorial improvement, but we’re pleased to report the duo is looking especially chic for their red carpet appearances beyond Stars Hollow.  Graham and Bledel appeared together at a fan event in Berlin, Germany on Thursday. Graham looked ready as ever for a Friday night dinner in a low-cut, long-sleeved mini dress with gold pumps. Bledel also looked lovely in a black cut-out top, a silver pleated skirt and black Schutz heels. The two also carried twinsy black clutches. Swoon.  They look gorgeous, but we can’t help hoping they kicked off those matching shoes at the end of the night and dug into some of their namesake ice cream straight from the pint. Old habits die hard, right? type=type=RelatedArticlesbl ...
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Junk Food Is A Lifestyle, So Help Invent A 'Gilmore Girls' Ice Cream Flavor
Huffington Post - 4 months
An ice cream shop in Brooklyn announced a contest on Monday that would make two junk foodies named Lorelai very proud. In honor of the upcoming Netflix revival, “Gilmore Girls” fans can submit ice cream flavors and names by leaving a comment on Ample Hills Creamery’s Instagram post below from now until Oct. 31. The winner will get a free pint of their ice cream, a cup of coffee and “an invitation to Friday night dinner.” If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and want something cold, all you have to do is name this scoop, and you'll win this in one fell swoop...It’s time to summon The Town Troubadour and call Michel to make a reservation at The Dragonfly: The Gilmore Girls are returning this Thanksgiving, and we are making a flavor to celebrate. Whether you are Team Jess or Team Dean, we are calling on you to create and name a flavor worthy of this Stars Hollow reunion. Put on your Sookie chef hat, fill up at Luke's Diner, stop by Doose’s Market, and tap into your ...
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'Gilmore Girl' Lauren Graham recalls her 'terrible' middle school years
Fox News - 5 months
Lauren Graham said her own middle school days were far from glamorous.
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'M.I.L.P: Moms I'd Like to Portray' Celebrates Hollywood's Depiction of Women and Motherhood
Huffington Post - 6 months
In M.I.L.P., Carrie tries to join the ranks of Hollywood's best mom actresses, (Julie Bowen, Patricia Heaton, Lauren Graham) only to find she needs to earn that privilege by successfully portraying a wide range of mom roles. With guest appearances by comedians Eric Gersen and Aaron Jackson. Directed by Hunter Nelson. Thursday, September 15 and Thursday, September 29th, 8:00pm, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (Chelsea, NY) The hilarious Carrie McCrossen took us behind the scenes of her empowering sketch comedy show M.I.L.P: Moms I'd Like to Portray. What inspired you to write M.I.L.P.? I spend a lot of time auditioning to play moms in commercials and on TV. And I started to become interested in how moms are presented in media. What makes me a "mom type?" There are several "mom archetypes" that seem to appear across a lot of media. And I think they reflect our expectations (and our judgments) of motherhood. I thought it would be fun to explore all that with a charac ...
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Lauren Graham Explains Why No One Hates The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival
Huffington Post - 6 months
Since Netflix announced it’d be reviving “Gilmore Girls” with nearly all the original cast, something odd happened on the internet: The only sounds from the haters’ section were crickets. Lauren Graham, aka Lorelai Gilmore, acknowledged the peculiar lack of backlash over “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It doesn’t feel like a money grab,” she said of the “sneakily feminist” show’s revival, which comprises four episodes set to debut on Netflix Nov. 25. “There were perfectly reasonable artistic reasons to return: Our creator didn’t finish it. This is an auteur’s project; it’s not just something that someone else can easily take over,” Graham added. “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show after its sixth season; it ran for a seventh, but fans were none too happy with that, and the series ended thereafter. The Netflix revival, however, is Sherman-Palladino’s work. Alexis Bledel, aka Rory Gilmore, chimed in, ad ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lauren Graham
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 45
    Graham's debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel (2013), a work based on a fictionalization of her experiences in the New York acting scene in the mid-1990s, was released via hardcover, e-book and author-read audiobook formats on April 30, 2013 by the Ballantine Books imprint of Random House.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2013, the book entered the New York Times best seller list. Graham signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television and Ellen DeGeneres' production company A Very Good Production to adapt it into a TV series. She will write the script for The CW.
  • 2012
    Age 44
    In July 2012, Graham was a guest judge in the first episode of Season 10 of the reality television series Project Runway.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    In June 2010, it was confirmed that Graham would star in the upcoming Scream 4, but she left the project on June 30, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    Graham made her Broadway debut as Miss Adelaide in the revival of Guys and Dolls, which began preview performances at the Nederlander Theatre on February 5, 2009 and opened on March 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Initial reviews for this performance have been mixed, but generally regard her fresh take on the character as a success. The production closed June 14, playing 113 shows and 28 previews.
    On October 9, 2009, it was announced that Graham would replace Maura Tierney in the television series Parenthood as single mother Sarah Braverman.
    More Details Hide Details Tierney left the show to seek treatment for cancer. The series debuted on NBC the following year, and was later renewed for a total of six seasons.
    It was announced in January 2009 that Graham would star in the comedy pilot, The Bridget Show (previously Let It Go) for ABC playing a talk show host and self-help guru who fails to follow her own advice during a breakup.
    More Details Hide Details However, the pilot was not given a series order.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Graham has also worked as the voice-over announcer in national advertising for Kellogg's various Special K products in 2007, and for American Express ads in 2008 introducing the Plum Card, which is targeted towards small and growing businesses.
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    In 2007, Graham signed a seven-figure development deal with NBC in one of the year's richest TV talent pacts.
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  • 2002
    Age 34
    Graham dated Matthew Perry, whom she met in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details She has been in a relationship with her Parenthood co-star Peter Krause since 2010. Graham owns an apartment in Manhattan and a house in Los Angeles. Graham is a Catholic and occasionally attends mass.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    For her work she received a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama) at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Beginning with Season 7 episode "To Whom It May Concern" and continuing throughout the rest of the season, Graham served as a producer on Gilmore Girls. TV Guide reported that she received the position in an attempt to persuade her to sign for an eighth season. Graham returned to her guest-starring roots when she portrayed herself in two episodes of NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Graham has also appeared in the second season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, co-hosted by Dave Foley of Newsradio. After winning her preliminary match, she came in second to another former Newsradio star, Maura Tierney, in the championship game. Graham's film roles encompass several NYU student films and multiple major studio releases, including Sweet November, Bad Santa, The Pacifier, Because I Said So, and Evan Almighty. Graham has said that she enjoys playing in short films, and acting in the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She has performed in numerous short films, including the 15-minute-long Gnome.
  • 2000
    Age 32
    In 2000, Graham landed her breakthrough role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 28
    Between 1996 and 1997, Graham became a regular guest star on several hit NBC shows.
    More Details Hide Details She played a graduate student who caught the eye of Dick on 3rd Rock from the Sun, Richard's overly-optimistic girlfriend on Caroline in the City, and Jerry's speed-dial ranking girlfriend on Seinfeld. She played a Hollywood producer who had a love interest in Rey Curtis in a three-part episode of Law & Order, where she acted opposite Scott Cohen, who would later play one of Graham's love interests, Max Medina, on Gilmore Girls. She also portrayed an antagonizing but friendship-starved efficiency expert on Newsradio.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    In 1995, she relocated to Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in various commercials for products such as Dimetapp and Lean Cuisine and hosted free preview weekends on The Movie Channel. In addition to her many guest starring and co-starring roles on prime-time television, Graham starred in four failed sitcoms, including Townies (with Molly Ringwald and Jenna Elfman), the short-lived sitcom Lush Life (with Lori Petty and Karyn Parsons), and M.Y.O.B, which was burned off by NBC in the summer months before the premiere of Gilmore Girls.
  • 1994
    Age 26
    After completing her education, Graham moved back to New York City where she earned her living as a waitress and tutor teaching SAT test prep for The Princeton Review. While she aspired to become an actress, she made publicity appearances wearing the costume of Striker, the dog mascot of the US-based 1994 FIFA World Cup.
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  • 1992
    Age 24
    After moving to Texas in 1992, Graham earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting Performance from Southern Methodist University.
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  • 1988
    Age 20
    Graham graduated from Barnard College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.
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    She earned her actor's Equity Card in 1988 after two years in summer stock at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 16
    As a girl, Graham rode horses competitively, but soon switched to acting, honing her talent at Langley High School, where she took part in the drill team and graduated in 1984.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Lauren Graham was born on March 16, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Donna Grant, was a fashion buyer, and her father, Lawrence Graham, is a candy industry lobbyist who has been president of the National Confectioners Association. Graham was raised in her father's Catholic faith (her maternal grandfather was a Baptist minister); she is of Irish, English, Scottish ancestry. When Graham's father worked for the Agency for International Development in Vietnam, Lauren lived for a few years in Japan (her mother also grew up there, as the daughter of a missionary). Graham was five years old when her parents divorced and she moved to Alexandria, Virginia with her father, who became a congressional staffer, while her mother left to pursue an artistic career, and lived in London until her death at age 61. Graham has a half-sister and a half-brother from her father's second marriage and a British half-sister from her mother's second marriage, Shade Grant, who works at a talent agency.
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