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Also Known As: Lauren Helen Graham Died:
Born: March 16, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Profession: actress

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Max (2015)
3.
 This Is the End (2013)
6.
 Answer Man, The (2009)
7.
 Flash of Genius (2008)
8.
 Birds of America (2008)
9.
10.
 Evan Almighty (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

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Performed with the female a capella/comedy troupe the Metronomes at Barnard College
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After college, traveled by bicycle throughout France and Spain
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Worked in summer stock in Augusta, Michigan
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Made TV debut in the HBO program "Hardcore TV"
1995:
Had recurring role of Shelley, Richard's dim-witted girlfriend on the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City"
1996:
TV series debut as a regular, played a copywriter on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Good Company"
1996:
Co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Townines"
1997:
Played recurring role of Andrea, highly-inept efficiency expert, on the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio"
1998:
Feature film debut, "Nightwatch"
1998:
Had supporting role in "One True Thing"
1998:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the NBC sitcom "Conrad Bloom"
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)
2003:
Co-starred as a Santa groupie in "Bad Santa"
2004:
Cast opposite Jay Mohr and Andy Richter in "Seeing Other People"
2005:
Starred with Vin Diesel in "The Pacifier"
2007:
Co-starred with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore in "Because I Said So"
2007:
Played Steve Carell's wife in "Evan Almighty," the sequel to the 2003 comedy "Bruce Almighty"
2008:
Played Greg Kinnear's supporting wife in "Flash of Genius"
2009:
Made her Broadway debut as 30s nightclub singer Miss Adelaide in the revival of "Guys and Dolls"
2010:
Cast as Sarah Braverman on NBC's updated version of the 1989 film, "Parenthood"
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Education

Langley High School: Langley , Virginia -
Barnard College: New York , New York -
Southern Methodist University: Dallas , Texas - 1992

Family close complete family listing

father:
Lawrence Graham. Lobbyist. Raised Graham as a single parent for ten years between 1971 and 1981.
mother:
Donna Grant. Retail buyer. Lives in England; divorced from Graham's father c. 1971.
step-mother:
Karen Graham. Corporate meeting planner. Married Graham's father c. 1981.

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