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Encyclopedia > Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham
Birth name Lauren Helen Graham
Born March 16, 1967 (1967-03-16) (age 40)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer

Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls. March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For Lorelai Trix Gilmore, see Trix Gilmore. ... Gilmore Girls was an American television drama/comedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. ...

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Biography

Early life

Graham, an Irish American,[1] was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Donna Grant, a fashion buyer, and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist[2] who was the former President for the chocolate and confection industry association. Her parents divorced when she was five, prompting Graham and her father to move to the D.C. area, where he became a congressional staffer. Graham traveled extensively with her father while growing up. Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... DC or dc may stand for: Da capo Democrazia Cristiana developed country (in the CIA World Factbook) direct current Doctor of Chiropractic Places District of Columbia Distrito Capital (Bogotá, D.C.) Companies DC Comics, a comic book publisher DC Shoes, a skateboarding apparel manafacturer Douglas Aircraft Company Software, Video Game...


Graham discovered acting while in elementary school and further honed her talent at Langley High School, where she took part in the drill team. Yet she excelled on the stage, and Graham quickly took to acting in community theatre and other small productions. Graham graduated from Barnard College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After moving to Texas in 1992, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting Performance from Southern Methodist University. This does not cite any references or sources. ... In the United States, a drill team is a marching unit that performs military style maneuvers in parades, at air shows, football half-time shows, and other ceremonies. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Barnard College, founded in 1889, is one of the four undergraduate divisions of Columbia University. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ...


Career

After completing her education, Graham moved to New York City where she became a cocktail waitress and aspiring actress. In 1995, she relocated to Hollywood. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In addition to her many guest starring and co-starring roles on prime-time television, Graham starred in three failed sitcoms, including Townies (with Molly Ringwald and Jenna Elfman) and the short-lived sitcom Lush Life (with Lori Petty and Karyn Parsons). Between 1996 and 1997 Graham became a regular guest star on several hit NBC shows. She played a graduate student who caught the eye of Dick on Third Rock from the Sun, Richard's dim-witted girlfriend on Caroline in the City, and Jerry's speed-dial ranking girlfriend on Seinfeld. She played a Hollywood producer in a three-part episode of Law & Order, where she acted opposite Scott Cohen, who would later play Graham's love interest on Gilmore Girls. Her most notable guest performance was as a highly-inept efficiency expert on Newsradio. The show's producers hoped to add her to the cast, but test audiences responded poorly to the new character (her attempts to be Lisa's friend at any and all costs wore thin after a while). Townies was a short-lived situation comedy broadcast in 1996 by ABC. It was set in Gloucester, Massachusetts and starred Molly Ringwald, Jenna Elfman, Billy Burr, Conchata Ferrell, Lauren Graham, and Ron Livingston. ... Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. ... Jenna Elfman (born September 30, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American television and film actress. ... Lush Life was an American sitcom starring Lori Petty (A League of Their Own) and Karyn Parsons (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air). ... Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American movie actress. ... Karyn Parsons (born October 8, 1966) is an American actress who is best known for her work as the dimwitted, self-centered Hilary Banks on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. ... 3rd Rock From the Sun was an American television situation comedy that ran from 1996 until 2001. ... Caroline in the City was an American sitcom that ran from September 21, 1995, to May 11, 1999, on the NBC television network. ... This article is about the sitcom. ... This article is about the original television series. ... Scott Cohen (born December 19, 1964 in New York) is an American actor of Jewish ancestry. ... NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. The show was created by executive producer Paul Simms. ...


In 2000, Graham landed her breakthrough role as the comedic character Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, the program that would finally launch her to stardom. For her work she received a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama) at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards. Beginning with Season 7 episode "To Whom It May Concern" and continuing through out 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.[3][4] For Lorelai Trix Gilmore, see Trix Gilmore. ...


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 on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, co-hosted by Dave Foley of "News Radio." After winning her preliminary match, she came in second to another former Newsradio star, Maura Tierney, in the championship game. On June 26, 2002, Graham was the last guest interviewed by Rosie O'Donnell on her daytime talk show. Graham is also one of the most frequent guests on The Ellen Degeneres Show, having appeared a total of eight times to date. This article is about the television network. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ... Celebrity Poker Showdown was a celebrity game show on the cable network Bravo. ... Dave Foley (born January 4, 1963, in Etobicoke, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. ... Maura Lynn Tierney[1] (born February 3, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actress, most recently known for her role as Abby Lockhart on the medical drama ER. // After appearing in several plays (such as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and The Bald Soprano)[], she moved to Los Angeles, California... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... For the television sitcom, see Ellen (TV series) and The Ellen Show. ...


Graham's motion picture roles encompass several NYU student films and multiple major studio releases, including Bad Santa, The Pacifier, Sweet November, and Because I Said So. She co-stars in the 2007 movie Evan Almighty, playing the role of Evan's wife. New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Bad Santa is a 2003 film directed by Terry Zwigoff, produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Billy Bob Thornton as the title character and Tony Cox as his partner-in-crime. ... The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy film, directed by Adam Shankman, and written by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant. ... This article is about the 2001 film, for the article on the 1968 version, see Sweet November (1968 film). ... Because I Said So is a 2002 Canadian talk show television series hosted by former lawyer, stand-up comedian, and actress Maggie Cassella. ... Evan Almighty is a 2007 comedy film, and sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. ...


Lauren has said that she enjoys playing in short films, and acting in the Williamstown Theatre Festival. For short films, she has played in numerous, including Gnome, a 15 minute short film, viewable on YouTube.


Personal life

A resident of West Hollywood, Graham has previously dated such Hollywood notables as Matthew Perry, Tate Donovan, and Marc Blucas. West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is an American-Canadian Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends, a part he played for 10 years. ... Tate Buckley Donovan (born September 25, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... Marc Blucas Marc Blucas Marc Blucas Marcus Paul Blucas (born January 11, 1972 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. ...


Prior to becoming a television star, Graham dated Robert Maschio during his senior year at Columbia University and helped persuade him to try acting as a career.[citation needed] Robert Maschio (born August 25, 1966) was born in New York, and grew up in Syosset, Long Island. ... Alma Mater Columbia University in the City of New York is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1995-1996 Caroline in the City Shelly recurring
1996 Good Company Liz Gibson
Townies Denise Garibaldi Callahan
Lush Life Sandra "Sandy" Sanders recurring
1997 Nightwatch Marie
1997 Law & Order Lisa Lundquist recurring
NewsRadio Andrea
1998 Confessions of a Sexist Pig Tracy
One True Thing Jules
1998 Conrad Bloom Molly Davenport
1999 Dill Scallion Kristie Sue
2000 M.Y.O.B. Opal Marie Brown
2000-2007 Gilmore Girls Lorelai Gilmore
2001 Sweet November Angelica
Chasing Destiny Jessy James
2003 Bad Santa Sue
2004 Seeing Other People Claire
2005 The Life Coach Dr. Sue Pegasus
Lucky 13 Abbey
The Moguls Peggy
The Pacifier Principal Claire Fletcher
Gnome Amanda
2007 Because I Said So Maggie
Evan Almighty Joan Baxter
2008 Flash of Genius Phyllis Kearns
The Laws of Motion

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Awards

  • Family Television Awards
Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2001 Actress for: "Gilmore Girls"

Tied with Jane Kaczmarek for "Malcolm in the Middle" This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ...

Won
Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2002 Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

for: "Gilmore Girls" The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated
Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2005 BestFavorite Female Television Star Nominated

-Award: Satellite Award The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ...

Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2005 Outstanding Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated

-Award: Golden Satellite Award

Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2002 Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated
2003 Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical

for: "Gilmore Girls" This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ...

Nominated
2004 Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated
2005 Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated
Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2001 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

for: "Gilmore Girls" The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ...

Nominated
2002 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated
Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2005 TV - Choice Parental Unit

for: "Gilmore Girls" The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show presented annually by FOX (United States) and Global TV (Canada). ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ...

Won
2006 TV - Choice Parental Unit

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ...

Won
Year Category/Recipient(s) Result
2002 Individual Achievement in Drama

for: "Gilmore Girls" The Television Critics Association is a group of approximately 200 U.S. and Canadian jornalists and columnists who cover televions programming. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated
2006 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy

for: "Gilmore Girls" The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ...

Nominated

References

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  3. ^ Graham's Gilmore Role Expands!. TVGuide.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-29.
  4. ^ "Huzzah to 'Producer Lauren Graham'". Zap2it.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-30.

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NAME Graham, Lauren
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Graham, Lauren Helen
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DATE OF BIRTH March 16, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE OF DEATH
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