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Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham stars as Sarah Braverman on the popular NBC television series Parenthood, which is in production on its second season.

Ms. Graham had earlier garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, the television series on which she also served as producer in the last of its seven seasons. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination; two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations; two Television Critics Association Award nominations; two Teen Choice Awards; a Best Actress nod from Viewers for Quality Television; and a Planned Parenthood honor as a Champion of Choice, recognizing her work with family issues both on- and off-screen.

In 2002, she starred in the Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, directed by Michael Greif. In 2009, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Guys and Dolls directed by Des McAnuff, starring as Miss Adelaide.

Ms. Graham's films include Terry Zwigoff's Bad Santa, opposite Billy Bob Thornton; Marc Abraham's Flash of Genius, with Greg Kinnear; Tom Shadyac's Evan Almighty, alongside Steve Carell; Adam Shankman's The Pacifier, opposite Vin Diesel; Michael Lehmann's Because I Said So, with Diane Keaton; Michael Traeger's The Amateurs, alongside Jeff Bridges; Carl Franklin's One True Thing, with Meryl Streep and Rene Zellweger; John Hindman's The Answer Man, opposite Jeff Daniels; Ole Bornedal's Nightwatch, which marked her feature debut; and Craig Lucas' Birds of America, with Matthew Perry and Zo Kravitz of It's Kind of a Funny Story.

She holds a degree in English from Barnard College, and an MFA from SMU Meadows School of The Arts.


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Lauren Graham Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayMarch 16, 1967 (50)
SignPisces
BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Lauren Graham compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life
Max
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
School of Rock
American Pie
Parenthood: The Complete Series
Because I Said So
The Pacifier
Evan Almighty
A Merry Friggin' Christmas
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