Lauren Helen Graham was born on March 16, 1967, one day before St. Patrick’s Day. Graham describes herself as a quiet, timid, bookish youngster who grew up as a tomboy. She loved staying in her room all day and letting her mind wander. She spent a big part of her childhood traveling with her father, and it was during that time she discovered her passion for acting in elementary school. She is currently a well-known actress and author in the U.S. She gained fame as Lorelai Gilmore on the series “Gilmore Girls,” which received numerous awards as time passed by. Let us all come together to celebrate her birthday.
Lauren Helen Graham is an actress as well as a published writer. She was born in the U.S. on March 16, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pisces is her zodiac sign. Her father, Lawrence Graham, is of Irish descent, and her mother, Donna Grant, is of English and Scottish descent. Graham finished high school in 1985 and moved to New York. She enrolled in a performing arts program at New York University but was soon transferred to Columbia University’s Women’s College in Manhattan, where she majored in B.A. American literature. She moved to Los Angeles after graduation in the hopes of pursuing a career as an actress. For many years, she appeared in various television shows, all of which were either canceled or only featured her as a guest star.
Her guest appearances include “Seinfeld” (1989), “Law & Order” (1990), and “Caroline in the City” (1995). Graham was also a regular cast member in three short-lived roles from 1996 to 1998: “Good Company,” “Townies,” and “Conrad Bloom,” all of which barely got off the ground before being canceled. The cancellation of the sitcom “M.Y.O.B.” in 2000, turned out to be a positive coincidence for her, as she shortly landed the lead role in the T.V. show “Gilmore Girls” as Lorelai Gilmore. Graham has established herself as a well-known and respected actress among casting directors and producers. She has also received multiple nominations, including the “Screen Actors Guild Award” from 2000 to 2001 and the “Golden Globe Award” for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series’ in 2002.
She was also nominated for and won two “Teen Choice Awards” in 2005 for her outstanding performance in the “Gilmore Girls” series in the category ‘Choice T.V. Parental Units.’ In 2010, she won in the same category for the television series “Parenthood.” She has also landed film roles in “Sweet November” (2001), “Bad Santa” (2003), “The Pacifier” (2005), and “Evan Almighty” (2007) because of her exceptional performances. Graham made her Broadway debut as Miss Adelaide in the revival cast of the classic musical “Guys and Dolls” in October 2008. Around January 2009, she had played a talk show host in the A.B.C. comedy pilot “The Bridget Show.” Graham was also featured as Sarah Braverman in the N.B.C. television drama “Parenthood” from 2010 to 2015, where she started dating her long-term lover Peter Krause.
Graham’s most recent project involves her venturing into the realm of literature. She is the author of, “Someday, Someday, Maybe,” which was published by Ballantine Books in 2013.
Graham portrays memorable T.V. mom Lorelai Gilmore for seven seasons and 154 episodes before ending in 2007.
Graham works behind the camera with her own production company, Good Game Entertainment.
Graham takes home another “Gold Derby TV Award” for her show “Gilmore Girls.”
Graham makes her Broadway debut as Miss Adelaide, which premieres at the Nederlander Theater.
She accepts the Teen Choice Award for her outstanding performance in the TV series “Parenthood” in the category of ‘Choice T.V. Parental Units.’
She claims another prize for her performance in the American drama "Parenthood," which receives tremendous praise in the PRISM Awards.
Why We Love Lauren Graham
She is all about giving
Graham has donated some of her money to various charities. She has volunteered for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Fresh Air Fund organizations.
She practices self-love
Graham concentrates on how she feels and accepts that perfection is unattainable. As a result, she strives for balance and avoids obsessing about food.
Her experiences humble her
She was inspired to write a book after having a single epiphany in her trailer on the set of "Parenthood." She began to reflect on her previous experiences when she had done a variety of jobs as a young lady and wondered if she would ever be able to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.
5 Surprising Facts
She wants to be a jockey
Graham used to participate in hunter/jumper competitions, and her love for horses is evident throughout her series, but she was too tall for a jockey.
She took a variety of jobs
Graham worked as a hockey mascot, a hair salon receptionist, a fence painter, a bartender, a theater cleaner, and a school bus driver.
Graham loves reading cookbooks
Among her other favorite cookbooks are Naoko Takei Moore's "Donabe" cookbook and Chrissy Teigen's cookbooks.
She’s obsessed with shows about cults
Graham is fascinated by cults because she is intrigued by how ordinary people become entangled in cults.
She got lost in Vietnam
She and her friend ended up miming praying while uttering "monastery" in an attempt to communicate with the locals, but no one ever understood them.
Lauren Graham FAQs
Is Lauren Graham married?
No, she and her partner Peter Krause are not married.
Is Lauren Graham a mom?
The couple has no children together, but Peter has a son named Roman from a previous relationship.
Why was “Gilmore Girls” Canceled?
The stars could not agree on their compensation for an eighth season, which was a significant factor in the show’s discontinuation.
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