Lauren Graham is an American actress and author who came into highlight after portraying Lorelai Gilmore on The WB comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls for which she was nominated for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Satellite Awards.
Graham has been dating renowned American actor Peter Krause. The two co-starred as brother Adam Braverman and sister Sarah Braverman in the NBC drama series Parenthood.
Lauren Graham was born as Lauren Helen Graham on March 16, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to parents Lawrence Graham and Donna Grant. Her father is a candy industry lobbyist and has been the National Confectioners Association president. Her mother, meanwhile, was a fashion buyer.
Her maternal grandfather was a Baptist minister and she was raised being Catholic. Graham is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. She has lived in Japan for years when her father worked for the (USAID) in Vietnam.
At the age of 5, her parents got a divorce after which she moved to Washington, DC with her father. Her mother then lived in London until she died in 2005. She was 61.
Her father has been married to his second wife Karen Graham with who he shares two children, son Maggie Graham (Lauren's half-brother) and daughter Maggie Graham (Lauren's half-sister).
Lauren also has a half-sister from her mom's second marriage with her husband Shade Grant.
Lauren Graham has attended Langley High School where she graduated in 1984. She then pursued her studies at New York University but was later transferred to Barnard College of Columbia University from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1988.
Graham has also joined a Master of Fine Arts program in Acting Performance at Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1992.
Lauren Graham has a successful acting career. She was cast as series regular Lorelai Gilmore in the comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls in 2000 and appeared on the show until 2007. For her am gazing performance on the show, she was nominated for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Satellite Awards.
Graham has since appeared in numerous television series and films such as Sweet November, Bad Santa, Because I Said So, Evan Almighty, The Pacifier and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Apart from being an actress, Graham is also an author. In 2013, she published a novel titled Someday, Someday, Maybe.
In 2010, Graham appeared in the NBC drama series along with actor Peter Krause. The two portrayed the role of brother and sister. Shortly, they started dating and the brother-sister duo in the reel life became a boyfriend-girlfriend duo in real life. The two had first met on the set of Caroline in the City in 1995.
Graham was previously in a relationship with Friends star Matthew Perry, the son of Suzanne Langford.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lauren Graham has a whopping net worth of $15 million, as of 2022. The website further suggests that she charges a salary of $175 thousand per episode.
Graham purchased a luxurious one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in New York City for $570,000 in 2014. She then renovated the house with interior designer Eric Hughes. However, in May 2018, she sold the apartment for $825,000.