Lauren Graham is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls, for which she received nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Satellite Awards and as Sarah Braverman on the NBC television drama Parenthood.

Lauren’s film work includes roles in Sweet November, Bad Santa, The Pacifier, Because I Said So and Evan Almighty. In 2016, she reprised her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Netflix’s reunion miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and published a memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can.

Birth Name

Lauren Helen Graham




Actress, Novelist



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lauren Graham was born on the 16th of March 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.


She’s currently 53 years old.

Sun Sign




She is of Irish, English and Scottish descent.




Lauren completed her high school from Langley High School, McLean, VA in 1984. She went to New York University but then transferred to Barnard College. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After moving to Texas in 1992, Graham earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting Performance from Southern Methodist University.


Family Details

  • Father – Lawrence Graham (Candy industry lobbyist and Ex-President of the National Confectioners Association)
  • Mother – Donna Grant (Fashion Buyer)
  • Siblings –Shade Grant, Maggie Graham (Sister) and Chris Graham (Brother)
  • Relatives – Shade Grant (Stepsister) (Works for a Talent Agency), Karen Graham (Stepmother), Maggie Graham (Stepsister), Chris Graham (Step Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Lauren Graham has dated –

  • Matthew Perry (2003) – In 2003, Lauren dated Canadian-American actor and writer Matthew Perry.
  • Marc Blucas (2005) – In 2005, Actor Marc Blucas, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer dated Lauren Graham for just a short stint.

  • Peter Krause (April 2010-Present) – In April 2010, Graham started dating actor Peter Krause. They first met in 1995 when they both appeared in the sitcom Caroline in the City.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m


  • In Kilograms – 65 kg
  • In Pounds – 144 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-28-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 30 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Lauren is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls for which she received nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Satellite Awards and as Sarah Braverman on the NBC television drama Parenthood.

Film Debut

In 1997, Lauren played Marie in the horror-thriller film, Nightwatch.

Television Debut

In 1995, Lauren started her television career as Shelly in NBC sitcom Caroline in the City.

Brand Endorsements

Lauren Graham has done endorsement work for several brands such as Dimetapp, AT&T & Lean Cuisine.

Awards & Nominations

2001Family Television AwardsActressGilmore GirlsNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2002Golden Globe AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – DramaNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
Television Critics Association AwardIndividual Achievement in DramaNominated
2003Satellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalNominated
2004Satellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalNominated
2005People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Female Television StarNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalGilmore GirlsNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Parental UnitsWon
2006Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Parental UnitsWon
Television Critics Association AwardOutstanding Individual Achievement in ComedyNominated
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Parental UnitParenthoodNominated
2012Prism AwardsPerformance for a Drama EpisodeNominated

Lauren Graham Favorites

  • Favorite Movie – The Godfather Part II (1974), Broadcast News (1987), Annie Hall (1977)
  • Favorite Song – Joni Mitchell‘s Blue, Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois
  • Favorite Place – Tokyo

Lauren Graham Net worth

Lauren Graham has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lauren Graham

  • Earlier in her career, Lauren worked as a waitress in NYC. Later on, she worked for The Princeton Review to help candidates prepare for SAT test.
  • Lauren had a pet dog named, Hannah.
  • In 2000, Lauren landed her breakthrough role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.
  • In February 2009, Lauren debuted on Broadway with musical Guys and Dolls where she played the role of Miss Adelaide.
  • In October 2009, it was announced that Graham would replace Maura Tierney in the television series Parenthood.
  • In 2011, Lauren was finalized to appear in thriller film Scream 4 but had to reject the offer later on for some reason.
  • In July 2012, she was a guest judge in the first episode of Season 10 of the reality television series Project Runway.
  • In 2013, her first novel titled Someday, Someday, Maybe was published by Ballantine Books which is a New York Times bestseller.
  • Lauren is a registered member of the Democratic Party and voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 United States presidential election.
  • In November 2016, Graham’s second book was published: a collection of personal essays titled Talking as Fast as I Can: from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls. It was also a New York Times best seller.
  • In October 2017, Lauren appeared in three episodes of HBO’s acclaimed comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm which returned after a six-year hiatus.
  • In April 2018, Graham’s third book, In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It focuses on advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself and was her third New York Times best seller.


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