BECAUSE I SAID SO
For her critically acclaimed portrayal of Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls,
LAUREN GRAHAM (Maggie) has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for best
actress in a drama series, a Screen Actors Guild Award for female actor in a drama series
and two Television Critics Association awards for individual achievement in drama and
comedy. Additionally, she has earned two Teen Choice Awards for Choice Parental
Unit, a best actress nod from Viewers for Quality Television and an award for best
actress in a drama from the Family Friendly Forum and was recently honored by Planned
Parenthood as a Champion of Choice for her work with family issues on and off screen.
This past summer, Graham was in production on the comedy Evan Almighty, in
which she will star alongside Steve Carell. Evan Almighty will be out in theaters June
Graham's additional feature film roles include the dark comedy Bad Santa,
opposite Billy Bob Thornton; The Pacifier, opposite Vin Diesel; The Amateurs, opposite
Jeff Bridges and Tim Blake Nelson; Warner Bros.' Sweet November, starring Keanu
Reeves; the thriller Nightwatch, starring Patricia Arquette and Ewan McGregor; and as
RenĂ©e Zellweger's best friend and confidante in the Meryl Streep drama One True Thing.
In addition to Gilmore Girls, Graham's list of television credits includes parts in
Caroline in the City, NewsRadio, Law & Order, Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Conrad
Bloom and Townies.
In 2002, Graham made a notable appearance on stage at the Williamstown
Theatre Festival starring in Once in a Lifetime, the 1929 comedy about the advent of
Growing up an avid equestrian in northern Virginia, she attended Barnard College
in New York, where she majored in English. She then earned a master's of fine arts in
acting from Southern Methodist University.
Graham currently lives in Los Angeles.
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