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For her critically acclaimed portrayal of Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, LAUREN GRAHAM (Joan Baxter) 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 Programming Forum and was recently honored by Planned Parenthood as a Champion of Choice for her work with family issues on and off screen.

This spring, Graham co-starred with Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore and Piper Perabo in the successful romantic comedy Because I Said So.

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 Renée 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 motion pictures.

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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