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
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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