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How Much Do You Know About Lauren Graham?

Test your knowledge with these questions about Lauren and her career.

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  1. In which state was Lauren born?

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    Virginia
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    New York
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    Hawaii
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    California
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    Hawaii

    Lauren was born in Honolulu, HI on March 16th, 1967.

  2. Lauren’s first movie role was in which of the following films?

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    "Sweet November"
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    "Nightwatch"
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    "Dill Scallion"
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    "Lucky 13"
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    Nightwatch

    Lauren played Marie in this 1997 thriller starring Ewan McGregor.

    Nightwatch
    Dimension Films
  3. In the 1990s, Lauren was roommates with which of the following actresses?

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    Maura Tierney
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    Melissa McCarthy
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    Connie Britton
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    Lisa Kudrow
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    Connie Britton

    Connie Britton
    Via Twitter: @thelaurengraham
  4. What character did Lauren play on Seinfeld?

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    Valerie, the speed-dial girl
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    Jodi, the masseuse
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    Sara, the dermatologist
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    Marla, the virgin
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    Valerie, the speed-dial girl

    Lauren played Jerry's girlfriend Valerie in the episode titled "The Millennium."

    Valerie, the speed-dial girl
    Castle Rock Entertainment / Sony Pictures Television
  5. On which of the following shows did Lauren play an efficiency expert?

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    Caroline in the City
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    3rd Rock from the Sun
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    Law and Order
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    Newsradio
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    Newsradio

    Lauren guest-starred as Andrea the efficiency expert in 4 episodes of Newsradio in 1997.

    Newsradio
    Via laurengrahamfan.org
  6. In 2009, Lauren made her Broadway debut in which musical?

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    West Side Story
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    Rock of Ages
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    Guys and Dolls
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    Anything Goes
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    Guys and Dolls

    Lauren starred as Miss Adelaide in the 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.

    Guys and Dolls
    Via lauren-online.net
  7. Who is the main character in Lauren's novel "Someday, Someday, Maybe"?

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    Fanny Hanks
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    Franny Banks
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    Danny Franks
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    Frankie Banks
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    Franny Banks

    "Someday, Someday, Maybe" was released on April 30, 2013 and became a New York Times bestseller.

    Franny Banks
    Via penguinrandomhouse.com
  8. In 2012, Lauren was a guest judge on which talent competition?

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    Project Runway
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    America's Got Talent
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    The X-Factor
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    America's Next Top Model
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    Project Runway

    Project Runway
    Via lauren-online.net
  9. Which of the following actors has not played Lauren's husband in a movie?

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    Joel McHale
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    Bryan Cranston
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    Jeff Daniels
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    Matthew Perry
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    Jeff Daniels

    Lauren and Jeff starred in the 2009 movie "The Answer Man" but their characters were not married.

    Jeff Daniels
    Magnolia Pictures
  10. Which of Lauren's co-stars does she credit as her inspiration for writing a book?

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    Meryl Streep
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    Steve Carell
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    Mae Whitman
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    Diane Keaton
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    Diane Keaton

    During the filming of the 2007 movie "Because I Said So," Diane Keaton suggested to Lauren that she should write a book. The suggestion stuck with Lauren and inspired her to pursue her love of writing.

    Diane Keaton
    Universal Pictures
  11. What was the name of the FIFA World Cup mascot whose costume Lauren wore for publicity appearances in 1994?

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    Spike
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    Striker
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    Spot
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    Sparky
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    Striker

    Striker
    Via theibug.com
  12. Which of the following did Lauren not receive for her portrayal of Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls?

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    Golden Globe Award nomination
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    Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination
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    Teen Choice Award nomination
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    Emmy Award nomination
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    Emmy Award nomination

    Lauren never received an Emmy nomination for her incredible work on Gilmore Girls.

    Emmy Award nomination
    SAG Awards, 2003 / Via laurengrahamfan.org
  13. Lauren received a Bachelor's Degree in English from which New York school?

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    NYU
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    Barnard College
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    Berkley College
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    Cornell University
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    Barnard College

    Lauren graduated from Barnard in 1988, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Southern Methodist University in Texas.

  14. Which of the following shows has Lauren not competed on?

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    Celebrity Poker Showdown
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    Celebrity Jeopardy
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    Hollywood Game Night
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    Dancing with the Stars
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    Dancing with the Stars

    Lauren was on Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004, Celebrity Jeopardy in 2003, and Hollywood Game Night in 2014.

  15. This is a scene from which of the following movies?

    Walt Disney Pictures
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    "The Amateurs"
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    "The Pacifier"
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    "It's Kind of a Funny Story"
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    "Flash of Genius"
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    "The Pacifier"

    Lauren played Principal Claire Fletcher in the 2005 movie "The Pacifier."

  16. In which movie does Lauren play the character Joan Baxter?

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    "Evan Almighty"
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    "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
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    "Seeing Other People"
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    "Chasing Destiny"
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    "Evan Almighty"

    Lauren starred as Joan Baxter in "Evan Almighty," released in 2007.

    "Evan Almighty"
    Universal Pictures
  17. As a child, Lauren had aspirations to be which of the following?

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    Painter
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    Veterinarian
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    Jockey
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    Fashion Designer
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    Jockey

    Lauren realized, with her 5'9" height, that a career as a jockey was probably not a viable option.

    Jockey
    Via lauren-online.net
  18. Which of the following items does Lauren have from the Gilmore Girls set?

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    Stuffed chicken
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    Clown pillow
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    Monkey lamp
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    Fuzzy clock
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    Monkey lamp

    The monkey lamp (shown here in a scene from season 1, episode 9, "Rory's Dance") was given to Lauren by a producer at the end of Gilmore Girls' run.

    Monkey lamp
    Warner Bros
  19. On which talk show did Lauren serve as a guest host?

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    "The Tonight Show"
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    "The Today Show"
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    "The Daily Show"
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    "The Late Late Show"
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    "The Late Late Show"

    Lauren served as host of "The Late Late Show" on February 19, 2015.

    "The Late Late Show"
    CBS
  20. In what movie does Lauren co-star with Billy Bob Thornton?

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    "A Merry Friggin' Christmas"
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    "Bad Santa"
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    "Max"
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    "The Life Coach"
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    "Bad Santa"

    Lauren played Sue in "Bad Santa," released in 2003.

    "Bad Santa"
    Dimension Films
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