Lauren was born in Honolulu, HI on March 16th, 1967.
"Sweet November""Nightwatch""Dill Scallion""Lucky 13"
Lauren played Marie in this 1997 thriller starring Ewan McGregor.
Maura TierneyMelissa McCarthyConnie BrittonLisa Kudrow
Valerie, the speed-dial girlJodi, the masseuseSara, the dermatologistMarla, the virgin
Valerie, the speed-dial girl
Lauren played Jerry's girlfriend Valerie in the episode titled "The Millennium."
Caroline in the City3rd Rock from the SunLaw and OrderNewsradio
Lauren guest-starred as Andrea the efficiency expert in 4 episodes of Newsradio in 1997.
West Side StoryRock of AgesGuys and DollsAnything Goes
Guys and Dolls
Lauren starred as Miss Adelaide in the 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.
Fanny HanksFranny BanksDanny FranksFrankie Banks
"Someday, Someday, Maybe" was released on April 30, 2013 and became a New York Times bestseller.
Project RunwayAmerica's Got TalentThe X-FactorAmerica's Next Top Model
Joel McHaleBryan CranstonJeff DanielsMatthew Perry
Lauren and Jeff starred in the 2009 movie "The Answer Man" but their characters were not married.
Meryl StreepSteve CarellMae WhitmanDiane 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.
Golden Globe Award nominationScreen Actor's Guild Award nominationTeen Choice Award nominationEmmy Award nomination
Emmy Award nomination
Lauren never received an Emmy nomination for her incredible work on Gilmore Girls.
NYUBarnard CollegeBerkley CollegeCornell University
Lauren graduated from Barnard in 1988, and then earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Southern Methodist University in Texas.
Celebrity Poker ShowdownCelebrity JeopardyHollywood Game NightDancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars
Lauren was on Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004, Celebrity Jeopardy in 2003, and Hollywood Game Night in 2014.
"The Amateurs""The Pacifier""It's Kind of a Funny Story""Flash of Genius"
Lauren played Principal Claire Fletcher in the 2005 movie "The Pacifier."
"Evan Almighty""Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs""Seeing Other People""Chasing Destiny"
Lauren starred as Joan Baxter in "Evan Almighty," released in 2007.
Lauren realized, with her 5'9" height, that a career as a jockey was probably not a viable option.
Stuffed chickenClown pillowMonkey lampFuzzy clock
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.
"The Tonight Show""The Today Show""The Daily Show""The Late Late Show"
"The Late Late Show"
Lauren served as host of "The Late Late Show" on February 19, 2015.
"A Merry Friggin' Christmas""Bad Santa""Max""The Life Coach"
Lauren played Sue in "Bad Santa," released in 2003.