Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls, for which she received nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Satellite Awards, and as Sarah Braverman on the NBC television drama Parenthood.

Just like actor Jason Mamoa, she was born on Hawaii.


Lauren Helen Graham was born on March 16, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Lawrence Graham, is a candy industry lobbyist who has been president of the National Confectioners Association, and her mother, Donna Grant, was a fashion buyer.

Graham was raised in her father’s Catholic faith (her maternal grandfather was a Baptist minister). Her roots are from Irish, English and Scottish descendent. Graham remains involved with her Catholic faith by occasionally attending Mass.

Lauren also lived for a few years in Japan. This was at the time when her father worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam. Her mother also grew up there, as the daughter of a missionary.

When Graham was 5 years old, her parents divorced. Then, she moved to the Virginia suburbs of the Washington, DC metropolitan area with her father, who became a congressional staffer, while her mother left to pursue an artistic career, and lived in London until her death in 2005, at the age of 61.

A part of her childhood years, she also spend in Southampton, New York. She also went to the New York University there, but later transferred to Barnard College. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After moving to Texas in 1992, Graham earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting Performance from Southern Methodist University.

Graham has a half-sister and a half-brother from her father’s second marriage. Her British half-sister from her mother’s second marriage, Shade Grant, works at a talent agency.

Since 2010, Graham has been in a relationship with actor Peter Krause. They first met in 1995 when they both appeared in the sitcom Caroline in the City. Then, they became a couple while co-starring on Parenthood. Currently, they are living together in Los Angeles. In the mid-1990s, Graham was roommates with actress Connie Britton. Graham owns an apartment in Manhattan and a house in Los Angeles.

Acting Career

Lauren Graham is best known for her role as Lorelai Gilmore on the television serie Gilmore Girls. She is also known for her role as Sarah Braverman on the television drama Parenhood.

She also did some other ventures. She has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines, including Health, Self, Seventeen, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Parade.

She even appeared in a television commercial for AT&T and voiced commercials for Kellogg’s and American Express.

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