Lauren Helen Graham was born on March 16th, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. When she was five years old her parents divorced. From there on she grew up with her father in Fairfax, Virginia; her mother set of to Europe to work on her career as a musician. In 1981 her father got remarried to her stepmother, Karen Graham.
Lauren has always loved horses and wanted to become a jockey but whan she became 5'7 in 7th grade she realized that she was too tall. Lauren discovered acting while in elementary school and took part in several plays while in highschool. After graduating she attended Barnard College(New York) where she made a Bachelor's degree in English. She couldn't get an agent so she also attended Southern Methodist University's Medows School of the Arts (Dallas) where she got a Master's degree in acting in 1992.
She came to Los Angeles in 1995 and started working as a waitress. She soon got the part of Shelly in the first season of Caroline in the City. Guest appearances in News Radio, Law and Order, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock From the Sun followed. After that she played parts in Conrad Bloom, Townies and M.Y.O.B before she achieved the final breakthrough as Lorelai Gilmore in the popular WB show Gilmore Girls.
She has been nominated for various awards including the Golden Globe. Lauren has also made it to the big screen. She first appeared in 1998 in the movie Nightwatch with Ewan McGregor. Sweet November with Keanu Reeves and Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton followed. She starred in the independent movie Seeing Other People and played Principal Claire in the Disney movie The Pacifier.