Lauren Helen Graham was born on 16th March 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, of British and Irish descent. She is an actress and a producer, best known for her roles in “Gilmore Girls” and “Parenthood”. The actress is also a novelist, her first book “Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel” being published in 2013.
So just how rich is Lauren Graham? Her net worth has been estimated by sources at $15 million, most of it having been made in the film and television industry during a career spanning more than 20 years. Her successful leading role in the television series “Parenthood”, for which she received $175,000 per episode in the last season, meant that in 2014 she made more than $2 million alone from this show.
Lauren Graham Net Worth $15 Million
Besides television industry, the actress makes money from endorsement and publicity. Lauren’s voice can be heard in commercials for Kellogg’s Special K products and for the American Express Plum Card. She also appeared in a commercial for Aquafina. Lauren Graham owns a house in Los Angeles and an apartment in New York.
Lauren Graham graduated in 1984 from Langley High School. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. She started her acting career with appearances in commercials and small roles in television series. She started earning significant money as an actress back in the ’90s, from appearances in television series like “Townies”, “3rd Rock from the Sun”, “Good Company”, and “Caroline in the City”. She became known after being cast in “Gilmore Girls”, a television series where Lauren played the role of Lorelei Gilmore. After seven seasons, the series was cancelled and media have speculated that the main reason for this decision was the cast’s too high salaries.
In 2000, she started playing Lorelei Gilmore in the television series “Gilmore Girls”, for which she was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards in 2001. Between 2009 and 2014, Lauren was a leading actress in “Parenthood”, where she was the single mother Sarah Braverman.
Lauren Graham is also a producer; the executive producer for the short movie “Something More”, in 2003, and she was a producer for 11 episodes in the last season from “Gilmore Girls”, in 2007. She is also a co-executive producer for the television movie “Kate on Later”, made in 2015 for NBC together with Ellen DeGeneres.
Lauren Graham adds money to her net worth by acting on Broadway. She made her debut in 2009, as Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”, a role she played 113 times in five months.
In 2013, the actress had her first book published. The novel, called “Someday, Someday, Maybe”, became a bestseller and it will be adapted in order to become a television series aired by CW and produced by Ellen DeGeneres‘ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros TV.
The actress won three Choice TV Parental Units from Teen Choice Awards, in 2005 and 2006 for her role in “Gilmore Girls” and in 2010 for her performance in “Parenthood”.
In her personal life, Lauren Graham had a relationship with actor Matthew Perry and, from 2010 she has been in a relationship with Peter Krause, the actor who plays her brother in “Parenthood”.
She can't leave home without a book to read in case things get boring.
Her stepmother is Karen Graham.
She has a dog named Hanna.
She and Gilmore Girls (2000) co-star Scott Patterson both made appearances on the TV series Seinfeld (1989) as a prospective girlfriend for Jerry and boyfriend for Elaine, respectively (but not in the same episode).
She loves horses and horseback riding. Wanted to be a jockey, but she was too tall.
Her father has Irish ancestry and her mother has English and Scottish ancestry. She has a half-sister, Maggie, and a half-brother, Chris. First paying job was in high school, in a video about Planned Parenthood.
Lauren's father, Larry, is the President of the National Confectioners Association and was a founder of The Harkin Engel Protocol, an industry-wide agreement to ensure that cocoa is farmed responsibly, without the worst forms of child labor and forced adult labor. His groundbreaking work has spawned other efforts. Her mother, Donna, left her family when Lauren was 5 to pursue a singing career. She ended up in the fashion industry.
Nobody ever seems to want my advice about serious stuff. People will be like: 'Who made that sweater?' Or 'How did you get your hair so straight?' They don't to come to me for the relationship advice or deep stuff. In fact, my little sister actually hides from me.
My character has louder taste in clothes, I think. Personally, all I ever want to be wearing are jeans. - on Lorelai Gilmore
These days I have to be extra nice in stores. It never fails that whenever I look as bad as I can possibly look or I am sort of cranky because the store is out of something, that is precisely the time when someone will recognize me and say: 'I really like your show.'
[on her career prior to Gilmore Girls (2000)]: "I kept playing the bland friend, and my line was like 'Let's go get a sandwich!'".
Belly buttons are cool.
Perspective is the most important thing to have in life.