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Graduate of Barnard College/Columbia University
Lauren's father, Larry, is the President of the Chocolate Manufacturer's Association. Her mother, Donna, left her family when Lauren was 5 to pursue a singing career. She ended up in the fashion industry.
Has Irish roots. Has a half sister, Maggie and a half brother, Chris. First paying job was in high school, in a video about Planned Parenthood.
On "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (1999) (Feb 1, 2003), when they were discussing the quote then on her page on IMDb site, she said that she preferred "Belly buttons are cool".
2003 - Started her own production company, Good Game.
Received an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University.
Prior to "Gilmore Girls" (2000), she and co-star Scott Patterson both made guest appearances on "Seinfeld" (1990) (but not in the same episode).
Prior to "Gilmore Girls" (2000), she and once guest star Scott Cohen both appeared on a three part episode of "Law & Order" (1990) (though never appearing in the same scene).
Wanted to be a jockey, but she was too tall.
"Perspective is the most important thing to have in life."
"Belly buttons are cool".
[On her career prior to 'Gilmore Girls']: "I kept playing the bland friend, and my line was like 'Let's go get a sandwich!'"
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