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The Charmed Ones

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore ...

Birthday: March 16, 1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 5'9"

About the actress: Lauren Graham has been in a number of high-profile television and film roles recently, showing her versatility in both comedic and dramatic vehicles.

Growing up an avid equestrian in Northern Virginia, she later enrolled in Barnard College in New York, where she majored in English. She then earned an M.F.A. in acting from Southern Methodist University.

Graham arrived in Los Angeles in 1995. She quickly landed a recurring role as Richard's (Malcolm Gets) relentlessly sunny girlfriend, Shelly, in the first season of Caroline in the City. Recurring roles followed as Graham played an efficiency expert hoping to downsize the staff of NewsRadio, and a Los Angeles studio executive who pursued Benjamin Bratt when his marriage was on the rocks on Law & Order.

Most recently, Graham starred as a high school administrator dealing with her disruptive niece on M.Y.O.B. She was also a regular on the comedy series Conrad Bloom and Townies. In addition, Graham guest-starred on Seinfeld and Third Rock From the Sun.

Lauren's first feature film was the Miramax thriller Nightwatch, starring Patricia Arquette and Ewan McGregor. She also played Renee Zellweger's best friend and confidante in the Meryl Streep drama One True Thing and has gone on to be Keanu Reeves' girlfriend in the Warner Bros. feature Sweet November.

About the character: Lorelai Gilmore has it all, including a sixteen year old daughter. She's smart, she's sweet and she and her daughter could pass for sisters. Lorelai dreams of opening her own inn with her best friend and sending her daughter to an ivy league college, and she just might be determined enough to make it all happen.

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