- Lauren Ambrose
- Laura Anne D'Ambruoso
- New Haven Connecticut
- United States
- Not As Strange As The Roles She Plays.
- Just Had A Kid Kinda Fat
Lauren Ambrose is of Italian descent even though she looks whiter than an Irishwoman. That lack of tan helped her nab her most famous role as Claire in HBO's Six Feet Under, a show about death, and it is well documented that death can not be discussed in a show where the characters have tans (see Jennifer Love Hewitt in the Ghost Whisperer).
Educated in the arts of acting and opera, Ambrose's first film role was In & Out with Kevin Kline about a teacher who doesn't realize he is gay until he is supposed to marry the female version of John Cusack, Joan Cusack and was followed by the cult classic Can't Hardly Wait where she slept with Seth Green a couple of times and Jennifer Love Hewitt makes out with her cousin. She then stepped it up in the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party before beginning her role on Six Feet Under in early 2001.
She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Emmy Award twice, following the 2002 and 2003 seasons of the critically-acclaimed drama but never won. In 2002 she lost to Stockard Channing of the West Wing but nearly won a grievance on the basis that the gender of Stockard Channing is not really known. In 2003 she lost to Tyne Daly and decided not to lodge the same complaint (she didn't need the senior citizens after her when the transvestites were already hunting her down).
Lauren Ambrose on the Web
Lauren Ambrose in a drama of fate worse than death NEW YORK - Lauren Ambrose was explaining what happens on "Torchwood: Miracle Day," her new Starz sci-fi series. Let's listen: "An unnatural global phenomenon takes place where nobody is dying anymore. ...
TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - “Escape to LA” Assignment X ... Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Candace Brown, Tom Price, David Grant Wright, Mark Saldana Writer: Jim Gray and John Shiban Director: ...