Lauren, a successful American actress whom many of you know by her main role in the Gilmore Girls, was born in Honolulu and raised in Washington. Lauren finished her studies at Southern Methodist University and moved to New York to find her lucky star. There she was working as a waitress and taking on auditions.
When Lauren relocated to Hollywood, she finally had a chance to take on small roles including Townies and Lush Life. The breakthrough rushed in 2000 when she was cast in Gilmore Girls, where she played Lorelai Gilmore, a single mom to Rory Gilmore.
Date of birth: March 16, 1967
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Lauren’s other prominent works include Sweet November, Because I Said So, and Evan Almighty. Despite being busy with further casts, she is a creative writer and storyteller. In 2013, she wrote her debut novel Someday, Someday, Maybe which hit the book ranks and will be adapted into a TV series soon.
Success comes from skills and hard work, but who raised a talented actress is a question you may wonder right now. So let’s discover some facts about her family ties.
Lauren Graham parents
Lawrence “Larry” T. Graham (father)
Date of birth: April 23, 1943
Lawrence was born in New York and in 1961 graduated from St. Agnes Cathedral High School. Later he received his Bachelor’s degree in English at Franklin and Marshall College. Despite having a keen eye on studies, he was a football captain and liked to train a lot.
In 1966, Lawrence was serving in South Vietnam, where he worked in refugee camps and was building towns and roads. In 1968, he got back to New York and took a job in the Wall Street law firm. For many years he was changing jobs, but his greatest job was waiting ahead. In 1982, he was successfully serving as Executive vice president of the National Food Processors Association. In 1992, he was appointed as President of the NCA (National Confectionary Association), where he worked until his retirement in 2014.
Apart from the successful rise in the ‘candy industry’, his life story includes two marriages: first marriage with Lauren’s mother Donna, and second marriage – to his current wife Karen McHale.
As Lauren recalls, she was five years old when her parents divorced. She was raised by her father who gave her both love and support.
Karen McHale Graham (step-mother)
She is an owner and teacher at children’s art school.
Donna Grant (mother)
Date of birth: 1944
Date of death: 2005 (aged 61)
Donna, in her marriage with Lawrence, gave birth to Lauren in Honolulu. But her marriage lasted about six years when the couple divorced and she moved to London.
Donna, in her young years, was pursuing a career as a fashion distributor. After her relocation to London and second marriage, she went into music and tried to build a singing career.
There is no detailed information about her life as Lauren never shared too much about her private life. Donna passed away in 2006 in London on her 61 years of life.
Lauren Graham siblings
Maggie Moreland (nee Graham) (younger paternal half-sister)
Date of birth: unknown
Maggie was born from Lawrence’s second marriage to Karen. She is a Radford University graduate and works at American College of Cardiology. Maggie has been married to Rick Moreland from 2015 and has to 2 kids. The rest of the information hasn’t been disclosed, thus her life is out of the limelight.
Chris Graham (younger paternal half-brother)
Date of birth: unknown
Chris is the second child born from Larry. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 2005. Although he was noticed with Lauren at the family’s events, there are no details about his life.
Shade Grant (younger maternal half-sister)
Date of birth: unknown
Shade was born from Donna’s second marriage in London. Despite being born and raised apart Lauren, sisters keep good bonds and were noticed going out together.
It is known that Shade works at a talent agency and a graduate of Oxford University. She is the Co-Head of Non-Scripted Programming that represents customers in their filed of direction, music, and publishing. She joined the company in 2006. She works with popular media companies such as Big Coat Media and Glass Entertainment.
Lauren Graham husband
Peter Krause (ex-partner)
Duration of relation: 2009-2021 (12 years)
Date of birth: August 12, 1965
Zodiac sign: Leo
Lauren has never been married but dated Peter Krause for 12 years meeting him on the set of Parenthood They broke up in the summer of 2021. Peter has a son Roman from previous relations who lived with the couple in their house.
Lauren Graham children
Lauran doesn’t have kids but in her book “Have I told you this already” said that she really loved Roman (Peter Krause’s son) and wants him to be in her life.