Lauren Ambrose Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, TV Shows

Lauren Ambrose Biography

Lauren Ambrose is an American actress and singer who is best known for her television roles as Claire Fisher in Six Feet Under (2001–2005), for which she won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and as Jilly Kitzinger in Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011).
She has several movies which include: Can’t Hardly Wait (1998), Psycho Beach Party (2000) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009). She is also the lead singer of the ragtime band Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class. Lauren portrayed the leading role of Eliza Doolittle in the Lincoln Center Theater Revival of My Fair Lady on Broadway, a performance which led her to be nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and won the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for best Actress in a Musical.

Lauren Ambrose Age

She was born on February 20, 1978 as Lauren Anne D’Ambruoso in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She is 41 years old as at 2019.

Lauren Ambrose Height

She stands at a height of 1.66 m.

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Lauren Ambrose Image

Lauren Ambrose Family

She is the daughter of Frank D’Ambruos (caterer) and Anne (née Wachtel), an interior designer. She is of Italian descent on her father’s side, and German, English, and Irish on her mother’s side.

Lauren Ambrose Husband | Sam Handel

She married Sam Handel a professional photographer in September 2001. They have two children together.

Lauren Ambrose Children

She has two children.

Lauren Ambrose Career

She began her career in New York theater, mainly in Off-Broadway productions. Her early career also included television appearances, most notably playing supporting guest roles on Law & Order, and a feature guest role on the show in the 1998 episode “Damaged” as Valerie Maxwell, a mentally-challenged young woman raped by a group of popular high school students.
Her first film role was In & Out (1997), which was followed by a more prominent role in the high school comedy Can’t Hardly Wait (1998). She was the ingenue lead, Florence “Chicklet” Forrest, in the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party (2000). She began her role on Six Feet Under in early 2001. She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Emmy Award twice, in 2002 and 2003 seasons of the critically acclaimed drama.
She made her Broadway debut at Awake and Sing!’s Lincoln Center Theater Revival in 2006. In 2007, she appeared to great critical acclaim as Juliet in Shakespeare’s Public Theater in Romeo and Juliet’s Park performance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. She appeared in the 2008 performance of Hamlet for Shakespeare in the Park as Ophelia.
She returned to Broadway in Exit the King (by Eugène Ionesco) at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway, opposite Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon. She also provided the voice of the monster KW in Where the Wild Things Are, which was released in 2009.
She appeared in seven of Torchwood’s ten episodes in 2011: Miracle Day. She played Jilly Kitzinger, a “sweet-talking PR genius with a heart of stone that has just cornered the most important client of her career and perhaps of all time.” She received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress In Television for her performance as Kitzinger.
She is Lauren Ambrose’s lead singer and the Leisure Class, a ragtime dixieland jazz band formed in 2009. They performed at Joe’s Pub and charity events several times. She had previously been set to play Fanny Brice in a 2012 Broadway-bound Funny Girl revival directed by Bartlett Sher, but the production was indefinitely postponed due to financial concerns.
She started appearing as Eliza Doolittle in March 2018 in a new Broadway revival of My Fair Lady directed by Sher, a performance for which she was nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and won the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
She left the cast of My Fair Lady in October 2018 to play a role in M’s as – yet unnamed thriller series. Night for the Apple network, Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop.

Lauren Ambrose Movies And Tv Shows

Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

2012

Sleepwalk with Me

Abby

2012

Wanderlust

Almond

2012

The River

Maria

2011

Grassroots

Emily Bowen

2011

I’m Coming Over

Greta

2011

About Sunny

Angela

2009

A Dog Year

Emma

2009

Cold Souls

Stephanie

2009

Where the Wild Things Are

KW

2009

Tonight at Noon

Mae

2009

The Other Woman

Mindy

2007

Starting Out in the Evening

Heather Wolfe

2006

Diggers

Zoey

2004

Admissions

Evie Brighton

2000

Swimming

Frankie Wheeler

2000

Psycho Beach Party

Florence “Chicklet” Forrest

1998

Can’t Hardly Wait

Denise Fleming

1998

Summertime’s Calling Me

Tami

Television

Year

Title

Role

2016–2018

The X-Files

Special Agent Liz Einstein

2016

The Interestings

Jules Jacobson

2015

Dig

Debbie Morgan

2015

Broad Squad

Eileen

2014

Deliverance Creek

Belle Gatlin Barlow

2013

Robot Chicken

Anita Radcliffe / Natasha Fatale (voices)

2013

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Vanessa Mayer

2012

Coma

Susan Wheeler

2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day

Jilly Kitzinger

2011

Weekends at Bellevue

Ellie Harlow

2009

Loving Leah

Leah Lever

2008

The Return of Jezebel James

Coco Tompkins

2001–2005

Six Feet Under

Claire Fisher

1999

Party of Five

Myra Wringler

1998

Law & Order

Valerie Maxwell

1995

The State

Audience Member

1993

Law & Order

Maureen McKinnon

1992

Law & Order

Jessica

Lauren Ambrose Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Lauren Ambrose Hot | Bikini

Lauren Ambrose Hot and Bikini

Lauren Ambrose Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under is an American drama television series which aired from 2001-2005. She played the role of Claire Fisher.

Lauren Ambrose Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement.

Lauren Ambrose Torchwood

Torchwood: Miracle Day is the fourth, and final televised series of the British science fiction television programme. It was aired in 2011. She played the role of Jilly Kitzinger.

Lauren Ambrose Interview

What have you learned about Eliza that you didn’t know at the first preview?

How alone she is at the beginning and how much she needs everyone in the play to make her transformation. And how funny the character is. I guess I learned how to trust the writing, how to fall and let the words catch me. That has come after 200 plus performances. You get to kind of soar, which is exciting and fun and daring. The words are your net.

How can you tell if the show is really working — if it’s a good night?

I can’t. I don’t know. I usually ask [my co-star] Allan Corduner. Audiences differ. Sometimes it’s like a rock show, sometimes it’s like a library, and that means they’re listening. My husband always laughs at me. I’ll come home and say, ‘It was off, it was really off.’ And he’ll say, ‘I watched it, and it was exactly the same as always.’

What was the hardest part of the show?

I dropped out of a few performances when my dad passed away about a month ago. The show was something that my dad was so very proud of. He was at opening night, even though he was very ill. To get to come back to the show and be surrounded by this amazing group of beautiful, feeling artists as I started the process of grieving and dealing with this new phase of life was really a gift, even though obviously incredibly challenging.

It had been a very intense time, an awful, weird time. I had this vocal problem for a little while, my voice was cutting out while I was singing. There were a few performances where I was having a crazy muscle tension thing. It was when I was going back and forth from New Haven, from the hospital. That was really stressful; my body wasn’t responding and performing the way I wanted to. But it was amazing how supported I was by all of the people here.

What was the most fun?

The Ascot scene is always fun. Everyone enjoys it so much.

Is there any prop or any piece of costume that you’ve been tempted to take with you?

My dresser gave me the most amazing little gift last night as we were taking apart the dressing room: Eliza in a jar — swatches of all my clothes in a Mason jar. I have a little relic of every costume.

Actually, there is a pair of LaDuca boots that were made for me that I kind of rejected, because I was supposed to wear them at the end, but they were really high, and I was like, I can’t. They’re really beautiful.

Has the role changed you?

As an artist, I definitely developed muscles that I never had before and new levels of flexibility. A show like this, it’s so huge, you have new people coming in all the time and people calling out, people leaving — [my co-star] Harry [Hadden-Paton] is off doing the “Downton Abbey” movie. It’s just constantly shifting. [Mr. Hadden-Paton rejoins the cast on Tuesday.]

What was your worst performance?

Early in previews, and I had a sinus infection, and I took an antibiotic that I had a really bad reaction to. I felt like I was going to throw up, and I was on a turntable that was literally spinning. I thought, If I can get through this, I can get through anything.

Your best?

Harry’s and my last performance, that was really a peak experience, a very holy experience. We all met up before the show and had a moment all together as a cast, and it just felt like a very unified thing that was reaching its fruition and pinnacle, the ripest moment of its truth.

Our bows were hilarious. We were just clutching each other and bowing together. We didn’t do single bows. It was this weird, spontaneous thing we did. People were probably wondering what the heck was going on there.