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Lauren Miller Rogen Biography, Age, Family & Husband

Lauren Miller Rogen Biography

Lauren Miller Rogen is an American actress, screenwriter and director. Miller was born (Lauren Anne Miller Rogen) on July 24, 1981 in Lakeland, Florida, U.S. She has appeared in the films Superbad (2007), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).

Lauren Miller Rogen Age

Miller was born (Lauren Anne Miller Rogen) on July 24, 1981 in Lakeland, Florida, U.S. As of 2018, Miller is 37 years old.

Lauren Miller Rogen Family

Miller is a daughter of Adele and Scott Miller. Miller also has a brother; Danny

Lauren Miller Rogen Education

Miller attended the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts for High School. Later Miller graduated from the film school at Florida State University.

Lauren Miller Rogen Husband

Miller began dating actor Seth Rogen in 2004. They were engaged on September 29, 2010, and married on October 2, 2011.

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Lauren Miller Rogen Career

Miller performed supporting roles in several of Seth Rogen’s films, including Superbad, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, Observe and Report, and 50/50.

Her first leading film role was opposite Ari Graynor in the comedy that Miller co-wrote and produced, For a Good Time, Call…. Rolling Stone quipped, “In a rare instance of truth in advertising, the movie actually is a good time.” Focus Features picked up the rights to the film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for about $2 million and released it in the United States on August 31, 2012. Miller also had a recurring role on the FOX comedy Ben and Kate.

Lauren Miller Rogen Filmography

Films

Year

Title

Role

2003

Leaving Baghdad

2003

Happy Holidays

2004

Straw Hat

2004

My People the Manatee

2004

Measure of Love

2005

The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast

2006

Monster House

2007

Beowulf

2007

Superbad

Scarlett Brighton

2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Moaner and Groaner

2009

Observe and Report

Trina

2010

The Josh and Adam Show: Beach Day

Science Girl #1

2011

Girls! Girls! Girls!

2011

50/50

Bodie

2011

Long Black Lashes

Courtney

2012

For a Good Time, Call…

Lauren Powell

2012

The Perfect Fit

2014

Someone Marry Barry

Leslie – Speed Dater

2014

Growing Up and Other Lies

Emma

2016

Sausage Party

Camille Toh, tampon

2018

Like Father

Tired Woman

Television

Year

Title

Role

2009

Blimp Prom

Jenny

2012

Ben and Kate

Darcy

2014

Inside Edition

Herself

2016

Grey’s Anatomy

Judy

2017

Master of None

Christine

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Lauren Miller Rogen Talks New Netflix Film ‘Like Father’ And Raising $10M For Alzheimer’s

Adopted From: forbes.com
Pulished: Aug 3, 2018

Actress and filmmaker Lauren Miller Rogen wrote and directed Like Father, a new romantic comedy just released today on Netflix. The story follows a workaholic executive (Kristen Bell) that gets left at the altar and then ends up on her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer). Excited about her new film and directorial debut, she acknowledges how hard it remains for women in Hollywood, but she says, things are changing for the better.

Though there’s still a wide gap between the amount of men versus women filmmakers today, Rogen Miller discusses how the 2011 mega hit Bridesmaids helped her break through that barrier, ageism in Hollywood and how she and her husband, Seth Rogen, co-founded Hilarity For Charity in 2012, an organization that has so far raised more than $10 million to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Despite the fact that women account for nearly 50% of moviegoers, the gap between how many are making films versus their male counterparts remains far too wide. Of the top 100 grossing films of 2017, women represented just 24% of producers, 14% of editors, 10% of writers, 8% of directors, 3% of composers and a mere 2% of cinematographers.

Though the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements of the last few years have certainly helped with awareness, Miller Rogen says there’s still work to be done. “Even as of last year, the numbers are pretty daunting.” She does, however, attribute one movie in particular with helping. “There’s been a natural progression since Bridesmaids, which I often refer to because, for me, it changed the tide.”

She reflects back several years to when she and her then writing partner, Katie Anne Naylon, were attempting to make what would be her first movie entitled For A Good Time, Call. “This was six months before Bridesmaids came out and my writing partner and I had written our script. We must have met with literally everyone in town. We had somewhere around 40-50 meetings and everyone loved it, but no one would make it because R-rated female driven movies didn’t really exist yet.” She and Naylon told people about this movie Bridesmaids that was about to come out. “We said it was going to change the landscape and sure enough, it came out and everyone loved it. Finally, there was a movie with strong women characters in comedy telling these types of stories, which just wasn’t the case before. We finally got to make our film.” She not only co-wrote this indie comedy film, but also starred alongside Ari Graynor.

The topic of ageism in Hollywood also came up. “Is there ageism in Hollywood? Absolutely, but I personally feel it much more on the acting side. As a writer, in my experience, the older I get, the more stories I can tell. I can now pull from life experience. When I was younger, everyone was like, ‘Who is this girl?’ To me, in this industry, experience is very respected. I can’t speak for everyone, but for me and what I’ve seen, people want to see someone that has worked really hard to get where they are.”

Moving forward, Miller Rogen says she’s optimistic. “I have to say, women are getting so many more opportunities now than ever before. We are finally getting the great jobs we should’ve been getting for years.” Her positive outlook is aimed at both young filmmakers just starting out, as well as for those that already have their feet in the shallow end. “The opportunities are there now more so than ever before. Studios and production companies are looking for female voices and the opportunities for women are there.”

To her just-released Netflix original Like Father, it will give viewers much more than they bargained for. Though audiences may be expecting a light-hearted romantic comedy, there is far more to it than that. In the film, Grammer’s character seeks out his daughter after his best-friend Gabe dies from Alzheimer’s Disease. Though a catalyst for a reunion with his daughter and major plot point in Like Father, Alzheimer’s has also been a huge part of Miller Rogen’s life. Her mother was just 55 when she was initially diagnosed and this tragedy is what sparked she and Rogen to start their work with Hilarity For Charity to raise money for those suffering with the disease. “I wrote this movie while going through a dark time with my mom. It is interesting how people have received the film so far. They expect something different than it is. Some people expect it to be a broad comedy because of the cast, but when they watch it, they seem to be pleasantly surprised by how grounded in real, messy human emotions it is.”

So far, they’ve raised over $10 million for Alzheimer’s Disease research and care, doubling their impact since 2016, when we first spoke. At the time, they’d raised more than $5 million. The money, she explains, helps with not only research and care, but also education. “We are creating videos to educate people on brain health and prevention. As we move forward, there’s great work being done. Hilarity For Charity tries to help individuals by giving them a voice and a way to share their stories. We also want to give people the tools to become better caregivers and to take care of themselves. Alzheimer’s is a motherf***ker, a real F**k you from the universe.”
As of 2015, The Alzheimer’s Association’s stats confirmed that 5.3 million Americans were suffering with the disease, which is expected to increase threefold to 16 million by 2050. With such daunting numbers, they continue in their fight to educate people. They made a 30-minute documentary entitled This Is Alzheimer’s that she describes as an “emotional look” at her family’s journey with this disease. “It follows my family and a facility here in L.A. It’s a really emotional and realistic look into Alzheimer’s. A few people that have seen it have said to me that they didn’t realize you could die from it, which made me realize how much work we have ahead of us to really educate people. It’s a horrible disease. I am uplifted at how little we knew back in the day and how much we know now and how much we’ll know 10-15 years from now.”

The charity continues to grow and was established as a 501c3 last year. They now have an official board and a growing staff. They have many programs through the charity, including HFCU for college students, online support groups and HFC Presents. In addition, they run the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program, which makes a huge impact by providing otherwise unaffordable care worth millions of dollars to caregivers. “We’ve given away close to 250,000 hours of care to people. This provides immense relief to those caring for loved ones with the illness. It makes me feel so positive about the help we can give people. We’re only going to continue growing.”

On a much lighter note, when asked how she got Rogen to take the role of Jeff in Like Father, a passenger on the cruise that Bell’s character has a fling with, she says the decision came while the two were brushing their teeth. “We were in Canada and I said, ‘What if the character was Canadian?’ and at first he laughed it off.” She convinced him, however. “What can I say? I just like him a lot and like when he’s around,” she says, laughing.

 

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