Lauren Ambrose Biography


Lauren Ambrose

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Birth Name: Lauren Ambrose
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: pisces
Age:   39 Years
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Lauren Ambrose (born February 20, 1978) is an American film, television, and stage actress. Ambrose was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Anne (née Wachtel), an interior designer, and Frank D'Ambruoso, a caterer. She is of Italian, German, English, and Irish descent. Her birth name was Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso. She attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, Wilbur Cross High School, High School in the Community, and the ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven. She also studied voice and opera at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Ambrose is a married woman. She is married to professional photographer Sam Handel of Needham, MA in September 2001. They have two children together, a son, Orson (b. January 16, 2007) and a second child, born in 2012. They are living together in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs, she doesn't have any other boyfriend than her loving husband and there is also not any sign of them getting divorced.

Lauren began her acting career in New York Theater, mainly in Off-Broadway productions. She also made her television appearances during her early days. Her most notable role was 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 debut film was in 1997 in In & Out. Then she played a more prominent role in the high school comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998). She was the ingénue lead, Florence "Chicklet" Forrest, in the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party (2000). Ambrose began her role on Six Feet Under in early 2001. It is expected that she is earning a huge salary from her acting career but her actual real time net worth is unknown.

 

 

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Born on Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso in New Haven

1978

She was from an upper class family. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America to Anne (née Wachtel), an interior designer, and Frank D'Ambruoso, a caterer. She is of Italian, German, English, and Irish descent. Her birth name was Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso. 

 

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Debut film, In & Out

1997

Her debut film was in 1997 in In & Out. Then she played a more prominent role in the high school comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998). She was the ingénue lead, Florence "Chicklet" Forrest, in the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party (2000). Ambrose began her role on Six Feet Under in early 2001.

 

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Made her television appearance

1998

Lauren began her acting career in New York Theater, mainly in Off-Broadway productions. She made her television appearances during her early days. Her most notable role was 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. 

 

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Married to Sam Handel

2001

Ambrose is a married woman. She is married to professional photographer Sam Handel of Needham, MA in September 2001. They have two children together. They are living together in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. There is not sign of them getting divorced.

 

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Nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards

2002

Ambrose has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She was nominated in this award for her role in Six Feet Under but she didn't win it. The following year, she was also nominated in the same award under the same category.

 

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Won

2003

Ambrose has been nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards six times for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. But she was lucky enough to be crowned with it just two times.

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Won Online Film & Television Association

2003

She won Online Film & Television Association for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2003. She was also nominated in this award in 2002 under two different nominations but she didn't claim it like in 2003.

 

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Gave birth to first child a son, Orson

2007

For the first time in her life in 2007, she became mother. She gave birth to her first child, a son, Orson on January 6, 2007. She was 29 years old, when she gave birth to her first child. The father of the child is her husband.

 

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Listed in People Magazine

2007 of December

She has achieved lots of thing from her acting career. In 2007, she was also chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty at Every Age section, for age 29, in May.

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Lead singer of Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class

2009

Ambrose is also a singer. She is the lead singer of Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class, a ragtime dixieland jazz band formed in 2009. She has performed several times at Joe's Pub and charity events along with them. They have not produced the studio album yet but the band has received praise from The New Yorker.

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Gave birth to her second child

2012

2012 was also a lovely year for her. In 2012, she became the mother for the second time in her life. She was thirty two years old when she gave birth to her second child. The father of the child was her husband, Sam Handel.

 

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Nominated in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

2012

In 2012, she was nominated in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films of USA for Best Supporting Actress on Television but it was just limited in nominations only. She was also nominated in Independent Spirit Awards for Best Female Lead the same year.

 

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