Lauren Ambrose is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is best known for portraying the character of Eliza Doolittle in the drama My Fair Lady at the Lincoln Theatre. Currently 40 years of age, Lauren Ambrose is married to Sam Handel and has appeared in over more than 39 movies and TV shows, the most notable being the Law & Order.
Lauren Ambrose's early life
Lauren Ambrose was born on February 20, 1978, 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. Lauren Ambrose also studied voice and opera at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Lauren Ambrose's career
Lauren Ambrose began her acting career in New York Theater, mainly in Off-Broadway productions. Her most notable theatrical performance was in the play My Fair lady.
She also made her television appearances during her early days. Lauren Ambrose most notable role was playing supporting guest roles on Law & Order, featuring Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay and a featured 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, featuring Joan Cusack and Kevin Kline. Then she played a more prominent role in the high school comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998), alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt.
She was the ingénue lead, Florence "Chicklet" Forrest, in the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party (2000). Lauren Ambrose began her role on Six Feet Under in early 2001, alongside Michael C. Hall and Peter Krause.
Lauren Ambrose's personal life
Lauren 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. Lauren Ambrose is not involved in any kind of extramarital affairs, she doesn't have any other boyfriend than her loving husband and there is also not any sign of them getting divorced.
Lauren Ambrose's net worth
Talking about her economic status, Ambrose from her career as a television personality earns a great salary. Although she has not disclosed the amount she receives in her paycheque, it can be assumed that she gets well paid from the TV shows like Six Feet Under, Law & Order, Dig and many others.
As of 2017, her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
Lauren Ambrose's body measurements
Lauren Ambrose stands tall with an average height of five feet and six inches (163 cms) and has a body weight of 55 kgs (121 lbs).