Some celebrity poker players are better than others, of course, but everyone loves watching their favorite TV star or movie actor laying down a low pair with glee and certainty, only to bust.
And another celebrity not only hits the movie scene but also tho the poker tables. Lauren Graham is anything but just another pretty face. She is also fierce poker player, and if you need more proof just ask all the other celebrities she took out at the Celebrity Poker Showdown. She took out Chris Masterson to win game four, and was finally taken out by Maura Tierney to end up coming in second in the championship.
Graham, along with being a terrific actress, is also an avid poker player. She successfully won game four of the Celebrity Poker Showdown, and went on to take second place in the final tournament.
Lauren discovered acting while in elementary school. She began acting in community theater and any other production she could find. She traveled extensively with her father while growing up. She earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Barnard College in New York City.
In addition to her many guest starring and co-starring roles on prime time TV, she had three starring roles on failed sitcoms including Townies with Molly Ringwald and Jenna Elfman - before landing the lead role of Lorelai Gilmore on the CW's Gilmore Girls (2000-present), for which she is best known.
In addition, she has had many roles in theatrical movies, including several NYU student films and several major studio releases. She has appeared in the movies Bad Santa, The Pacifier and Sweet November. She appeared on Third Rock from the Sun as a grad student who caught the eye of Dick (John Lithgow).
Prior to Gilmore Girls, Graham and her co-star Scott Patterson both made appearances on the TV series Seinfeld, with Graham as a potential girlfriend for Jerry (Seinfeld) and Patterson as a prospective boyfriend for Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
She is set to appear in the movie Evan Almighty, playing the role of Evan's wife. As of 2006, Graham stars in the seventh season of the Gilmore Girls show. She portrayed herself in two episodes of the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as the guest host of the show-within-the-show.
Lauren then moved to Texas where she earned a Master's Degree in Acting at Southern Methodist University. She then returned to New York where she worked as a cocktail waitress and aspiring actress. In 1995, she moved to Hollywood. In addition to her many guest staring and co-staring roles on prime time TV, she had three starring roles on failed sitcoms before landing the lead role of Lorelai Gilmore on the WB's "Gilmore Girls."
In addition, she has had many roles in theatrical movies, including several NYU student films and several major studio releases. Lauren Graham has never been married and now lives in West Hollywood.
Lauren Graham is so smart & beautiful and ladylike with an edge, and the fact that she won her poker tournament and nearly won the Celebrity Poker Championship was totally the icing on the cake.
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