Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is an American actress and author. She is best recognized for her role as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–07), for which she received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and five Satellite Award nominations. She is also known for film roles in Sweet November (2001), Bad Santa (2003), The Pacifier (2005), Because I Said So (2007), and Evan Almighty (2007). From 2010 to 2015, Graham starred as Sarah Braverman on the NBC television drama Parenthood.
Graham published her debut novel in 2013, Someday, Someday, Maybe, with Ballantine Books. She reprised her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Netflix's reunion miniseries in 2016, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and published a memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can: from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).