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- UCB performers on The Jane Dough's "30 Under 35: Female Comedians to Watch" list
- Splitsider interviews Lauren Lapkus
- Lauren Lapkus stars in new They Might Be Giants video
- TV Guide names UCB performers "Best Possible SNL Cast Replacements"
- UCB performers included on Vulture's "50 Comedians You Should and Will Know" list
- Lauren Lapkus cast in NBC pilot
- UCBTLA performers named New Faces at Just For Laughs
- Lauren Lapkus Q&A featured in Back Stage
- UCBT performers named "Comics to Watch in 2012" by Back Stage
- Lauren Lapkus & Amy Poehler to shoot Matthew Weiner film "You Are Here"
- Chicago Tribune feature on "stand out TV sidekick" Lauren Lapkus
- James Adomian, Anthony Jeselnik, Lauren Lapkus named in Time Out Chicago's "funniest folk of 2011"
- Congratulations UCBT performers cast in new network TV series
- Lauren Lapkus cast in NBC pilot Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Lauren graduated from DePaul University and performed all over Chicago, most notably at iO Chicago. After a whirlwind year in NYC she moved to Los Angeles, where she can be seen performing improv at UCB with Bangarang! and ASSSSCAT.
You can currently see Lauren in a recurring role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's hit series, "Orange is the New Black". Other credits include her series regular role as Dee Dee on NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?", "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where she appeared in a fun sketch with Ryan Reynolds, "Hot in Cleveland" on TV Land, "The To Do List," IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and HBO's "Life and Times of Tim". She will play a strong supporting role in "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's upcoming feature debut "You Are Here," starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. She will also play a fun supporting role in "The Familymoon," starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which will premiere May 23, 2014. She was featured in Back Stage's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2012" and performed in the New Faces Characters Showcase in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. The LA Times calls Lauren "reliably funny," and the AV Club says she's "a real find."