Lauren Lapkus

  • Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

Fast Facts

  • Performed in numerous local children's plays as a youth, once starring as a comedic troll in a rendering of The Hobbit.
  • Studied improvisational comedy at iO Chicago theater.
  • Performed improv with the Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade troupes.
  • Worked as a nanny before her career took off.
  • Starred opposite Joe Pesci and Don Rickles in a memorable Snickers commercial in 2012.


  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series: Nominee


  • Chris Alvarado — Husband (separated)


  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, United States (BA, 2008)