Dorthia Lauren Allegra Lapkus was born on 6 September 1985, and is an actress, comedian, impressionist, and podcaster from the United States. Lapkus is best known for her roles as Susan Fisher in Netflix’s comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black and as Jess on HBO’s comedy-drama Crashing. Additionally, she has also been in television shows like Are You There, Chelsea? (2012), Hot in Cleveland (2012), Clipped (2015), The Big Bang Theory (2018–2019), and Good Girls (2020–2022), as well as in the film Jurassic World (2015), The Unicorn (2018), and The Wrong Missy (2020–2022). (2020). She portrayed Lotta in the animated comedy series Harvey Girls Forever! from 2018 to 2020.
Lapkus has been a guest on several podcasts, including the comedy Bang! Bang!, Improv4Humans, and his own.
Lapkus began earning nearly a year in Los Angeles in commercials for Snickers and Jack in the Box, and a skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She received representation as a reward for her achievements and played a supporting role in the briefly aired Are You There, Chelsea? in pilot season.
Lapkus was cast as security guard Susan Fisher in the first and second seasons of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, after self-taping her audition. Lapkus and the cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series in 2015.
Lapkus started his podcast, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus on the Earwolf Network in 2014. The concept of the podcast is that almost every week, her guest is the speaker of her own podcast, in which she appears as a figure. Paul F. Tompkins, Betsy Sodro, Andy Daly, Nick Kroll and Scott Aukerman have all been among her guests. She has said that she “never expected to be on a podcast,” and finds it amusing that she now has one.
Lapkus was featured in Jurassic World in mid-2014, which he shot in Hawaii and New Orleans. Several scenes involving Jake Johnson were modified. In 2015, he starred as Joy, the receptionist, in TBS’s Clipped. Lapkus wrote and starred in his own 30-minute episode of Netflix’s sketch program The Characters in 2016.
Between 2017 and 2019, Lapkus was a recurring character in HBO’s Crashing as the main character’s ex-wife, Jess.
In 2020, Lapkus and cohost Nicole Bayer started the weekly podcast Newcomers on the Hedgum Podcast Network, in which the two watch movies for the first time and discuss their reactions to each film. Each installment highlights a special visitor who sheds further light on the series and its characters. John Zemberling, Demi Adjuyigbe, Paul F. Tompkins, and Betsy Sodaro have all been past guests.
Lapkus often makes improvisations. He is a part of the UCB troupe Asssscat and the improvisational ensemble Wild Horses.
Dorthia Lauren Allegra Lapkus was born on September 6, 1985, in Evanston, Illinois. He began filming skits with his older brother at a young age and eventually performed at YAMO, the annual student review and variety show at Evanston Township High School.
She began attending improvisation lessons at the IO Theater during her final year of high school. She went to DePaul University and earned a degree in English in 2008, while continuing to practice improvisation most evenings. Lapkus credits his early appearances in television comedy and Saturday Night Live for teaching him to pursue a career as a comedian.
After college she spent a year in New York City, when she joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 after spending 15 months in New York City.
family and personal life
Julius is Lauren’s father. He was born in Lithuania and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois with his wife Patricia. The star often posts pictures of her parents on social media. Patricia is a preschool teacher of Greek-Serbian background.
On 3 May 2014, Lapkus married actor and improviser Chris Alvarado. On 14 February 2016, she announced her divorce; They separated later that year.
On October 5, 2018, Lapkus married Mike Castle, who co-starred with Lauren in Clipped. On October 5, 2018, the couple exchanged vows after a dinner party in a low-key courtroom ceremony. The couple care for their dog Franny, a Chihuahua and a Maltese-Yorkee mix. Lapkus and her husband revealed on May 18, 2022 that they were about to give birth to a baby girl.
Lauren’s height is 5 feet 10 inches. Her hair color is golden brown and her eyes are hazel blue.
|Name||dorthia lauren allegra lapcuso|
|nick name||lauren lapcuso|
|profession||Actress, voice actress, comedian, and impressionist.|
|Date of birth||6 September 1985|
|birth place||Evanston, Illinois, United States|
|height||5 feet 10 inches|
|family||father: not known
Mother: not known
Brothers): not known
|wife husband||Mike Castle (m. 2018), Chris Alvarado (m. 2014-2016)|
|education||Evanston Township High School.|
|net worth||USD $800,000 approx.|
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