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Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore)
THEN: Lauren Graham was a maternal dream as Lorelai Gilmore, a single mother raising her teenage daughter in the small town of Stars Hollow. She worked as the manager of a local inn, and spent her spare time drinking far too much coffee and making questionable romantic choices. Graham came into the role after making previous television turns in Townies, Good Company, Caroline in the City, and Conrad Bloom in the mid-’90s.NOW: After saying goodbye to Lorelai with Gilmore Girls’ 2007 series finale, the actress starred alongside Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, and Piper Perabo in the rom-com Because I Said So. She went on to appear in Flash of Genius (2008) and It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and saw her greatest success with the starring role of Sarah Braverman in NBC’s Parenthood from 2010 to 2015. She’ll return to role of Lorelai once more for Netflix’s Gilmore Girls reboot, expected later in 2016.
Image Credit: Scott Humbert/The CW; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
March 3 2016 — 9:30 AM EST