Lauren Ambrose is an American actress and singer best known for playing Claire Fisher in the HBO critically acclaimed series “Six Feet Under” from 2001 till 2005.
Most of her fans must wonder what happened to the star after the show.
Read on to find out more about the actress.
Lauren was born on February 20, 1978, in New Haven, Connecticut, as Lauren Anne D’Ambruoso.
She was born to an Italian father, Frank D’Ambruoso, and an Iranian mother, Anne.
Lauren attended Choate Rosemary Hall, Wilbur Cross High School, and then enrolled at ACES Education Center for Arts in New Haven, graduating in 1996.
She studied voice and opera at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
During her early acting days, Ambrose appeared mainly in Broadway shows and made cameo appearances in shows like “Law and Order” and “Damaged.”
She made her film debut on the big screen in “In & Out,” a romantic comedy.
More prominent roles were to come here, including the 1998 teen movie “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Psycho Beach Party,” a 2000 horror comedy.
In 2001, Ambrose was cast in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Six Feet Under” as Claire Holt.
This role earned her two Emmy nominations and won her two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The show aired for five years and earned her fame and recognition.
Lauren made her Broadway debut in 2006 in “Awake and Sing.”
She then appeared in “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet,” both Shakespeare productions.
The actress then featured alongside Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey in the Broadway show “Exit the King.”
She earned a nomination to a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Torchwood Miracle Day” in 2011.
The 2018 Broadway show “My Fair Lady” earned her a Tony nomination for her role as Eliza Doolittle.
Ambrose started starring on “Servant,” an Apple TV+ series produced by M. Night Shyamalan, in 2019.
Ambrose also has amazing singing talent, and she has been singing with her for over a decade with her band, the Leisure Class.
Her genre is jazz, and she has been belting out tunes such as “Hey, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”.
She, however, likes to play down her music career and once told the New Yorker that her band was “fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of thing.”
Lauren Ambrose has been married since September 2001 to a professional photographer Sam Handel with whom they have two children.
The two met at a party in Los Angeles.
What is Lauren Ambrose Doing Now
As to her profile, Ambrose and her husband have two children.
Their firstborn is a boy called Orson, born in 2007, and the second kid in 2012.
The actress thus spends most of her time despite her busy schedule taking care of her children.
She is even reported to take her kids along to her Broadway shows.
She even claims that her children can stand in for her in her shows. She said, “My kids know the whole score. I feel like both of them could go on for me at any minute. They know the whole backstage. They could give tours.”
In terms of her acting career, Ambrose is currently working on the production of the second season of “Servant” in which she plays the role of Dorothy Turner, a grieving mother.
The film was produced by M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop for Apple TV+.
She started this role after leaving her role in the film “My Fair Lady” in 2019.
She says that this role of playing as a mother in servant resonates with her as she is a mother, and it has opened her up to what might happen to her as a mother.
She said, “Maternal grief, certainly, and guilt,” she adds. “But also, the vulnerability of how you open yourself up to that by becoming a parent. Every horror that could happen to a mother, Dorothy experiences. We subtly experience the root of that kind of vulnerability just by being a parent. Or that first moment, not even knowing what you’re going to be.”
It is clear that Ambrose is embracing her new role and learning from it simultaneously on the ups and downs of motherhood.