Laura Prepon is an American actress, producer, and author.
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1. Laura Prepon was born March 7, 1980 in Watchung, New Jersey.
2. She the youngest of five children, to Marjorie, a high school teacher, and Michael Prepon, an orthopedic surgeon.
3. She is of Russian-Jewish and Irish Catholic descent.
4. Her maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Union Army General Joseph Bradford Carr.
5. Prepon’s father died during heart surgery in 1993 at age 49; she was 13 years old at the time.
6. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School, and later studied at the Total Theatre Lab in New York City.
7. Prepon appeared in plays such as A Woman of Property and Ascension Day while in New York.
8. In 1996, she studied drama with acting teacher Caroline Thomas at Thomas’ Total Theatre Lab.
9. Prepon starred as Donna Pinciotti on the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006.
10. Prepon co-starred in the romantic comedy Slackers, which is about three best friends trying to scam their way through college who eventually get caught.
11. She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2002 for her role in That ’70s Show.
12. In 2001, she made her film debut in Steve Hanft’s musical comedy-drama Southlander with Beck, Beth Orton and Hank Williams III, where she played Seven=Five, a young TV telepathic.
13. In 2004, Prepon worked on the independent drama film The Pornographer: A Love Story. T
14. Prepon was named one of Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women In The World” in 2002 and one of Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” in 2005.
15. Her first notable film role came in 2004 with the dark drama Lightning Bug with Bret Harrison, Kevin Gage and Ashley Laurence.
16. In 2005, Prepon co-starred with Misha Collins in the psychological thriller Karla, based on the true story of Paul Bernardo and his wife Karla Homolka, a Canadian couple who kidnapped, sexually abused, and murdered three girls, marking a contrast to her usual lighthearted roles.
17. In 2009, Prepon appeared in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Karen, one of the girlfriends of Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), in the episode “Sorry, Bro”.
18. She reprised her role in the episodes “The Front Porch” in 2009 and “Say Cheese” in 2010. She also appeared in the Fox medical drama House M.D. in the episode “Private Lives”.
19. Prepon had been taking directing classes at the Art Center College of Design. She directed a short film, Abide with Me, about a 10-year-old boy who, “upon bearing witness to his father’s murder, is rendered mute.” Prepon stated she plans on making Abide with Me into a feature film.
20. In early 2011, Prepon guest-starred in an episode of the ABC police procedural drama Castle as an actress studying for the role of Nikki Heat, a character created by Nathan Fillion’s title character.
21. In mid-2012, Prepon signed on to play Alex Vause, a former drug importer and girlfriend of Piper Chapman, in the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The series premiered in July 2013.
22. Prepon was a regular in the first season, but appeared in only four of the 13 episodes in the second season. She returned as a series regular in the third season.
23. In 2016, Prepon and nutritionist Elizabeth Troy co-wrote The Stash Plan, a wellness book that draws on Prepon’s experiences eating organic foods since she was a child, and her struggles with weight, low energy, and digestive issues.The book debuted at #10 under “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” on The New York Times Best Seller list.
24. In 2016, Prepon appeared in the psychological thriller The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins’ novel of the same name.
25. In 2007, Prepon stated that she is a Scientologist.
26. In October 2016, Prepon and actor Ben Foster announced their engagement.
27. In January 2017, it was announced that they were expecting their first child.
28. In June 2017, Prepon confirmed on Live with Kelly and Ryan that she was expecting a girl.