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Laura Prepon



With her laid-back but quick-witted personality and striking copper mane, spunky Laura Prepon quickly built a loyal television viewer fan base for her portrayal of easygoing Donna Pinciotti on the popular FOX sitcom That '70s Show. As with her portrayal of Donna, Prepon carries little pretension, and with her natural and tomboyish personality in close keeping with her small-screen persona (not to mention a fondness for vintage clothes), she seems on much the same wavelength as her prime-time alter ego. Born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, NJ, Prepon is the youngest of five siblings (including three sisters and a brother), whose father passed away in 1994. Attending Watchung Regional High School and studying ballet, dance, and acting at New York City's Total Theater Lab from age 15, the aspiring actress convinced her mother to drive her into the city for frequent weekend auditions and soon began landing modeling jobs both stateside and abroad. With little acting experience under her belt before auditioning for her role on That '70s Show, it seemed unlikely that she would land the role, though the producers were quick to note that Prepon's natural disposition was in nearly pitch-perfect tune with the demands of the role. Frequently confused with both Alicia Witt and Claire Danes, Prepon was also cast in They Go On, the first series broadcast over the Internet. It wasn't long before Prepon decided to attempt a transition to features, and with roles in Pornographer: A Love Story (2000), Southlander (2001), and Slackers (2002), she seemed to be on her way.



In 2004 Prepon added the role of producer to her resume with the low-budget horror drama Lightning Bug (which she also starred in), and the following year she found a way to work her passion for poker into the mix as producer of E! Television's Hollywood Hold 'Em. With the end of That 70's Show in 2006, Prepon branched out with a turn as notorious Canadian serial killer Karla Homolka in the controversial true crime drama Karla, though she was decidedly more in her element as a small town girl in the shortlived ABC drama October Road. Later, on the heels of guest appearances on such hit shows as House, Castle, and How I Met Yuor Mother, Prepon was cast in the lead of the NBC sitcom Are You There, Chelsea?, based loosely on the best-seller "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler. The show was quickly cancelled by the network, however, after it failed to find a loyal following.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% The Girl on the Train
  • Cathy
2016
No Score Yet The Kitchen
  • Jennifer
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Holly
2012
No Score Yet The Killing Game
  • Eve Duncan
2011
No Score Yet The Chosen One
  • Rachel Cruz
2008
83% Come Early Morning
  • Kim
2006
0% Karla
  • Karla Homolka
2006
No Score Yet Romancing the Bride
  • Melissa Sanders
2005
38% Lightning Bug
  • Angevin Duvet
  • Executive Producer
2004
No Score Yet The Pornographer: A Love Story
  • Actor
2004
10% Slackers
  • Reanna
2002
50% Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
  • Seven=Five
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Karen
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Lauren Hefferman
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Karen
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
95% Orange is the New Black
2013-2016
  • Alex Vause
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Natalie Rhodes
19% Are You There, Chelsea?
2012
  • Chelsea Newman
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Frankie
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Kira Hudack
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • Actor

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