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Lauren Lapkus        

Actress & Comedian; Known for "Jurassic World," "Orange is the New Black" & "Crashing"

Lauren Lapkus is a SAG Award winning actress, improviser, and writer.

Originally from Evanston, Illinois, she graduated from DePaul University and performed all over Chicago, most notably at iO Chicago. After a whirlwind year in NYC she moved to Los Angeles, where she can be seen performing improv with Bangarang!, ASSSSCAT, and Wild Horses at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

She also performs regularly with her all-female improv team, Wild Horses. They've been seen at the All Jane, No Dick Festival in Portland, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, The Chicago Improv Festival, and the Bentzen Ball in DC, performing at the Kennedy Center.

Lapkus is best known for her role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's award-winning original series, "Orange is the New Black." Her credits include NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?", Showtime's "House of Lies," "Kroll Show," "Chelsea Lately," "Hot In Cleveland," "@midnight," and "Blended."

She has also had recurring roles on popular shows such as "The Big Bang Theory," "American Dad," and "Adventure Time."

She was featured in Backstage's "10 Comics to Watch in 2012" and performed in the New Faces Character Showcase at the Montreal Just For Laugh's Festival.

Lapkus will soon appear on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," and IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" You can see her anytime in her recurring role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's award-winning series, "Orange is the New Black."

She held a noteworthy supporting role in "Jurassic World" as a Vivian, one of the park's employees, providing levity to the film alongside fellow park employee and "New Girl" star Jake Johnson.


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