Laura Prepon is an American-born actress, producer, director, and author. She achieved fame as a teenager with a leading role as Donna Pinciotti in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show (1998-2006). Prepon has also received much critical praise recently for her role as Alex Vause in the long-running Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (since 2013). In addition to her illustrious television career, Laura Prepon has also made a number of films.
Laura Prepon’s Bio, Age
Laura Helene Prepon was born on 7 March 1980 in Watchung, New Jersey. Her mother Marjorie (née Coll) is a teacher of Irish Catholic descent, while her father Michael Prepon was an orthopedic surgeon of Russian Jewish descent. However, her father died at the age of 13 after an unsuccessful heart operation. Laura grew up with 4 older siblings and received her high school education at Watchung Hills Regional High School.
She began her acting career as a New York stage actress after studying drama at the Total Theatre Lab (TTL) in New York City. Laura Prepon made her professional acting debut in 1997 in the online soap opera They Go On. The following year, while still a student at film school, she made her breakthrough in the main cast of the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show. Prepon played the lead role of Donna Pinciotti during the 8 seasons of the hit series, which also featured Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Debra Jo Rupp. Her appearance on the That ’70s Show earned her two nominations for the Teen Choice Award; one in 1999 for Breakout Performance and another in 2002 for Choice TV Actress, Comedy.
Laura Prepon made her film debut in 2001 in the independent film Southlander, followed by a role in the romantic comedy Slackers in 2002, and received her first major film role in the coming-of-age drama Lightning Bug (2004), in which she also acted as executive producer. Prepon played the leading role in the psychological thriller Karla (2006) and in the romantic comedy Romancing the Bride (2005). The talented actress also appeared in films such as The Early Morning (2006), The Kitchen (2012) and The Hero (2017).
On the small screen, Laura Prepon had a regular role in the 2-step long drama series October Road (2007-08). She has also appeared as a guest star in television series such as How I Met Your Mother (2009-10), In Plain Sight (2009), Medium (2010), Celebrity Ghost Stories (2010), and Castle (2011). In 2011 she played the lead role in the telefilm The Killing Game, based on the 1999 novel of the same name. Pepron was also in the main cast of Chelsea Handlers’ short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (2012). The talented Hollywood actress had another major career break in 2013 when she got the lead role of Alex Vause in the Netflix comedy series Orange Is the New Black. To date, she has appeared in every season of the highly acclaimed hit series and has also received a number of awards for her role.
Is She Married? – Husband
Laura Prepon is currently married to her American actor colleague Ben Foster. It is clear that the two have known each other since their youth, but it remains unclear when their relationship officially began. The duo first started rumors of a romance in mid-2016, after they had been seen in public on several occasions. Eventually, speculation was confirmed when they announced their official engagement in October 2016, and after that everything happened pretty quickly.
In early 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Finally, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ella, in August 2017. Laura Prepon and Ben Foster entered into a marriage on 3 June 2018.
Is Laura Prepon Gay?
More recently, Laura Prepon has been in the spotlight with her epic appearance in the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black, where she plays the role of lesbian drug smuggler and prison inmate Alex Vause. This character made the actress play some really suggestive scenes that raised several questions about her sexuality. Well, Laura Prepon has claimed that she is heterosexual, and the relationship story of the gorgeous actress supports this fact equally. However, Prepon is a strong supporter of the LGBT community.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Laura Prepon stands at a height of 178 cm (5 feet 10 inches). The Orange Is the New Black Star has an enviable physique and a bodyweight of 64 kg (141 lbs). The talented actress, who is known for her voluptuous figure, has body measurements of 37-26-36 inches (94-66-91.5 cm). Prepon was listed among the “Hot 100” women in Maxim magazine in 2005.
Laura Prepon has revealed that she eats exclusively organic food. In 2016, the talented actress collaborated with nutritionist Elizabeth Troy on a diet/wellness book “The Stash Plan”, in which she discussed her struggles with weight, digestion, and low energy.