Birth Name: Dorthea Lauren Allegra Lapkus
Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 6, 1985
Lauren Lapkus is an American actress, comedian, impressionist, and podcaster. Her roles include the films Jurassic World, The Unicorn, The Wrong Missy, and The Out-Laws, and the shows Are You There, Chelsea?, Hot in Cleveland, Orange Is the New Black, Clipped, Crashing, The Big Bang Theory, Harvey Girls Forever!, in voice performance; and Good Girls. She has run the podcasts With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, Laptime with Lauren Lapkus, Threedom, Raised by TV, and Newcomers. She is 5′10″.
Lauren is married to actor Mike Castle, with whom she has a daughter.
Lauren’s paternal grandfather was Alex/Aleksas/Aleksandras Pranas Lapkus (the son of Pranas Lapkus and Antanina Biliunaite). Alex was born in Mažeikiai, Lithuania.
Lauren’s paternal grandmother was Julia/Julijana Piktuižis (the daughter of Antanas Piktuižis and Stase Noreikaite). Julia was born in Mažeikiai, Lithuania.
Lauren’s maternal grandfather was Chris Gus Karabatsos (the son of Gus Karbatsos and Sofia/Sophia Karkalatos). Chris was born in Indiana, to Greek parents. Lauren’s great-grandfather Gus was the son of John Karabatsos and Panagiota Horope. Sofia was the daughter of John Karkaltos and Stamatina Barlas.
Lauren’s maternal grandmother is Anne Subotich (the daughter of Joseph Subotich and Dorothy/Draginja Chobanov/Čobanov). Anne was born in Indiana, to Serbian parents. Joseph was born in Saravale, Romania, to ethnic Serbian parents, Velimir “Veljko” Subotić and Bosiljka Jovanović. Dorothy was born in Mokrin, Serbia, the daughter of Vlada Čobanov and Danka Gavrilov.