Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus (born September 6, 1985) is an American actress and comedian who portrayed Susan Fischer in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black and Jess in HBO's Crashing. She has also made appearances on such television shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Middle, Hot in Cleveland, and @midnight. She has appeared on many podcasts, including Comedy Bang! Bang!, improv4humans, and her own podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus. She was a main cast member on the TBS original sitcom Clipped. Lapkus grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated from DePaul University in 2008 with a degree in English. After living in New York City for a little over a year, she moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue an acting career.

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Jurassic World (2015)

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Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

Dreamworld (2012)

Oliver Hayes, an aspiring animator whose confidence is at a low point, meets the captivating and impulsive Lily Blush, who encourages him to drop everything and go with her to Northern California in the hopes of fulfilling his fantasy of working for Pixar Animation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Darst
CAST:  Whit Hertford  •  Mary Kate Wiles  •  Nora Kirkpatrick  •  Matt Bush

Oliver Hayes, an aspiring animator whose confidence is at a low point, meets the captivating and impulsive Lily Blush, who encourages him to drop everything and go with her to Northern California in the hopes of fulfilling his fantasy of working for Pixar Animation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Darst
CAST:  Whit Hertford  •  Mary Kate Wiles  •  Nora Kirkpatrick  •  Matt Bush

Are You Here (2013)

When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ill-equipped duo must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Weiner
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Amy Poehler  •  Laura Ramsey

When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ill-equipped duo must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Weiner
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Amy Poehler  •  Laura Ramsey

Blended (2014)

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After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Adam Sandler  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Bella Thorne

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Adam Sandler  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Bella Thorne

The To Do List (2013)

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maggie Carey
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Johnny Simmons  •  Bill Hader  •  Alia Shawkat

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maggie Carey
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Johnny Simmons  •  Bill Hader  •  Alia Shawkat

LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape (2016)

The scientists of Jurassic World create a captivating and terrifying new creature that loves hot dogs. But what happens when the hot dogs run out?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael D. Black
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  A.J. LoCascio  •  Sendhil Ramamurthy  •  Fred Tatasciore

The scientists of Jurassic World create a captivating and terrifying new creature that loves hot dogs. But what happens when the hot dogs run out?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael D. Black
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  A.J. LoCascio  •  Sendhil Ramamurthy  •  Fred Tatasciore

Underground Comedy

A year in the world of long-form improvisation in L.A. through the eyes of three theaters; the top of the chain Upright Citizens Brigade, the grassroots Improv Space and the vast and quickly growing underground, indie improv movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Day
CAST:  Matt Besser  •  Matt Walsh  •  Amy Poehler  •  Ian Roberts

A year in the world of long-form improvisation in L.A. through the eyes of three theaters; the top of the chain Upright Citizens Brigade, the grassroots Improv Space and the vast and quickly growing underground, indie improv movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Day
CAST:  Matt Besser  •  Matt Walsh  •  Amy Poehler  •  Ian Roberts

Cast Party (2015)

Podcast giants join forces for one night in New York City, to create the "Lollapalooza of podcasts." Featuring live stage performances by Radiolab, Invisibilia, Reply All, The Truth, Lauren Lapkus and SNL's Bobby Moynihan. Plus music by horn quartet The Westerlies, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Pretnar
CAST:  Seth Lind  •  Jad Abumrad  •  Lauren Lapkus  •  Robert Krulwich

Podcast giants join forces for one night in New York City, to create the "Lollapalooza of podcasts." Featuring live stage performances by Radiolab, Invisibilia, Reply All, The Truth, Lauren Lapkus and SNL's Bobby Moynihan. Plus music by horn quartet The Westerlies, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Pretnar
CAST:  Seth Lind  •  Jad Abumrad  •  Lauren Lapkus  •  Robert Krulwich

Opening Night (2016)

A failed Broadway singer who now works as a production manager must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isaac Rentz
CAST:  Lauren Lapkus  •  Topher Grace  •  Alona Tal  •  Anne Heche

A failed Broadway singer who now works as a production manager must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isaac Rentz
CAST:  Lauren Lapkus  •  Topher Grace  •  Alona Tal  •  Anne Heche

Rubberhead (2014)

Sarah Silverman hosts the first episode of Rubberhead - a night of comedy shorts featuring some of her favorite performers. With comedy from Nathan Barnatt, Jade Catta-Preta, Michael Cassidy, Shelby Fero, Nathan Fielder, David Dineen-Porter, Kyle Dunnigan, Brett ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlyne Yi  •  David Dineen-Porter  •  Eric Wareheim  •  Ryan Polito  •  Stoney Sharp  •  Rob Schrab  •  Dean Fleischer-Camp  •  Andrew DeYoung  •  Mike Relm  •  Richard Schreiber
CAST:  Sarah Silverman  •  Nathan Barnatt  •  Jade Catta-Preta  •  Shelby Fero

Sarah Silverman hosts the first episode of Rubberhead - a night of comedy shorts featuring some of her favorite performers. With comedy from Nathan Barnatt, Jade Catta-Preta, Michael Cassidy, Shelby Fero, Nathan Fielder, David Dineen-Porter, Kyle Dunnigan, Brett ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlyne Yi  •  David Dineen-Porter  •  Eric Wareheim  •  Ryan Polito  •  Stoney Sharp  •  Rob Schrab  •  Dean Fleischer-Camp  •  Andrew DeYoung  •  Mike Relm  •  Richard Schreiber
CAST:  Sarah Silverman  •  Nathan Barnatt  •  Jade Catta-Preta  •  Shelby Fero

Bread and Butter (2014)

On the brink of turning 30, endearing misfit AMELIA searches for signs to show her how to deal with her obsessive parents, her eccentric boss and her virginity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liz Manashil
CAST:  Christine Weatherup  •  Bobby Moynihan  •  Lauren Lapkus  •  Dawn Didawick

On the brink of turning 30, endearing misfit AMELIA searches for signs to show her how to deal with her obsessive parents, her eccentric boss and her virginity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liz Manashil
CAST:  Christine Weatherup  •  Bobby Moynihan  •  Lauren Lapkus  •  Dawn Didawick

Manhattan Mixup (2011)

A homage to screwballs and mistaken identity films like The Great Dictator & North by Northwest, set in 1943. It's Cora Apple's birthday, and she gets surprise she never expected when her sisters (Seedy & Candy) accidentally swap her birthday package for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew C. Johnson
CAST:  Kim Gatewood  •  Rebekka Johnson  •  Sarah Lowe  •  Rich Sommer

A homage to screwballs and mistaken identity films like The Great Dictator & North by Northwest, set in 1943. It's Cora Apple's birthday, and she gets surprise she never expected when her sisters (Seedy & Candy) accidentally swap her birthday package for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew C. Johnson
CAST:  Kim Gatewood  •  Rebekka Johnson  •  Sarah Lowe  •  Rich Sommer

The Unicorn (2019)

An engaged couple is forced to visit Palm Springs for a weekend to celebrate her parents’ 25th wedding vow renewal and discover the apparent secret to their happy marriage — threesomes. Determined to properly celebrate their own “re-engagement,” they set out on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwartzman
CAST:  Lauren Lapkus  •  Nick Rutherford  •  Lucy Hale  •  Beck Bennett

An engaged couple is forced to visit Palm Springs for a weekend to celebrate her parents’ 25th wedding vow renewal and discover the apparent secret to their happy marriage — threesomes. Determined to properly celebrate their own “re-engagement,” they set out on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwartzman
CAST:  Lauren Lapkus  •  Nick Rutherford  •  Lucy Hale  •  Beck Bennett

Girlfriend's Day (2017)

When he's caught up in a deadly conspiracy, an unemployed greeting card writer must create the perfect card for a new holiday to save his skin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Stephenson
CAST:  Bob Odenkirk  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Stacy Keach

When he's caught up in a deadly conspiracy, an unemployed greeting card writer must create the perfect card for a new holiday to save his skin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Stephenson
CAST:  Bob Odenkirk  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Stacy Keach

The Fun Company (2017)

When Parker is not selected as a company member of The Fun Company she seeks revenge on the comedy theatre in the name of justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephanie Allynne
CAST:  Stephanie Allynne  •  Erin Whitehead  •  Tig Notaro  •  Lauren Lapkus

When Parker is not selected as a company member of The Fun Company she seeks revenge on the comedy theatre in the name of justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephanie Allynne
CAST:  Stephanie Allynne  •  Erin Whitehead  •  Tig Notaro  •  Lauren Lapkus

Hairpin Bender (2016)

When stand-up and improvisor Michelle Marcus is over the rat race of Los Angeles, her fellow comedian friends band together and have one last night out on the town. The ladies talk life, career struggles and chasing their dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maureen Bharoocha
CAST:  Lauren Lapkus  •  Nicole Byer  •  Mary Holland  •  Marcy Jarreau

When stand-up and improvisor Michelle Marcus is over the rat race of Los Angeles, her fellow comedian friends band together and have one last night out on the town. The ladies talk life, career struggles and chasing their dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maureen Bharoocha
CAST:  Lauren Lapkus  •  Nicole Byer  •  Mary Holland  •  Marcy Jarreau

Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays (2016)

Andy Richter is capturing the spirit of the '70s network Christmas special, and inviting you to celebrate the Holiday Season the right way with his family and all his important celebrity friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liz Plonka
CAST:  Andy Richter  •  Lauren Lapkus  •  Eddie Pepitone  •  Jon Daly

Andy Richter is capturing the spirit of the '70s network Christmas special, and inviting you to celebrate the Holiday Season the right way with his family and all his important celebrity friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liz Plonka
CAST:  Andy Richter  •  Lauren Lapkus  •  Eddie Pepitone  •  Jon Daly

The Hindenburg Explodes! (2016)

A man travels back in time in an attempt to stop the Hindenburg disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Jelinek
CAST:  Leslie Bibb  •  John Cho  •  Nate Corddry  •  Rob Corddry

A man travels back in time in an attempt to stop the Hindenburg disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Jelinek
CAST:  Leslie Bibb  •  John Cho  •  Nate Corddry  •  Rob Corddry

Dog Days (2018)

A group of people in Los Angeles are brought together thanks to their canine friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Marino
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Adam Pally  •  Eva Longoria

A group of people in Los Angeles are brought together thanks to their canine friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Marino
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Adam Pally  •  Eva Longoria

Holmes & Watson (2018)

Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Etan Cohen
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  John C. Reilly  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Ralph Fiennes

Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Etan Cohen
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  John C. Reilly  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Ralph Fiennes
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