Laura Prepon is an American-born actress, producer, director, and writer. She shot to fame as a teenager with a starring role as Donna Pinciotti in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show (1998–2006). Prepon has also received much critical praise in recent times for her role as Alex Vause in the long-running Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present). In addition to her illustrious television career, Laura Prepon has also had a number of movie features.
Laura Prepon’s Bio, Age
Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, Watchung, New Jersey. Her mother Marjorie (née Coll) is a school teacher of Irish Catholic descent whereas her father Michael Prepon was an orthopedic surgeon of Russian Jewish descent. However, at the age of 13, her father passed away following an unsuccessful heart operation. Laura was raised alongside 4 older siblings and had 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 the 1997 online soap opera They Go On. The following year, while still in film school, she landed her breakthrough role on the main cast of the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show. Prepon starred as Donna Pinciotti during the 8-season stint of the hit show which also featured Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Debra Jo Rupp. Her performance in That ’70s Show earned her 2 teen choice award nominations; one in 1999 for Breakout Performance and another in 2002 for Choice TV Actress, Comedy.
Laura Prepon marked her film debut in the 2001 independent film Southlander, followed by a role in the 2002 romantic comedy Slackers. She landed her first major film role in the coming of age drama Lightning Bug (2004) in which she doubled as the executive producer. Prepon appeared in the lead role in the psychological thriller film Karla (2006) as well as the romantic comedy Romancing the Bride (2005). The talented actress equally appeared in films like Come Early Morning (2006), The Kitchen (2012) and The Hero (2017).
On the small screen, Laura Prepon had a regular role in the 2-season long drama series October Road (2007-08). She also guest-starred in TV series like 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 a 1999 novel of the same name. Pepron was also on the main cast of Chelsea Handler‘s short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (2012). The talented Hollywood actress hit another major career breakthrough in 2013 when she landed the main role of Alex Vause on the Netflix comedy series Orange Is the New Black. So far she has appeared in every season of the highly acclaimed hit series and has also earned a number of accolades for her role.
Is She Married? – Husband
Laura Prepon is currently married to fellow American actor Ben Foster. It has been established that the two have known each other ever since they were teenagers, however, it remains unclear when their relationship officially took off. The duo first sparked romance rumors in mid-2016 after they were spotted in public on several occasions. They eventually confirmed the speculations when they announced their official engagement in October 2016 and after that, things went pretty fast.
At the start of 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. They eventually welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ella in August 2017. Laura Prepon and Ben Foster tied the knot on June 3, 2018.
Is Laura Prepon Gay?
More recently, Laura Prepon has been in the limelight for her epic performance on the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, where she plays the role of a lesbian drug-runner turned prison inmate Alex Vause. This character has had the actress play some really suggestive scenes which have raised several questions over her sexuality. Well, Laura Prepon has maintained that she is heterosexual and the gorgeous actress’ relationship history equally supports this fact. However, Prepon is a firm supporter of the LGBT community.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Laura Prepon stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm). The Orange Is the New Black star sports an enviable physique with a body weight of 64 kg (141 lbs). Known for her voluptuous figure, the talented actress has body measurements 37-26-36 inches (94-66-91.5 cm). Prepon was listed among Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” women of 2005.
Laura Prepon has revealed that she maintains an exclusively organic diet. In 2016, the talented actress collaborated with nutritionist Elizabeth Troy on a diet/wellness book The Stash Plan wherein she discussed her struggles with weight, digestion as well as low energy.