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Laura Prepon Wiki – Laura Prepon Biography

Laura Helene Prepon (born March 7, 1980) is an American actress. She rose to fame with her role as Donna Pinciotti in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show (1998–2006). She is also known for her portrayal of Alex Vause in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). Prepon made her film debut in 2001 with the independent drama Southlander. Her other films include the romantic drama Come Early Morning (2006), the comedy Lay the Favorite (2012), the thriller The Girl on the Train (2016), and the drama The Hero (2017).

Early life

Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the youngest of five children of Marjorie (née Coll), a high school teacher and gourmet home chef, and Michael Prepon, an orthopedic surgeon.[1] Prepon’s father died during heart surgery in 1993 at age 49; she was 13 years old at the time. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School and later studied at the Total Theatre Lab in New York City.[1] Her father was Jewish, of Russian-Jewish descent, and her mother has Irish Catholic ancestry. Her maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Union Army General Joseph Bradford Carr.

Career

1995–2005
Prepon appeared in plays such as A Woman of Property and Ascension Day while in New York.[1] In 1996, she studied drama with acting teacher Caroline Thomas at Thomas’ Total Theatre Lab. Later, in September 1997, she premiered on a Levi Strauss-developed show called They Go On, an Internet-based soap opera. Prepon had also worked as a model and has done photo shoots in Paris, Milan, and Brazil.[1]
Prepon starred as Donna Pinciotti on the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006. Donna became the girlfriend and next-door neighbor of Eric Forman (Topher Grace). Randy Pearson (Josh Meyers), who was introduced in the eighth and final season of the series, became Donna’s third love interest after Grace left the series. Prepon attended film school while she worked on That 70’s Show.

Personal life

Prepon dated Scott Michael Foster for several years, but said in 2013 they had broken up. In June 2017, a pregnant Prepon confirmed on Live with Kelly and Ryan that she and her fiancé, actor Ben Foster, were expecting a girl. Prepon gave birth to their daughter, Ella in August 2017. In September 2017, Prepon talked of being a working mother. Prepon and Foster married in June 2018 and currently live in New York. On October 24, 2019, Prepon announced on social media that the couple is expecting their second child. The child, a son, was born in February 2020.
Prepon is a Scientologist.

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