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Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon, 2008
Born March 7, 1980 (1980-03-07) (age 30)
Watchung, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present

Laura Prepon (born March 7, 1980) is an American actress, best known for her role as Donna Pinciotti in the long-running television series That '70s Show. She is also known for the role of Hannah Daniels on the ABC drama October Road.

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Personal life

Prepon was born in Watchung, New Jersey, the daughter of Marjorie, a high school teacher, and Michael, an orthopedic surgeon.[1] Her father died during heart surgery in 1993.[2] Prepon is the youngest of five children.[3] She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School. She studied at Caroline Thomas' Total Theater Lab in New York City.[4] In a December 2007 interview in Women's Health, Prepon stated that she was a Scientologist.[5]

Career

1995–2004

Prepon's first acting job was a 1995 television commercial for MCI.[6] In 1996, she studied drama with acting teacher Caroline Thomas at Thomas' Total Theatre Lab.[7] Later, in September 1997, she premiered on a Levi Strauss-developed show called They Go On, an Internet-based soap opera.[8]

Prepon had a starring role as Donna Pinciotti on the Fox television series That '70s Show, from 1998 to 2006. Prior to joining the That '70s Show cast, Prepon worked as a model in Paris, Milan, and Brazil.[9] In 2001 and 2004, Prepon was on the cover of Maxim.

2005–Present

Prepon was an executive producer of E! Hollywood Hold'em[10] and of Robert Hall's debut film Lightning Bug. The 2006 movie Karla starring Prepon caused a substantial controversy and public outcry in Canada. The movie was based on the true story of Canadian serial killers Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Some politicians and members of the general public, called for a boycott of the movie. The movie was restricted to a small scale Canadian release.

Prepon was a cast member of the ABC show October Road, which debuted March 15, 2007. The show was canceled by ABC on May 12, 2008, despite strong ratings and a grassroots campaign from the show's fanbase to keep the show alive. In April 2007, she starred in a short film, Once Upon a Time. She has also appeared in the Oxygen movie, Romancing the Bride. She also was the original voice for Hayley Smith on American Dad! and voiced her in an Unaired Pilot.[11]

In 2009, she appeared on How I Met Your Mother as Karen, Ted's old high school and college girlfriend on the episodes "Sorry Bro" and "The Front Porch."

She appeared as Lauren, Mary's long lost sister, on USA network's In Plain Sight in the episode "A Frond In Need."[12]

In 2010, she appeared in an episode of House titled Private Lives as an avid blogger being treated for an unusual bleeding disorder.

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1995 MCI Commercial N/A Commercial
1998 - 2006 That '70s Show Donna Pinciotti Television series
2001 Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician Seven Equals Five
2002 Slackers Reanna
2004 Lightning Bug Angevin Duvet
The Pornographer: A Love Story
King of the Hill April episode "Talking Shop"
Halo 2 Marine Video game
2005 Romancing the Bride Melissa Television series
2006 Come Early Morning Kim
Karla Karla Homolka
2007 Once Upon a Time The Witch Short film
2007-2008 October Road Hannah Daniels Television series
2008 The Chosen One Rachel Cruz
2009 How I Met Your Mother Karen Television series, two episodes - "Sorry, Bro" and "The Front Porch", signed up for future episodes
In Plain Sight Lauren Television series - "A Frond In Need," strong possibility for future episodes
2010 Medium Kate Guest star as self defense instructor (season 6)
House Frankie Episode: Private Lives

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Simple English

Laura Prepon (born March 7, 1980) is an American actress, best known for her role as Donna Pinciotti on the Fox television series That '70s Show and Hannah Daniels on the ABC television series October Road.

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