Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as prison guard Susan Fischer on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, which won her a SAG award. She recently starred in The Unicorn, which premiered at SXSW in 2018, and stars in two upcoming Netflix movies: Between Two Ferns (opposite Zach Galifianakis) and The Wrong Missy (opposite David Spade). In 2017 she was nominated for an Emmy for her role of Samantha Newman on Funny Or Die's The Earliest Show.
Lauren had a scene stealing role in the blockbuster Jurassic World and created and starred in her own episode of The Characters for Netflix. She recurred on all three seasons of HBO's Crashing, starring Pete Holmes and produced by Judd Apatow, as well as the final two seasons of CBS's The Big Bang Theory. Lauren was also one of Variety's 10 Comics To Watch in 2016.
Lauren's improv podcast, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, debuted at #1 on the comedy section of iTunes. She and Jon Gabrus co-host the popular 90s nostalgia podcast, Raised By TV, and she also hosts the podcast Threedom with Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins. She toured throughout the United States and Australia as part of the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour in 2016.
Lauren's other credits include series regular roles on the sitcoms Clipped for TBS and Are you There, Chelsea? for NBC. She has also appeared on The Guest Book, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Kroll Show, Key & Peele, Lucifer, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Another Period, House of Lies, and Drunk History. Her film credits include Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, Dog Days, and Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Lauren currently voices Lotta on the Netflix animated show, Harvey Girls Forever! and has lent her voice to a bunch of animated shows, including Bob's Burgers and American Dad on FOX, Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, and the HBO comedy Animals.