Lauren Pritchard (actress)

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Lauren Pritchard
Born Lauren Pritchard
1977
Orlando, Florida, United States
Occupation comedian, actress
Years active 2004 - present

Lauren Pritchard (born 1977) is an American comic actress. Pritchard is most notable for her membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv during its 14th Season.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Pritchard was born in 1977 in Orlando, Florida. She trained as a ballet dancer and danced from age two until she was twenty years old. She toured with the Nutcracker and auditioned for ABT and Miami ballet theater. Pritchard began taking improv classes in 1991 in Orlando, Florida at SAK theatre, with Wayne Brady as her first improv teacher. She was hired by Disney in 1995 and she appeared in Equity shows at EPCOT.

In 2002, Lauren joined the main company of ComedySportz Los Angeles.[1] In addition to improvising, she also currently directs the organization's Sunday Team.

Career[edit]

MADtv[edit]

Pritchard joined the cast of MADtv in 2008 as a feature player for the show's final season (season 14; 2008-2009). Pritchard had no recurring characters, but she was known for her impressions of Candy Crowley, Jo Frost, and Queen Elizabeth II. [2]

Characters[edit]

Character Sketch Season of First Appearance Catch Phrase Notes
None N/A N/A N/A N/A

Impressions[edit]

Celebrity Sketch Season of First Appearance Notes
René Angélil Various 14 Husband/manager to Celine Dion
Frances Bavier Various 14 As her character Aunt Bee from The Andy Griffith Show
Robin Coleman Various 14 Actress
Candy Crowley Various 14 CNN Reporter
Jo Frost Various 14 Nanny and television personality
Michael Kors Various 14 Fashion designer
Queen Elizabeth II Various 14 Queen of England
Mia Michaels Various 14 Choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance?

Other projects[edit]

As of July, 2009, Pritchard has appeared in the series True Blood.

Filmography[edit]

Movie appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Box Office Performance Director Other notes
2005 Taco! Natalie N/A Kevin Ward

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Total Episodes Other notes
2004 - 2005 World Cup Comedy Herself 6 Comedy
2004 The Sarah Silverman Program Abortion Clinic Receptionist 2 Comedy
2005 Girlfriends Veronica 1 Comedy
2005 Strong Medicine Tori 1 Drama
2008 - 2009 MADtv Various Characters 11 Sketch Comedy
2009 True Blood Coralee 2 Drama

See also[edit]

ComedySportz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ComedySportz Los Angeles :: About Us :: Lauren Pritchard". Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Fox Flash". Retrieved 2008-11-14. 

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