Lauren Pritchard (actress)

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Lauren Pritchard
Born Lauren Pritchard
(1977-06-17) June 17, 1977 (age 39)
Orlando, Florida, United States
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 2004–present

Lauren Pritchard (born June 17, 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 fourteenth 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]

Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004–05 World Cup Comedy Herself 6 episodes
2004 The Sarah Silverman Program Abortion Clinic Receptionist 2 episodes
2005 Girlfriends Veronica 1 episode
2005 Strong Medicine Tori 1 episode
2005 Taco! Natalie Film
2008–09 MADtv Various Characters 11 episodes
2009 True Blood Coralee 2 episodes
2012 How I Met Your Mother Waitress 1 episode
2013–14 Jessie Coach Penny 3 episodes
2015- Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Janice McManiss Recurring role, 9 episodes
2016 Stuck in the Middle Bethany Recurring role, 4 episodes

See also[edit]

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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