If you have been watching television from the late 90s you must be aware of the name Laura Prepon. She is an American actress, director, and author who came into the spotlight by the role of Donna Pinciotti in the sitcom “That ‘70s Show” on Fox Tv from 1998 to 2006. She was starred in the Netflix Original Comedy series “Orange is the new black”. She is also popular from her starring roles in the American Soaps like October Road and, “Are you there, Chelsea?”. She also appeared in movies include Come Early Morning (2006), Lay the Favorite (2012), The Girl on the Train and The Hero. She was listed among the “102 Sexiest Women in the World” by Stuff Magazine and among “Hot 100” by Maxim in 2005. Laura is a winner of the “Satellite Award” for Best Supporting Actress and Best Cast (2014), “Screen Actor Guild Award” for Outstanding Performance by an ensemble cast in 2016-2017 and “The Creative Coalition” Spotlight Initiative Award.
In this article we are going to talk about Laura Prepon Net worth, biography, height, TV shows, movies and uncover a few things you probably don’t know about her.
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As of February 2020, Laura Prepone’s net worth is estimated to be $12 Million. Her net worth figures have been generated mostly through her acting career. She was listed among the top 100 highest-paid actresses.
Laura was one of the main cast members of That ‘70s Show” and used to make $250,000-$350,000 per episode. She was paid $35,000 per episode for “Orange Is the New Black”. Other than acting she made money from modeling, advertisements, public appearances, endorsements for Color Girl Cosmetics. On 17 September 2018, she created her onymous YouTube Channel about lifestyle. She owns a luxury mansion in Los Angeles. She is crazy about cars and bikes and maintains a huge collection of both.
Laura Prepon opened her eyes on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey, United States. Her full name is Laura Helene Prepone. Her father Michael Prepon was an Orthopedic Surgeon and her mother Marjorie Prepon was a high school teacher and gourmet Chef. She has four siblings elder to her, three sisters; Stephanie, Jocelyn, Danielle, and one brother; Brad. When she was thirteen years old, her father expired at the age of 49 during open-heart surgery in 1993. Her mother has an Irish Catholic lineage whereas her father had Jewish-Russian ancestry. Her great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph Bradford Carr was Union Army General during the American Civil War.
She did her high schooling from Watchung Hills Regional High School. She then enrolled in Total Theatre Lab in New York to study acting. She attended film school while working on That ‘70s Show. She has also studied being a director at the Art Center College of Design.
She is a follower of Scientology. She talked about her involvement in the Scientology community during an interview with Celebrity Access Magazine. She said that ever since she has started learning about Scientology, she feels a spiritual connection with it and it has filled the gap inside her. She further added that the beliefs of Scientology taught her to find inner peace which helped her a lot in career growth.
The actress had several love affairs, she was in a relationship with Cristopher Masterton for eight long years (1999-2007). From 2008 to 2013 she dated singer Anthony Kiedis before hooking up with Scott Michael Foster in July 2008 whom he dated till 2013. She also rumored to date co-star Topher Grace. In July 2016, she started dating actor Ben Foster, they got engaged in October. In January 2017, Laura announced that she is pregnant with their first baby. They welcomed their daughter Ella Foster in August 2017 and tied the knot in 2018.
Laura Prepone is 1.78 m Tall, which is considered above average height for women. Her height is one of her most distinguished features which helps her to enter a modeling career. She weighs 64 kilograms (141 lbs.). She has an hourglass figure with body measurements of 37-26-36. She is a natural redhead dyed her hair into black now. She has green eyes and has a unique deep husky voice which makes her even sexier.
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Laura never thought of becoming an actress. She was a camera-shy in her early teens. When she was fifteen her mother made her auditioned for modelling. She appeared in theater plays as well during her time in New York. She gave her first electronic media acting performance in the internet-based soap opera, “They Go On” by Levi Strauss.
She debuted on the television in that ‘70s Show with the role of Donna Pinciotti, a tall tomboyish girl who is a love interest of the boy-next-door Eric Forman. She was very popular among youngsters and got nominated in Teen Choice Awards three times. Her co-stars included Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp.
She was then starred in the ABC drama October Road as Hannah (2007-2008). In 2012 she was starred in the sitcom “Are you there, Chelsea?” as the main role, Chelsea Newman. It was based on a book written by Chelsea Handler.
In 2013, she was cast as one of the main characters in Orange Is the New Black as Alex Vause, an ex-girlfriend of Piper Kerman.
Laura did cameo appearances for television, “Romancing the Bride” (2005), “How I Met Your Mother” (2009) as Karen, In Plain Sight (2009), Medium (2010), “Sorry Bro”, House M.D” (2010), Celebrity Ghost Stories (2010), Castle (2011), “The killing Game” (2011) and, Men at Work (2012).
Laura made her movie debut through Southlander, a musical comedy-drama as Tv Telepathic, Seven equals five in 2001. In 2002, she was starred in a comedy film called “Slackers” about three best friends. She played her first prominent role in the film Lightning Bug as Angevin Duvet in 2004. The same year, she appeared in the independent film, The Pornographer: A Love Story. In 2006, She was costarred with Misha Collins in a psychological thriller “Karla” as Karla Homolka, “Come Early Morning” as Kim, “Lay the Favorite” (2012) as Holly, Comedy-drama film, “The Kitchen” (2012) as Jennifer, The Girl on the Train” (2016) as Cathy and in “The Hero” (2017) as Charlotte Dylan.
Laura branches out to direction and production as well. She worked as executive producer and directed a short film “Abide with Me”. She also directed the 10th episode of OITNB fifth season. She co-produced poker television reality program “Hollywood Hold’em” on E! Television Network in 2005.
Laura did voice acting for “King of the Hill” (2004) as April, “American Dad” (2005) as Hayley, “The Chosen One” (2007) as Rachel, “Halo 2” as United Nations Space Command Marine.
Laura has also written some amazing books based on Lifestyle like “The Stash Plan: Your 21 -Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great and Take Charge of Your Health”. This was co-written with nutritionist Elizabeth Troy called. The book was ranked among “The New York Times Best Sellers List”.
In April 2020, Laura Prepon also published a new book called You and I as Mothers. Prepon had an unconventional upbringing, and this is an account of how this has affected her as a mother as well as advice for new parents as well.
Here are other stars that Prepon had worked with in the past:
- Mila Kunis, co-start from That 70’s show
- Depra Jo Rupp, Co-star from That 70’s Show
- Kurtwood Smith, Co-star from That 70’s Show
- Ashton Kutcher, Co-star from That 70’s Show
- Topher Grace, Co-star from That 70’s Show