USA orders more episodes of new thriller series 'Dig'

USA orders more episodes of new thriller series 'Dig'

UNIVERSAL CITY , Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) --USA Network says it has ordered four additional episodes of the planned event series "Dig," starring Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche and Lauren Ambrose.
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'Artist,' 'Shelter' earn 5 Spirit nods each

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "The Artist" and "Take Shelter" were each nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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'Funny Girl' Broadway revival postponed

'Funny Girl' Broadway revival postponed

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The producers of the planned first Broadway revival of "Funny Girl" said Thursday they have postponed the staging indefinitely.

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Bobby Cannavale lands 'Funny Girl' role

Bobby Cannavale lands 'Funny Girl' role

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Bobby Cannavale is to star as Nick Arnstein in the first Broadway revival of "Funny Girl" since the 1964 original production, the musical's producers said.
Ambrose to star in 'Funny Girl' revival

Ambrose to star in 'Funny Girl' revival

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose is to play iconic entertainer Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl," the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964.
Pullman, Phifer cast in U.S. 'Torchwood'

Pullman, Phifer cast in U.S. 'Torchwood'

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Starz says Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Lauren Ambrose have joined the cast of "Torchwood: Miracle Day," the U.S. installment of the BBC series.
Ambrose, Kaufman headline 'Unorthodox'

Ambrose, Kaufman headline 'Unorthodox'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman have begun work on the U.S. television movie "Unorthodox," CBS said Wednesday.

Ambrose replaces Williams for 'Wild' movie

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose has replaced fellow Hollywood actress Michelle Williams as one of the voice talents in Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are."

Ambrose of 'Six Feet Under' expecting

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lauren Ambrose of the HBO original series "Six Feet Under" and New York photographer Sam Handel reveal they are expecting their first child.

Ruffalo headed to New York stage

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has joined the New York cast of the Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odet's "Awake and Sing!"

'Six Feet Under' shifts to Mondays

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- "Six Feet Under" will move from Sunday nights to Mondays when it returns for its fifth and final season, HBO announced Thursday.

Feature: The 'Sunset Blvd.' all-stars

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- An all-star cast headed by Oscar-winners Anjelica Huston and Sir Ben Kingsley is preparing for a reading of Billy Wilder's classic film "Sunset Blvd." in Hollyw
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Stars line up to go 'Six Feet Under'

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's best and brightest are lining up to guest star on HBO's hit funeral-home drama "Six Feet Under."
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Lauren Ambrose
Lauren Ambrose of "The Return of Jezebel James arrrives at the Fox 2007 Programming Presentation at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York on May 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Lauren Ambrose (born February 20, 1978) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing Claire Fisher on the HBO funeral drama series Six Feet Under.

Ambrose was born Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso in New Haven, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Anne (née Wachtel), an interior designer, and Frank D'Ambruoso, a caterer. She is of Italian descent on her father's side and German, English, and Irish on her mother's. Ambrose attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, Wilbur Cross High School, High School in the Community, and the ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven. She is also a trained opera singer who studied voice and opera at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Ambrose also sings New Orleans-flavored ragtime with the seven-piece combo Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class. Ambrose has been married to professional photographer Sam Handel of Needham, MA since September 2001. They have a son, Orson (b. January 16, 2007) and currently live in Great Barrington, MA.

Ambrose began her career in New York theater, mainly in Off-Broadway productions. Her early career also included television appearances, most notably playing supporting guest roles on Law & Order, and a feature guest role on the show in the 1998 episode "Damaged" as Valerie Maxwell, a mentally-challenged young woman raped by a group of popular high school students. Her first film role was In & Out (1997), which was followed by a more prominent role in the high school comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998). She was the ingenue lead, Florence "Chicklet" Forrest, in the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party (2000). Ambrose began her role on Six Feet Under in early 2001. She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Emmy Award twice, following the 2002 and 2003 seasons of the critically acclaimed drama.

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