Lauren Graham: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Celebrity News May. 5, 2013 AT 12:00PM
25 Things You Don't Know About Lauren Graham 25 Things You Don't Know About Lauren Graham Credit: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Lauren GrahamParenthood actress (and new novelist!), 46, spills all. Graham's debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, is out now.

1. If I'd been a boy, my parents were going to name me Grant.

2. My airport candy of choice is Swedish Fish.

3. When I was little, I would frequently perform the poem "Casey at the Bat" for dinner guests. Sorry, dinner guests.

4. I know every word of every song on Joni Mitchell's Blue.

5. I don't own a microwave.

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6. I love to redecorate.

7. I skipped kindergarten.

8. In college, people would pay me to cut their hair.

9. I don't really know how to cut hair.

10. I love doing the New York Times crossword puzzle, even on the days I can't finish it.

11. I have a British half sister.

12. My mother spoke Japanese fluently.

13. I was born in Hawaii, but I never lived there.

14. For a time in high school, I had glasses, braces, and a cast. I like to call this look "no date for homecoming."

15. I've seen The Godfather Part II, Broadcast News, and Annie Hall more than 20 times each.

16. I rode horses competitively and once had a job mucking stalls.

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17. I used to teach SAT test prep. When in doubt, always pick C.

18. I have a fear of karaoke.

19. In college, I was in an a cappella group called the Metrotones.

20. I'm a dork for anything with a shamrock on it.

21. I've tried repeatedly to be a blonde or a redhead. It just doesn't work.

22. I dream of playing Lady Cora's sister on Downton Abbey

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23. Tokyo is one of my favorite places.

24. My grandmother is 92.

25. She drives, teaches Sunday school, and looks beautiful. She's my hero. 

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