Photo of Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus

Photo of Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an Emmy-nominated actress, improviser, and writer.

She’s best known for her role as prison guard Susan Fischer on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, which won her a SAG award. She’s upcoming in the feature Holmes and Watson, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Lauren had a supporting role in the blockbuster Jurassic World and created and starred in an episode of The Characters for Netflix. She recurs on HBO’s Crashing, starring Pete Holmes and produced by Judd Apatow.  Lauren was also one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch in 2016. Her weekly Earwolf podcast “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus” debuted at #1 on the comedy section of iTunes. Along with Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins, she has performed throughout the United States and in Australia as part of the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour.

Lauren’s other credits include series regular roles on the sitcoms Clipped for TBS and Are you There, Chelsea? for NBC. She has also appeared on Kroll Show, Key & Peele, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Another Period, Drunk History, and the features Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and Matthew Weiner’s Are You Here, starring Zach Galikianakis and Owen Wilson. She has lent her voice to the animated shows Bob’s Burgers on FOX, Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, and the HBO comedy Animals.

On stage, Lauren performs with ASSSSCAT at UCB and Wild Horses at both UCB and Largo.


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with Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Aukerman

Scott Aukerman, Lauren Lapkus and Paul F Tompkins abandon their regular formats to focus on the basics of being funny with each other.   You can listen to Threedom ad-free on Stitcher Premium! To get a free month of Premium, just go to use the code THREEDOM when you sign up.

Guest Appearances

September 14, 2023

Dickie Donnelly (Lisa Gilroy), the forever missing boy, speaks with former missing kid Kitty Breakneck (Lauren Lapkus) about their traumatic and confusing time together on the Island of Missing Kids and Dickie gets one step closer to finding his parents.

May 3, 2023

Lauren Lapkus and Toni Charline join Matt Besser for scenes about parents helping out with an audition, a realtor skirting ghost deadlines, secrets caught on Google Maps, a revolutionary Sex Expo exhibit, and more!

February 14, 2023

For Super Bowl Sunday, Ashley is joined by the world’s best (newly appointed) TV Commercial critics, comedians & podcasters: Lauren Lapkus and Paul F. Tompkins!

February 5, 2023

Musician and returning champion Dan Mangan joins Scott to talk about his new album “Being Somewhere” and perform songs from it. Then, young attractive actor Cabin Fevver stops by to make a big announcement. Later, chiropractor Dr. Crack drops by to talk about having the loudest cracks on the internet. Plus, another exciting edition of Would You Rather!

December 20, 2022

Happy Holidays! Our present to you is this classic episode from behind the paywall! On this week’s episode, best friends Lauren Lapkus and Laura Willcox join Nicole & Sasheer for another round of Besting Each Other.

October 6, 2022

They’re BOOO-ack! In the first episode of this special spooky series, hosts Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agapion buy a possessed doll to haunt Earwolf Studios, check in with their favorite monsters (ft. Lauren Lapkus), and decide on the ultimate villain in the SCARY HORNY BOWL. Follow @Earwolf on Instagram and Twitter to catch Ginger the possessed doll terrorizing Earwolf studios!