Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser 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 recently starred in The Unicorn, which premiered at SXSW in 2018, and stars in two upcoming Netflix movies: Between Two Ferns

(opposite Zach Galifianakis)

and The Wrong Missy (opposite David Spade).

In 2017 she was nominated for an Emmy for her role of Samantha Newman on Funny Or Die's The Earliest Show.


Lauren was nominated for an Emmy for her role as

Samantha Newman in this series

Lauren is the host of a few podcasts:



an improv show which debuted at #1 on iTunes - Comedy
"Lapkus’s vocal dexterity and commitment to character has made her a hot commodity for animated series in recent years, but her exceptional improv skills are what made her a favorite on the Earwolf podcast network. She uses her reputation as one of the medium’s most reliable guests to her benefit with her solo project in which she invites different comedians and actors to “host” each week. The guest host sets a new fake premise for the podcast and Lapkus, with no prior knowledge of who she will be pretending to be, gamely plays along. The whole thing works so seamlessly that you hardly realize how impressive it is until you hear a few episodes in a row." - Vulture


with Paul F. Tompkins

and Scott Aukerman

"Lapkus, Aukerman, and Tompkins are only human, after all, but when they are in a podcast studio improvising together and they lock into a gloriously silly groove, their hilarity borders on superhuman." -Splitsider


with Jon Gabrus, where they deep dive in nostalgia

"At this point, Lapkus is basically a queen Midas of any podcast episode she touches, and listening to her regularly hold her own with veterans, it’s easy to understand why."

-A.V. Club

Conan at comic con

with Wild Horses and Saturday Night Live's Ego Nwodim

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