Lauren Ambrose was raised in Connecticut, and is a classically trained opera singer. She appeared in several episodes of Party of Five, but is best known for her work in Six Feet Under. She was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work in that series; she and her fellow cast members were honored with a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category in the SAG Awards; they won twice. She received critical kudos for her appearance (opposite Frank Langella) in the feature film, Starting Out in the Evening. Lauren Ambrose lives in New York City with her husband, Sam, and their baby boy Orson, who was born January 17, 2007.