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Known as “Big Red,” due to her 5’10” frame and naturally red hair, Laura Prepon became a staple on the young Hollywood scene after starring on “That ‘70s Show” (Fox, 1998-2006 ) as Donna Pinciotti, the quintessential girl-next-door alongside stars, Topher Grace (Eric), Danny Masterson (Hyde) and Ashton Kutcher (Michael).

Born March 7, 1980 in Watchung, NJ to father, Michael (an orthopedic surgeon), and her mother, Marjorie (a teacher), Prepon was fifth-born in a family that included a brother, Brad and three sisters, Danielle, Jocelyn and Stephanie....

Filmography

The Pornographer, A Love Story - ( / 2004 / Lensing/Awaiting Release / )
The Chosen One - ( / / Lensing/Awaiting Release / )
Come Early Morning - ( Kim / 2006 / Released / )
Karla - ( Karla Homolka / 2006 / Released / )
Lightning Bug - ( Producer / 2004 / Released / )
Lightning Bug - ( / 2004 / Released / )
Southlander - ( / 2003 / Released / )
Slackers - ( Reanna / 2002 / Released / Alliance Atlantis Releasing )
TV Credits
October Road ( 2007 / Released ): Actor
TV Episode Hannah Daniels

TV Episode Hannah Daniels

TV Episode Hannah Daniels

Hat? No Hat? ( 2008 )
TV Episode Hannah Daniels

TV Episode Hannah Daniels

E! Hollywood Hold 'Em ( 2005 / Released ): Creator / Executive Producer / Actor
Romancing the Bride ( 2005 / Released ): Actor
Punk'd ( 2003 / Released ): Actor
That '70s Show Special ( 2002 / Released ): Actor
Making the Show: That '70s Show ( 2001 / Released ): Actor
2nd Annual TV Guide Awards ( 2000 / Released ): Actor
Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 ( 2000 / Released ): Actor
The 2000 Teen Choice Awards ( 2000 / Released ): Actor
That '70s Show ( 1998 / Released ): Actor
TV Episode Donna Pinciotti

TV Episode Donna Pinciotti

We Will Rock You ( 2006 )
TV Episode Donna Pinciotti

TV Episode Donna Pinciotti

My Fairy King ( 2006 )
TV Episode Donna Pinciotti

King of the Hill ( 1997 / Released ): Voice
VH1 The Greatest ( Released ): Actor
Full Biography (Back to top)

Known as “Big Red,” due to her 5’10” frame and naturally red hair, Laura Prepon became a staple on the young Hollywood scene after starring on “That ‘70s Show” (Fox, 1998-2006 ) as Donna Pinciotti, the quintessential girl-next-door alongside stars, Topher Grace (Eric), Danny Masterson (Hyde) and Ashton Kutcher (Michael).

Born March 7, 1980 in Watchung, NJ to father, Michael (an orthopedic surgeon), and her mother, Marjorie (a teacher), Prepon was fifth-born in a family that included a brother, Brad and three sisters, Danielle, Jocelyn and Stephanie. Unfortunately for the tight-knit siblings, their father died in 1993 from complications during heart surgery. Prepon attended Watchung Hills Regional High School, until she caught the acting bug at age 15, deciding to quit regular school and transferred to Total Theatre Lab, a specialized theater college based in New York City. As she continued to hone her acting skills, Prepon appeared in such plays as “A Woman of Property” and Ascension Day,” as well as began to study dance – ballet, jazz and modern. Due to her striking, unique look, the aspiring actress soon began landing modeling jobs both stateside and abroad, jetting around the world to fabulous locations such as Paris and Milan. Despite the glamour of it all, Prepon grew disillusioned by the cutthroat nature of the modeling world. Ironically (perhaps laughably), Prepon felt that showbiz would be less competitive, so she changed careers midstream.

Prepon’s life changed forever when she sent an audition tape to the creators of “That 70's Show” – a show about teenage buddies growing up in Wisconsin during the carefree 1970s. The creators loved her, sending her a plane ticket to Los Angeles to audition one-on-one with the top contenders. Of course, Prepon won the role and was perfectly suited to playing Donna Pinciotti, the dry humored girl-next-door of the group. The show was a hit from the start, lasting eight years.

With her profile raised by the hit show, Prepon became a vital part of the new millennium’s young Hollywood scene. With little on her pre-“’70s” resume, Prepon started landing roles in smaller movies, making her debut in “Southland: (2001), followed by “Slackers” (2002) and “Pornographer: A Love Story” (2004). Prepon contributed a guest voice on Fox’s “King of the Hill” (1997- ) in 2004 and breathed life to an embattled marine in the hit Xbox game, “Halo 2.” If doing video game voice-overs was not enough to solidify her geek bait status, the ravishing redhead was ranked #50 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement, as well as #84 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World” that same year.

Knowing her days wearing bell bottoms were limited, Prepon continued to hone her skills in films like “Karla,” (2005) the true story of Paul Bernardo and his wife Karla Homolka – a couple who kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered three young girls. A bit of a detour from her lighthearted fare, this controversial movie raised Prepon’s profile in an entirely different way. Also in 2005, Prepon lent her voice to the animated feature film “The Chosen One.” Despite the sad conclusion of her sitcom’s run, Prepon had two movies slated for release in 2006 – “Come Early Morning” starring Ashley Judd and the TV movie “Romancing the Bride.”


Profession(s):
Actor
Sometimes Credited As:
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Family
brother:Brad Prepon (born c. 1978; as of 1999 was in senior year of college)
father:Michael Prepon (died at age 49 undergoing heart surgery in 1993)
mother:Marjorie Prepon
sister:Stephanie Prepon (born c. 1970)
sister:Danielle Prepon (born c. 1974; as of 1999 was studying art)
sister:Jocelyn Prepon (born c. 1972; as of 1999 was in law school)
Companion(s)
Christopher Kennedy Masterson , Companion , ```..born on January 21, 1980; met in 1999; live together; played oldest brother Francis on "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox); his brother Danny co-stars on "That '70s Show"


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Education
Professional Children's School New York, New York
Total Theater Lab New York, New York
Milestones (Back to top)
2006 Co-starred in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut, "Come Early Morning"
2005 Portrayed Karla Homolka in the film "Karla" based on the true story of Canada's most notorious female serial killer; premiered at the Montreal Film Festival
1998 Starred as smart and funny girl-next-door Donna Pinciotti on Fox's "That '70s Show"
1995 Began to study acting at age 15 (date approximate)
Raised in Watchung, New Jersey
First professional job, a commercial for MCI
Appeared on stage in "A Woman of Property" and "Ascension Day"
Played the lead character in "They Go On", one of the first Internet series


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