Although Lauren Miller has a famous husband, she is making quite a name for herself as a writer, actress, and philanthropist.
The Long-Island native studied film at Florida State University. After graduation, she took a job with Oscar-winning producer Steve Starkey, and the rest is Hollywood history.
Here’s what you need to know about the 31-year-old wife of Seth Rogen.
1. She Had No Idea Who Seth Was When They Went Out
Miller met her future husband on a double date that her friend had arranged. Her friend told her “My friend Seth is coming out. I want you to like him.”
Miller told Vulture that she had no clue who Rogen was:
This was before The 40 Year Old Virgin, and I had no idea who he was. And I was really shy around guys, but he was also awkward and weird around girls.
The pair married in 2011 in Sonoma, and Miller credits Rogen’s success as inspiration to her:
On one hand I’ve been fortunate for the last seven years to watch someone’s career go from essentially not very much to where Seth is today. Because we have so much in common, I feel like I’ve gotten a front row seat to how a lot of this has happened. It’s been great for me as inspiration.
She also loves his work ethic, and said, “I don’t know anyone who works harder than my husband. He’s so incredibly dedicated, but also does things always with a smile. He always has a good time.”
2. When Seth Proposed She Was Topless
In the video above, he confessed to Conan O’Brien about his pre-proposal nervousness:
Literally, I felt like someone had given me like a truckload of heroin to hold onto, I felt like the feds were going to kick in my door at any second. I couldn’t have a conversation with my girlfriend. All I could think of was this ring.
The comedian was so jittery, that he decided he couldn’t wait any longer to pop the question. He didn’t stop even when he realized she was in the closet, in the middle of changing her clothes.
She was literally only in her underpants and [her chest] was out. I’d already kind of started, and I was like ‘Oh man, her [chest is] out! That’s not part of the plan!’ I didn’t picture it like this, and I know she didn’t picture it like this. No little girl is like ‘It’ll happen in a closet with my [chest] out.’
3. Her Mom Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s in Her 50s
Lauren wrote a piece for NBC News, where she describes what it’s like to have a mother who is sick.
She says she was cheated out of the experiences most young adults have with their moms:
Most of my friends who are still lucky enough to have their mothers spent their 20s becoming best friends with their moms, whereas I spent mine watching my mom slowly slip away from us and herself.
She added that her life with her mother is very different from what others experience:
Buying her clothes that fit over her diapers, instead of us going for lunch and shopping together is not something a daughter of any age wants to do.
Miller and her husband started the Hilarity for Charity Fund as part of the National Alzheimer’s Association to “help families struggling with Alzheimer’s care, increase support groups nationwide, and fund cutting edge research.”
Their first Hilarity for Charity event was held in January 2012 and it raised over $300,000. They raised $500,000 at 2013’s event, and just had one in April of 2014 in New York City.
After the 2014 event, Miller tweeted:
— Lauren Miller (@IamLaurenMiller) April 11, 2014
4. She Wrote a Movie About Phone-Sex Operators
She penned For a Good Time, Call… with her former roommate, Katie Anne Naylor, who happened to be a former phone-sex operator herself.
When you have a writing partner and you’re writing a comedy, your goal is to make each other laugh. In writing something about phone sex, that’s a little dirty, Katie considered me to be the straight one.
Ari Graynor played Miller’s roommate in the comedy. Rogen, who were her fiance at the time, also made a cameo in the indie flick.
The actors shared a threesome phone-sex scene together, and Miller told Vulture:
Ari likes to joke that she’s been our only third, and I like to joke back, “That you know of.” I’m kidding! Seth wasn’t my husband at the time of the shooting, though; he was my fiancé. We weren’t a boring old married couple at that point like we are now.
5. She Was an Extra in ‘Superbad’
In the infamous party scene, where Jonah Hill gets blood on him after dancing with a party girl, Miller utters the line, “Hey, do you need a tampon?”
When Rogen made the now classic high school comedy, Miller was already dating him. The actress assured that he did not put her in out of love.
“Most people assume that’s because he was my boyfriend and he was being nice to me, but a lot of it was just luck and coincidence,” she said.
She went on to explain how her role in her boyfriend’s raunchy comedy came to be:
…I was just there to be on set to be supportive, and on the day, whoever it was who was supposed to do that scene couldn’t do it. I was sitting with one of the producers, Shauna Robertson, and I don’t think she even knew I was an actor, but she said, ‘Do you want to do it?’
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