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July 25, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the greatest moments in Lauren Ambrose's young life took place two years ago at the Slamdance Film Festival screening of "Swimming," an intimate coming-of-age drama in which she plays a young woman adrift but trying to find her place in the world. "It was the first time I had seen it," recalls Ambrose, who also plays the artistic but troubled teen Claire on HBO's drama series "Six Feet Under."
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September 2, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The good news about "Coma," A&E's four-hour miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton film airing Monday and Tuesday night, is that it's much better than its previous miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton book "The Andromeda Strain. " The bad news? It's still not very good. Or at least it's not as good as it should be, given a cast that includes Lauren Ambrose, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn; it's not even as good as the 1978 film, which, though facing a few of the same problems as this rendition, did not shy away from a subtext both hysterical and socially nuanced.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2012 | By T.L. Stanley
Lauren Ambrose didn't have time to do her "usual nerdy research" before she started filming "Coma," a two-part miniseries launching Labor Day on A&E. The actress, perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated turn as Claire Fisher on HBO's cult hit, "Six Feet Under," accepted the role as a doctor-in-training in the medical thriller on a Friday. Work started two days later. But Ambrose said she leaped at the job because it provided so many firsts, primarily a chance to star in a project executive produced by Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott and appear with A-listers Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis and James Woods.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2012 | By T.L. Stanley
Lauren Ambrose didn't have time to do her "usual nerdy research" before she started filming "Coma," a two-part miniseries launching Labor Day on A&E. The actress, perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated turn as Claire Fisher on HBO's cult hit, "Six Feet Under," accepted the role as a doctor-in-training in the medical thriller on a Friday. Work started two days later. But Ambrose said she leaped at the job because it provided so many firsts, primarily a chance to star in a project executive produced by Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott and appear with A-listers Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis and James Woods.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2001 | JAMES ENDRST, THE HARTFORD COURANT
There's something that makes a parent want to take care of, or maybe even worry just a little bit about, Lauren Ambrose. Even at 23, the actress--who plays Claire Fisher, the youngest and most fragile member of the very odd and highly dysfunctional family on HBO's drama "Six Feet Under"--seems a little vulnerable.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The good news about "Coma," A&E's four-hour miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton film airing Monday and Tuesday night, is that it's much better than its previous miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton book "The Andromeda Strain. " The bad news? It's still not very good. Or at least it's not as good as it should be, given a cast that includes Lauren Ambrose, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn; it's not even as good as the 1978 film, which, though facing a few of the same problems as this rendition, did not shy away from a subtext both hysterical and socially nuanced.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2007 | Carina Chocano
Andrew Wagner ("The Talent Given Us") directed this small but fascinating character drama about an ambitious young grad student (Lauren Ambrose from "Six Feet Under") who convinces an aging novelist, Leonard Schiller (Frank Langella), that her thesis about him will resurrect his career. Based on a novel by Brian Morton, it's a seduction-and-abandonment story of an unexpected kind.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
After a mysterious two-week disappearance, the body of Lisa (Lili Taylor), Nate Fisher's (Peter Krause) sweet, gentle, murderously passive-aggressive wife, washed ashore somewhere near Santa Barbara. The news, which came at the end of the final episode of "Six Feet Under" last June, broke the fever that had raged throughout much the third season. Thanks in part to Taylor's moony presence, the congenitally repressed Fisher family had plunged headlong into lunacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Swimming" makes the coming-of-age experience seem as fresh as tomorrow because its makers take this inevitably painful and often perplexing transition seriously without being solemn, bringing to it a sense of humor that is wry rather than jokey. Director Robert J.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2008 | Greg Braxton
Fox's "The Return of Jezebel James" will in fact not return. The network has canceled the low-rated comedy from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino after two airings. The series, which starred Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose as sisters, had its final broadcast Friday and will be replaced by repeats of "Bones." -- Greg Braxton
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2007 | Carina Chocano
Andrew Wagner ("The Talent Given Us") directed this small but fascinating character drama about an ambitious young grad student (Lauren Ambrose from "Six Feet Under") who convinces an aging novelist, Leonard Schiller (Frank Langella), that her thesis about him will resurrect his career. Based on a novel by Brian Morton, it's a seduction-and-abandonment story of an unexpected kind.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
After a mysterious two-week disappearance, the body of Lisa (Lili Taylor), Nate Fisher's (Peter Krause) sweet, gentle, murderously passive-aggressive wife, washed ashore somewhere near Santa Barbara. The news, which came at the end of the final episode of "Six Feet Under" last June, broke the fever that had raged throughout much the third season. Thanks in part to Taylor's moony presence, the congenitally repressed Fisher family had plunged headlong into lunacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Swimming" makes the coming-of-age experience seem as fresh as tomorrow because its makers take this inevitably painful and often perplexing transition seriously without being solemn, bringing to it a sense of humor that is wry rather than jokey. Director Robert J.
NEWS
July 25, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the greatest moments in Lauren Ambrose's young life took place two years ago at the Slamdance Film Festival screening of "Swimming," an intimate coming-of-age drama in which she plays a young woman adrift but trying to find her place in the world. "It was the first time I had seen it," recalls Ambrose, who also plays the artistic but troubled teen Claire on HBO's drama series "Six Feet Under."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2001 | JAMES ENDRST, THE HARTFORD COURANT
There's something that makes a parent want to take care of, or maybe even worry just a little bit about, Lauren Ambrose. Even at 23, the actress--who plays Claire Fisher, the youngest and most fragile member of the very odd and highly dysfunctional family on HBO's drama "Six Feet Under"--seems a little vulnerable.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2001
I was delighted to read a positive article on "Six Feet Under," yet I feel Mimi Avins did the show some disservice ("It's More Than Death," Aug. 18). By saying "Touched by an Angel" fans are tuning in, she inadvertently made it sound like not much more than a dysfunctional "Little House on the Prairie." While character development and family dynamics are certainly central components, otherwise potential viewers might not tune in and thereby miss its intelligence and the wonderful black humor inherent in every episode.
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