Born on September 6, 1985, Lauren Lapkus is an accomplished television actress in the American entertainment industry. You might know her with odd roles in shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Middle.’ Besides, the voice actress cum comedian is best known as Susan Fischer in Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ So, without wasting much time, let’s find out more about the 34-year-old actress.

How Much is Lauren Lapkus’s Net Worth?

Working in the American television industry is quite beneficial when it comes to income and fortunes. The Illinois-born actress from ‘Harvey Street Kids owns a whopping six-digit net worth of $800,000 as of 2020. Active since 2005, Lauren earns around $50,010, the average salary of an actress per year.

Lauren Lapkus in a white dress poses at an interview.
Lauren Lapkus is featured in The Big Bang Theory as Denise. Source: Agnieszka Holland

While she appeared in eight episodes of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as Denise, her best work came in 2013 in the Netflix show, ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ Furthermore, you could see her versatility in shows like ‘Drunk History,’ ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’, and ‘House of Lies.’ In Hollywood, Lapkus appeared in movies like ‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Dog Days’ in recent years. Likewise, she was the cast of 2015‘s superhit movie, ‘Jurassic World, ‘ which bagged $1.67 billion at the box office.

Some of her latest projects include ‘The Wrong Missy’, which was released on Netflix on May 13, 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. On television, you could see her in an episode of ‘Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Lauren Lapkus’s Married Life with Mike Castle

Actress Lauren Lapkus made the headlines in 2018, through her personal milestone. In fact, she tied the knot with fellow actor, Mike Castle. They enjoyed a lavish courthouse wedding ceremony with close friends and family with a small dinner party.

Actors Lauren Lapkus and Mike Black pose for a picture.
Lauren Lapkus and Mike Castle tied the knot in October 2018. Source: Getty

Lapkus appeared in a gorgeous high-low wedding dress with a beaded bodice and flutter sleeves. On the other hand, her beau Castle wore a navy blue suit, which made a perfect match. A professional musician and a close friend, Dan Mangan went on to perform to make the day more pleasant.

I am thrilled to be married to my best friend!

Lauren Lapkus on her marriage with Mike Castle.

Interestingly, as they exchanged their vows, Mike’s words were so touching that it even made the judge cry. Two years into their marriage, they couldn’t be happier. However, any potential family plans to have children aren’t revealed yet as they focus on their respective journeys.

Lauren Lapkus’s First Marriage Ended in Divorce

Lauren Lapkus might be thrilled with her marriage with Mike Castle but would hope that her bad luck doesn’t continue. Yes, Lapkus isn’t the most fortunate when it comes to love life, as she came off a bad break-up with fellow actor Chris Alvarado.

Lauren Lapkus in a black dress posing with ex-lover Chris Alvarado.
Lauren Lapkus parted ways with ex-husband Chris Alvarado in 2016. Source: Dailymail

Alvarado and Lapkus exchanged their vows on May 3, 2014, and looked forward to a promising future. While they were together, nothing seemed wrong as the Netflix actress was vocal about their love in media.

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All of a sudden cracks formed in their married life as they went through several conflicts and controversies. Eventually, they parted ways with a divorce agreement on February 14, 2016, not the best date for a break-up. Surprisingly, the court papers show how it was Lauren who filed for the split up. The diva offered her ex-lover a large one-off lump sum settlement of $85,000.

Lauren Lapkus’s Early Life

Born in the city of Evanston, Illinois, Lauren Lapkus is half Lithuanian and half Greek/Serbian. Her interest in the showbiz industry was transparent at a young age as she filmed sketches with her older brother as a child. Furthermore, she even filmed and participated in a variety of shows at Evanston Township High School.

Lauren Lapkus poses with a co-actor from The Big Bang Theory.
Lauren Lapkus played Denise in The Big Bang Theory for 8 episodes. Source: E! News

In pursuit of her career goals, Lapkus took improv classes at the iO Theater in her senior year. Likewise, following her graduation at DePaul University, she continued with improv. In fact, the diva also credits watching sitcoms and ‘Saturday Night Live’ to help her become a comedian. Little did she know how she would go on to become one back then.

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The big break happened when the 34-year-old moved to New York City for a year. It was there where she worked with Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, which further developed her portfolio. Later, she moved to Los Angeles in 2010, and her career went strong.

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