Lauren Ambrose is an American stage and screen actress, and singer. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Claire Fisher in the HBO drama series, Six Feet Under. She is also known for her movie roles in can Hardly Wait, Psycho Beach Party, Sleepwalk with Me, and Where the Wild Things Are.

In this article, we look at the net worth of Lauren Ambrose.

What is Lauren Ambrose’s Net Worth in 2022? Income Sources & Salary

According to, Lauren Ambrose has an eminent net worth of $12 million. The primary source of her income is her on-screen acting career with her income being bolstered by a prolific stage performance career.

Ambrose started her career as an off-Broadway performer before transitioning to screen roles in television shows like The State, Law & Order, Party of Five, and Saving Graces.

She made her feature film debut in the 1997 comedy film, In & Out.

In 2001, she joined the cast of the HBO drama series, Six Feet Under, as Claire Fisher, the youngest of the Fishers, a family of funeral-home owners. For her performance, she was twice-nominated for an Emmy Award: in 2002 and 2003.

The cast of HBO's Six Feet Under
The cast of HBO’s Six Feet Under
Source: IMDb 

The series ran for five seasons from June 3, 2001, to August 21, 2005, and consistently drew high ratings and is widely considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

She continued to work in movies during and after her Six Feet Under obligations. 2009 was her most prolific year at the movies with four major feature film appearances, namely A Dog Year, Cold Souls, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Other Woman.

She also played Almond Cohen in the 2012 comedy movie, Wanderlust, starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, and Jordan Peele, among others.

She played Jilly Kitzinger in the last season of the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Miracle Day. She also had appearances in shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dig, and The X-Files.

Since 2019, she has starred as Dorothy Turner in the Apple TV+ psychological horror series, Servant.

Besides her screen appearances, Ambrose has had an eminent stage career. She has performed in Broadway productions of such plays as Awake and Sing!, Exit the King, and her Tony Award-nominated performance in the play, My Fair Lady.

Her off-Broadway portfolio includes Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Exit the King, to name a few.

Since 2009, Lauren has dabbled in singing and performs with the ragtime Dixieland jazz band, Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class.

Lauren Ambrose: Age, Height, Parents & Ethnicity

Lauren Ambrose was born Lauren Anne D’Ambruoso in New Haven, Connecticut, to caterer Frank D’Ambruoso and interior designer Anne Wachtel.

Born on February 20, 1978, the 42-year-old is of Italian descent from her father’s side and German, English, and Irish from her mother’s side, and stands at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters).

She attended Choate Rosemary Hall and Wilbur Cross High School but graduated from the High School in the Community in New Haven, Connecticut.

She is a classically-trained opera singer who studied voice and opera at Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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Is Lauren Ambrose Married? Does She Have Children?

Lauren Ambrose has been married for close to two decades to photographer Sam Handel. Ambrose wed the Boston-based professional photographer in September 2001.

They have two children together: son Orson Halcyon Handel, born on January 16, 2007; and a daughter born in 2012.

Ambrose is listed as living in Manhattan with her family.