LAUREN AMBROSE recently completed the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children story, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, directed by Spike Jonze. She will next be seen in the starring role of the Hallmark Hall of Fame television film, “Loving Leah” and in HBO Films’ “A Dog Year.” She received critical acclaim for the independent feature STARTING OUT THE EVENING which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
This year, the actress appeared on stage in the role of Ophelia in The Public Theatre’s production of Hamlet; previously she portrayed the role of Juliet in the same theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Ambrose has also appeared in the Tony award-winning Broadway production of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing and Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at London’s National Theater.
Ambrose received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Six Feet Under” and won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress from the L.A. OutFest for her lead performance in two films: SWIMMING, a coming of age story, and the black comedy PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, adapted from Charles Busch’s play.