Who is Lauren Parsekian?
An actress and director who rose to prominence after marrying the famous “Breaking Bad” actor, Lauren Parsekian was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 8 December 1986, in Orange County, California USA. She holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed English and Armenian descent. She’s perhaps known best as the wife of Aaron Paul but some interesting facts about her deserve to be mentioned.
Early life and education
Lauren was raised in Orange County by her parents who were actors; her mother, Debry Kelly was seen in movies such as “Chips”, “Prizzi’s Honor” and “Hot Resort”, and Lauren’s father, Thomas Parsekian, was also in the cast of “Hot Resort”, so their love story started on the set for this movie. Lauren has two siblings, sister Brooke and brother Liam, with whom she has a very close relationship.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2004, Lauren enrolled at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Television production in 2008.
In 2009, she co-founded a non-profit organization called Kind Campaign, alongside her fellow from college, Molly Thompson. Both Lauren and Molly were affected by girl-against-girl bullying while they were middle school students, so at first they began with an idea for a documentary movie about this problem. They traveled all around the US visiting high schools and talking with girls about what they’d experienced.
In 2011, Lauren directed the short documentary movie “Finding Kind”, also starring alongside her mother, Debra Kelly, Molly Thompson and Tetia Stroud; in the documentary, Lauren spoke about her experience with bullying, when a group of girls made her feel so stressed and depressed that she was thinking about suicide. Her biggest support was her mother, and in her interview for Elle magazine, Lauren said:
‘When I was shooting the documentary in 2009, my mom and I made that transition from mother-daughter to friends. My co-founder Molly and I shot the film right after college and we brought both of our moms on the road with us. I did a two-month long road trip in a minivan with my mom when I had just turned 22. Ever since then, she’s been more a friend than a mom.’
The movie was awarded the Las Vegas International Film Festival Jury Prize, Best Educational Film.
In 2012, Lauren made an appearance as Doctor in the TV short movie “NCIS: Special Agent DiNozzo Visits Dr. Phil”, starring alongside Michael Weatherly and Phil McGraw, which was her last television appearance, except as a guest in some shows.
She’s devoted to her organization, which brings awareness and healing to negative and long-lasting effects of bullying through educational curricula and in-school assemblies; Lauren was happy when she realized that her documentary had changed the lives of the girls all around the state, which gave her more motivation to continue with her work.
Love life and marriage with Aaron Paul
Lauren hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning her love life and sexual orientation – it’s widely known about her marriage with Aaron Paul. The two met at the Coachella Festival in 2011, and liked each other so much that on their first date they traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to marry, but the White Chapel was closed. However, he proposed to her traditionally on 1 January 2012, in Paris, France, and they married on 26 May 2013.
The wedding was held in Malibu, with the theme a 1920s Parisian carnival; before the wedding, her future husband had sent to all 250 guests lyrics of his future wife’s favorite song – “Beauty” by The Shivers – so they sang with him, and after the wedding, Lauren said: ‘It was probably the most emotional, overwhelmingly beautiful moment of my life.’
Aaron’s first statement about their wedding was: ‘Everything was perfect. It was pretty magical… (The best moment was) when I woke up this morning and realized it wasn’t a dream!’
In February 2018, the two welcomed their first daughter, Story Anabelle Paul, while on 1 December 2021, Lauren shared a photo on her Instagram with a description: ‘We can’t wait to meet you baby! We love you so much already.’ It was clear that Story will become a big sister soon.
The family lives in their residence in Los Feliz, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, and enjoys their love and raising their daughter.
Age, height, and net worth
Lauren is 35 years old; she has naturally blonde hair, but now dyed in light brown, and her eyes are hazel; she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall, with vital statistics of 32-26-32.
As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $8 million.
Who is Aaron Paul?
Aaron Paul Sturtevant was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 27 August 1979, in Emmett, Idaho USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed Scottish, English and German descent. He’s a producer, and actor with 80 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the series “Breaking Bad”, a crime thriller drama that had 247 award nominations and won 154, including 16 Primetime Emmys.
For his performance, Aaron won three Primetime Emmys Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, in 2010, ’12, and ’14, while he’s also won two the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor on Television, in 2012, and ’14.
Aaron was raised by his parents Darla and Robert, alongside his three siblings; the interesting fact about his birth is that he was a month premature, so in the bathroom of his childhood home.
He attended Centennial High School, and upon matriculating in 1997, he didn’t enroll at college but pursued his modeling career, which lead him to act in commercials for Vanilla Coke, Juicy Fruit, and Corn Pops among others.
Aaron made his acting debut in the 1998 movie “Even the Losers”, while he made his first appearance on television as Chad in the popular ‘90s series “Beverly Hills, 90210”. In the following years, he was seen in “Melrose Place”, “3rd Rock from the Sun”, and “The X-Files”, among others.
Speaking about his big-screen appearances, he appeared in “Van Wilder”, “Perfect Opposites”, and “Mission: Impossible III”, among others, while his most notable roles were in the movies “Need for Speed”, “Central Intelligence”, and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”.
Aaron is 42 years old, with dark brown hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 160lbs (72kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall.
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at close to $20 million.