Lauren Ambrose is an American actress. She started her professional acting career in 1992, debuting in an episode of Law & Order. She next made a one-episode role in The State. Her first recurring role on TV was as Myra Wringler in Party of Five. On the big screen, she had her first film role in 1997’s In & Out. She next played Denise Fleming in the teen comedy film Can’t Hardly Wait. During the 2000s, she became best known for her role as Claire Fisher in HBO’s Six Feet Under. She was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys in 2002 and 2003. She simultaneously had performances in the films Swimming, Psycho Beach Party, and Admissions. Following this, she had roles in the films Starting Out in the Evening, A Dog Year, and Cold Souls. She also starred in the short-lived sitcom The Return of Jezebel James. More recently, she played Special Agent Liz Einstein in The X-Files.