Lauren Lapkus is an American actress and comedian. In 2005, she debuted in the independent film Movie Boy. Her first TV role was in the TV film Carpeted Afterhours. Her career became more active in the 2010s, first having appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and playing Dee Dee in Are You There, Chelsea? Her first notable role was as Susan Fischer in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, which she played between 2013 and 2014. She recently returned to the show in 2019. More recently, she had recurring roles as Jess in Crashing and Denise in The Big Bang Theory. As of 2018, she plays the voice of Lotta in the animated series Harvey Street Kids. Lapkus has also appeared in the films Are You Here, Jurassic World, Opening Night, The Unicorn, Dog Days, and Holmes & Watson.