Who Is Laura Prepon?

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    Who is Laura Prepon? Laura Prepon is an actress known for playing Donna on “That ‘70s Show” and Alex Vause on “Orange Is the New Black,” the hit Netflix comedy-drama series. On “Orange Is the New Black,” set in a women’s prison, Laura Prepon plays the ex-girlfriend of the show’s lead character, Piper (Taylor Schilling), and despite the show’s breakout success, rumors surfaced in August 2013 that Prepon would leave the show during season two.

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    “Who is Laura Prepon?” first became a popular question in the late ‘90s, when the native of Watchung, New Jersey, rose to fame as a member of the “That ‘70s Show” cast. On the Fox sitcom, she played Donna, the next-door neighbor and eventual girlfriend of lead character Eric (Topher Grace). Fans who took their “Who is Laura Prepon?” curiosity a step further and researched her online would have learned she was born March 7, 1980, and attended Watchung Hills Regional High School.

    While Laura Prepon is best known for “That ‘70s Show,” she’s done voice work for “King of the Hill” and guest stints on “How I Met Your Mother” and “In Plain Sight,” among other shows. Before signing on for “Orange Is the New Black,” the show that has once again made her a hot topic, Laure Prepon played Chelsea on “Are You There, Chelsea?” and Hannah on “October Road.” On “Orange Is the New Black,” Laura Prepon portrays a former drug dealer doing time at the tame prison as Piper, her former girlfriend.

    One way to answer, “Who is Laura Prepon?” is “a scientologist,” as she’s revealed herself to be a follower of that controversial religion, and when reports surfaced she’d be leaving “Orange Is the New Black” during season 2, some speculated her beliefs could be a factor. After all, the Church of Scientology has been accused of being anti-gay, and Laura Prepon’s “Orange Is the New Black” character is a lesbian. Prepon has yet to comment, and Netflix hasn’t even confirmed she’s leaving the show, so fans will have to stay tuned.

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