Who is Lauren Parsekian?
Lauren Parsekian was born on 8 December 1986, in Orange County, California, USA, and is an actress as well as a director, but possibly best known for being the wife of actor Aaron Paul. Her husband is known for his work in the television series “Breaking Bad”, gaining critical acclaim for his work as the character, Jesse Pinkman. In recent years, he’s been involved in projects such as “BoJack Horseman” and “Westworld”.
The Net Worth of Lauren Parsekian
As of mid-2020, Lauren Parsekian’s net worth is estimated to be over $8 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. While she isn’t as active as an actress, she’s worked behind the scenes of several popular television and film projects.
She probably benefits from the success of her husband too, as Aaron Paul’s net worth is estimated to be over $16 million, thanks to numerous high-value contracts during his career.
Early Life and Education
Lauren’s life as a child was relatively out of the spotlight – she grew-up alongside two siblings in California, where her father worked in a prominent position as a judge, eventually working his way up to the Supreme Court. At a young age, she envisioned a career as an actress, but she also became very interested in creating films as a director.
This led her to attend Dana Hills High School which is located at the nearby Dana Point, one of the oldest high schools in the country, established before Orange County was incorporated.
After matriculating, she was intent on pursuing her passion in film, and enrolled at Pepperdine University where she took up a related course. The university was established in the 1930s by George Pepperdine, and is known for its various graduate programs and their association with several international schools in other countries.
After graduating, one of her projects in the entertainment industry was working behind the scenes in the television newsmagazine program “Extra”, which follows news and gossip around the industry, particularly extensive coverage of celebrities and events surrounding celebrities. She worked alongside Billy Bush, Renee Bargh and Jennifer Lahmers during this time.
In 2011, she ventured into her directorial debut as she worked on the documentary “Finding Kind”, which follows two friends who travel across the US, discovering how women can become involved in negative interactions with other women. The film was created as a part of a larger anti-bullying campaign she started, called the Kind Campaign, and was the subject of the documentary alongside Molly Stroud. The film was shown to various schools around the US, which prompted reconciliation for various bullying incidents within these schools. The following year, she then worked on a collaborative special between “NCIS” and “Dr. Phil”, in which character Agent DiNozzo played by Michael Weatherly appears in the “Dr. Phil” program.
Husband – Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul grew up in Emmett, Idaho, the youngest of four children, and is the son of a minister in the Baptist church. At a young age he aspired to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and following his matriculation from Centennial High School, he moved to Los Angeles with around $6,000 in savings to join the International Modeling and Talent Association competition. While he didn’t win, he was successful as a runner-up and was offered a modeling contract shortly afterwards.
A few of his earliest appearances were in music videos, as he was seen starring in “White Trash Beautiful” by Everland and “Thoughtless” by Corn.
He also appeared in several commercials for products such as Corn Pops, Vanilla Coke, and Juicy Fruit. One of his earliest film projects was in “Whatever It Takes”, a film which starred James Franco and Shane West. He also had small roles in films such as “Mission: Impossible III”, “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”, and “Help! I’m a Fish”, and attracted a bit of attention when he was cast in the series “Big Love”, which aired on HBO. This role would help him land one of the biggest television roles in his career.
Breaking Bad Success and Other Projects – Aaron Paul
In 2008, Paul was cast as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”.
He was initially set to be a character meant only for the first season of the show, but writers opted for him to remain after they saw his chemistry with lead actor Bryan Cranston. He became one of the main characters, and his role in the show would lead him to international fame, with him winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama three times in five consecutive nominations. The show tells the story of a chemistry teacher who upon discovering he has lung cancer, partners with a former student to produce crystal meth to help him earn money for his family before he dies.
The show is considered one of the greatest series of all time.
Following the success of this role, he continued by working on other projects such as “Need for Speed” and “Smashed”. In 2013, he became one of the main voice cast members of “BoJack Horseman”, which aired on Netflix. This led to his entry into the voice acting world, as he voiced for the animated film “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV”, while also working on other projects. One of his latest projects is becoming a regular cast member of the series “Westworld”, playing the character Caleb Nichols.
Lauren met Aaron during the Coachella Festival, one of the most popular annual music festivals held in the US. After a few years of being together, he proposed to her while on a trip to Paris in 2012. They married the following year in a themed wedding modeled after Parisian carnivals during the 1920s, and attended by several celebrities. They have a child together, and the family resides in Idaho. The two work together on Lauren’s anti-bullying organization and programs, with her husband responsible for raising over $1.8 million for the cause.