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Lauren stars as "Kate Roberts" on NBC's soap opera "Days Of Our Lives". While a theater arts student at Virginia State University, Lauren Koslow was a design student who was equally adept at creating costumes and characters. She eventually earned her degree, (after first attending the University of Massachusettts) specializing in costume design. After graduating, Koslow joined a summer-stock theater group in Virginia, where she doubled as a costume designer and an actress. Acting soon won out for Koslow’s time and energies. She appeared in regional productions, including “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof,” “Dial M for Murder” and “The Importance of Being Earnest,” as well as in the Atlanta Shakespeare Festival productions of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and Moliere’s “Tartuffe.” She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a television career and landed roles on such programs as NBC’s “The Nanny.” and “The A-Team,” as well as “The New Mike Hammer,” “Spies” with George Hamilton and “House Calls.” Before Koslow joined the cast of “Days of our Lives” as Kate Roberts in January 1996, she was already well known to daytime audiences for her roles as Lindsay Wells on “The Young and the Restless” (1984-86) and Margo Lynley on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (1987-92). Koslow, a native of Boston, is married to makeup artist Nick Schillace, and they have two children, Zachariah and Millikate. She enjoys traveling, painting and taking care of her pets, which include three dogs, a cat, a bird with an attitude, two lizards, chickens, two pet rats, three horses and a pony. Lauren was born on March 9, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Koslow continues to make her television presence known with an Outstanding Supporting Actress Soap Opera Award nomination to her credit (February 2001). Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly currently hail her as one of The Most Beautiful Women on Television and Koslow tops The Most Glamorous list at Soap Opera Update (2000). Away from the television studios, Koslow enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. She keeps her perfect figure by maintaining a healthy diet, working out regularly, horseback riding, and keeping up with her children. An animal lover since childhood, Koslow has practically turned her Southern California home into an animal farm . Koslow does her own makeup. Her family name was changed from Koslov to Koslow. She owns a bird that was a gift from Tori Spelling (ex-Donna, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) Her son Zach portrayed her B&B character's son, Mark, from 1988-92.
She really don't watch a lot of TV... her must see TV is "The Sopranos .She also lift weights. And she is on a vegetarian dietIf she wasn’t an actress what would she be doing instead? There's billions of things she would consider -- geologist, forest ranger she considered at one time...She likes to do things outdoors. She likes to hike. She has a young horse she is riding – They spend a lot of time at the barn. She loves to travel. She likes to paint, read. And rest, but then she feels guilty.
Lauren Koslow Inks New Deals
Things in November 2004 are much different than things in November 2003. Unlike a year ago when Days of our Lives fans were worried whether their favorite star would fall victim to the Salem Stalker, there seems to be more news this year about which performers are staying with the show.
Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), who joined Days of our Lives in 1996, will remain with the how for the foreseeable future. Prior to joining DAYS, Koslow appeared on CBS's The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Meanwhile, 18-year DAYS veteran Drake Hogestyn (John Black) has also reupped with the show.
"Both of these actors bring an enthusiasm and professionalism to Days of our Lives in their individual ways. On and off the screen, they are exemplary representatives," said a show spokesperson in a statement.
"We are excited that both Lauren and Drake will continue as core members of the DAYS family," the spokesperson continued. "And we know the fans will share in our enthusiasm."
The terms of Koslow and Hogestyn's contracts were not released.