Lauren Graham with SMU students

Acclaimed actress Lauren Graham, co-star of Evan Almighty, meets with SMU theatre students during two days of conferences and workshops on the University campus Feb. 5-6. The 1992 Meadows M.F.A. graduate received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her portrayal of Lorelai Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls,” which ran from 1999-2006 on The WB (now The CW) network. Her next movie, Birds of America, premiered in January 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival; another new film, Flash of Genius, is scheduled for June release. (Photo by Kim Ritzenthaler.)