And while Graham may be best known for her role on Gilmore Girls, as well as her six seasons spent as Sarah Braverman on Parenthood, she’s also making her mark on the literary world. She first showed off her literary prowess with the charming and heartfelt Someday, Someday, Maybe, which received critical acclaim when it was published in 2013 and landed a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Her 2016 memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can, was met with similar fanfare and allowed readers a behind-the-scenes look into Gilmore Girls, Parenthood and growing up Graham, all told in Graham’s witty and conversational voice. Graham’s currently working on a second fiction novel, about two girls in their 20s and how their relationship changes as they get older.
While some actors take to writing as a side gig, Graham said her love of literature was actually what spurred her onto pursue an acting career.
“Books were the most important thing to me growing up. I think I came to performing because I loved stories. It felt like the next natural step,” said Graham, who spent several childhood years in Southampton and on the North Fork. “All these years I’ve been reading scripts and I think that helped me when I felt inspired to write myself. It all comes out of a real love of storylines.”
But it’s not just books Graham’s putting her pen to. She recently finished the script for The Royal We, a film adaptation of the book of the same name, as well as signed up to write and produce Windfall, a novel written by her book editor, Jennifer E. Smith.
“I’m interested in romantic comedies, I feel they’re not as present as they used to be,” said Graham. “Windfall had this giant ‘what if?’ aspect to it and has a love story where you’re not sure what’s going to happen. I thought all that would make a real sweet film.”
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