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Lauren Zizes

Meet 'Glee's' Lauren Zizes, aka Ashley Fink

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 8th 2011 1:30PM
Ashley Fink, GleeHas 'Glee's' Brittany S. Pierce met her match in the one-liner department?

Actress Ashley Fink has popped up as McKinley High student Lauren Zizes on 'Glee' since the first season, often to bluntly call out her classmates for their dumb behavior and crack wise. But now that her character has joined New Directions, we've noticed the Houston-born, L.A.-raised actress can deliver a zinger with the bite of Sue Sylvester and the humor of our beloved Brittany.

When TV Squad caught up with the 24-year-old actress last month, she told us she didn't find out Lauren, the Greco-Roman wrestling state champion, was becoming a full-fledged member of New Directions until the wardrobe department called her for a fitting.

"They were like, 'You need to come in for your fitting tomorrow because for the big number you have to match everyone,'" she said. "And I was like, 'That's weird. Why do I have to match everybody?' Because they called me before I got the script. And they were like, 'Oh, no! Did we ruin the surprise?' I was like, 'There is no way this could be ruined -- this is the best news ever.'"

The self-professed musical theater geek ("I know the big snobs don't like 'Wicked' and 'Rent,' but I love 'Wicked' and 'Rent.' I love 'Spring Awakening,' 'Next to Normal,' 'In the Heights'") would not spill one. Single. Detail. About the upcoming episodes. (Though we now know for sure she's the lady Puck is crushing on.) After the jump, Fink discusses her Golden Globes experience, her dream 'Glee' guest star and her favorite karaoke song.

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