Lauren Ambrose has been cast as the female lead in Amazon ensemble drama pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV’s TriStar Television.

Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. character-driven drama based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel about a group of friends who meet at an arts camp when they’re 15 in 1974. The series chronicles their relationships throughout the next three decades dealing with the great expectations of youth juxtaposed with the realities life hands you as you get older.

Ambrose will play Jules. Seen in her mid-20s and mid-30s, Jules is determined to forge an acting career, but winds up a
struggling therapist with a young child, an unemployable husband (Gabriel Ebert) and a tiny New York apartment.

Ambrose can currently be seen as Agent Einstein on Fox’s The X-Files revival. She received two supporting actress Emmy nominations for her role as Claire Fisher on HBO’s Six Feet Under, co-starred on USA Network’s Dig and appeared in features Sleepwalk With Me and Wanderlust. She is repped by UTA and Kipperman Management.