American actress Lauren Graham just may be the coolest mom on television. Her portrayal of young mother Lorelai Gilmore, on the hit series Gilmore Girls, will always be endearing to me.

No other than Graham could portray Lorelai’s adorable stubbornness, quick wit, unstoppable sense of humor and incessant need for “coffee, coffee, coffee!” 

Now, Graham plays Sarah Braverman on the new NBC series, Parenthood. Here, she’s the mom of two teens, including a rebellious daughter who makes Rory Gilmore look like an angel. Well … come to think of it, she kinda was.

Pictured below with Alexis Bledel on Gilmore Girls

Watch for Graham Tuesday nights on NBC!