Why does the actress who plays Lauren Reed on Fairly Legal look so familiar?
—Betty Shields, Cody, Wyo.
You probably saw Virginia Williams in the recurring role of Claudia on How I Met Your Mother, or as Bianca Foster in the 2006 TV series Monarch Cove. The Memphis, Tenn., native began her career on the soap opera One Life To Live when she was a high school senior before hitting prime time in Strangers With Candy in 2000. “I’m so fortunate,” says the actress, 34. “I have the greatest family and husband and the best group of girlfriends in L.A. To top it all off, I have the best job in the world. I can’t believe they pay me so well to do something I would do for free.”