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Lori Grimes

Lori Grimes

Actor Sarah Wayne Callies
Gender Female
Hair Brown
Age Mid 30's
Occupation Housewife
Family Rick Grimes - Husband

Carl Grimes - Son Judith Grimes - Daughter

First Appearance "Days Gone Bye"
Last Appearance "Killer Within"

"Isolation" (Photograph)

Cause of Death Died while giving birth to Judith Grimes and shot by Carl Grimes to prevent reanimation.
Status Dead
Series lifespan "Days Gone Bye" to "Killer Within"

Lori C-section Death

Lori dies during her emergency C-section.


Lori In Rick's Hallucination.

Lori Grimes is one of the main protagonists and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is the wife of Rick and mother of Carl and Judith. Believing Rick to be dead, she joined Shane to Atlanta, and counted on him to keep her and Carl safe, during which she began a sexual relationship with him.

Rick's wife.

Carl's mom.

Judith's dad.

She is the one who usaly protects the kids, like Carl and Beth. And back at Alanta, Sophia.

  • Lori is the third main character to die in the TV Series.
  • Sarah Wayne Callies (the actress that portrayed Lori) was in favor of Lori dying while in The Prison, just like the comic character. In an interview she stated, "I argued that it was necessary to kill Lori and I feel very strongly that for all of the other deviations we may have from the comic book, killing Lori does something to Rick that is vital for the story and can't be done any other way."
  • Lori has a tattoo of a butterfly on her abdomen.
  • Even though Lori died in the 3rd episode, "Killer Within", she is credited as a main cast for the rest of the season. The only time she appeared was in Rick's hallicination.
  • Lori is one of the only characters to be shown alive before the outbreak.


Lori is a strong, generous, independent, and emotional woman, but is also shown to be difficult and demanding at times. Having believed her husband to be dead and that the world was coming to an end, and trying her best to keep herself and Carl safe, Lori became extremely vulnerable and lonely. During this time she began a relationship with Shane, something that would cause her difficulty throughout the remainder of her life. With Rick's eventual return, she found herself with both extreme happiness and extreme guilt. She becomes torn between her husband and Shane; realizing they were both essential to her survival. However, her actions put Rick and Shane at odds, significantly more so with the revealing of her pregnancy. Throughout season two, she strives to ensure that her unborn child will be healthy, and wonders whether the baby should even be born into such a horrible world. After the farm is overrun, she becomes deeply disturbed by Rick's actions, as well as Carl's involvement in the death of Shane. As the third season began, Rick starts to shun her, something that pains her increasingly. However, Rick is devastated when he discovers that she died during childbirth.

Back RoundEdit

Lori married her husband, Rick, at a young age. The two of them eventually had a son named Carl. They lived as a typical suburban family in King County, Georgia. On Sundays, she made pancakes, despite the fact that she knew they were awful. Lori was a stay-at-home mother, while Rick was the main financial provider by working for the local Sheriff's department. Over time, their marriage became increasingly strained with Rick distancing himself from her. His unwillingness to talk about his feelings and their problems resulted in fights, where harsh words were spoken by Lori. It had even reached the point where she began to question his love for her and Carl. Lori confided in a friend (and fellow housewife), Paula, to ease the stress and seek advice.

Days before the apocalypse breaks out, Lori finds out through Shane about Rick's injury, and shares the sad news with Carl. As the apocalypse breaks out, Shane convinces Lori and Carl that Rick is dead, and she and her son pack their things and leave with Shane to head to a safe zone in Atlanta. Shane, Lori, and Carl get caught in a traffic jam on the way and befriend Carol and her family. While stopped outside the city, Lori and Shane watch in horror as Atlanta is bombed by napalm helicopters. As time progresses, Lori becomes extremely vulnerable and, believing Rick to be dead, begins a sexual relationship with Shane.


"You're gonna be fine. You are going to beat this world, I know you will. You are smart, and you are strong, and you are so brave, and I love you. You gotta' do what's right, baby. Promise me you will always do what's right. It's so easy to do the wrong thing in this world. So, if it feels wrong don't do it, alright? If it feels easy don't do it, don't let this world spoil you. You're so good, my sweet boy. Best thing I ever did, I love you, I love you. My sweet, sweet, boy I love you."

~ Lori to Carl before her c-section tha killed her.