Lauren grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Therefore, at a very early age, she became very familiar with comedy -- she loves her home state but knows all the jokes... reports of her being found in a hollowed out Television set in Victoria Station are unsubstantiated.
As an actor: Lauren has performed from H.E.R.E. to the Kennedy Center. Favorite roles include Joan in Elaine May's The Way of All Fish, Jill in Butterflies Are Free and Lala in The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Other appearances include Caryl Churchill's The Skriker (Kennedy Center) Tango 'Till They're Sore (The Flea Theater), and Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe (P.I.T.). Film & TV credits include The Following (Fox), Ten Thousand Saints (Ethan Hawke), the mockumentary The Royal We, and being famously cut as Gilda Radner from the Chapter 27,
starring Jared Leto.
Training: MFA: Actors Studio Drama School.
The Second City NY Conservatory Program
As a writer: Lauren wrote the one-act The Onion: First Dates, which was mounted as part of The Southern Slam Festival at the Warehouse Theater, SC, (published in The Louisville Review) which she also appeared in. Lauren is currently working on a full-length play about George Burns and Gracie Allen, The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen (Semifinalist 2018 The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Playwrights Conference, Semifinalist Heiress Production, finalist The Orlando Shakespeare Playfest & Webroadway Competition) and recently appeared in an industry reading of act one, as Gracie Allen. Lauren is also a published essayist on Burns & Allen (for the New England Vintage Film Soc) and has also written for Forcesofgeek.com & TRAVALANCHE on comedy & pop culture.
Currently, Lauren is the co-host of & FYI: The Murphy Brown Podcast & Previously of Fordcast: A Harrison Ford Podcast. Both can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Sound Cloud, Stitcher Radio, & wherever you listen to podcasts. She has interviewed artists such as Emmy Winner Richard Schiff (The West Wing), The Cast/Writers of Murphy Brown, & alumni from both Marvel to Lucas Films.
"For every ten Jews, god designed one to be crazy to amuse the others. At nine I knew that one was me."
~ Mel Brooks
Allison Janney, Madeline Kahn, Christine Baranski, Bette Midler, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Olivia Coleman, Emma Thompson, Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine & Cristine Rose.
Carrie Fisher, Steve Martin, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Wendy Wasserstein, Donald Margulies, Dorothy Parker, Betty Comden, Emma Thompson, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Carole King & Lucille Kallen.
Amber Ruffin & Gilda Radner
"Who put these fingerints on my imagaintion?"
~ Elvis Costello
"The best researched and written article I’ve ever read about Gracie Allen."
Frank Cullen, American Vaudeville Museum
"I'm not a capitalist, I'm a creativist. I make money to make things, I don't make things to make money."
~ Eddie Izzard
I love podcasting! And as you can see I love podcasting about pop-culture. Take a look below at the podcasts I host and produce, but also the fun shows I've guested on! Can't decide where to start!? Click here for a list of my favorites!
Guests include Diane English (Series Creator),
The writer... & actors from
Grant Shaud (Miles), Joe Regalbuto (Frank) & Guest stars Emmy Winning The West Wing Star Richard Schiff &
Tony winner Joanna Gleason!
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We watched all of Harrison Ford's films in order... so you don't have to! Guests include writers from Lucas Films and Supergirl, as well as actors from Comedy Bang! Bang!, Marvel TV & USA's The Sinner!
"This podcast is wonderful; urbane, self-assured and charming, just like Harrison"
The Astromech Journal