"I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”"
~ Carrie Fisher
reel & video
The Following (Fox)
1 min Comedy Clips
Funny, mother, working with kids
Special Skill: A Blood Curdling Scream
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), As They Made Us (Candice Bergen), the mockumentary The Royal We, and being famously cut as Gilda Radner from Chapter 27.
Training: MFA: Actors Studio Drama School.
The Second City NY Conservatory Program
"For every ten Jews, god designed one to be crazy to amuse the others. At nine I knew that one was me."
~ Mel Brooks
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 shopping around a full-length play about George Burns and Gracie Allen, The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen (Semifinalist The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Playwrights Conference, Semifinalist Heiress Production, finalist The Orlando Shakespeare Playfest & Webroadway Competition), And is now in a highlight podcast with Lauren as Gracie Allen. Lauren is also a published essayist on Burns & Allen (for the New England Vintage Film Soc) and has also written articles and essays for Collider & TRAVALANCHE on comedy & pop culture.
Podcasting: 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, Spotify & wherever you listen to podcasts. She has interviewed artists such as Emmy Winner Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Tony Winner Joanna Gleason, the Cast/Writers of Murphy Brown, & alumni from both Marvel to Lucas Films.
Teleplays & Plays Upon Request
"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!
Scenes from Lauren's Eugene O'Neill Conference semi-finalist play "The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen" with Lauren as Gracie Allen, Kevin Sebastian (Mrs. Maisel) as George Burns and Narrated
by Stephen Tobolowsky
(Groundhog Day; The Goldbergs)
BONUS Interview with Lauren conducted by journalist Trav S.D regarding Burns and Allen's centennial.
Guests include Diane English
The writers & actors from
Grant Shaud (Miles), Joe Regalbuto (Frank) Faith Ford (Corky) & Guest stars Emmy Winning The West Wing star Richard Schiff &
Tony winner Joanna Gleason!
We watched all of Harrison Ford's films in order... so you don't have to! Guests include writers from Lucas Films, Supergirl, and Handmaids Tale, as well as actors from Comedy Bang! Bang!, Marvel TV & USA's The Sinner!
My Favorite interviews include Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Joanna Gleason (Tony Winner)
I loved talking about:
Diversity & Inclusivity in the 1990s To Today (A panel discussion)
Women of the '80s and '90s News/Pop-Culture with Sarah Marshall of You're Wrong About & You Are Good.
And I had a blast guesting on podcasts about Law & Order: SVU and & You Are Good: Clue The Movie.
My favorite Murphy Brown recap episodes (so hard to pick!) are 2.07: Whose Garbage Is It Anyway?, 1.22 The Morning Show (Season 1 Finale) & 1.13 Soul Man (Topic: Men's Clubs).
In my first podcast (2016-2018) I got to talk about some great Harrison Ford movies like Indiana Jones & Star Wars: Return Of the Jedi