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.
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.
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
Allison Janney, Madeline Kahn, Christine Baranski, Bette Midler, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Emma Thompson
Anne Bancroft, Candice Bergen, Shirley MacLaine & Cristine Rose.
Aaron Sorkin, Tina Fey, Diane English, Steven Moffat, Bonnie Hunt, Steve Martin, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Wendy Wasserstein, Donald Margulies, Dorothy Parker, Betty Comden, Emma Thompson, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Carrie Fisher, Carole King & Lucille Kallen.
"I'm not a capitalism, I'm a creativist. I make money to make things, I don't make things to make money."
~ Eddie Izzard