Lauren’s career as a performer on screen and stage spans over 20 years. The last decade has also seen her branch out into writing, directing and filmmaking, and last year her debut short film as a filmmaker, In Life Today, premiered at the 26th International FlickerFest Short Film Festival, and picked up awards for Best Actress and Best Screenplay for SIPFest at the Gold Coast Film Festival.
Screen work includes Sarah Walton’s Jump! alongside Sybilla Budd (The Secret Life of Us, Winners & Losers), supernatural TV drama, Sonnigsburg, opposite actress Ann Truong (Hard Target 2), and supporting roles in feature films The Unlit, Out of Order, and Experience the Knowing, with Dean Kirkright (The Legend of Ben Hall, Blood Hunt). Other credits include guest roles on the Nine Network’s House Husbands and Channel Eleven’s Neighbours.
With a strong theatrical background, Lauren has just completed two season’s of 15 Mins from Anywhere’s ,Green Room nominated, comic drama Cuckoo, written by Jane Miller and directed by Beng Oh. In 2014 she played the lead in This is What it Feels Like, co-written with Melbourne dramatist and Green Room nominee, Adam J.A. Cass, as well as reprising the role of Olive in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll with Complete Works Theatre Company.
Co-founder of The Act of Storytelling, over the last four years she has produced and co-hosted a monthly podcast series with fellow creative Nick Cain, investigating storytelling in the Australian Arts Industry and speaking to people who are changing the world through art.
Lauren is represented by Emma Raciti Management.