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 this year her first short film as a filmmaker, In Life Today, had it’s world premiere at the 26th International FlickerFest Short Film Festival, Sydney.
Lauren appeared in Sarah Walton’s Jump! alongside Sybilla Budd (The Secret Life of Us, Winners & Losers) in the 2016 Burbank Film Festival and globally in Jacintho Muinos’ short film, Kane, graced Australian screens in late 2016 in supernatural TV drama, Sonnigsburg, opposite actress Ann Truong (Hard Target 2), and will shortly be appearing in Indie feature, Experience the Knowing, as Grace, activist and mother to the protagonist, Dean Kirkright (The Legend of Ben Hall, Blood Hunt).
Other screen credits include the Nine Network’s House Husbands, ABC’s Time of Our Lives, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Fremantle Media’s Neighbours. Over the last 2 decades, she has been involved in a variety of other short film projects which have screened at film festivals internationally, including Gabby (65th Festival de Cannes).
With a strong theatrical background, Lauren has just completely a successful production of 15 Mins from Anywhere’s comic drama Cuckoo, written by Jane Miller and directed by Beng Oh. In 2014 she played the lead in an original theatrical piece This is What it Feels Like, which she co-wrote with 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, she produces and co-hosts 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 their art. Combining her natural enthusiasm for acting with years of training and experience she has become a self-reliant, adaptable and self-motivated artist who is willing to take risks.