Lauren’s career as a performer on screen and stage spans over 20 years. Over the last decade she has also worked as a writer, director and filmmaker. Her short film, In Life Today, premiered at the 26th International FlickerFest Short Film Festival, and won Best Actress and Best Screenplay for SIPFest at the Gold Coast Film Festival 2017.
Other 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 (Romper Stomper, Hard Target 2), and 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 House Husbands and Neighbours.
With a strong theatrical background Lauren has just completed a regional tour of World War 1 play, Mud & Blood, and two seasons of 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. She is currently in pre-production for the company’s second film project, Before I Go, filming in the Australian countryside surrounds of Koondrook and Barham in mid-October 2018.
Lauren is represented by Emma Raciti Management.