Born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She always had a love of entertainment and trained as a dancer at the Orange County High School of the Arts, studied acting at the Actor’s Studio, and attended USC.
After study Lauren went on to get a number of roles including a role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre and was cast opposite Shane West and Mandy Moore in the Nicholas Sparks romance A WALK TO REMEMBER. This was followed by many notable roles including Beth in HOSTEL: PART II, Lori Weston in HAWAII FIVE-0 and Eva in the film THE DIVIDE.
She was then cast as Leslie Shay in CHICAGO P.D, which resulted in a recurring role in the incredibly popular CHICAGO FIRE. Lauren left Chicago Fire in 2015 after being cast as popular homicide Detective, Chloe Decker in the hit show LUCIFER.