Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan

Life Story

Lauren Cohan is a British-American actress and model, best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead (2010) and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries (2009), Supernatural (2005), and Chuck (2007). After her film debut on Casanova (2005) as Sister Beatrice, she starred in the sequel to Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002), Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006), as Charlotte Higginson. Her next role was in the 2007 film, Float (2008). In February 2010, she was cast in Death Race 2 (2010), with Sean Bean and Danny Trejo, and also the supernatural-horror film The Boy (2016), where Lauren played the main character, Greta Evans. In 2016, Cohan also appeared as Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

She was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and moved to the United Kingdom as a teen. She graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she co-founded at the University. Lauren then split her time and work between London and Los Angeles, working on several films as well as some non-commercial projects.


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Graduated with a BA in English and Drama from Winchester University, UK.
Splits her time and work between London and Los Angeles.
Lived in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey, during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom.
Has an English accent.
Initially auditioned for the role of Ruby in Supernatural (2005). The role was eventually given to Katie Cassidy.
Takes kickboxing classes.
Is a model turned actress.
Her publicist is Erica Gray.
Her best friend is actress Amy Shiels. They were together filming Young Alexander the Great (2010).
Lauren supports the "Atlanta Music Project", an intense music education program for under-served youth in Atlanta.
Her mother is Scottish and her father is American.
Her mother remarried when she was about seven.
She moved to London from New Jersey, when she was fourteen, and moved to Los Angeles, when she was 22, to act, after the premiere of National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006) in LA.

Personal Quotes 

Sometimes you just have to chop a zombie like a melon. What can I say?
See my family, that is the most important. Otherwise, anything that involves bicycles, peaceful venues or the big wide open.
I don't recall ever deciding to pursue a career in acting.
I have a very weak stomach for horror. I need curtains on the front windows of my house because that heightens the whole fear factor.
I really miss doing stage though, I really do. I actually prefer that, hands down to anything else and I can do it in bits and pieces but it's not that easy to commit to a play. Life's much easier if you can get work in TV or film so I don't know. I'll have a summer hiatus so maybe that's when I can do it.
I'm not religious, but the tradition, the culture and the history are very important to me.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988). The BEST people of the world in ONE film.
I went for the audition, which was shrouded in all kinds of secrecy to keep the storyline under wraps, and 5 days later I was in Atlanta and 700 years older.
I was born in Philadelphia, I lived in New Jersey for a short time, and then I moved to England, when I was a kid. And then, I recently moved to L.A. I'm American by birth, and English by accent. I grew up just outside London, in Surrey.


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