Lauren Cohan was born November 30, 1982 in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom. Lauren graduated from the University of Winchester/King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature. She then toured with a theatre company which 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. In 2007, she landed a supporting role of con artist Bela Talbot in CW's sci-fi thriller hit series Supernatural.