Lauren took part in the Atlanta Shakespeare Festival, with roles in the productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona and Tartuffe.
After graduating from university, Lauren won a design award at the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C.
In 2005, Lauren received a Pre-Nomination in the Daytime Emmys for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress' for her role as Kate Roberts in Days Of Our Lives.
Lauren has a cat named Frankie and three dogs who are named 'Peggy Sue', 'Murphy McMuffin', and 'Buddy'. Her family also have three lizards (two bearded dragons and one spotted gecko) and two pet rats. Lauren also owns a macaw that was a gift from Tori Spelling.
Lauren began her career with theatre work, performing in productions such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Importance of Being Earnest, Ten Little Indians, and Dial M for Murder.
Lauren has one sister, Linda, and one brother, Donald. Their family name was changed from Koslov.
In 2000, Lauren was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Kate on Days Of Our Lives.
Lauren met her husband, make-up artist Nick Schillace, on the set of The Young & The Restless. They married on May 3rd, 1987 and have two children together - Zack and Milli Kate. Zachariah Nicholas Koslow-Schillace, was born on 6th November 1988, with Emilia Katari "Millikate" Koslow-Schillace born on 9th October 1990. The family own and live on a ranch in Northridge, California.
Lauren does her own makeup.
Lauren attended the University of Massachusetts and later transferred to Virginia State University. She graduated from the Virginia State University, with a degree in theatre and costume design.
Lauren's hobbies include: Hiking, Camping, Traveling, Singing and Painting.
Lauren: If you don't have a life outside of show biz, you can be very unhappy. I've met too many people who are.