Lauren was born in Nevada and was raised in Los Angeles. She attended the University of Southern California and majored in History. She studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Lauren starred on the daytime drama "Sunset Beach" and had a recurring role on "Port Charles".
Lauren has also had roles on several television shows including "Alien Nation", "Quantum Leap" and L.A. Law".
Lauren joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in 2000 when she was cast as Brittany Hodges.