Lauren Cohan: biography
Lauren Cohan in the movie Batman v SupermanLauren Cohan is an American actress known for her roles in mystical series, horror films and numerous photo shoots in fashion magazines. The most famous projects are Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead.
Childhood and youth
The future movie star was born in Philadelphia on January 7, 1982, under the Capricorn sign. Lauren’s family has Scottish, Irish and Norwegian ancestry. Her parents divorced soon after the daughter’s birth. Her mother converted to Judaism and married again. Therefore, Lauren does not remember her father, and she took her stepfather’s surname. After a while, the family moved to England, and they lived near London.
After graduation, Lauren entered the Department of Performing Arts of the University of Winchester. The girl was very enterprising. During the freshman year, she already gathered a group of like-minded people and founded a theatre company. Producers noticed Cohan and began to invite her to shoot in different advertising projects.
Lauren Cohan’s first work in the cinema was the role of Sister Beatrice in the film Casanova (2005). The girl's heroine was the reason for the confusion in the life of the legendary lady’s man. Lauren worked with the famous Heath Ledger, who soon died. The actress also met Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt.
One year later, the comedy Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj was released. However, the actress became famous after starring in TV series. She is known primarily for playing in such series as Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead. The mystical theme of another world unites these projects.
Lauren appeared only in the third season of the series Supernatural. The actress could work with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. The actress’s heroine Bela Talbot, the thief of occult objects, impressed the audience. However, according to the authors, self-reliant Bella was soon killed. The actress had to prepare thoroughly to star in several episodes of the famous sequel. Lauren studied kickboxing techniques and learned to shoot. Lauren Cohan, who absorbed the best traditions of the English drama, got used to preparing thoroughly for each role.
Cohan appeared in the role of vampire Rose in The Vampire Diaries. The series started in 2009 on the CW channel and broke all popularity records. The role became a new experience for the young actress. Lauren did not previously work in the action genre because she played mainly romantic characters.
Of course, Cohan’s most significant achievement was the role in the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead. Lauren’s heroine, Maggie Greene, was added to the main cast in the second season.
Cohan’s partner was a Korean artist, Steven Yeun, who played the role of Glenn, Maggie's husband. The spouses love each other. The audience showed sympathy for all the romantic scenes with the participation of these characters, and the photos of hugging actors are still very popular on the Internet. But after the 6th season, Lauren has to play alone because Steven’s hero was killed.
In 2010, two films with the participation of the actress were released. She played in the fantastic action movie Death Race 2 and the historical drama Young Alexander the Great. Lauren Cohan played the title characters: September Jones and Titaness Leto in these projects.
Lauren Cohan impresses fans with her diligence. The series with her participation The Bold and the Beautiful, Chuck, Cold Case, Life and Modern Family appeared for several years. In 2013, Cohan starred in the drama Reach Me, which also featured movie stars Cary Elwes and Sylvester Stallone.
The actress had worked as a model before she started her acting career. The young girl with green eyes, a charming smile and fantastic body measurements (her height is 170 cm, and the weight is 55 kg) was invited to several projects. Lauren changed her job over time.
The young woman has periodically appeared on the pages of fashion magazines. She participated in boudoir photoshoots for some magazines such as Maxim, GQ, and Imagista.
In 2016, the horror film The Boy was released, and Lauren Cohan played the leading role once again. The film was a box office success. It grossed about $ 1 million in Russia.
The same year, the actress appeared in the role of Martha Wayne in the superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Despite the negative critics’ reviews, the audience liked the film. The movie was simultaneously nominated for the Saturn Award and the Golden Raspberry Award.
There is no information in the media about Lauren’s boyfriend. Despite the popularity, the actress does not disclose her personal life. It is known that the celebrity has neither a husband nor children.
Fans of the on-screen couple Cohan and Yeun hoped that their favorite characters were together in real life. However, Steven got married in 2016, and he is already raising a son.
Lauren Cohan is a friendly and sociable young woman. She is easygoing and has a good sense of humor. She often posts new photos on her Instagram page. People can see the actress with different hair colors. Cohan likes to experiment with the hairdo, but there is no any tattoo on her body.
The actress has an account on Twitter. The celebrity regularly shares her thoughts with readers.
Lauren is fond of rock music, and she especially likes artist Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.
Since Cohan is of mixed ancestry, there is no accurate information about her nationality. The actress has dual citizenship in the United States and the UK.
The actress participated in a project called Heavenly, where she played a girl named Lily. But the movie was not released.
Initially, the actors of the series The Walking Dead received a lower fee than the stars of other serials. Andrew Lincoln earned only $ 92,000 in the 6th season, although the actors of The Big Bang Theory got $ 900,000 per episode. But Andrew’s fee estimated at $ 650,000 in the seventh and eight seasons.
Under the old contract, Lauren Cohan received not less than Lincoln, but the press believes that the actress could not achieve the same rise. In 2017, the actress's salary for her work in the series was $ 2 million.
Lauren Cohan now
Cohan continues to star in the cult film The Walking Dead. In 2017, Lauren Cohan and the whole series crew promoted the seventh season. They arrived at the Paley Fest festival on March 17, where the presentation of the new series took place.
In 2017, Lauren appeared on the red carpet of the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards ceremony in the city of Santa Monica. Besides, the actress played in the new film All Eyez On Me about the biography of the famous hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. The movie was released in June 2017. Cohan’s friends in the series The Vampire Diaries Danai Gurira and Kat Graham also starred in the film.
Lauren got the role of Leila Steinberg, an important person in Tupac’s life and the performer’s tutor. After the release, the film received mostly negative reviews. People who knew Shakur personally said that the film did not correspond to the facts.
At the same time, the actress started shooting in the eighth season of The Walking Dead. It became known in January 2018 that the series was extended for the ninth season.
In August, viewers will see the actress in the lead role in the action movie Mile 22. The young woman’s partner was famous Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg.
The film tells about a CIA agent, who will complete a mission in Indonesia. He has to take a witness to the airport because he can help expose a corrupt conspiracy. They will have to go down 22 miles of extremely dangerous road, overcome traps and get rid of their opponents.
Nowadays the comic thriller Whiskey Cavalier is in the production stage, and Lauren got one of the leading roles again. Besides Cohan, Scott Foley, Tyler James Williams, Ana Ortiz and others will appear in the film.
- 2005 – Casanova
- 2006 – Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
- 2007 – Supernatural
- 2010 – Death Race 2
- 2010 – The Vampire Diaries
- 2011- present – The Walking Dead
- 2016 – The Boy
- 2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- 2017 – All Eyez on Me
- 2018 – Mile 22