Lauren (she/her) is an actress, singer, and writer living in New York. She won the Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Drama Desk Award for her acclaimed performance as Jo in Jagged Little Pill, a role she created from the first reading onwards. Lauren made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, taking over the role of Medium Alison for a four-month run in 2016. She next originated the role of #25 in Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed play The Wolves (Obie and Drama Desk Awards for Best Ensemble). Other theatre credits include Steven Levenson's Days of Rage at Second Stage, and the original LA production of Deaf West's Spring Awakening. She is best known on television as Officer Rachel Witten on Blue Bloods, a role she played for five seasons. She can also be seen on The Good Fight and Succession, and she stars in the upcoming Hulu series Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem. As a musician, Lauren has played sold-out shows at Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Tavern on the Green, and Green Room 42. She and her band were written up by Rolling Stone in 2020 for their cover of Ariana Grande's "God is a Woman." Lauren received a BA in Creative Writing from The New School, and trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
For the most up-to-date announcements, check out Lauren's Instagram page: @pattenlauren