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. Most recently, she originated the role of Lila in the world premiere production of The Lonely Few at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
On television, Lauren stars as Anna Collier in the Hulu original series Death and Other Details, premiering January 16th. She is known for playing Rachel Witten on Blue Bloods, and is also featured on The Good Fight and Succession.
As a musician, Lauren has played shows at Sony Hall, 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." Their EP drops in March of 2024.
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