American actress, Lauren German, made her big-screen debut with Down to You in 2000 but had her first significant role two years later in A Walk to Remember.
Following years, German recurred in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and starred as the lead in Hostel: Part II. In the television scene, German is best known for playing as Lori Weston in police drama Hawaii Five-0 and as Leslie Shay in the NBC drama Chicago Fire. Since 2016, German has been part of the television series Lucifer. Here are seven interesting facts of the actress.
Born as Lauren Christine German on November 29, 1978, German is 41 years old as of now. Moreover, she stands 5 feet and 7 inches tall (1.7 m).
She attended the prominent Orange County High School of the Arts. Along with Lauren, various well-known faces have been the alumni of the school, including Pedro Pascal.
Lauren German's paternal grandfather, James German, was Dutch, born on Amsterdam, Netherlands. As a child, James immigrated to the US with his family. Other ancestries of Lauren are English.
As a matter of fact, Lauren studied anthropology at the University of Southern California, and her father is a vascular surgeon.
The 41 years old actress joined Twitter in August 2010, and she currently has 422.3K followers. Two years later, German joined Instagram, where she has 2.9 million followers.
She is quite fond of dogs. Lauren German owns a Belgian Shepherd dog named Pepper. She also had a Samoyed and German Shepherd while growing up.
After a few more prominent roles in television shows and films, German was called for an audition in the remake of Tobe Hooper's masterpiece, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
In the audition, German had tried out the character Erin Hardesty who is a female protagonist of the film. However, the role eventually went to Jessica Biel. The 41 years old actress then landed in a part of The Hitchhiker.
She appears as a suicidal and severely traumatized teenage girl with Lauren exclaiming,
"I always get cast as the girl who is dying or the girl who is killing or the girl who is suicidal - all these heavy roles. But I like playing them."
German made her film debut and television debut with Down to You and Undressed in 2000. In 2002, she appeared as Belinda opposite Shane West and Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember, a box office hit. She has starred in numerous movies, including Hostel: Part II, which collected $35.6 million against a budget of $10.2 million.
The 41 years old actress has also starred in television shows as Happy Town, Hawaii Five-0, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Lucifer in the primary role, all of which can be credited to her net worth of $4 Million.
Currently, Lauren German is not married and is cited to be single. In the past, she has been linked with A History of Violence actor Ashton Holmes and actor, writer, musician, and producer, Adam Brody.
Both parties have not confirmed any of the relationship mentioned above. Nevertheless, German has previously dated former professional baseball pitcher, Barry Zito. Zito and German both attended the University of Southern California but were not close at the time. In an interview with The New York Times in 2008, Zito exclaimed,
"I met her a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival. I went up to her and said: ‘Wow! You’re Lauren German.’ She didn’t remember me. I said, ‘I’m Barry Zito.’ She said: ‘Oh, yeah. What are you doing now?’ I said, ‘I’m playing baseball.’ She looked at me like, ‘Get a real job.'"
German plays as Chloe Jane Decker in the television series Lucifer that premiered on Fox on January 25, 2016. Since 2019, the series has been picked up by Netflix after Fox canceled the show.
Lauren's character is seen as a homicide detective working in Los Angeles as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Along with Lauren, the show also features Tom Ellis, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Kevin Rankin, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, Tom Welling, Inbar Lav, and many more.