Published on July 18th, 2013 | by admin1
Lauren Collins plays Lucy.
Best known for her portrayal of Paige Michalchuk on CTV and Teen Nick’s DEGRASSI, Lauren will next be starring in the sexy, provocative brand new web-series Long Story, Short available soon on Koldcast TV. Simultaneously, Lauren has taken the helm of MTV’s Original hit series, 1 GIRL 5 GAYS. As the host, Lauren sits down alongside a rotating panel of five gay men, with 20 questions about love and sex. Lauren is a strong and vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community and is thrilled to be starting this new adventure!
Lauren will also be making a guest appearance on the second season of Comedy Central’s breakout hit Kroll Show starring comedian Nick Kroll. Recently, Lauren received a nomination at the very first Canadian Screen Awards for her work on the CBC hit Being Erica and the Best Ensemble cast award at the Orlando Film Festival for Servitude, the first project to be green-lit by Telefilm’s Comedy Lab, starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars, Flashpoint). Lauren made her theatrical debut alongside Wendy Crewson and Margot Kidder in Love, Loss and What I Wore, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play written by Nora Ephron and her sister Delia. In early 2010, Lauren also “went viral” when she was featured as a guest star in one of YouTube sensation Shane Dawson’s video parodies which has received over 5 million hits.
A two-time Gemini Award nominee, Lauren began her career at the age of 11 and has starred in dozens of television series and features including Disney’s Life With Derek and In A Heartbeat. Lauren made her feature film debut in Newline Cinema’s Take the Lead starring Antonio Banderas. She also reunited with her Picture This co-star Ashley Tisdale in the High School Musical spin-off Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.
An active supporter of many causes, Lauren has volunteered her time and talent for countless organizations including Angel Hair for Kids, Toy Mountain and The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. She has appeared in PSAs for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Canadian Institute for AIDS Research (CANFAR) to further AIDS awareness among youth.
In her downtime Lauren is an avid movie and concert-goer and spends as much time with her friends and family as possible! She splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.