|Real Name:||Lauren Christine German|
|Birthday:||November 29, 1978|
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
Lauren German is a famous actress of Dutch and English origin. She was born in Huntington Beach, California, and studied at Los Alamitos High School. She attended the prominent Actor’s Studio and trained as a dancer at Orange County High School of the Arts (OSHSA). She also attended the University of Southern California for her graduate study in anthropology.
Career Ups and Downs
German’s first work was on stage in “Peter Pan” and “Oliver“. She made her feature film debut in the 2000 romantic comedy “Down to You“, where she had a small role as a lovestruck woman. Her first important and major role was in the movie “A Walk to Remember” (2002), playing Belinda, the ex-girlfriend of Landon Carter, portrayed by Shane West, in the film directed by Adam Shankman and based on the novel of the same name written by Nicholas Sparks.
She is famous for appearing in a number of horror movies. She starred as Darcy Peters in the horror “Dead Above Ground”, followed by her portrayal of Elena in the drama “A Midsummer Night’s Rave”, both in 2002. In the following year, Lauren featured Emily Landry in the made-for-TV western action film “The Lone Ranger”, and played a suicidal hitchhiker in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003).
In 2005, Lauren played Rose Miller in the UPN soap opera “Sex, Love & Secrets”, which was canceled after one season. The same year, she played Melissa in the thriller “Rx”, Jennifer in the romantic comedy “Standing Still”, and Gertle in the crime drama “Born Killers”. In 2006, she portrayed Maddy in the TV film “Surrender, Dorothy”. Then she starred in the role of Mary in Elizabeth Harrison’s romantic drama “Love And Mary” (2007) and appeared as Beth in “Hostel: Part II” (2007). Two years later, Lauren played Gina in the mystery thriller “Dark Country”. In 2011, she was Eva in the sci-fi horror “The Divide”, and had a few guest roles in TV drama series.
However, Lauren made a reputation starring in many detective and crime shows. In 2010, she was cast as Henley Boone / Chloe in the drama series “Happy Town”, aired on ABC. From 2011 to 2012, German had a main role as agent Lori Weston in the second season of the CBS “Hawaii Five-0“. From 2012 to 2015, she starred as Leslie Shay in NBC’s first installment of the “Chicago” franchise, the drama “Chicago Fire“, and guest-starred in the same role in two episodes of “Chicago P.D.” in 2014. In 2016, she began starring as detective Chloe Decker in the Fox urban fantasy series “Lucifer“, which has been canceled after season 3 and renewed by Netflix for season 4, and season 5, which to be aired on August 21, 2020. A final season 6 has been announced as the final season.
Lucifer fans fell in love with the ‘in-out’ relationship between Lucifer and Chloe over the last four seasons. Although at the end of the fourth season, Chloe confessed her love for Lucifer, the devil was sent back to Hell to regain control of his demons, leaving her heartbroken on Earth. In the season 5 teaser, Chloe and Lucifer might finally get together in the new series.
One of her personal quotes says: “I always get cast as the girl who’s dying or the girl who’s killing or the girl who’s suicidal – all these heavy roles. But I like playing them.”
Net Worth, Earnings and Income
Lauren German is an established actress with a pretty stable salary and the shows that she’s been getting are a testament for her worth. There are a number of projects, which are waiting for her, and in the future, she plans to expand even more. Her fortune estimates over $4 million, earned from being successfully involved in the film industry as a professional actress since 2000, and appearing in more than 30 TV and film titles.
In October 2017, the actress put her house for sale for $1.749 million, and in February 2018 she sold it for $1.72 (30 thousand less than the original price). It had 2,445 square feet has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, located in Valley Village, California. She sold it to Bradley Bredeweg, a co-creator and writer of the drama series ‘The Fosters‘. The actress reportedly purchased the mansion in July 2015 for $1.5 million and rented it until 2017 for almost $9,000 a month.
Lauren German was born on November 29, 1978, in Huntington Beach, California. Her paternal grandfather, James German, was Dutch, born in Amsterdam in 1909, who immigrated to the United States with his family as a child. Lauren’s father was a Vascular Surgeon, and her mother allegedly left the family in the early time while she was a child. Lauren studied at Los Alamitos High School, attended the prominent Actor’s Studio, and then trained as a dancer at Orange County High School of the Arts (OSHSA). She also attended the University of Southern California for her graduate study where she took anthropology as her major subject.
Lauren German despite being in the public eye for a number of years, German has mostly kept her personal life private. She is very secretive when it comes to her dating and love life. In the past, she was involved with a fellow actor, Ashton Holmes, but it ended badly after a year of dating. The two broke up and the marriage that everyone thought would happen never really came true. According to some online sources, once she was in a relationship with a baseball player Barry Zito, and there were also rumors that she dated actor Tom Ellis. However, the actress never confirmed any of those.
The affair stories of Lauren are completely hidden though her friends say that she having a wonderful relationship with her boyfriend whose name is not disclosed, and possibly, he is not even a celebrity. Maybe she will open up a bit in the future about her relationship.
Despite being in a relationship with a person of the opposite sex, there is a huge rumor of Lauren German being a lesbian. The rumor came into the air after she appeared on the several roles of being a lesbian, especially after her role on Chicago Fire as Leslie Shay. She once said, “It’s almost like asking a straight character ‘how do you play straight?’ You’re just attracted to what you’re attracted to. It’s really just playing whatever’s going on in the scene.” Those words she uttered made some people suspect that she might be lesbian. Since she has not been married and has not been reported to be seeing anyone for a long time, she might be looking for the right woman.
Lauren German is a huge animal lover. She has three puppies. One of them is called Pepper. She often shares beautiful snaps in her Instagram account with their dogs.