Biography: Hailing from Austin, Texas, Lauren has spent most of her professional career doing what she loves most — writing about film and entertainment. From her days as a broadcast journalism student at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin (hook ’em Horns!), to her current role as a digital writer for Entertainment Weekly, Lauren has written reviews and features, conducted interviews and reported from numerous red carpets, entertainment industry events, film festivals and more. As an ardent lover of awards season, she also served as a news reporter and editor for Awards Circuit and contributed to awards season analysis pieces. Her work has also appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood, Us Weekly, and the now-defunct Gotcha Movies.
When she’s not writing about the industry or watching movies, she’s drinking coffee, reading mystery novels, trying out all of the best food in L.A. and hanging out with her husband and freaking adorable dog, Nala.
Favorite Films:La La Land, When Harry Met Sally, Gone Girl, anything Spielberg, Pride and Prejudice, anything Star Wars, The Shawshank Redemption, and anything Pixar
First Film You Ever Saw:According to my mother, it was Aladdin. I will take her word for it.