Lauren Lee Smith

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Lauren Lee Smith
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Born (1980-06-19) June 19, 1980 (age 34)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Spouse(s) Erik Steingröver (m. 2009)

Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980) is a Canadian actress.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The stepdaughter of a documentary filmmaker,[1] Lauren travelled around the world with her family. Lauren attended Henry James Cambie Secondary School. When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she began a modelling career.[1] She is the cousin of actor Myles Ferguson who died in a car accident in 2000 at the age of 19.

Acting career[edit]

At the age of 19, she was cast in a featured role in the remake of Get Carter.[2] Smith has also appeared in such works as Christy: Return to Cutter Gap, Christy: A Change of Seasons and Christy: A New Beginning and starred in the show Mutant X, where she played the character of Emma deLauro. She has also guest-starred in episodes of Dead Zone, The Twilight Zone, and Blade: The Series, among others. Smith was also a recurring character in the Showtime drama series The L Word, playing Sous-chef Lara Perkins. In 2005, Smith filmed the sexually explicit movie Lie with Me, where she played the character of Leila.

In 2006 she had a recurring part on the Canadian drama Intelligence. In early 2007, she starred in the CBC mini-series Dragon Boys.

In 2008, Lauren starred in the film Pathology and became a series regular in the ninth season on the CBS hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She joined Grissom's team as Riley Adams, "a smart, flirtatious, and witty non-conformist who entered law enforcement to rebel against her judgmental psychiatrist father."[3] However, due to creative differences on the show, the character did not return for the tenth season.

Personal life[edit]

Smith in 2012

She married German photographer Erik Steingröver on April 4, 2009.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Get Carter Girl #2
2005 Lie with Me Leila
2006 Art School Confidential Beat Girl
2006 Last Kiss, TheThe Last Kiss Lisa
2006 One Way Angelina Sable
2007 Normal Sherri
2007 Late Fragment Lea
2007 Trick 'r Treat Danielle
2008 Pathology Juliette Bath
2008 American Carol, AnAn American Carol Voice of Reason
2009 Helen Mathilda
2010 Night for Dying Tigers, AA Night for Dying Tigers Karen
2011 Business Ethics Veronica Short film
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Karen
2012 Three Days in Havana Grace
2013 Hunting Season Samantha
2013 Cinemanovels Grace
2014 If I Stay Willow Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Michelle Lambert Episodes: "The Murder of Roy Hennessey", "Murder of Roy Hennessey"
2000 Homewood P.I. Episode: "Pilot"
2000 2gether: The Movie Erin Evans TV film
2000 Dark Angel Natalie Episode: "Pilot"
2000 2gether: The Series Erin Evans Regular role (11 episodes)
2000 Christy: The Movie Christy Huddleston TV film
2001 Christy, Choices of the Heart, Part II: A New Beginning Christy Huddleston TV miniseries
2001 Wedding Dress, TheThe Wedding Dress Hannah Pinkham TV film
2001-2003 Mutant X Emma DeLauro Main role (44 episodes)
2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Eve Episode: "Sunrise"
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks Lauren TV film
2004 Survivors Club, TheThe Survivors Club Meg Pesaturo TV film
2004 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Bonnie Gibson Episode: "Total Awareness"
2004-2006 L Word, TheThe L Word Lara Perkins Recurring role (20 episodes)
2006 Blade: The Series Bethany Episode: "Hunters"
2006-2007 Intelligence Tina Recurring role (10 episodes)
2007 Dragon Boys Kath TV miniseries
2008-2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Riley Adams Main role (22 episodes)
2009 Anatomy of Hope Cynthia Morgan TV pilot
2009 Can Openers Susan TV film
2009 CSI: Deadly Intent Riley Adams (voice) Video game
2010 Psych Lillian Episode: "Feet Don't Kill Me Now"
2011 Hindenburg Jennifer van Zandt TV film
2011 Good Dog Claire Main role (13 episodes)
2011-Present Listener, TheThe Listener Michelle McCluskey Main role
2012 Good God Claire Episode: "One Station Under God"
2012 Ring of Fire Emily Booth Episode: "1.1"
2013 The Strain Kelly Goodweather FX pilot
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Elva Gordon Episode: "Journey to the Centre of Toronto"

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