Greg Lauren

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Greg Lauren
Greg Lauren and Elizabeth Berkley.jpg
Lauren with wife Elizabeth Berkley at the 2008 Los Angeles art show
Born Greg Lauren Dana Smith
(1970-01-06) January 6, 1970 (age 47)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, painter
Years active 1994-2010
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Berkley (2003-present; 1 child)

Greg Lauren (born January 6, 1970) is an American actor, painter and fashion designer. He is the nephew of famous fashion designer, Ralph Lauren.


Lauren portrayed Brett Nelson on The Young and the Restless and has appeared in such films as Friends & Family, The Wedding Planner, and Boogie Nights. A successful painter, Lauren's nudes command up to $15,000 and have been bought by such celebrities as Renée Zellweger, Demi Moore, Ben Stiller, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

He has been cover artist for the DC Comics Vertigo title, Hellblazer issues 215-218 were solicited by the publisher.[1] His artwork is sold at Bespoke Collection.[2]

In 2011, he launched his fashion brand named after himself with a ready-to-wear collection for men and women.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lauren was born Greg Lauren Dana Smith[4] in New York City, New York, into a family of Belarusian-Jewish descent, and is the nephew of renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Lauren graduated with a B.A. in Art History at Princeton University in 1991. On November 1, 2003, he wed Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.[5] Like Lauren, Berkley is Jewish. Elizabeth gave birth to a son, Sky Cole Lauren, in Los Angeles July 20, 2012.[6]

Acting credits[edit]


  1. ^ "DC Comics". DC Comics. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Sara (February 2012). "Northern California Weekend" (PDF). Sunset: 20. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Lo, Danica (2011-01-05). "Greg Lauren, Nephew of Ralph, Launches a Hand-Sewn Collection". Racked. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Greg Lauren Biography ((?)-)". Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Greg Lauren and Elizabeth Berkley Wedding". .
  6. ^ "Elizabeth Berkley and Greg Lauren Welcome Son Sky Cole". . July 30, 2012.

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