Lauren Ash

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Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Ash at the 2019 WonderCon
Born
Lauren Elizabeth Ash[1]

(1983-02-04) February 4, 1983 (age 38)[2]
NationalityCanadian
Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]

Lauren Elizabeth Ash (born February 4, 1983)[1][2] is a Canadian actress and comedian based in Los Angeles, but originally from Belleville, Ontario. She is also an alumna of both Second City Toronto Mainstage[4] and Second City Chicago mainstage and is one half of sketch comedy duo "Cory!" She is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Improviser in 2006[5] and 2007[6] and has also won for Best Performance by a Female - Television for Almost Heroes in 2012[7] and in 2015 won Best Female Performance in a Feature Film for her role as Carol in the movie Dirty Singles. She also appeared in the prank show "Scare Tactics".

Career[edit]

Ash has played various roles in Scare Tactics as well as the Canadian TV series Almost Heroes. She had a recurring role in The Ron James Show and made guest appearances in Lost Girl, Cracked, Bomb Girls and Call Me Fitz. Other film and television credits include Video on Trial, Hotbox and the Academy Award-nominated film Lars and the Real Girl. She was also the voice of Sam Goldman in the animated Canadian series The Dating Guy. She was part of the American sitcom Super Fun Night alongside Rebel Wilson and Liza Lapira.[8] She previously appeared in the first season Comedy Central series Another Period as Hortense, having taken over the role from Artemis Pebdani who played her in the pilot.

She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards for her appearance on Spun Out.

Ash starred as Dina Fox from 2015-2021 on the NBC sitcom Superstore.[9][10]

From 2018 to 2020, she voiced Scorpia in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

In 2020, she began a weekly podcast titled True Crime and Cocktails with her cousin Christy Oxborrow[11]

On April 13, 2021, Variety Magazine reported that Ash had inked an overall talent and development deal with NBCUniversal. She will also write a half-hour comedy pilot with Universal Television as part of her contract.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Lars and the Real Girl Holly
2008 Camille Waitress
2011 Calvin's Dream Sylvia
2012 S is for Bird Sunny Short film
2014 Dirty Singles Carol
2014 Apple's Hack Proof iPhone Short film
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Mindy
2017 The Disaster Artist Florist

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2014 Video on Trial Herself Various appearances as Juror
2006 The Wilkinsons Scarlett Tucker
2006 Runaway Police Officer Episode: "There's No Place Like Home"
2007 Across the River to Motor City Vicki Episode: "Walk Like a Man"
2008 Facebook of Revelations: Robot A6 Television short
2008 Facebook of Revelations: Puppy Murray's Wife Television short
2008 Facebook of Revelations: Heroes Lenore Television short
2009 Howie Do It 11 episodes
2009 Hotbox 3 episodes
2009–2010 The Dating Guy Sam Goldman, Danica Morris (voices) 26 episodes
2010–2011, 2013 The Ron James Show 6 episodes
2010–2013 Scare Tactics Various 12 episodes
2012 Almost Naked Animals Puma (voice) Episode: "Octopi P.I./The Lost Stunt"
2013 Bomb Girls Olga Episode: "The Quickening"
2013 Cracked Officer Kelly Morris Episode: "Spirited Away"
2013 Lost Girl Jane Episode: "Fae-ge Against the Machine"
2013 Call Me Fitz Sidekick Sadie Episode: "Baby's First Brothel"
2013–2014 Super Fun Night Marika 17 episodes
2014 Spun Out Julie Anderson Episode: "Stalkblocker"
2015 Another Period Hortense Bellacourt 9 episodes
2015–2021 Superstore Dina Fox Main Role, 113 episodes; also writer for the episode Gender Reveal
2017, 2018 Hollywood Game Night Herself Multiple episodes
2018 $100,000 Pyramid Herself Celebrity
2018-2020 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Scorpia (voice) Main Role
2020 It's Pony Officer Karen (voice) Episode: "10 Minute Ticket"
2021–present Chicago Party Aunt Aunt Diane (voice) Main Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Last Call with Carson Daly "Elisabeth Moss, Tiger Army, Lauren Ash"". Last Call with Carson Daly. May 3, 2017. NBC. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Lauren Ash Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "City comic nets ABC role". The Intelligencer. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Surreal ride for Canuck comic Lauren Ash's turn on Super Fun Night". Calgary Herald. October 1, 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  5. ^ "2006 Award Winners". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  6. ^ "2007 Award Winners". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Award Winners 2012". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  8. ^ Vlessing, Etan (2012-11-15). "Lauren Ash Joins ABC Comedy Pilot 'Super Fun Night'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Working on 'Superstore' has been creatively fulfilling: Lauren Ash". IANS-English. 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ Watson, Fay (4 December 2020). "Superstore cancelled: Why has Superstore been cancelled on NBC?". Express Online.
  11. ^ Fraser, Emma. "True Crime & Cocktails Mixes, Booze, Mystery, and Pajamas". Archived from the original on 2021-02-05.
  12. ^ Zorrilla, Mónica Marie (2021-04-13). "'Superstore' Alum Lauren Ash Sets Overall Deal with NBCUniversal". Variety. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

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