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Lauren London
London in 2007
Lauren Nicole London

(1984-12-05) December 5, 1984 (age 39)
Years active2003–present

Lauren Nicole London[1] (born December 5, 1984)[2] is an American actress. She is known for her roles in films and televisions shows including ATL (2006), This Christmas (2007), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), Baggage Claim (2013), The Game (2013–2015), Games People Play (2019), Without Remorse (2021), and You People (2023).

In 2022, London and PUMA collaborated on the L.A Love Story project. The footwear and apparel collection is inspired by her hometown, Los Angeles. Items also feature her late boyfriend Nipsey Hussle, who was fatally shot on March 31, 2019, in Los Angeles.[3][4]

Early life

London was born to an African-American mother and an Ashkenazi Jewish father[5][6][7] in Los Angeles. After attending Palisades Charter High School into her second year, London was homeschooled.[1]


2006: Breakthrough with ATL

London appeared in music videos for artists such as Tyrese, Ludacris, Pharrell ("Frontin'")[8] and Snoop Dogg. Her breakout year came in 2006, where she made her television debut in the "Everybody Hates Funerals" episode of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. That same year, London landed her first film role as well, playing hip-hop artist T.I.'s romantic lead in the film ATL. For her work, London was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" at the Black Movie Awards. In 2007, London landed a role on the HBO comedy series Entourage, playing the character Turtle's (Jerry Ferrara) love interest.[9] Based on her performance in ATL, London was given her role in 2007's This Christmas without having to audition. London, along with pop/R&B singers Cassie and Asia Nitollano. She also became one of the spokesmodels for the Sean John woman's collection in 2007.[10]

In 2008, London landed the role of the character Christina in the first season of the show 90210,[11] originally thought to be a possible romantic interest of Tristan Wilds' character "Dixon Wilson". London's next film role was the character "Ivy" in the 2009 release Next Day Air.[12] That same year, she played the character Cammy Alcott in the Chris Columbus film I Love You, Beth Cooper. London also appeared on the covers of magazines such as King and Jewel.[13][14]

2011-present: The Game, and Games People Play

London appeared in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, which was released on April 22, 2011. She also made a cameo appearance in the premiere of VH1's Single Ladies. London joined the cast of the hit BET show The Game as a series regular from the sixth season until the series finale. She played a character named Kiera, "a former child star who starred in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom".[15] London co-starred, alongside Paula Patton, Jill Scott, and Derek Luke, in Baggage Claim (2013), the film adaptation of playwright and director David E. Talbert's 2005 novel. In 2016, London co-starred in the film The Perfect Match as "Ginger". In 2018, London starred in the Lifetime Movies Always & 4Ever and Poinsettias for Christmas.

In 2019, London played the lead character, "Vanessa King", in the BET show Games People Play. In 2021 Lauren starred in the movie Without Remorse. The film was released on Prime Video on April 30, 2021.[16] According to Samba TV, the film was watched in 4.8 million households in its first 30 days of release.[17] In January 2023 London starred in the American comedy film You People on Netflix. London said filming the movie taught her more about her Jewish side of the family.[18]

Personal life

London dated Lil Wayne on and off. The couple's son, Kameron Carter, was born September 9, 2009.[1][19] In May 2011, London said of her relationship with Wayne, "I met Wayne when I was 15 years old. I've known him a very long time, and we were in a relationship that didn't make it. We tried more than once to revive it, and we were engaged briefly years ago, but we eventually parted ways. People see the 'Lil Wayne' personality and think they know who he really is. My son's father is an intelligent, loving, and lovable person who will always be a dear friend. And that will never change. That is all."[20] Lil Wayne's second verse of the song 'Young'n Blues" explains how he met London and refers to her as "young Cali sweet thang".[21]

London dated Ermias Asghedom, better known as American rapper Nipsey Hussle, from 2013 until his murder on March 31, 2019.[22] Nipsey and London were thought to have become engaged, but it was later revealed that their engagement photos were for a GQ photoshoot.[23][24] The couple's son Kross Ermias Asghedom[25] was born August 31, 2016.[26][27][28]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 ATL Erin "New New" Garnett
2007 This Christmas Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Cammy Also performer
2009 Next Day Air Ivy
2009 Good Hair Herself
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Renee
2013 Baggage Claim Sheree Moore
2016 The Perfect Match Ginger
2018 Always & 4Ever Tammy
2021 Without Remorse Pam Madden Clark
2023 You People Amira Mohammed


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Monay Episode: "Everybody Hates Funerals"
2007 Entourage Kelly Episodes: "The Resurrection" and "The Prince's Bride"
2008–2009 90210 Christina Worthy 3 episodes
2009 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself Episode: "The Wedding"
2011 Single Ladies Shelley 4 episodes
2011 Reed Between the Lines Jentry Episode: "Let's Talk About Computer Love"
2013–2015 The Game Keira Whitaker Lead role
2017 Rebel Kim Episode: "Chasing Ghosts"
2017 The Talk Herself / Guest Co-Hostess Episode: "Guest Co-Hostesses Lauren London & Carnie Wilson/ Molly Shannon"
2018 Hip Hop Squares Herself / Panelist Episode: "Dave East vs Nipsey Hussle"
2018 Poinsettias for Christmas Patty Mason Television film
2019 Games People Play Vanessa King 10 episodes
2021 True Story Monyca 7 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Film Result
2006 Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role ATL Nominated

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Lauren London". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Lauren London Net Worth in 2023 How Rich is She Now? - News". Fresherslive. February 1, 2023. Retrieved August 2, 2023.
  3. ^ "Lauren London Imbues Los Angeles Nostalgia Into Her Puma 'L.A. Love Story' Collection". Footwear News. November 11, 2022. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
  4. ^ "How a Chance Reunion Led to Nipsey Hussle's Death". Billboard. March 31, 2020. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
  5. ^ Scott, Damien (2009). "Lauren London". Complex. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. I'm the little half-black, half-Jewish girl who was odd and awkward.
  6. ^ "Lauren London Exclusive Interview: 'Under My Skin (Part 2)". Kathleen Cross. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Bloom, Nate (June 21, 2011). "Interfaith Celebrities: The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, Lauren London Loves Babs, and Eva Green Speaks Out". InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Lauren London (January 27, 2017). "I was just Frontin'" 17 years old..." Archived from the original on December 26, 2021. Retrieved May 16, 2020 – via Instagram.
  9. ^ "LAUREN LONDON news". Black Film.com. September 20, 2006. Retrieved March 28, 2009.
  10. ^ "LAUREN LONDON & CASSIE FOR SEAN JOHN". ConcreteLoop.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2009.
  11. ^ "YBF Exclusive: Lauren London Heads To "90210"". The Young, Black, and Fabulous. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2009.
  12. ^ "See 'Next Day Air' Trailer With Donald Faison And Lauren London". BlackVoices.com. Retrieved March 28, 2009.
  13. ^ "Lauren London Jewel Magazine Photo Shoot". BrownSista.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  14. ^ "Lauren London covers King mag". ConcreteLoop.com. Archived from the original on May 30, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  15. ^ "Kiera Whitaker – Laura London". BET. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  16. ^ Kit, Borys (February 8, 2021). "Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society Signs Film Deal With Amazon". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 3, 2022). "With Tentpoles Bound To Surge The 2022 Box Office, The Great Theatrical-Streaming Day & Date Experiment Goes Out Like A Dud In 2021". Deadline. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  18. ^ "Lauren London Learned More About Her Jewish Roots Filming 'You People' : It Became 'Personal'". People. January 30, 2023.
  19. ^ "Lauren London and Lil Wayne Welcome a Son". People. Archived from the original on September 22, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2009. In a statement to 'People', a rep for the 24-year-old ... actress confirms the birth, revealing that a "healthy baby boy" arrived on Wednesday, September 9th.
  20. ^ "Lauren London Talks Personal Struggle With Fame & Brief Engagement To Lil Wayne". NecoleBitchie.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  21. ^ N95 (October 22, 2013). "Lil Wayne – Young'n Blues". Archived from the original on November 14, 2021 – via YouTube.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  22. ^ Merrett, Robyn; Mizoguchi, Karen (April 2, 2019). "Nipsey Hussle's Longtime Love Lauren London Breaks Her Silence on His Death: 'I Am Completely Lost'". People. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  23. ^ "Complete Detail on Lauren London, Late Nipsey Hussle's Partner!". June 4, 2020.
  24. ^ "Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London Have Engagement Photo Shoot for GQ".
  25. ^ "Nipsey Hussle Memorial Program" (PDF). Dropbox.
  26. ^ "KROSS 8.31.16". Nipsey Hussle verified Instagram account. September 16, 2016. Archived from the original on December 26, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  27. ^ "Nipsey Hussle & Lauren London Welcome Baby Boy Kross". Rap-Up.com. September 16, 2016. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  28. ^ "Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in shooting outside his L.A. store". NBC News. April 2019.

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