Lauren Woodland

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Lauren Woodland
Lauren Woodland by Lesley Bohm.jpg
Lauren Woodland (photo by Lesley Bohm)
Born (1977-10-29) October 29, 1977 (age 39)
Carson City, Nevada
Education University of Southern California
UCLA School of Law
Occupation Actress, attorney
Awards Daytime Emmy Award nomination

Lauren Woodland (born October 28, 1977) is an American actress and attorney. Before entering the field of law, she appeared in more than 50 commercials, guest starred in more than 20 television programs and starred as a series regular in four television series. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her role as Brittany Hodges in the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless. She is an attorney with the Los Angeles-based law firm Browne George Ross LLP.


Woodland attended the Highly Gifted Magnet at North Hollywood High School from 1992 to 1995.[1] She spent her summers in high school attending programs at the Boston Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.[2] After graduating from high school, she attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University before transferring to the University of Southern California where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in history and a minor in religion.[3][4] In 2011, she obtained a law degree from the UCLA School of Law where she served as managing editor of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review.[5]

Acting career[edit]

Woodland has been acting since childhood. In 1989, she appeared in the Fox Network science fiction series Alien Nation as the child newcomer Emily Francisco. She reprised her role in the 5 Alien Nation TV movies.

Woodland has numerous soap opera credits, including a 1998 role as Sara Cummings on the soap opera Sunset Beach, a role as Janelle on Port Charles in February 1999, and as Brittany Hodges on The Young and the Restless, which she portrayed from March 2000 until November 2005. She also appeared on an episode of Cold Case entitled "Stand Up and Holler" which premiered April 1, 2007.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
1990 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Television Series
Alien Nation
2004 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless

Legal career[edit]

After earning the Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA School of Law in 2011, Woodland worked as an associate at the international law firm White & Case LLP. In 2012 she moved to Browne George Ross LLP where she specializes in the litigation of entertainment, intellectual property, and business disputes concerning right of publicity, defamation, invasion of privacy, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, breach of contract and business torts.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Lauren Woodland was born on October 28, 1977 in Carson City, Nevada.[3] She received her first acting role when she was just 6 years old (an Oscar Mayer Weiner hot dog commercial) and moved to Southern California to pursue an acting career.[8] Her family already had a distinguished history in California: her great-grandaunt was Julia Morgan, architect of Hearst Castle.[9]

She is active in her support of the arts and in helping aspiring young actors.[8] She serves as Vice-President of the Los Angeles Dance Company, a neo-classical and contemporary dance company, founded by former American Ballet Theater soloist Marie-France Lévesque, dedicated to supporting and advancing the art of dance.[10]

Lauren is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Castro Organ Devotees Association, a San Francisco nonprofit organization founded by David Hegarty, dedicated to keeping the art of organ music alive through the acquisition and restoration of the Wurlitzer pipe organ in the Castro Theatre, San Francisco.[9]


  1. ^ "Lauren Woodland". Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lauren Woodland". Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Lauren Woodland Biography"., Inc. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lauren Woodland". CBS Entertainment. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Lauren Woodland". Browne George Ross LLP. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "11th Annual Youth In Film Awards". Archived from the original on 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  7. ^ "The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 4, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Morales, Tatiana (May 17, 2004). "...And Action: Alex And Benjamin". CBS News. Retrieved December 24, 2013. She remembers her first audition when she was 6 years old for an Oscar Mayer Weiner hot dog commercial and now hopes to help the young aspiring actors with their auditions. 
  9. ^ a b "Board of Directors". Castro Organ Devotees Association. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Board of Directors". The Los Angeles Dance Company. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 

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