Lauren Cohan is an English-American model and actress, best known for her role in the AMC horror series The Walking Dead. In the series, she played Maggie Greene, one of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse. She is also known for her role in the supernatural television series Supernatural on the CW. Her character in the series, Bela Talbot, was killed after she was lukewarmly received by fans and critics alike.
She also played the role of Rose in another CW series Supernatural – The Vampire Diaries. She played the role of Vivian McArthur Volkoff in the NBC action-comedy series Chuck.
Some of Lauren’s film roles include: Van Wilder: The Rise of the Taj, Casanova, The Boy, All Eyez on Me, Death Race 2, Mile 22, Reach Me, Young Alexander the Great, and an unappreciated cameo in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Bio & Age
Lauren Cohan was born on 7 January 1982 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to an English mother and an American father. She is of Scottish, Norwegian, and Irish descent.
Although Lauren was born in New Jersey, several sources have regularly mistakenly listed her birthplace as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After Lauren’s parents divorced, her mother remarried converted to Judaism, and took the surname of her new husband – Cohan. Lauren also converted to Judaism when she was five years old, she even had a bat mitzvah ceremony.
Lauren lived in Cherry Hill throughout her childhood – with the exception of the year she lived in Georgia – before moving to England when she was 13 years old. The actress has four siblings and one stepsister.
She attended the University of Winchester in Hampshire, England, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Studies and English Literature. After graduating, she began to tour with the theatre group she co-founded while still at school.
Since then she has spent her time between Los Angeles and London, working on films, television shows, and other projects.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is an American, post-apocalyptic series based on the comic of the same name. The series features Andrew Lincoln as the main character who wakes up from a coma only to find that zombies have overrun the world. He immediately searches for other survivors to reunite with his family. He becomes the de facto leader of a group of survivors who are simply trying to survive in the new and dangerous world.
Cast members over the years include Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Xander Berkeley and Khary Payton.
The show premiered on 31 October 2010 and has received good ratings over the years, enough to launch a spin-off show – Fear The Walking Dead, which premiered on 23 August 2015.
The show has also won several awards, including the coveted Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series – Drama.
Is Lauren Cohan Finally Leaving Walking Dead in Season 9?
Chances are good that Lauren Cohan will leave The Walking Dead in season 9. Lauren and her character are loved by actors and fans alike.
During her time on the show, Lauren discovered that she and her female co-stars (who were also billed as main characters) were paid significantly less than their male counterparts. At the beginning of the new season, during the contract negotiations, the actress asked for a pay rise (although not at the same level as her male colleagues), as one is used to after years in a job.
However, the network hesitated to give her the well-deserved wage increase, despite the support of fans and cast members on the actress’ side. Due to the network’s delay, she agreed to take on a new role in the ABC series Whiskey Cavalier, presumably to show that she is not bluffing.
However, the actress has agreed to appear in some episodes of the ninth season of The Walking Dead but has refused to commit to the entire season.
Currently, her future with the show is unclear and undecided.
What Is She Up To Now?
Lauren Cohan has recently signed up for the lead role in the new ABC series Whiskey Cavalier. She will play Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge, a CIA agent codenamed “Fiery Tribune” who leads an interagency espionage team alongside Will Chase, an FBI agent codenamed “Whiskey Cavalier”. Together the team will save the world and each other.
Before she took on the role of Frankie Trowbridge, she was in demand by many networks and shows for leading and supporting roles. One can safely say that the actress is doing well.