• Lauren German is an American actress born in 1978
• She has a net worth of over $1 million
• She was raised in Huntington Beach, California and attended Orange County High School of the Arts
• She has appeared in over 30 TV and film titles
• She is single, has never married, and doesn't have children

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Date Of BirthNovember 29, 1978
FactOf Dutch descent.

Who is Lauren German?

Lauren Christine German was born on 29 November 1978 under the sign of Sagittarius, in Huntington Beach, California USA, of English and Dutch ancestry. She is a 41-year-old actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Belinda in “A Walk To Remember”, playing Leslie Shay in “Chicago Fire”, and featuring as Chloe Decker in “Lucifer”.

How rich is she, as of now? Lauren German Net Worth

Lauren German’s net worth is over $1 million, earned from being successfully involved in the film industry as a professional actress since 2000, and appearing in more than 30 TV and film titles.

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Lauren German spent her early years in her hometown of Huntington Beach, where she was raised by her parents; her father works as a vascular surgeon. Her nationality is American, and she belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Lauren went to Los Alamitos High School. She even attended Orange County High School of the Arts, where she trained in dance. Upon matriculation, she enrolled into the University of Southern California to study Anthropology.

Career Beginnings

Lauren German started her acting career on stage, since she initially performed in the productions of “Oliver” and “Peter Pan”. In 2000, she made her debut TV appearance in the role of Kimmy in an episode of the MTV anthology series “Undressed”, followed by her film debut as a lovestruck woman in the romantic comedy-drama film “Down To You”, starring next to Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles. In 2001, she guest-starred as Marie in the episode “Apologize” of The WB’s family drama series “7th Heaven”, and then played Beth in the made-for-TV film “Shotgun Love Dolls”.

Lauren German

Rise to Prominence

Lauren came to prominence in 2002, when she appeared in the coming-of-age romantic tragedy film “A Walk To Remember”, playing Belinda, the ex-girlfriend of Landon Carter, portrayed by Shane West, in the film directed by Adam Shankman and based on the novel of the same name written by Nicholas Sparks. Thereafter, she starred as Darcy Peters in the horror “Dead Above Ground”, followed by her portrayal of Elena in the drama “A Midsummer Night’s Rave”, both in 2002.

In the following year, Lauren featured as Emily Landry in the made-for-TV western action film “The Lone Ranger”, after which she played a suicidal hitchhiker in Marcus Nispel’s 2003 horror “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, since she lost the lead role to Jessica Biel.

Continued Success

In 2005, Lauren was selected to play Rose Miller in the UPN soap opera “Sex, Love & Secrets”; however, it was canceled after one season. During the same year, she played Melissa in the thriller “Rx”, landed the role of Jennifer in the romantic comedy “Standing Still”, and featured as Gertle in the crime drama “Born Killers”.


Her next role came in the next year, when she portrayed Maddy in the made-for-TV film “Surrender, Dorothy”, after which she starred in the role of Mary in Elizabeth Harrison’s 2007 romantic drama “Love And Mary” and appeared as Beth in the 2007 horror “Hostel: Part II”, directed by Eli Roth. Two years later, Lauren played Gina in the mystery thriller “Dark Country” alongside Thomas Jane in his directorial debut. In 2010, she was cast as Henley Boone / Chloe in the drama series “Happy Town”, aired on ABC.

Success in TV Series: “Hawaii Five-0”, “Chicago Fire”, “Lucifer”

In 2011, Lauren German was Eva in the sci-fi horror “The Divide”, directed by Xavier Gens, after which she guest-starred as Angie Anderson in an episode of the Fox action drama series “Human Target”, and as Kaylee Slater in two episodes of the TNT drama series “Memphis Beat”. Afterwards, she eventually won the main role of DHS agent Lauren ‘Lori’ Weston in the second season of the CBS action police procedural series “Hawaii Five-0” (2011-2012).

She then portrayed Leslie Shay in the first installment of the “Chicago” franchise, entitled “Chicago Fire”, from 2012 to 2015; moreover, she guest-starred in the same role in two episodes of “Chicago P.D.” in 2014. Following the final season of “Chicago Fire”, Lauren started filming the Fox urban fantasy series “Lucifer” in 2016, and has been starring in the main role of Det. Chloe Decker ever since.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long blonde hair
  • Green eyes
  • Height – 5ft 7ins (1.70m)
  • Weight – 119lbs (54kgs)
  • Vital Statistics – 35-25-36
  • Bra Size – 34A
  • Dress Size – 4 (US)

Personal Life: Is She Single?

Lauren German was romantically involved with former professional baseball player and musician Barry Zito. She also dated actor Ashton Holmes between 2009 and 2010. There were also rumors that she dated actor Tom Ellis, but they did not confirm it. She is single at the moment, has never married, and doesn’t have children. One of her closest friends is actress Lesley-Ann Brandt.

General Info

Full NameLauren German
Date Of BirthNovember 29, 1978
Height1.67 m
EducationUniversity of Southern California


NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite TV Character We Miss Most
MoviesHostel: Part II, A Walk to Remember, The Divide, Dark Country, Standing Still, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Love and Mary, What We Do Is Secret, Surrender, Dorothy, RX, Born Killers, Dead Above Ground, A Midsummer Night's Rave, It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine., Made for Each Other, You Are Here, The ...
TV ShowsHappy Town, Sex, Love & Secrets, Lucifer, Chicago Fire, Hawaii Five-0

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1I'd love to do comedy.
2I always get cast as the girl who's dying or the girl who's killing or the girl who's suicidal - all these heavy roles. But I like playing them.
3I'm very klutzy. I've fallen off horses, I've tripped with my high-heeled boots over a stunt guy.


1Filming Love and Mary (2007). [May 2007]
2Of Dutch descent.
3Starred in two movies, What We Do Is Secret (2007) and A Walk to Remember (2002), with Shane West, both in which her character's name is "Belinda".
4Originally tried out for "Erin" in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), before landing the role of "The Hitchhiker".
5Did all her own stunts in Hostel: Part II (2007).




Lucifer2015-2017TV SeriesChloe Decker
Chicago Fire2012-2015TV SeriesLeslie Shay
Chicago P.D.2014TV SeriesLeslie Shay
Hawaii Five-02011-2012TV SeriesLori Weston
Memphis Beat2011TV SeriesKaylee Slater
The Divide2011Eva
Human Target2011TV SeriesAngie Anderson
Happy Town2010TV SeriesHenley Boone / Chloe
Dark Country2009Gina
Made for Each Other2009Catherine
Mating Dance2008Abby
What We Do Is Secret2007Belinda
Hostel: Part II2007Beth
Love and Mary2007Mary
It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.2007Ruth - Girl in Wheelchair
Surrender, Dorothy2006TV MovieMaddy
Sex, Love & Secrets2005TV SeriesRose Miller / Rose
Born Killers2005Gertle
Standing Still2005/IIJennifer
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre2003Teenage Girl
The Lone Ranger2003TV MovieEmily Landry
A Midsummer Night's Rave2002Elena
Dead Above Ground2002Darcy Peters
A Walk to Remember2002Belinda
Going to California2002TV SeriesTiffany
Shotgun Love Dolls2001TV MovieBeth (pilot)
7th Heaven2001TV SeriesMarie
Down to You2000Lovestruck Woman
Undressed1999TV SeriesKimmy (2000: Season 3)


The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Hawaii Five-02014TV SeriesLori Weston


Nominated Awards

2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Character We Miss MostChicago Fire (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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