"Lauren Lapkus's funny faces, pitch-perfect voices, and black humor are invariably riveting." -Chicago Reader
"Reliably funny " - LA TIMES
Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser in Los Angeles. SAG/AFTRA.
"Keep your eye on Lauren Lapkus, at Just for Laughs she was amazing as a variety of weirdos in Alone: Chicago’s Best Solo Acts." - Chicago Sun Times
"A real find" - A.V. Club
Originally from Evanston, Illinois, she graduated from DePaul University and performed all over Chicago, most notably at iO Chicago. After a whirlwind year in NYC she moved to Los Angeles, where she can be seen performing improv with Bangarang! and ASSSSCAT, both at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She also performs with The Story Pirates, creating interactive sketch shows inspired by stories that were written by kids.
"...Eccentric...smart and funny." -Centerstage Chicago
"Sugar high sketch comedy with anything-for-a-laugh energy that never gives out." -Chicago Reader
Lauren is best known for her role as Dee Dee on NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?" Her credits include "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where she appeared in a segment with Ryan Reynolds, "The Middle" on ABC, and HBO's "Life and Times of Tim". She will play a strong supporting role in "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's upcoming feature debut "You Are Here," starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. She is currently shooting a recurring role on Netflix's upcoming series, "Orange is the New Black," and she recently booked a series regular role on the NBC pilot, "Joe & Joe & Jane".
She was featured in Back Stage's "10 Comics to Watch in 2012" and performed in the New Faces Characters Showcase in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival.
"The most tickling performance of the night" -Philadelphia CityPaper