Date Of Birth

June 19, 1980


Canadian actress Lauren Lee Smith was born on June 19, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was educated at Henry James Cambie Secondary School but traveled a lot with her family, eventually settling down in Los Angeles, California at the age of 14. She began her modeling career there, but soon found her way to acting.

At 19 years old, Lauren Lee Smith obtained her first film role in the remake of Get Carter. She continued her movie appearances and eventually landed the role of Emma deLauro on the show Mutant X. She has several more small screen credits, but slowly became known for her recurring role on Showtime’s The L Word.

Smith is recognizable on both the movies and television. In 2005, she appeared on the film Lie with Me and followed it up with the Canadian drama Intelligence. She next pursued a role on CBC’s miniseries known as Dragon Boys before she was cast as Riley Adams on the hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She later appeared on an episode of Psych, as well as filmed the television pilot known as Can Openers.

Place of Birth

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Birth Name

Lauren Lee Smith



Fun Facts

Enjoys snowboarding, ice skating, rollerblading, basketball, swimming, horseback riding.

Was cast as Gibb in Freddy vs. Jason (2003), but then lost the part because of another film scheduling conflict. The producers re-cast Katharine Isabelle in the role.

There was a big debate on whether or not Lauren would keep her blonde hair for “Mutant X” (2001).

During her youth she traveled around the world with her family and has lived in Europe, Central America, The U.S. and Canada.

In 2002 Lauren was nominated for a Gemini for her role as Evil Emma in Mutant X’s Double Vision.

Her first professional acting job was a featured role in Get Carter (2000) starring Sylvester Stallone.

She was noticed by a fashion scout when she was just 13 years old.

Lauren and her “Mutant X” (2001) co-star Forbes March were in an acting class together when they were around 12 or 13.

She was listed as one of the top 13 Canadian actresses in the October edition of enRoute (Air Canada) Magazine.

Lauren’s stepfather is a documentary filmmaker.


2 nominations.


2010: A Night for Dying Tigers – Karen
2010: Psych (TV series) – Lillian
2008-2009: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Riley Adams
2009: Helen – Mathilda
2009: Can Openers – Susan
2009: Anatomy of Hope – Cynthia Morgan
2008: Helen – Mathilda
2008-2009: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Riley Adams
2008: Trick ‘r Treat – Danielle
2008: An American Carol – Voice of Reason #1
2008: Pathology – Juliette Bath
2008: Late Fragment – Lea
2007: Normal – Sherri Banks
2006-2007: Intelligence (TV series) – Tina
2007: Dragon Boys – Kath
2006: One Way – Angelina Sable
2006: The Last Kiss – Lisa
2004-2006: The L Word (TV series) – Lara Perkins
2006: Art School Confidential – Beat Girl
2005: Lie with Me – Leila
2004: The Survivors Club – Meg Pesaturo
2004: I Want to Marry Ryan Banks – Lauren
2001-2003: Mutant X (TV series) – Emma DeLauro
2001: The Wedding Dress – Hannah Pinkham
2000: 2gether: The Series (TV series) – Erin Evans
2000: Get Carter – Girl #2
2000: 2gether – Erin Evans


5′ 10″ (1.78 m)