Lauren Hammersley Wiki Bio
Lauren Hammersley was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, in 1971 and while she has kept her exact date of birth hidden, it is believed to be 31 May – her zodiac sign is thus Gemini, and she holds Canadian nationality. Lauren is an actress and a photographer, who might be known best for her portrayal of Adele, one of the lead characters in the 2016 action science fiction series “Orphan Black”, created by 11 people, and which also starred Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce and Jordan Gavaris – the series follows a hustler who witnesses a girl nearly identical to herself commit suicide. It was a huge success, winning 68 awards while it was nominated for 94 others, including a Golden Globe.
Childhood and education
Lauren prefers to keep her personal matters to herself, and nothing is known about any siblings or her parents, however, it is believed that her mother was an actress, thus her interest in the film industry.
Lauren became interested in acting while attending elementary school, but it remained only her hobby until she entered her 30s, and launched her acting career. She attended a local high school in Campbell River, and upon matriculating in 1989, moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She hasn’t talked about her further education, but it is widely believed that she graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from a college in Toronto.
Roles in TV series
Lauren spent eight years following graduation working various jobs to financially support herself, before in 2002 launching her acting career, with her portrayal of Officer Fitzmaurice in the episode “Idaho” of the mystery science fiction drama “John Doe”. Created by Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson, it starred Dominic Purcell, Jayne Brook and John Marshall Jones – the series follows a genius who can’t recall his own name, but helps police catch criminals.
In 2011, Lauren played Brooke in the episode “Open Relationship” of the comedy “Single White Spenny”, which received poor reviews and was cancelled after airing only eight episodes.
Her next role came two years later, when she portrayed Ariel in the episode “Defense” of the fantasy drama “Saving Hope”, which was quite popular as it won 10 awards and was nominated for 21 others. The year 2014 saw Lauren play Lisa Mason in a single episode of the comedy “Mr. D: Webisodes”, while she also starred as the same character in 62 episodes of the comedy “Mr. D” from 2012 to 2018 – the series was created by Gerry Dee and Michael Volpe, and also starred Gerry Dee and Jonathan Torrens. It follows a not-so-cool teacher, as he tries to deal with his students. For her performance, Lauren was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series.
Her most recent role in a TV series has been in the romantic drama “Virgin River”, created by Sue Tenney, and which has been airing since 2019 – it stars Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Garyson Maxwell Gurnsey, and is about a widowed nurse who starts working as a midwife for an interesting man and his wife. It has won one award and has been nominated for one other.
Roles in movies
Lauren has been credited with appearing in only three movies. She made her debut film appearance in the 2006 horror thriller “Bloody Mary”, written and directed by Richard Valentine and which stared Kim Tyler, Matt Borlenghi and Danni Ravden – it follows several psychiatric nurses who manage to awaken the spirit of Bloody Mary which then goes on a killing spree.
She went on to appear in the 2009 comedy “Child Wild”, written by Harland Williams who also starred in it alongside Sean Tweedley and Mairtin O’Carrigan – the film follows Wild Child Harland Williams as he does stand-up comedy, but it received poor reviews.
Lauren’s third and most recent role in a movie has been in the 2013 comedy “Stag”, written and directed by Brett Heard and which starred Donald Faison, Eva Amurri Martino and Jon Dore – the film received poor reviews but still won four awards and was nominated for six others.
Lauren has also appeared in two TV shows, in one 2012 and one 2013 episode of the comedy musical news show “The Hour”, as well as in two 2015 episodes of the talk-show “Katie Chats”.
Love life and husband
Lauren is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t shared the details of any men she might have been with. However, there are rumors circulating the internet that she might have a husband, as some of her fans claim to have seen the two walking hand in hand in the streets of Toronto – Lauren hasn’t talked about her alleged husband, and no evidence has been provided to support these rumors.
There are also those who believe her to be lesbian, claiming that this is why she hasn’t talked about her past and present affairs – once again, Lauren hasn’t commented, and her sexual orientation remains unclear.
As of December 2020, Lauren appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Lauren is physically active, as she believes in the saying ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ meaning ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’ – ehe once had a gym membership, but now mostly works out at home, although going running and doing yoga nearly every day.
She is a huge fan of photography, and before 2012 when she was cast to appear in “Mr. D”, she worked as a professional photographer and usually took pictures at weddings, birthday parties and other kinds of celebration.
Lauren is a cat-lover, while her second-favorite animals are dogs.
She enjoys watching movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Anthony Hopkins and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Remains of the Day” and “Lost in Translation”.
Age, height and net worth
Lauren is 49 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (63kgs).
As of December 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.