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Lauren Lopez is American singer, dancer and actress. She is one of the founders of the popular “TeamKids” group, who started with the “A Very Potter Musical” and Draco Malfroy performed by Lopez. Lauren is a choreographer and theatre audition coach.

Early life, education, family

Lauren Elizabeth Lopez was born on 8 March 1986, in Royal Oak, Michigan US; she has a younger brother to whom she is very close. As children, they were playing a game called “hamming”, which actually means buying ham slices, throw them at trees and windows to see if the slices will stick. She was raised by a Jewish mother and a Mexican father. As a child she liked to dance, and at the age of three began competitive dancing.

During high school her mother insisted she try acting, so she was part of school musicals and plays. The turning point in her future education was the play “Medea” with Fiona Shaw, when Lauren decided what her future profession would be.

After high school she continued her education at the University of Michigan, from where she graduated with honors in theatre arts. Later Lauren attended classes for improvisational theatre in Chicago at iO and The Second City, and at Groundlings in Los Angeles, California. She has also resided in New York and Chicago, but currently lives in Los Angeles.

Career

Team StarKids

Her talent was noticed by students and professors, so during studies she and a few of her fellow students founded the online musical theatre company “Team Starkid”, and became successful performers. Lauren got close to Darren Criss, who played in the musical show “Glee”. The two of them wrote many music albums, plays and internet videos together under Starkids production.

They started to work together thanks to the theatre organization that was run by the students in the University, called Basement arts. Lauren played Frodo in the first play that came off as a result of this collaboration, worked according to “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.

Her second performance was as Tanya Freemont in the YouTube online series “Little White Lie” with Darren Criss. The next “A Very Potter Musical” happened in Lauren’s senior year in 2009, and was a comic adaptation of the “Harry Potter” series from J.K.Rowling. All four performances at the University were sold out, with Laura playing Draco Malfoy. The video of the play was posted on YouTube and it gained popularity. Entertainment Weekly put the musical in the list of “10 Best Viral Videos of 2009”.

Lauren, Darren, Matt and Nick Lang and Brian Holden founded the group,and actually worked on ten original musicals and had two national tours, “The Space Tour” in 2011 and “Apocalyptour” in 2012.

They also had partnerships with iO Chicago and The Second City, which are improvisational theatres and training centers based in Chicago. This form of theatre is without written script, which means that the performers spontaneously create the dialog. Since its beginning on YouTube in 2009, Team StarKids had reached over 270 million views and over 630,000 subscribers all over the world. The group travelled around the US, as well as in Ireland, Germany and London.

TV Appearance

Lauren Lopez appeared in the movies “Treasures of the Past” and “Passenger Seats” in 2009. In 2016 she was in the cast for the TV miniseries “Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party”.

Lauren Lopez

In 2018 “Sona” were premiered, a science fiction TV series, and she also appeared in the TV series “Stellar People” as her recent project. “The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye” is expected later in 2020, new series that Lauren has already finished filming.

Stage

Besides her film and TV roles, Lauren is very active in the theatre. In 2018 she played Emma in Team StarKids comedy musical “The Guy Who Didn’t Like Misicals” at the Matrix Theatre in LA. She did the choreography for this musical. The next year she performed with Tin Can Bros Comedy in the show “We Didn’t Mean to Kill Our Guests”.

For the 10th anniversary of Team StarKids, the group reunited and performed “Black Friday” at the ACE Theatre in L.A. In 2020 she will continue her performance with Tin Can Bros Comedy in “We Didn’t Mean to Kill Our Guests 2: No One’s Dying This Time!” Lauren also worked the choreography for Tin Can Bros’s “Spies are Forever”. Lauren Lopez continues as a choreographer and theater audition coach, and also does monologue coaching.

Commercials

During her professional career, Lauren was part of many commercials and campaigns, among others for Kmart, Toys R Us, Intel, Bank of America and Amtrak.

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Personal Life

Lauren keeps her personal life private. There were rumors that she was dating her StarKids companion, Joey Richter, but they were never confirmed. In 2017 Lauren was much more open with her followers, and on Instagram shared that since 20 years of age, she has beendealing with clinical depression.

Appearance

Lauren Lopez is 5’ (1.52m) tall. She has long brown hair and brown eyes.

Interesting facts

  • Lauren likes to bake, and published the cook book “These Treats Don’t Suck:A Gluten Free Cookbook” in 2013. The book has a list of original recipes made by Lauren.
  • She has a dog, a Chihuahua named Diane that was adopted in 2016.
  • Lauren is an animal rights activist. She volunteers in “A Purposeful Rescue” in Los Angeles, and insists on people adopting animals from rescue shelters.
  • At the beginning of her career, her video singing “I Don’t Really Wanna Do the Work Today” from Firebringer went viral.
  • Lauren likes doing puzzles.
  • She has been a Harry Potter fan since 6th Her favorite book is “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” from J.K Rowling.
  • She is a fan of the reality TV series “The Real Housewives”.
  • Lauren’s favorite quote from “A Very Potter Musical” is “Are you kids ready to fight a dragon?! Of course not, you’re just children, what the hell am I thinking?!”

General Info

Full NameLauren Lopez
Height1.52 m
ProfessionActor, Singer, Writer, Dancer

Accomplishments

Music GroupsStarKid Productions
MoviesStruck by Lightning

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Regularly portrays male characters
2Her small stature

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Firebringer2016Zazzalil
Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party2016TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Eliot
Spies Are Forever2016Cynthia Houston
Inside the Extras Studio2016TV SeriesKelly Trackstock
Muzzled the Musical2015TV SeriesPrincess Allegro
The Trail to Oregon!2015Son
The Princess Burn Book2014ShortElsa fan #1
1Night 2Last 3Ever2013Baby Oil / Various
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier2013TV MovieMonkey / Ensemble
Airport for Birds2013Various
A Very Potter Senior Year2013TV MovieMalfoy
World's Worst Musical2012TV SeriesCast Member #10 / Pig #2 / Backseat Driver #1
OMG2012ShortParty Goer
Struck by Lightning2012Celibacy Club Girl
Holy Musical [email protected]!2012TV MovieCommissioner Gordon Calendar Man
Starship2011Bugette Bugington / Taz / Ensemble
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV MovieDraco
Worthy2010ShortRory
Passenger Seat2009Katherine
Treasures of the Past2009TV MovieFrodo Baggins
Little White Lie2009TV SeriesTanya Freemont
A Very Potter Musical2009TV MovieDraco
Clowns on Earth2009Short
The Spiral Project2006Lauren

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Firebringer2016performer: "We Got Work to Do", "What If?", "Into the Night", "The Night Belongs to Us", "Climate Change", "Ouch My Butt", "Backfire", "Together", "Finale Make the Most of It"
Muzzled the Musical2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Trail to Oregon!2015performer: "Gone to Oregon", "Independence!", "The Grind", "Pays to Be an Animal", "Dysentery World", "Wagon on Fire", "Speedrun", "You Gotta Go", "Naked in a Lake"
1Night 2Last 3Ever2013performer: "1Night 2Last 3Ever", "123Over"
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier2013TV Movie performer: "Dream A Little Harder", "Sands of Time/Golden Rule", "Twisted"
Airport for Birds2013performer: "Airport for Birds", "Woodman", "Finale"
A Very Potter Senior Year2013TV Movie performer: "Tonight This School Is Mine"
Apocalyptour Live2012Video documentary performer: "Me And My Dick / Ready To Go", "Get Back Up", "Rogues Medley", "Little White Lie Medley", "Granger Danger", "Going Back To Heaven During Those Days Of Hogwarts On Earth", "To Dance Again"
World's Worst Musical2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Holy Musical [email protected]!2012TV Movie performer: "Robin Sucks!"
Kinect Star Wars2012Video Game performer: "Hologram Girl"
The Space Tour2012Documentary performer: "I Wanna Be", "Ready To Go", "Granger Danger", "Get Back Up", "Boy Toy", "No Way", "Beauty", "Days Of Summer", "Going Back To Hogwarts", "The Holiday Club"
Starship2011performer: "Get Back Up"
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie performer: "No Way", "Days of Summer"
Little White Lie2009TV Series performer - 3 episodes
A Very Potter Musical2009TV Movie performer: "Get Back to Hogwarts", "Granger Danger", "Pigfarts, Pigfarts"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spies Are Forever2016choreographer
Starship2011production associate

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1Night 2Last 3Ever2013segment ": "Horse Shirts"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Space Tour2012Documentary producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Fun Awesome Party Game Time2016TV SeriesHerself
Apocalyptour Live2012Video documentaryHerself - Performer
The Space Tour2012DocumentaryHerself - Performer
The Potion Master's Corner2010TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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