Lauren German


Lauren German

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Lauren German
Lauren German 2015.jpg

German at the 2015 SDCC
Born Lauren Christine German
(1978-11-29) November 29, 1978 (age 38)
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Lauren Christine German (born November 29, 1978) is an American actress. She had her first major role in the 2002 romantic drama film A Walk to Remember, followed by roles in the horror films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Hostel: Part II (2007). From 2011 to 2012, German had a recurring role as DHS agent Lori Weston in the second season of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0, and from 2012 to 2014, she starred as Leslie Shay in the NBC drama Chicago Fire. In 2016, she began starring as Det. Chloe Decker in the Fox fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

German was born in Huntington Beach, California.[3] German’s father is a vascular surgeon.[4] She attended Los Alamitos High School, and the Orange County High School of the Arts. She later enrolled at the University of Southern California, studying anthropology.[5]


German’s first work was on stage in Peter Pan and Oliver. In 2000, she made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy Down to You, where she had a small role as a lovestruck woman.

In 2002, German co-starred in the romantic drama A Walk to Remember with Shane West and Mandy Moore, based on Nicholas Sparks1999 novel of the same name. She played Belinda, whom Landon Carter (West) breaks up with. Then she appeared in the crime horror film Dead Above Ground, the drama A Midsummer Night’s Rave and the TV movie The Lone Ranger, in which she had both smaller and bigger roles. In 2003, she auditioned to star in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a remake of the 1974 film but the role went to Jessica Biel and German won the role of The Hitchhiker.[6]

German co-starred in the crime drama Born Killers (2005), the thriller Rx (2005), the romantic comedy Standing Still (2005), the drama It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007), and the musical drama What We Do Is Secret with Shane West again, based on a true story, the latter as original Germs drummer and subsequent The Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle. She starred in the horror film Hostel: Part II, produced by Quentin Tarantino.[7] She also starred in the French apocalypse thriller The Divide.[8] German starred in the second season of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0 as DHS agent Lori Weston from 2011 to 2012. She starred in the first two seasons of the NBC drama Chicago Fire as Leslie Shay, one of the paramedics from 2012 to 2014.

In 2016, German began co-starring with Tom Ellis in the fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer, loosely based on the DC comic book series of the same name,[1] as Chloe Decker, a LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis).[2] The series premiered on January 25, 2016 on Fox.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Down to You Lovestruck Woman
2002 Walk to Remember, AA Walk to Remember Belinda
2002 Dead Above Ground Darcy Peters
2002 Midsummer Night’s Rave, AA Midsummer Night’s Rave Elena
2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre Teenage Girl
2005 Rx Melissa
2005 Standing Still Jennifer
2005 Born Killers Gertle
2007 It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. Ruth
2007 Spin Cassie
2007 Love and Mary Mary
2007 Hostel: Part II Beth
2007 What We Do Is Secret Belinda
2008 Mating Dance Abby
2009 Made for Each Other Catherine
2009 Dark Country Gina
2011 Divide, TheThe Divide Eva
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Undressed Kimmy TV series
2001 Shotgun Love Dolls Beth TV movie
2001 7th Heaven Marie Episode: “Apologize”
2002 Going to California Tiffany Episode: “A Little Hard in the Big Easy”
2003 Lone Ranger, TheThe Lone Ranger Emily Landry TV movie
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Rose Main role, 8 episodes
2006 Surrender, Dorothy Maddy TV movie
2010 Happy Town Henley Boone / Chloe Main role, 8 episodes
2011 Human Target Angie Anderson Episode: “Kill Bob”
2011 Memphis Beat Kaylee Slater Episodes: “Identity Crisis”, “The Feud”
2011–12 Hawaii Five-0 DHS agent Lauren “Lori” Weston Main role, 15 episodes
2012–14 Chicago Fire Leslie Shay Main role, 47 episodes
2014 Chicago P.D. Leslie Shay 2 episodes
2016–present Lucifer Det. Chloe Decker Main role

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