Lauren Cohan is an English-American model and actress who is best known for her role in the AMC horror series The Walking Dead. In the show, she played Maggie Greene, one of the survivors of the Zombie apocalypse. She is also known for her role on the CW’s supernatural television series Supernatural. Her character on the show, Bela Talbot, was killed off after receiving a lukewarm reception by fans and critics alike.
She also played Rose on another CW supernatural show – The Vampire Diaries. She appeared as Vivian McArthur Volkoff in the NBC action-comedy series, Chuck.
Some of Lauren’s film roles include: Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj, Casanova, The Boy, All Eyez on Me, Death Race 2, Mile 22, Reach Me, Young Alexander the Great and an uncredited cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Bio & Age
Lauren Cohan was born on the 7th of January, 1982 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey to an English mother and an American father. She is of Scottish, Norwegian and Irish descent.
Though Lauren was born in New Jersey, several sources have regularly incorrectly listed her place of birth as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After Lauren’s parents divorced, her mother got remarried, converted to Judaism and took the surname of her new husband – Cohan. Lauren also converted to Judaism when she was five, she even had a Bat-Mitzvah ceremony too.
Lauren lived in Cherry Hill throughout her childhood – with the exception of the year she lived in Georgia – before relocating to England when she was 13. The actress has four siblings and one one step sister.
She attended the University of Winchester in Hampshire, England and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and English Literature. After graduation, she began touring with the theatre company she co-founded while in school.
Since then, she has spent her time between Los Angeles and London – working on films, television shows and other projects.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is an American, post-apocalyptic series based on a comic book of the same name. The show features Andrew Lincoln as the show’s lead character who wakes up from a coma only to realize that zombies have overrun the world. He immediately looks for other survivors, thereby reuniting with his family. He becomes the de-facto leader of a group of survivors who are simply trying to survive in the new and dangerous world.
Some of the cast members over the years include Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Xander Berkeley and Khary Payton.
The show premiered on the 31st of October, 2010 and has retained favourable ratings over the years, enough to launch a spin-off show – Fear The Walking Dead which premiered on the 23rd of August, 2015.
The show has also won several awards including the coveted Golden Globe Award for Best Television series – Drama.
Is Lauren Cohan Finally Leaving Walking Dead in Season 9?
There is a very good chance that Lauren Cohan will be leaving The Walking Dead in the 9th season. Lauren and her character are both loved by the cast and fans alike.
During her time on the show, Lauren noted that she and her female co-stars (who were also billed as main characters) were being paid significantly less than their male counterparts. Heading into the new season, during contract negotiations, the actress asked for a pay raise (although not equal pay with her male counterparts) as one is wont to do after years at a job.
However, the network has been reluctant to give her the deserved increase despite support from fans and cast members on the actress’ side. Due to the network’s delay, she signed on to take a new role on the ABC series Whiskey Cavalier, presumably to show she wasn’t bluffing.
The actress has, however, signed on to appear in a few episodes of the ninth season of The Walking Dead but has refused to commit to the entire season.
Currently, her future with the show is unclear and undecided.
What Is She Up To Now?
Lauren Cohan recently signed on to play the lead role in the new ABC series – Whiskey Cavalier. She will play Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge, a CIA agent with the codename ‘Fiery Tribune’ who leads an interagency team of spies alongside Will Chase, an FBI agent with the codename ‘Whiskey Cavalier’. Together, the team will save the world and each other.
Prior to accepting the role of Frankie Trowbridge, she was sought after by many networks and many shows for starring and lead roles. Safe to say the actress is doing alright.