Lauren Lee Smith is a Canadian actress who has become very popular thanks to her roles in very amazing movies and some fantasy dramas such as mutant X and Trick ‘r Treat. Apart from being an actress, the woman has also made a name for herself as a producer.
Lauren Lee Smith Biography – Family and Career Beginning
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was where Lauren Lee Smith was born, and that was on June 19, 1980. It was there that she was raised until she became a teenager when her family moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles, California.
As a girl growing up, the actress was always travelling because her stepfather was a documentary filmmaker and as a result of this she got to live in more countries than just the two mentioned above. Her family was as well in Europe and Central America. Looking at her educational status and qualifications, she is said to have attended the Henry James Cambie Secondary School. There is hardly any mention of her other siblings or even her mother.
While as stated, she began with modelling, Smith has always had her eyes on acting, and when she was just 3, she began telling her mum that she would be an actress. At the age of 19, that came true when she got the opportunity to be a part of MTV’s 2Gether. She would go on to be a part of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction which has come to be known as one of her first works. She played a role in an episode of the TV drama in 1997. Before the year 2005, she would go on to appear in close to 15 TV shows including 2gether: The Series, Mutant X, The Twilight Zone, and The Dead Zone.
As regards movies, Lauren Lee Smith has appeared in over 20 movies in a career that began in 2000 with the movie, Get Carter. She has also appeared in other movies including Lie with Me (2005), The Last Kiss (2006), and Trick ‘r Treat (2007) for which she earned a lot of respect. If I Stay (2014), How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2016), and The Shape of Water (2017) are other movies the woman has been a part of.
Beyond being an actress, the highly talented woman is also a producer.
Her Husband and Love Life
The I Want to Marry Ryan Banks actress is married to Erik Lee Steingröver, who is a cameraman. The two met in April 2007 and got to tie the knot in 2009. Although there is not much about their dating story, they have been together since they got hooked.
Apart from Erik Lee Steingröver, the woman has no other dating history, even though there are some online platforms that have speculated that she was in a relationship with fellow actress, Jennifer Beals. Although the speculations are high, this is highly unlikely, as the women only got to act as partners in the movie, The L Word.
Awards and Nominations
Having been around for quite a long time with many movies to her name both as a producer and an actress for which she is more popular, Lauren Lee Smith has returned with many recognitions in the form of nominations and awards to her name.
Most recently, the Canadian actress was nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series. That was in 2017, and it was for her role in This Life. She also got the two Leo Awards nominations for the same work. Other nominations she has gotten are Gemini Awards and the Gold Derby Awards.
Awards that she has gone home with include the Canadian Filmmakers’ Festival and the Leo Awards. So far, she has 4 awards to her name and 8 nominations. If tomorrow, you wake and hear that she has gotten more, do not be surprised.
Lauren Lee Smith’s Net Worth
With a lot of things that she has handled, one will rightly expect that the very talented woman has a lot to show when it comes to the money coming in. She has a net worth that has been estimated to be over $8 million.