Photos by Ambe J. Photography
Lauren F. Walker is the true definition of a Go Getter! At the age of 14 Lauren stared working for herself, selling cupckes to the students and staff at her high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts. After graduating, Lauren packed up and headed to SUNY Purchase College to further her knowledge of acting in the BFA Acting Conservatory. To put herself through school, Lauren worked two jobs in addition to being a full time student. She graduated on the Dean's List, with honors and headed straight for New York City to begin her acting career.
With nothing but a degree, serious acting chops and a gorgeous smile, Lauren quickly learned that she was going to have to fight for her dreams. In the mornings, she auditions. In the afternoon, she works her survival job. At night, she hustles; braiding hair and baking cupcakes for parties and events.
Throughout it all, Lauren has stayed true to herself and has welcomed growth with an open mind and heart. She inspires love, truth and light into everything she does and carries those qualities with her into every room she enters. In addition to working consistently as an actor, Lauren's mission is to tell truthful, dynamic and inspirational stories that highlight the lives of people of color.
Lauren is the founder of Creators of Color Collective, an organization that creates space for artists of color to grow, collaborate and uplift each other creatively by focusing on acting/audition preparation, artist mental health and community building.