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Lauren Skelton

MFA Acting

​Lauren is a Chicago-based, Seattle-cultivated, Ohio-born multidisciplinary artist who loves hyphens. With a background in improv, burlesque, and clowning, she is a highly physical performer who thrives in the spontaneous and the weird. As an actor, writer, and filmmaker, Lauren is committed to telling stories about underrepresented women and dismantling the status quo of the tv/film industry from the inside. Favorite performances include: Fefu and Her Friends (Julia); Come Back Little Sheba (Lola); Everybody (Death); Independence (Jo); The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender (Las Vegas, NV); and The SheSpot Goes to Camp! at the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater. When not on stage, Lauren may be found storyboarding her next short film and/or eating a burrito.​ Lauren will be moving to Los Angeles this August to attend the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory.