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 and Hostel: Part II. From 2011 to 2012, German had a main role as DHS agent Lori Weston in the second season of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0. German portrayed Leslie Shay from 2012 to 2014,in the NBC drama Chicago Fire. Her character was killed at the end of Season 2.
German was born in Huntington Beach, California. German's father is a vascular surgeon. 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.
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 Sparks' 1999 novel of the same name. 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 starred in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a remake of the 1974 film.
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. She starred in the horror film Hostel: Part II, produced by Quentin Tarantino. She also starred in the French apocalypse thriller The Divide.
Notes and Trivia
- German currently resides in Los Angeles.
- German's height is 5' 7" (1.7 m).
- She did all her own stunts in Hostel: Part II (2007).
- German is of Dutch descent.