Lauren German

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Lauren German
Born(1978-11-29) November 29, 1978 (age 33)
Huntington Beach, California, USA
Years active2000–present
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Lauren German
Born(1978-11-29) November 29, 1978 (age 33)
Huntington Beach, California, USA
Years active2000–present

Lauren Christine German (born November 29, 1978) is an American actress, known for her role as the Hitchhiker in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as for starring in the 2007 film Hostel: Part II, in which she plays one of the lead characters. She is also known for her role in A Walk to Remember, in which she plays a popular and jealous ex-girlfriend named Belinda. She recently starred as Agent Lori Weston in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, and in 2011 as Eva in the film The Divide. She stars in the 2012 NBC Chicago Fire as Leslie Shay.



German's first work was on stage in Peter Pan's and Oliver and in 2000 she made her film début in Down to You where she has a small part as a lovestruck woman. Starring in several TV shows, such as Undressed (1999), 7th Heaven (2001) and Going to California (2002), she became more involved in films. German starred in the pilots Shotgun Love Dolls (2001) and Sex, Love & Secrets (2005)

The second movie German starred in was A Walk to Remember (2002), as the ex-girlfriend of one of the main characters. Later came Dead Above Ground (2002), A Midsummer Night’s Rave (2002) and The Lone Ranger (2003), in which she had both smaller and bigger parts. In 2003 she tried for the main part in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but it went to Jessica Biel and German got the part of the Teenage Girl/The Hitchhiker.[1]

German got bigger parts in movies such as Piggy Banks (2004), Simple Lies (2005), Standing Still (2005), Surrender Dorothy (2006) and It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine! (2007). Recently, she has been best known for starring in the Quentin Tarantino–produced horror film Hostel: Part II.[2] She stars in the French apocalypse thriller The Divide.[3] Also since September 2011, German has starred in Hawaii Five-0 as Agent Lori Weston. She stars in the 2012 NBC Chicago Fire (TV series) as Leslie Shay.

In 2001, German was selected as the world's 47th sexiest woman in Maxim.


2000Down to YouLovestruck Woman
2002Walk to Remember, AA Walk to RememberBelinda
2002Dead Above GroundDarcy Peters
2002Midsummer Night's Rave, AA Midsummer Night's RaveElena
2003Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreTeenage Girl
2005Standing StillJennifer
2005Born KillersGertle
2007It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.Ruth
2007Love and MaryMary
2007Hostel: Part IIBeth
2007What We Do Is SecretBelinda
2008Mating DanceAbby
2009Made for Each OtherCatherine
2009Dark CountryGina
2012Divide, TheThe DivideEva
2000UndressedKimmyTV series
2001Shotgun Love DollsBethTV movie
20017th HeavenMarieEpisode: "Apologize"
2002Going to CaliforniaTiffanyEpisode: "A Little Hard in the Big Easy"
2003Lone Ranger, TheThe Lone RangerEmily LandryTV movie
2005Sex, Love & SecretsRose8 episodes
2006Surrender, DorothyMaddyTV movie
2010Happy TownHenley Boone / Chloe8 episodes
2011Human TargetAngie AndersonEpisode: "Kill Bob"
2011Memphis BeatKaylee SlaterEpisode: "Identity Crisis"
Episode: "The Feud"
2011–12Hawaii Five-0Lori Weston15 episodes
2012Chicago Fire (TV series)Leslie ShayTV pilot


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