Global audiences first discovered Lauren Lee Smith as a series regular on the hit Showtime drama series The L Word. She then seamlessly transitioned into film, co-starring in Terry Zwigoff’s Art School Confidential, and alongside Casey Affleck in The Last Kiss. Smith received much praise and attention for her performance in the independent award-winning film directed by Clement Virgo, Lie with Me, in which she played the leading role.
Things have yet to slow down as Smith is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood’s newest rising starts. In 2009, she worked alongside Laurence Fishburne as CSI Riley Adams on CTV’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 2009 also saw her at Sundance appearing in Sandra Nettlebeck’s Helen, for which she won a Leo Award. That year also took Smith to Germany to film the epic period piece Hindenburg. Additional credits include independent feature A Night For Dying Tigers, features Hunting Season, Three Days in Havana, Cinemanovel, If I Stay, mini-series World on Fire, HBO Canada comedy series Good Dog and CTV series The Listener, where she played Detective Michelle McCluskey for three seasons. Most recently Smith appeared in SYFY’s Ascension which aired on CBC, and recently shot the comedic feature How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town.