Lauren Neal is a SAG-AFTRA actor, writer, & producer from Aurora, Colorado, and a recent graduate of Brown University's Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies.
At Brown, Lauren received the Weston Award for Excellence in Acting; her two original solo shows garnered several artist's grants; and she participated in over four dozen performances and projects as a dancer, actor, writer, director, producer, designer, and/or technician.
Lauren has had lead roles in several internationally-screened short films, and she has self-produced her one-woman show how to do thangz with wordz for the Hollywood Fringe Festival and other Los Angeles stages. Lauren made her TV pilot debut in FOX's unaired Delirium, starring Emma Roberts.
Independently, Lauren caught the attention of Ebony, Indiewire, and Huffington Post with Spicy Wit, a pilot presentation for which she served as a first-time writer/director/producer.
She continues to perform live, write, and record experimental music as her award-winning alter ego Licki Ucroj, a Nicki Minaj-inspired comedienne/rapper with an ever-expanding fan base in underground hip-hop.
Lauren made her feature film acting debut in 2017 as the lead in The Lovely Rejects, an indie for which she was nominated for Best Lead Actress at IFF London, and for which she also served as co-producer.
Currently, Lauren is co-executive producing and casting Bad Habits, an independent single-camera comedy series. She is also writing and developing several feature film projects, and co-stars in the forthcoming indie feature The Sympathy Card.