Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her television roles, including Emma DeLauro in the syndicated fantasy drama Mutant X, Riley Adams in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and police Sergeant Michelle McCluskey in the CTV fantasy drama The Listener.
Smith was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she began a modelling career. She is the cousin of actor Myles Ferguson.
She married German photographer Erik Steingröver on April 4, 2009.
At the age of 19, Smith was cast in the remake of Get Carter. Smith was cast in the starring role of Christy Huddleston in the television film Christy: The Movie, and its followup two-part miniseries Christy, Choices of the Heart. She starred in the show Mutant X, where she played the character of Emma deLauro from 2001-03. She has also guest-starred in episodes of The Dead Zone, The Twilight Zone, and Blade: The Series, among others. Smith was also a recurring character in the Showtime drama series The L Word, playing sous chef Lara Perkins. In 2005, Smith filmed the sexually explicit movie Lie with Me, where she played the character of Leila. The same year she was cast in the 2006 romance film The Last Kiss.
In 2006 she had a recurring part on the Canadian drama Intelligence. In early 2007, she played Kath in the CBC miniseries Dragon Boys. The same year, Smith was cast in starring roles in the 2008 thriller film Pathology and in the 2009 drama film Helen with Ashley Judd.
In 2008, Smith became a series regular in the ninth season on the long-running CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation playing Riley Adams (originally named Bryce Adams), "a smart, flirtatious, and witty non-conformist who entered law enforcement to rebel against her judgmental psychiatrist father", who joins Grissom's team, to fill the void left by the departure of Jorja Fox's Sara Sidle. She and her character did not return for the tenth season.
In 2009 Smith was cast in one of the lead roles in the German-produced television film Hindenburg which did not air until 2011. In 2010 Smith returned to Canada and joined the cast of the CTV drama series The Listener for its second season. In 2012 she was cast in the starring role of Grace in the 2013 Canadian comedy film Cinemanovels alongside Jennifer Beals with whom Smith had previous appeared in the 2010 film A Night for Dying Tigers.
In 2014 Smith played government investigator Samantha Krueger on the CBC/Syfy science-fiction miniseries Ascension. In 2015 Smith joined the cast of the CBC drama series This Life, playing Maggie, the sister of the lead character (Torri Higginson) who is suffering from stage four cancer; Smith's portrayal of the character was well received by The Globe and Mail's John Doyle.
|2000||Get Carter||Girl #2|
|2005||Lie with Me||Leila|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Beat Girl|
|2006||Last Kiss, TheThe Last Kiss||Lisa|
|2006||One Way||Angelina Sable|
|2007||Trick 'r Treat||Danielle|
|2008||American Carol, AnAn American Carol||Voice of Reason|
|2010||Night for Dying Tigers, AA Night for Dying Tigers||Karen|
|2011||Business Ethics||Veronica||Short film|
|2011||Girl Walks into a Bar||Karen|
|2012||Three Days in Havana||Grace|
|2014||If I Stay||Willow|
|2016||How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town||Heather Mitchell|
|1997||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Michelle Lambert||Episode: "Murder of Roy Hennessey"|
|2000||Homewood P.I.||Unsold television pilot|
|2000||Dark Angel||Natalie||Episode: Pilot|
|2000||2gether||Erin||Television film (MTV)|
|2000||2gether: The Series||Erin Evans||Recurring role|
|2000||Christy: The Movie||Christy Huddleston||Television film (Pax); aka. Christy: Return to Cutter Gap|
|2001||Christy, Choices of the Heart||Christy Huddleston||Television miniseries (Pax); aka. Christy: A Change of Seasons (Part I) and Christy: A New Beginning (Part II)|
|2001||Wedding Dress, TheThe Wedding Dress||Hannah Pinkham||Television film|
|2001-03||Mutant X||Emma DeLauro||Main role (seasons 1-2)|
|2003||Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone||Eve||Episode: "Sunrise"|
|2004||I Want to Marry Ryan Banks||Lauren||Television film|
|2004||Survivors Club, TheThe Survivors Club||Meg Pesaturo||Television film|
|2004||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Bonnie Gibson||Episode: "Total Awareness"|
|2004-06||L Word, TheThe L Word||Lara Perkins||Recurring role|
|2006||Blade: The Series||Bethany||Episode: "Hunters"|
|2007||Dragon Boys||Kath||TV miniseries|
|2008-09||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Riley Adams||Main role (season 9); 22 episodes|
|2009||Anatomy of Hope||Cynthia Morgan||Unsold television pilot|
|2009||Can Openers||Susan||Unsold television pilot|
|2009||CSI: Deadly Intent||Riley Adams (voice)||Video game|
|2010||Psych||Lillian||Episode: "Feet Don't Kill Me Now"|
|2011||Hindenburg (de)||Jennifer van Zandt||Television film|
|2011||Good Dog||Claire||Main role|
|2011-14||Listener, TheThe Listener||Michelle McCluskey||Main role (seasons 2-5)|
|2012||Good God||Claire||Episode: "One Station Under God"|
|2012||Ring of Fire||Emily Booth||Unsold television pilot|
|2014||Murdoch Mysteries||Elva Gordon||Episode: "Journey to the Centre of Toronto"|
|2014||Saving Hope||Astrid Ray||Episode: "The Other Side of Midnight"|
|2014||Ascension||Samantha Krueger||Television miniseries (SyFy)|
|2015-2016||This Life||Maggie Lawson||Main role|
|2002||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series||Mutant X||Nominated|
|2008||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Normal||Nominated|
|2009||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Helen||Won|
|2011||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||The Listener||Nominated|
|2011||Leo Awards||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||A Night for Dying Tigers||Nominated|
|2014||Leo Awards||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Cinemanovels||Won|
|2016||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||This Life||Won|
|2017||Canadian Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series||This Life||Nominated|