Lauren Cohan (born January 7, 1982 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey) is an American-born English actress. Primarily a character actor, she's best known for her role as Maggie Greene in The Walking Dead, as well as numerous memorable recurring roles in genre television such as The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Chuck.
- Casanova (2005) as Sister Beatrice
- National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006) as Charlotte Higginson
- Disturbed (2010) as Claire
- Death Race 2 (2011) as September Jones
- Reach Me (2014) as Kate
- The Boy (2016) as Greta
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as Martha Wayne
- All Eyez on Me (2017) as Leila Steinberg
- Mile 22 (2018) as Alice Kerr
- Supernatural (2007-2008) as Bela Talbot
- The Vampire Diaries (2010-2012) as Rose
- Chuck (2011) as Vivian McArthur Volkoff
- The Walking Dead (2011-2018, 2020- ) as Maggie Greene note
- Archer (2014) as Juliana Calderon
- Whiskey Cavalier (2019) as Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge
- Invincible (2021) (2021) as War Woman
- Destiny (2014) as Exo Stranger
- Action Girl: Her most common roles.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Another common character type she usually plays.
- Boobs of Steel: She's well-endowed, so all the Action Girl roles she gets are this by default.
- The Cast Show Off: She sings, and she and her on-screen sister Emily Kinney (also a singer) showcased it when they made a duet during the Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead.
- Dyeing for Your Art:
- Fake Nationality: Played with. She's American but grew up on the UK, so she doesn't really count as neither when playing an American or Brit. She does, however, play the Fake Mixed Race on Chuck (Russian-American).
- Ms. Fanservice: She used to be a model (and occasionally still does). Unsurprisingly, her characters tend to be the source of Male Gaze.
- Star-Making Role: She's a familiar face on TV for much of the late 2000s, and then she was cast on The Walking Dead.
- What Could Have Been:
- She initially auditioned for Ruby in Supernatural, but the role eventually went to Katie Cassidy. She still got cast as Bela Talbot, though.
- She had a show titled Heavenly for The CW that was never picked up.
- She was the top choice to play The Huntress on Arrow, but was already committed to The Walking Dead when production began.