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.
- 2005 Casanova as Sister Beatrice
- 2006 National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj as Charlotte Higginson
- 2010 Disturbed as Claire
- 2011 Death Race 2 as September Jones
- 2014 Reach Me as Kate
- 2016 The Boy as Greta
- 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Martha Wayne
- 2018 Mile 22 as Alice Kerr
- 20072008 Supernatural as Bela Talbot
- 20102012 The Vampire Diaries as Rose
- 2011 Chuck as Vivian McArthur Volkoff
- 20112018, 2020-The Walking Dead as Maggie Greene note
- 2014 Archer as Juliana Calderon
- 2019 Whiskey Cavalier as Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge
- 2014 Destiny 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.