Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is an actress now living in the United States.
The stepdaughter of a documentary filmmaker, Lauren traveled around the world with her family. When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she began a modeling career. At the age of 19, she was cast in a featured role in the remake of Get Carter. Smith has also appeared in such works as Christy: Return to Cutter Gap, Christy: A Change of Seasons and Christy: A New Beginning and star in the show Mutant X, where she played the character of Emma deLauro. She was also a guest star in an episode of Season 3 of the series Dead Zone. Lauren has also appeared as a frequent guest star in the Showtime drama series The L Word, playing the Sous-chef Lara Perkins. Smith’s character Lara has had recurrent appearances during Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of the series. In 2005, Smith filmed the movie Lie with Me, where she played the character of Leila.
As of fall 2006 she has a recurring part on the Canadian drama Intelligence. In early 2007, she is set to star in the CBC mini-series Dragon Boys.