Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980) is a Canadian actress.
Smith was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 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 starred in the show Mutant X, where she played the character of Emma deLauro. She has also guest-starred in episodes of 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.
In 2006 she had a recurring part on the Canadian drama Intelligence. In early 2007, she starred in the CBC mini-series Dragon Boys.
In 2008, Lauren starred in the film Pathology, and became a series regular on the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She joined Grissom's