Lauren Christine German is an American on-screen actress. She is best known for portraying Belinda in “A Walk to Remember” (2002) and Beth in “Hostel: Part II” (2007). German had a repeating role as DHS agent Lori Weston in the 2nd season of the CBS “Hawaii Five-0”, from 2011 to 2012 and also starred as Leslie Shay in “Chicago Fire” (2012-2014). In 2016, she started featuring as Det. Chloe Decker in the Fox comedy-drama “Lucifer”.


Lauren German was born on 29 November 1978 in Huntington Beach, California, United States. German’s father is a vascular surgeon. Her parents divorce just a couple of years after her birth; and would effects on Lauren’s youth. As she grew older, she felt increasingly like an outcast in school. German went to the conspicuous Actor’s Studio. She also practiced dancing at the Orange County High School of the Arts ( OCHSA). German later attended the University of Southern California (USC) to study anthropology and political science.

Lauren German in Chicago Fire


German’s debut acting was on-stage in “Peter Pan and Oliver”. In 2000, she made her feature film debut as a lovestruck lady in the rom-com “Down to You.” A couple years later, she co-starred as Belinda in the romantic drama “A Walk to Remember” alongside Shane West and Mandy Moore, based on Nicholas Sparks’ 1999 novel. In 2002, she appeared in the crime horror film “Dead Above Ground” as Darcy Peters; “A Midsummer Night’s Rave” as Elena and “Going to California” as Tiffany. In 2003, she won the role of The Hitchhiker in the horror film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, a revamp of the 1974 film.

In 2005, German co-starred in 3 films such as in the crime drama “Born Killer”; the thriller “Rx”; and the romantic comedy “Standing Still”‘. She also starred in “It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine” (2007), and “What We Do Is Secret” alongside Shane West. She also starred in the Quentin Tarantino’s production “Hostel: Part II”. She likewise starred in the French apocalypse “The Divide”. From 2011 to 2012, German starred in the 2nd season of the CBS police drama “Hawaii Five-0”, portraying DHS agent Lori Weston. She was also featured in the initial two seasons of the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” as Leslie Shay, from 2012 to 2014.

In 2016, German started co-starring alongside Tom Ellis in the fantasy comedy-drama “Lucifer”, as Chloe Decker, an LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis). The series debuted on 25 January 2016 on Fox.

Lauren German and her ex-boyfriend Ashton Holmes

Personal Life

Lauren German has been in a relationship with the actor, Ashton Holmes from 2009 to 2010. Her boyfriend is known for playing Jack Stall in “A History of Violence.” She has likewise dated baseball player Barry Zito. In 2001, German was positioned as the 47th sexiest woman in the world by Maxim magazine.

As of 2017, Lauren German has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars and  owns an apartment in California, United States