Lauren Ash

Last updated
Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Ash at the 2019 WonderCon
Lauren Elizabeth Ash [1]

(1983-02-04) February 4, 1983 (age 38) [2]
  • Actress
  • comedian
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [2]

Lauren Elizabeth Ash (born February 4, 1983) [1] [2] is a Canadian actress and comedian based in Los Angeles, but originally from Belleville, Ontario. She is also an alumna of both Second City Toronto Mainstage [4] and Second City Chicago mainstage and is one half of sketch comedy duo "Cory!" She is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Improviser in 2006 [5] and 2007 [6] and has also won for Best Performance by a Female - Television for Almost Heroes in 2012, [7] Best Comedic Play in 2008[ citation needed ], Best Sketch Troupe in 2006,[ citation needed ] and in 2015 won Best Female Performance in a Feature Film for her role as Carol in the movie Dirty Singles. She also appeared in the prank show "Scare Tactics".



Ash has played various roles in Scare Tactics as well as the Canadian TV series Almost Heroes. She had a recurring role in The Ron James Show and made guest appearances in Lost Girl , Cracked , Bomb Girls and Call Me Fitz . Other film and television credits include Video on Trial, Hotbox and the Academy Award-nominated film Lars and the Real Girl . She was also the voice of Sam Goldman in the animated Canadian series The Dating Guy . She was part of the American sitcom Super Fun Night alongside Rebel Wilson and Liza Lapira. [8] She previously appeared in the first season Comedy Central series Another Period as Hortense, having taken over the role from Artemis Pebdani who played her in the pilot.

She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards for her appearance on Spun Out .

Ash has starred as Dina Fox on the NBC sitcom Superstore since 2015.

In 2020, she began a weekly podcast titled True Crime and Cocktails with her cousin Christy Oxborrow [9]



2007 Lars and the Real Girl Holly
2008 Camille Waitress
2011Calvin's DreamSylvia
2012S is for BirdSunnyShort film
2014 Dirty Singles Carol
2014Apple's Hack Proof iPhoneShort film
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Mindy
2017 The Disaster Artist Florist


2005–2014 Video on Trial HerselfVarious appearances as Juror
2006 The Wilkinsons Scarlett Tucker
2006 Runaway Police OfficerEpisode: "There's No Place Like Home"
2007 Across the River to Motor City VickiEpisode: "Walk Like a Man"
2008Facebook of Revelations: RobotA6Television short
2008Facebook of Revelations: PuppyMurray's WifeTelevision short
2008Facebook of Revelations: HeroesLenoreTelevision short
2009 Howie Do It 11 episodes
2009 Hotbox 3 episodes
2009–2010 The Dating Guy Sam Goldman, Danica Morris (voices)26 episodes
2010–2011, 2013 The Ron James Show 6 episodes
2010–2013 Scare Tactics Various12 episodes
2012 Almost Naked Animals Puma (voice)Episode: "Octopi P.I./The Lost Stunt"
2013 Bomb Girls OlgaEpisode: "The Quickening"
2013 Cracked Officer Kelly MorrisEpisode: "Spirited Away"
2013 Lost Girl JaneEpisode: "Fae-ge Against the Machine"
2013 Call Me Fitz Sidekick SadieEpisode: "Baby's First Brothel"
2013–2014 Super Fun Night Marika17 episodes
2014 Spun Out Julie AndersonEpisode: "Stalkblocker"
2015 Another Period Hortense Bellacourt9 episodes
2015–present Superstore Dina FoxMain Role; also writer for the episode Gender Reveal
2017, 2018 Hollywood Game Night HerselfMultiple episodes
2018 $100,000 Pyramid HerselfCelebrity
2018-2020 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Scorpia (voice)Main Role

Related Research Articles

Alexis Bledel American actress and model

Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), and Emily Malek in The Handmaid's Tale (2017–), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Amy Sedaris American actress, comedian, and writer

Amy Louise Sedaris is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Her breakout role came as Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central comedy series Strangers with Candy (1999–2000) and the prequel film Strangers with Candy (2005), which she also wrote.

Betty White American actress

Betty Marion White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedian, author, and advocate for the welfare and health of animals. White’s career began in 1939, shortly after her graduation from High School. She found work in the theater and as a radio personality in Los Angeles before transitioning to television under the guidance of disk jockey Al Jarvis.

Lauren Tom American actress

Lauren Tom is an American actress. Her roles include Lena St. Clair in The Joy Luck Club, Julie in the NBC sitcom Friends, Dot in the final season of Grace Under Fire, and the voices for Amy Wong in Futurama, Dana Tan in Batman Beyond, Minh and Connie Souphanousinphone in King of the Hill, and Numbuh 3 in Codename: Kids Next Door. She portrayed Celia Mack in the Disney Channel series Andi Mack.

Lauren Graham American actress, producer and novelist

Lauren Helen Graham is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls, for which she received nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Satellite Awards, and as Sarah Braverman on the NBC television drama Parenthood (2010–2015).

Melissa McCarthy American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer

Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. McCarthy was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016, and she has been featured multiple times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actresses in the world. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her #22 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.

Liz Torres

Elizabeth Larrieu Torres is an American actress, singer, and comedian. Torres is best known for her role as Mahalia Sanchez in the NBC comedy series The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996), for which she received two Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. She is also known for her role as Patricia "Miss Patty" LaCosta in The WB family drama series Gilmore Girls (2000–07) In the 1970s, she played Julie Erskine on Phyllis and also had a recurring role as Teresa Betancourt on All In The Family.

Catherine Tate English comedian, actress & writer (born 1969)

Catherine Jane Ford, known professionally as Catherine Tate, is an English actress, comedian and writer. She has won numerous awards for her work on the BBC sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show (2004–2007), as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTAs. Tate played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who, and later reprised her role, becoming the Tenth Doctor's regular companion for the fourth series in 2008.

Christine Lakin American actress

Christine Helen Lakin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC/CBS sitcom Step by Step. She also played Joan of Arc on Showtime's Reefer Madness, was the sidekick on Craig Kilborn's 2010 Fox talk show The Kilborn File, and provides the voice of Joyce Kinney in Family Guy.

Kimberly Elise American actress

Kimberly Elise Trammel is an American film and television actress. She made her feature film debut in Set It Off (1996), and later received critical acclaim for her performance in Beloved (1998).

Katherine Jane Parkinson is an English actress known for her work in television and theatre. She has appeared in several comedy series, including as Jen Barber in Channel 4's The IT Crowd, for which she received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and 2014, and for which she was nominated twice for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance, winning once in 2014. Parkinson studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and has appeared on stage in numerous plays, including The Seagull (2007), Cock (2009) and Home, I'm Darling (2018), for which she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Valerie Mahaffey American actress

Valerie Mahaffey is an American character actress and producer. She began her career starring in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors (1979–81), for which in 1980 she was nominated for an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Miranda Hart

Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke is an English actress, comedian, and writer. Following drama training at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Hart began writing material for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and making appearances in various British sitcoms including Hyperdrive and Not Going Out.

Rebecca Northan is a Canadian actor, improviser, theatre director, and creative artist. She is known for playing the hippie mother Diane Macleod on the CTV & The Comedy Network sitcom Alice, I Think. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary, and an alumna of the Loose Moose Theatre Company where she did her improv training with Keith Johnstone.

Zoie Palmer Canadian actress

Zoie Palmer is a Canadian actress most notable for her role as Dr. Lauren Lewis in the Showcase supernatural drama Lost Girl, and the Android in the SyFy science fiction series Dark Matter.

Alison Brie American actress, writer, and producer

Alison Brie Schermerhorn is an American actress, writer, and producer. She received recognition for her recurring role as Trudy Campbell in the drama series Mad Men (2007–2015), and her starring roles as Annie Edison in the comedy series Community (2009–2015), Diane Nguyen in the animated comedy series BoJack Horseman (2014–2020), and Ruth Wilder in the comedy-drama series GLOW (2017–2019), the latter of which earned her nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

<i>Lost Girl</i> Canadian supernatural crime drama television series

Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010, and ran for five seasons. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she learns to control her superhuman abilities, help those in need, and discover the truth about her origins. The series was created by Michelle Lovretta and produced by Jay Firestone and Prodigy Pictures Inc., with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, and in association with Shaw Media.

<i>Super Fun Night</i> American sitcom

Super Fun Night is an American sitcom that aired from October 2, 2013, to February 19, 2014, on ABC. The series was broadcast during the 2013–14 television season on ABC in the Wednesday night 9:30 pm (ET/PT) slot after Modern Family. The series starred and was created by Rebel Wilson; it was green-lit by ABC for a series order pick-up on May 10, 2013. On May 9, 2014, ABC canceled the series after one season.

<i>DC Super Hero Girls</i> (TV series) American animated action-adventure television series

DC Super Hero Girls is an American animated action-adventure television series developed by Lauren Faust and produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network. Based on the web series and franchise of the same name, the series premiered on March 8, 2019, with a one-hour special.

Jamillah Ross is a Canadian comedian, actress, and singer-songwriter. She trained through Toronto's The Second City and has performed in improvisation troupes and on stage, television and film. She was in the cast of Show Stopping Number which won a Canadian Comedy Award (CCA) for best improvisational troupe.


  1. 1 2 3 "Last Call with Carson Daly "Elisabeth Moss, Tiger Army, Lauren Ash"". Last Call with Carson Daly . May 3, 2017. NBC. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 "Lauren Ash Biography". BuddyTV . Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  3. "City comic nets ABC role". The Intelligencer . Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. "Surreal ride for Canuck comic Lauren Ash's turn on Super Fun Night". Calgary Herald. October 1, 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  5. "2006 Award Winners". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  6. "2007 Award Winners". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  7. "Award Winners 2012". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  8. Vlessing, Etan (2012-11-15). "Lauren Ash Joins ABC Comedy Pilot 'Super Fun Night'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  9. Fraser, Emma. "True Crime & Cocktails Mixes, Booze, Mystery, and Pajamas". Archived from the original on 2021-02-05.